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House: Bombshells

While a teenage boy spits up blood for no apparent cause, House chooses to focus on Cuddy, who has a mass on her kidney. Unable to bring himself to see her, House dodges his personal and professional responsibilities. Meanwhile, Taub realizes that the boy is suffering from depression and must decide what to do when he discovers the teenager has considered violence against himself and others.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x15
Production Number: HOU-715
Airdate: Monday March 07th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Mar 07, 2011
UK (sky 1) Mar 24, 2011
NL (SBS 6) Sep 15, 2011


Starring Roles
Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
As Martha Masters

Guest Stars
Brett Del BuonoBrett Del Buono
As Ryan (as Brett DelBuono)
Ken GaritoKen Garito
As Todd

Co-Guest Stars
Paula MarshallPaula Marshall
As Julia
Liz BenoitLiz Benoit
As Nurse Anne
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Dominic ChaiduangDominic Chaiduang
As Dancer #4
Emily HahnEmily Hahn
As Rachel Cuddy (Dream)
Beau DremannBeau Dremann
As Police Officer
Lee SimpsonLee Simpson
As Hayes
Chuck McCollumChuck McCollum
As Urologist
Kai SchmollKai Schmoll
As Lawyer
Martha NicholsMartha Nichols
As Dancer #1
Noelle MarshNoelle Marsh
As Dancer #2
Allison HolkerAllison Holker
As Dancer #3
Katie SchaarKatie Schaar
As Dancer #5
Ryan RamirezRyan Ramirez
As Dancer #6
Chaz BuzanChaz Buzan
As Dancer #7
Scott MyruckScott Myruck
As Dancer #8
Billy BellBilly Bell
As Dancer #9
William WingfieldWilliam Wingfield
As Dancer #10
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


It’s a typical day for Cuddy: she wakes up and finds House waiting beneath the bed to scare her. She goes to the bathroom and discovers that there’s blood in her urine...

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Episode Quotes
Dr. Cuddy: Did you actually wake up early and hide under the bed just to scare the crap outta me?
Dr. House: Set an alarm and everything.
Dr. Cuddy: It's like dating a ten-year-old.
Dr. House: God, I hope not.

Dr. Cuddy: Get them outta here. My urethra is not for public entertainment.
Dr. House: But it is a good-time adjacent.

Dr. Cuddy: You're right. Odds are this is nothing.
Dr. House: Meet me in the cafeteria in ten. There'll be a corn dog with your name on it. I mean an actual corn dog. They fixed the deep fryer.

Dr. Wilson: (doing an ultrasound) You have nice skin.
Dr. Cuddy: Thank you. Shut up!
Dr. Wilson: Sorry. Just thought it would be rude not to comment.
Dr. Cuddy: Just treat me like any other patient.
Dr. Wilson: Are you sucking in your stomach?
Dr. Cuddy: No. Hurry up before I pass out.

Julia: And House is cool with this? I mean, you guys...
Dr. Cuddy: We've only been together a few months.
Julia: Hmm. Seems like a lot longer. Probably because you've been talking about him for ten years. And by talking, I mean ranting about wanting to smash his teeth in with a stapler for being such a jerk.
Dr. Cuddy: People change.

Dr. Taub: While he's doing that, can I at least search his house for drugs?
Dr. House: Have I ever said no to that question?

Dr. Chase: Do you want me to quote from First Corinthians? 'Cause I can do that.
Dr. Cuddy: As a Jew, I'm gonna have to decline that offer.
Dr. Chase: Don't know what you're missing. St. Paul was really on his game.

Dr. Foreman: What is it with you and this kid?
Dr. Taub: He's doggy-paddling in a sea of misery.
Dr. Foreman: How far did you have to reach back for that memory? Last night? Sometimes I hear you in the living room watching TV at 3 a.m.
Dr. Taub: That's when classic Doctor Who comes on the BBC.
Dr. Foreman: Yeah, if only they had some device that allowed you to record them and watch them it another time.

Dr. Chase: Why is it anyone's problem? I violently executed my tenth-grade geometry teacher about five different ways in my mind.
Martha Masters: I didn't want to kill anybody. I just wanted to torture them slowly in my basement, preferably with acid. You guys ever think about what you might do to House?
Dr. Taub: Maybe it's no big deal.
Dr. Chase: Unless it is. Someone shot House.

Dr. Wilson: I was going to send Chase to tell you what the obvious right thing to do is here is, but then I realized that if you were too stupid to know how stupid that was, you might miss the irony.

Martha Masters: What are you gonna do?
Dr. Taub: What do you think I should do?
Martha Masters: So you can do the opposite? There are kids all over the country doing dumb, potentially violent things, but the percentage of them who would actually kill anybody is minuscule.
Dr. Taub: So I shouldn’t do anything?
Martha Masters: Mm... while the odds are low, the fallout could be huge. Tens or even hundreds of lives.
Dr. Taub: So I should call the cops.
Martha Masters: Of course, over-identification with the subject could skew the calculation towards being over-protective. Or, alternatively...
Dr. Taub: You suck at this.
Martha Masters: Hate the statistics, not the statistician.

Dr. House: All dream symbols mean you’re stressed at work. Or castration anxiety.

Dr. House: If you don't make it, I won't sleep with anyone for at least a month.
Dr. Cuddy: Make it two.
Dr. House: Bitch!

Dr. Cuddy: You don't take Vicodin because you're scared. You take it so you won't feel pain. Everything you've ever done is to avoid pain. Drugs, sarcasm... keeping everybody at arm's length so no one can hurt you.
Dr. House: As opposed to everyone else in the world who goes looking for pain like it's buried treasure?
Dr. Cuddy: Pain happens when you care. Y-you can't love someone without making yourself open to their problems, their fears. And you're not willing to do that.

Cultural References
One of Cuddy's dreams uses footage from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the final scene of the movie is recreated.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerHugh Laurie  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  David Shore  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Bryan Singer  |  Garrett Lerner  |  Russel Friend  |  Thomas L. Moran
Co-Executive ProducerLiz Friedman  |  John C. Kelley  |  Eli Attie  |  David Foster (1)  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  Peter Blake (2)
Supervising ProducerDavid Hoselton
ProducerSara Hess  |  Lindsey Jaffin  |  Katherine Lingenfelter  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer
Consulting ProducerLawrence Kaplow
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
Production DesignerJeremy Cassells
EditorAmy Fleming
CastingStephanie Laffin  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorKevin Williams (2)
Second Assistant DirectorYuko Ogata
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorGary Calamar  |  Lynn Grossman
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorRob Carlson (3)  |  Anthony Gaudioz
Set DecoratorAmy Wells
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterTyler Patton
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
Post Production CoordinatorDaphne Raves
ChoreographerMia Michaels (2)
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 AdvisorLisa Sanders  |  Harley Liker  |  John Sotos
Key HairstylistWendy Southard
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJessica Young (2)  |  David Wong (3)  |  Danny Weiss  |  James S. Conway  |  Lindsay Zappala
Assistant Property MasterBriana Dorner
Assistant AccountantBarbara Pullan
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorMark L. Marcum
Video OperatorSteve Galloway (2)
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
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