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House: Both Sides Now

A patient, Scott, has a rebellious left hand when the left and right sides of his brains start acting independently. Meanwhile, House deals with the aftermath of his one-night stand with Cuddy.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x24
Airdate: Monday May 11th, 2009

Director: Greg Yaitanes
Writer: Doris Egan

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Dec 03, 2009


Guest Stars
Jennifer CrystalJennifer Crystal
As Rachel Taub (as Jennifer Crystal Foley)
Kal PennKal Penn
As Kutner
Anne DudekAnne Dudek
As Amber
Maria ThayerMaria Thayer
As Annie
Carl ReinerCarl Reiner
As Eugene Schwartz

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Scott ConleyScott Conley
As Warren
Sheila DaleySheila Daley
As Paula
William WoffWilliam Woff
As Minister
Adam TrahanAdam Trahan
As Pirate Stripper
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
As Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar EppsOmar Epps
As Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean LeonardRobert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Jesse SpencerJesse Spencer
As Dr. Robert Chase
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Dr. Christopher Taub
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Dr. Remy Hadley ("Thirteen")
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
As Dr. Allison Cameron


Scott and Annie are having dinner when Scott throws a roll with his left hand at an obnoxious man at the next table. Scott doesn’t seem to notice he’s throwing anything, then complains that his food doesn’t taste spicy despite his wife’s observation that it is. The man from the next table comes over and accosts Scott, who dumps a glass of ice water on his crotch. Scott denies that it’s him and then collapses, a bloody tear dripping from one eye...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Doobie BrothersChina GroveScott plays air guitar
The Rolling StonesAs Tears Go ByHouse checks into the clinic
Vitamin String QuartetAs Tears Go ByChase and Cameron's wedding

Episode Quotes
Dr. House: I slept with Cuddy. After she helped me detox from Vicodin. I've been clean for almost 24 hours now. (Wilson stares) Okay. Thought I'd mention it.
Dr. Wilson: Wow. Wow! One for each.
Dr. House: That's what she said. Ha.
Dr. Wilson: How's the pain.
Dr. House: She's probably got some bruising.
Dr. Wilson: Yeah, I get it. You're a stud.

Dr. Wilson: The other wow. You were sober. She was sober.
Dr. House: Clean and sober and hot.
Dr. Wilson: Wow! This is fantastic. How are you gonna screw it up?

Dr. Taub: What do you think of this glitch with Chase and Cameron's wedding?
Dr. Hadley: It's always a sad thing when sperm comes between people.

Dr. Wilson: Cuddy is not a Vicodin substitute.
Dr. House: Quite the opposite.
Dr. Wilson: You have to wait for her to be ready.
Dr. House: Great advice. You pretend that I'm gonna do that.

Dr. House: Admit it--you're curious why I want to make her angry.
Dr. Wilson: I'm sure it's convoluted, wrong, and stupid.

Dr. Wilson: Why is it always reasonable in Houseland to take an emotional problem and sidestep it by turning it into a mechanical problem?
Dr. House: Because in Houseland--and the rest of the universe, by the way--when a question presents itself, it calls for an answer.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerPaul Attanasio  |  David Shore  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Bryan Singer  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Garrett Lerner  |  Russel Friend
Co-Executive ProducerGreg Yaitanes  |  Leonard Dick  |  Eli Attie  |  Doris Egan  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  Lawrence Kaplow
Supervising ProducerLiz Friedman
ProducerDavid Hoselton  |  David Foster (1)  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerSara Hess  |  Allen Marshall Palmer
Associate ProducerLindsey Jaffin  |  Julie Hrebec
Production DesignerJeremy Cassells
CastingStephanie Laffin  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorChris Stoia
Second Assistant DirectorJanet K. Vanetten
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorGary Calamar  |  Lynn Grossman
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripShawn Whelan
Camera OperatorRob Carlson (3)  |  Anthony Gaudioz
Set DecoratorNatalie Pope
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterMike Casey  |  Pete Flynn (2)
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorElisabeth James Rhee
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorLawrence Curtis
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Richard Weingart
LeadmanGary Isbell
Art DirectorLee Mayman
Assistant Production CoordinatorMeg A. Schave
Post Production CoordinatorMarisa Lederman
Executive Story EditorPamela Davis
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Special Makeup Effects ArtistDalia Dokter
Key Makeup ArtistCamille Henderson  |  Sharon Simon
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJane Williams (2)
Chief Lighting TechnicianJim Dillinger
Department Head HairJanis Clark (1)
Casting AssociateJanelle Scuderi
Medical Technical AdvisorLisa Sanders  |  John Sotos  |  Harley Liker
Department Head Make-upRobin Luce
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJames S. Conway  |  Robyn Marrow  |  Simran Baidwan  |  Tommy Paul
Video Graphic ArtistSimon Knights
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