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House: Selfish

A young girl who lives her life for her brother, a victim of muscular dystrophy, suffers from heart arrhythmia and is taken to Princeton. House attempts to diagnose the girl but ends up second-guessing himself when Cuddy disagrees with him. Meanwhile, an elderly father and son come to the clinic, each with a hidden agenda concerning the other.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x2
Production Number: HOU-702
Airdate: Monday September 27th, 2010

Director: Daniel Attias
Writer: Eli Attie

Alternate Airdates:

Bulgaria Oct 01, 2010
UK (sky 1) Oct 10, 2010
NL (SBS 6) Jul 28, 2011
IE (3e) May 31, 2014

Guest Stars
Alyson StonerAlyson Stoner
As Della Carr
Allan RichAllan Rich
As Sydney
Stephanie CourtneyStephanie Courtney
As Claire Carr
Murray GershenzMurray Gershenz
As Maurice
Cody SaintgnueCody Saintgnue
As Hugo Carr
Dwier BrownDwier Brown
As George Carr
Sean Smith (1)Sean Smith (1)
As Ernest Griffin

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Reggie De LeonReggie De Leon
As Vincent
Chase AustinChase Austin
As Billy
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


Della Carr is participating in a skateboarding exhibition on behalf of a muscular dystrophy charity event. Her brother Hugo, who suffers from CMD, is watching with his friends while their parents George and Claire look on. Della grabs Hugo and starts wheeling him around the ramps, but suddenly lets him go rolling when she collapses...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
!!! Chk Chik ChickAM/FMDella skates at the charity event

Episode Quotes
Dr. House: So... Junior Miss Everything. Skateboarder, basketballer, science clubber, seal clubber... I'm actually guessing with that last one.

Dr. Taub: And what's with the death's head cane?
Dr. House: They didn't have a death's ass cane in my size.

Dr. Cuddy: It's time for our meeting in Human Resources.
Dr. House: Hmmm. Human Resources. Now why would I need to go to Human Resources?
Dr. Wilson: House, you've been to Human Resources 74 times in the last six weeks.
Dr. House: Never after doing this. (Cuddy stops him from kissing her)
Dr. Wilson: Well, I'm convinced.
Dr. House: Come on. One peck. Just enough to arouse him just a little.
Dr. Wilson: I--hey, I'm not even...
Dr. House: I didn't mean you.

Dr. Wilson: I've been more passionate with my great aunt.
Dr. House: Mabel? Up high.

Dr. Taub: House, I was expecting your relationship with Cuddy to complicate our work long-term. I am now concerned it might be affecting us short-term. All due respect.
Dr. House: None taken.

(as Wilson grins broadly about House's relationship with Cuddy)
Dr. House: Yeah, I had that same facial expression for the first 48 hours. I had another one, too, but only for 15 seconds at a time.

Dr. Wilson: House, everything's changed. You're sleeping together. You want something from her besides a sign-off on scaring a patient to death.
Dr. House: You talked to Taub.
Dr. Wilson: He's worried about you.
Dr. House: He's a jerk.
Dr. Wilson: I'm worried too.
Dr. House: Do I need to say it?

Dr. House: Yeah. I have to avoid this problem. If I can restrict our interactions to places where neither of us are wearing pants.
Dr. Wilson: Yeah, that's not avoiding the problem, it's avoiding the issue.
Dr. House: Since avoidance is my plan for dealing with the issue, technically, that's not avoiding it. Thanks.
Dr. Wilson: No problem.

Dr. Taub: You want me to get Cuddy's approval?
Dr. House: I've got be somewhere important.
Dr. Taub: Sitting at your desk?
Dr. House: I'm running late.

Dr. Cuddy: I sit around on my bureaucratic ass??!
Dr. Taub: I was relaying your words.
Dr. House: I said well-formed. I said well-formed!

Cultural References
Dr. House: You ever see Wild Kingdom?

Wild Kingdom was a long-running program featuring Marlin Perkins as a zoologist who traveled the world examining animals, with the aid of his sidekick, Jim Fowler.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerBryan Singer  |  Katie Jacobs  |  David Shore  |  Hugh Laurie  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Russel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Co-Executive ProducerLiz Friedman  |  David Foster (1)  |  Eli Attie  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  Peter Blake (2)
Supervising ProducerDavid Hoselton  |  John C. Kelley  |  Sara Hess
ProducerLindsey Jaffin  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerKatherine Lingenfelter  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Allen Marshall Palmer
Consulting ProducerLawrence Kaplow
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
Production DesignerJeremy Cassells
EditorAmy Fleming
CastingAmy Lippens  |  Stephanie Laffin
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorRobert Scott (2)
Second Assistant DirectorVince Duque
MusicJason Derlatka  |  Jon Ehrlich
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorGary Calamar  |  Lynn Grossman
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorAnthony Gaudioz  |  Rob Carlson (3)
Set DecoratorJennifer Herwitt
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterMike Casey
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorJamie Feldman
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorChad Mochrie
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerJoe DeAngelis
LeadmanKeith Sale
Director of PhotographyGale Tattersall
Art DirectorNatalie Weinmann
Post Production CoordinatorDaphne Raves
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Key Makeup ArtistKaren Dahl
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Chief Lighting TechnicianMonty Woodard
Department Head HairLori Rozman
ResearcherErica Spates
Casting AssociateJanelle Scuderi
Medical Technical AdvisorLisa Sanders  |  Harley Liker  |  John Sotos
Key HairstylistMelvyn Stetson
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
ColoristScott Fox
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDanny Weiss  |  Jessica Young (2)  |  David Wong (3)  |  James S. Conway  |  Lindsay Zappala
Assistant Property MasterEddie Grisco
Assistant AccountantBarbara Pullan
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorBernie Druckman
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
Video Graphic ArtistSimon Knights
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