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House: Massage Therapy

The team's newest patient is a wife who suffers from vomiting and stomach pains. While they attempt to diagnose her case, Chase brings in a new female, a psych major who House and Foreman both take offense with. Meanwhile, when Cuddy discovers that House is still seeing his massage therapist and former hooker, she refuses to sleep with him until he loses the woman.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x4
Production Number: HOU-704
Airdate: Monday October 11th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

Bulgaria Oct 15, 2010
UK (sky 1) Oct 24, 2010
NL (SBS 6) Aug 04, 2011

Guest Stars
Vinessa ShawVinessa Shaw
As Dr. Kelly Benedict
Zachary KnightonZachary Knighton
As Billy McPherson
Erin CahillErin Cahill
As Margaret McPherson
Eddie MatosEddie Matos
As Felipe

Co-Guest Stars
Kayla ColbertKayla Colbert
As Rachel Cuddy
Rylie ColbertRylie Colbert
As Rachel Cuddy
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
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


A woman, Margaret McPherson, is at home watching a horror movie as it rains outside. She hears something and goes to investigate, and discovers that the front door is open. Margaret calls out for her husband, Billy, but doesn't see anyone outside. Back inside, Margaret calls Billy, who says that she should go to the neighbor if she has any doubts. Margaret insists that she's fine and hangs up, but then hears something upstairs again. Grabbing an ornament as a weapon, Margaret goes upstairs and finds a loose door banging in the window. Margaret starts to relax but hears the door downstairs slam shut. She runs down and finds Billy there. He assures her that everything is fine... and watches as she starts vomiting and complaining of stomach pains...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Doug PaisleyEnd of the Dayclosing scenes
Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy StarsRide Free 

Episode Quotes
Dr. House: (to the new fellow) What's your position on legality of illegal break-ins?
Dr. Chase: That's more of a second-week type activity.

Dr. Chase: Oh, and she's not like Cameron.
Dr. House: True. Cameron had much smaller breasts. By which I mean she was smarter.

Dr. Wilson: How are things going with Cuddy?
Dr. House: Great. We've gotten to fifth base. That's two home runs, and then she gives me back a triple.

Dr. Wilson: You really like these, or are you just avoiding a touchy conversation?
Dr. House: Nah. This one's too metrosexual. This one's too heterosexual.
Dr. Wilson: They're identical. Do you even want my input?
Dr. House: No.
Dr. Wilson: Then why'd you invite me?
Dr. House: Who'd drive my car home if I buy a bike?

Dr. Taub: Dude, is this about Thirteen?
Dr. Foreman: No. Why are you calling me "dude"?
Dr. Taub: Maybe it's hard seeing House replace her when you've still got feelings?
Dr. Foreman: One--I don't have feelings for Thirteen beyond friendship. Two, it's a temporary replacement. And three--dude?
Dr. Taub: It felt right.

Dr. House: So this time I'm gonna put you at ease. It's just you and old Doc House. A couple of pals chittin' the chat.
Dr. Chase: Why not just place a chair above a trap door with a shark tank underneath?
Dr. House: Wednesday is when I have my shark tank cleaned.

Dr. Foreman: House was wrong trying to come up with a complicated reason you hired Kelly.
Dr. Chase: Thank you.
Dr. Foreman: It's actually quite simple. You think she's hot. You want to sleep with her.
Dr. Chase: Well, it was nice to see you finally taking an interest in my life. We should go bowling sometime.

Dr. Cuddy: What? Did you have sex with her?
Dr. House: Yesterday? Ah, you're getting confused by the hooker thing. No, of course not. I'm dating you.
Dr. Cuddy: But you used to have sex with her.
Dr. House: Well, it was a massage plus happy ending sort of thing. Now it's more of a sad ending. (cheerfully) Because of you!

Dr. Cuddy: What are you doing?
Dr. House: I got bored with the porn on my computer. You got any girl on girl on girl on vibrating object on girl stuff?

Dr. Cuddy: Let's stay at my place tonight, okay?
Dr. House: Will you get cable?
Dr. Cuddy: No.
Dr. House: Then we'll have to have more sex.
Dr. Cuddy: Okay.

Cultural References
Dr. House: Easy Rider auditions ended four decades ago.

Easy Rider (1969) had two hippies riding motorcycles across the U.S. in a quest for freedom while taking large amounts of drugs.

D. House: Dorothy, dear... it's Auntie Em.

Auntie Em is Dorothy's aunt in the books and movies of The Wizard of Oz.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerHugh Laurie  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  Paul Attanasio  |  David Shore  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Bryan Singer  |  Garrett Lerner  |  Russel Friend  |  Thomas L. Moran
Co-Executive ProducerLiz Friedman  |  David Foster (1)  |  Eli Attie  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  Peter Blake (2)
Supervising ProducerDavid Hoselton  |  Sara Hess  |  John C. Kelley
ProducerLindsey Jaffin  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerKatherine Lingenfelter  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Allen Marshall Palmer
Consulting ProducerLawrence Kaplow
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
Production DesignerJeremy Cassells
EditorLawrence Curtis
CastingStephanie Laffin  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorRobert Scott (2)
Second Assistant DirectorVince Duque
MusicJason Derlatka  |  Jon Ehrlich
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorLynn Grossman  |  Gary Calamar
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorRob Carlson (3)  |  Anthony Gaudioz
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 AdvisorHarley Liker  |  John Sotos  |  Lisa Sanders
Key HairstylistMelvyn Stetson
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
ColoristScott Fox
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJames S. Conway  |  Lindsay Zappala  |  Danny Weiss  |  Jessica Young (2)  |  David Wong (3)
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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