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House: You Must Remember This

A waitress with perfect memory suffers from paralysis of the legs and heart arrythmia, and is admitted to the hospital. House suspects that her memory is a symptom and tries to pin down the cause. Meanwhile, Foreman is forced to tutor Taub when it looks like the latter will fail his re-certification, and Wilson gets a new roommate.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x12
Production Number: HOU-711
Airdate: Monday February 14th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Mar 03, 2011
BR (Universal) Mar 17, 2011
NL (SBS 6) Sep 01, 2011

Starring Roles
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
As Martha Masters

Guest Stars
Tina HolmesTina Holmes
As Nadia

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Jackie GoldbergJackie Goldberg
As Elderly Patient
J. Paul BoehmerJ. Paul Boehmer
As Husband (Henry)
Lisa ReneeLisa Renee
As Wife
Tim BarracoTim Barraco
As Young Cop
Jacqueline McKenzieJacqueline McKenzie
As Young Nadia
Amanda LeightonAmanda Leighton
As Young Elena
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 waitress, Nadia, is cleaning up and comments and describes a couple who were there a year ago, reciting details with perfect memory. However, the husband realizes that the woman was there with another man. As Nadia goes to get some water for them, she collapses and complains that her legs are paralyzed...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ConstellationsFelicityHouse and Wilson at the bar
WilcoHow to Fight Lonelinessend scenes

Episode Quotes
Dr. House: Picture a door. Unlocked with the key of the mind. Two medical cases, both more fascinating than the last.
Masters: That actually makes no logical sense.
Dr. House: This is not a door to logical sense. Also, shut up.

Masters: What about a tutor?
Dr. Taub: I don't need a tutor.
Dr. House: Tutor it is. Choose your poison. Chase, if you prefer pounding Aussie beers and commiserating over the suckiness of divorce. Masters, if you want nervous energy, flash cards, and obnoxious pieces of arcane trivia. Foreman, if you need to be berated by a humorless hard-ass.
Dr. Taub: Foreman.
Dr. House: Interesting. You must be more worried than you look.

Dr. Taub: I'm totally fine. I aced my first pathology boards.
Dr. Foreman: Medicine's come a long way in the last hundred years.

Dr. Wilson: Sarah would have been destroyed at the shelter.
Dr. House: Aww, who wouldn't want a cat that croaks if you're not at home twice a day to shoot it up?

Dr. House: Masters, when you finally blossom into a woman, would you ever sleep with a man who had a cat?
Masters: Sure.
Dr. House: Wrong, the answer is no. Slut.

Dr. Foreman: You're nothing but excuses and distractions.
Dr. Taub: Well, it's a nice match with your condescension and superiority.

Dr. Foreman: Why are you giving me these?
Dr. House: Because, while they're all running all these tests, you will be submitting the insurance forms.
Dr. Foreman: There's an entire department for that.
Dr. House: Exactly. The Foreman Department. Of which you are the foreman, Foreman.

Cultural References
Dr. House: Picture a door. Unlocked with the key of the mind. Two medical cases, both more fascinating than the last.

House recites his monologue in the same style as Rod Serling introducing The Twilight Zone series.

Dr. Wilson: Release the Kraken.

The Kraken is the Greek monster featured in the 1981 movie Clash of the Titans and the 2010 remake. A character in each movie states this line, and it was featured heavily in the promotions for the remake.

Dr. House: Like having your own button on Lost.

On the TV show Lost's second season, the survivors find the Swan Station and are told that the Numbers have to be entered and a button pushed, or bad things will happen. The survivors take on the duty, but eventually when they fail, a huge electromagnetic charge is sent out across the island.

Dr. Foreman: Kevin Spacey is Keyser Soze.

Foreman is referring to The Usual Suspects (1995), where Spacey's character, "Verbal" Kint, is a secret criminal mastermind called Keyser Soze.

Dr. Taub: Like kind of a... Mod Squad thing.

[i]The Mod Squad was a 60s TV series about three teen criminals recruited by the police to go undercover among youth groups and gangs. The joke here is that Omar Epps starred in the 1999 theatrical remake.

Dr. House: So, I want to hear all the dirty, dairy-specific details of your night with Java the Slut.

Jabba the Hutt is a large sluglike alien crime lord seen in Star Wars in Return of the Jedi (1983).

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerBryan Singer  |  Katie Jacobs  |  David Shore  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  Hugh Laurie  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Russel Friend  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Garrett Lerner
Co-Executive ProducerLiz Friedman  |  David Foster (1)  |  Eli Attie  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer
Supervising ProducerDavid Hoselton  |  Sara Hess  |  John C. Kelley
ProducerLindsey Jaffin  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Katherine Lingenfelter
Consulting ProducerLawrence Kaplow
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
Production DesignerNatalie Weinmann
CastingAmy Lippens  |  Stephanie Laffin
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorKevin Williams (2)
Second Assistant DirectorYuko Ogata
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 DecoratorAmy Wells
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterEddie Grisco
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorJamie Feldman
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorMichael Zurer
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerJoe DeAngelis
LeadmanKeith Sale
Director of PhotographyGale Tattersall
Production SupervisorElisabeth James Rhee
Art DirectorJohn Goldsmith (2)
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 HairMelvyn Stetson
ResearcherErica Spates
Casting AssociateJanelle Scuderi
Medical Technical AdvisorJohn Sotos  |  Harley Liker  |  Lisa Sanders
Key HairstylistWendy Southard
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJames S. Conway  |  Lindsay Zappala  |  Danny Weiss  |  Jessica Young (2)  |  David Wong (3)
Assistant Property MasterOliver Doering
Assistant AccountantBarbara Pullan
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorMark L. Marcum
Video OperatorSteve Galloway (2)
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
Visual CoordinatorJeremy Cassells
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