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When Wilson's friend and former leukemia patient Tucker suffers paralysis of the arm, Wilson initially insists it's something other than cancer. House disagrees and offers a wager. However, when Wilson discovers what Tucker's illness really is, he has to decide whether to make a personal sacrifice to help Tucker live. Meanwhile, Cuddy tries to buy a house for herself and Lucas.
It's the middle of the night and House has decided to play the guitar, waking up Wilson. Wilson staggers out and House informs him that he had the urge to play, and went to his apartment to get his guitar. House notes that Wilson is usually up by then, and Wilson explains that he's taking the day off to go hunting. He tries to go back to sleep but House comes in the bedroom and warns that Tucker is self-important jerk who calls him Jim. Wilson admits that he's attracted to self-important jerks for friends...Read the full recap
Dr. House: He's a self-important jerk.
Dr. Wilson: He's my friend.
Dr. House: He's a self-important jerk.
Dr. Wilson: Seems to be what I'm attracted to.
Dr. House: Guy calls you Jim. Doesn't even know your name.
Dr. Wilson: Jim is short for James. Now go away, Lim.
Tucker: I read somewhere that the Native Americans say turkeys know what you're thinking.
Dr. Wilson: So I should stop thinking about German porn.
Tucker: No, no. That'll lure them closer.
Dr. Wilson: I just had a House moment. Diagnosed transverse myelitis from a cold sore. How cool is that? Patients really eat that crap up.
Dr. House: That's why I'm loved.
Dr. House: A few patients die, you might get sad again. Make a speech that would end your career. Frankly, I'm stalking you for you.
Dr. Wilson: Where's House?
Dr. Taub: Performing his ritual 'Hiding from Cuddy to avoid getting a new case" dance. It's sort of a jazz-fusion sort of thing.
Dr. House: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize you were in the middle of something.
Dr. Wilson: It's a conference room with glass walls. You thought I'd be alone?
Dr. House: We just removed a screw from a guy's lung. Weird thing is, he didn't get better. Any idea what that means?
Dr. Wilson: It means you're not listening to me.
Dr. House: No, I'm ignoring you to make a point. There's a difference.
Dr. Wilson: The problem with that technique is I have no idea what point you're making.
Dr. House: That your idea is implicitly not worth listening to. Doubling your patient's chemo is stupid. Damn, now it's explicit.
Dr. Wilson: Why did you make me the head of Oncology?
Dr. Cuddy: Not because you have the most organs...
Dr. Wilson: The operation is in two hours, and I'd like you to be there with me.
Dr. House: No.
Dr. Wilson: What... why?
Dr. House: Because if you die, I'm alone.
Dr. House: You don't feel angry?
Dr. Wilson: Eh... I'm a little... disappointed.
Dr. House: Disappointment is anger for wimps.You don't have to be so gentle about everything. It's okay to get angry once in a while.
Dr. Wilson: You can't change a table.
Dr. House: Actually, you can. Just need a coat of paint and the guts to use it.
Late night with the Pigeon sisters?
Alluding to Neil Simon's 1965 Broadway hit, The Odd Couple
. Cecily and Gwendolyn Pigeon live upstairs from Felix Unger and Oscar Madison. The two guys try to go on a double-date with them but Felix breaks down crying and they start crying as well. Oscar ends up with both of them alone, but all they want to do is talk about Felix. They appeared in the play, the movie
, and were recurring characters in the first season of the TV series
I'm not here for an argument, House.
No. Right. That's room 12A.
House is referencing the Argument Skit, a classic routine from Monty Python's Flying Circus
(3x03 -- The Money Programme
). Michael Palin plays the customer, who comes into the clinic looking for an argument. Eventually he realizes that he's in the Abuse Room and is redirected to 12A, the Argument Room.