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House: Changes

The team treats a lottery winner who suffers from paralysis of the legs, and soon discover that he has cancer... and then he doesn't. Meanwhile, Foreman and Chase make a mutual wager, and Cuddy's mother sues the hospital for her treatment at House's hands.

Episode Info
Episode number: 7x20
Airdate: Monday May 02nd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) May 02, 2011
UK (sky 1) May 05, 2011
NL (SBS 6) Sep 29, 2011

Guest Stars
Candice BergenCandice Bergen
As Arlene Cuddy
Donal LogueDonal Logue
As Cyrus Harry
Megan FollowsMegan Follows
As Jennifer Williams

Co-Guest Stars
Dawn FrancesDawn Frances
As Nurse Colleen
Sheena ZadehSheena Zadeh
As Nurse Laura
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Jody BoothJody Booth
As Doorway Jennifer
Kaela DobsonKaela Dobson
As Real Jennifer
Roger BurtonaRoger Burtona
As Male Patient
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
Olivia WildeOlivia Wilde
As Dr. Remy Hadley ("Thirteen")


Lottery winner Cyrus Harry goes to the home of a woman, Jennifer Williams, and asks if she’s the brown-eyed Jennifer he met 23 years ago. When she closes the door in his face, Cyrus marks her name off of his list and goes back to the limo. His cousin, Phil, is serving as his limo driver and tells him that he’s wasting his time on a faded memory when he could have immediate pleasure. As Phil walks away, Cyrus collapses when he discovers that he can’t move his legs...

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Episode Quotes
Dr. Taub: Sure, some people will screw up anything, but some won't. That kind of cash, he has a chance to turn a miserable life around.
Dr. House: Miserable stays miserable. Happy doesn't buy lottery tickets in the first place.
Dr. Hadley: Our level of happiness is set. It's in our DNA. No cash payout's gonna change that.
Dr. House: It's like there's two of me.

Dr. Cuddy: My mother's lawyer called. She's threatening to sue the hospital over our mistreatment of her. Says it slowed her recovery.
Dr. House: You know, I was just thinking how much I want a relationship with no sex, but where I still have to deal with your mother.

Dr. Cuddy: My mom and I got into a fight, Because of our replacement hip replacement, she can barely get around her own house. I told her she has to live with me while she recovers.
Dr. House: Oh, I'm starting to get the connection. Yeah, she has a house. My name is House.
Dr. Cuddy: You're the doctor that treated her, that illegally switched her meds after she fired you, that went behind the back of her actual doctor.
Dr. House: Those beads from Thailand. If we're listing all the things that you pressured me into.

Dr. Hadley: She won't let us make a move until you agree to a sit-down with the Godmother and her consigliere.
Dr. House: Bitch to King Four.
Dr. Taub: Checkmate. Patient can't use his leg. You have to concede.
Dr. House: Or I could just knock all the pieces onto the floor.

Dr. House: What are you doing? We got a patient with a walking disorder, who can't seize. No, wait. I'm close, though, aren't I?

Dr. Cuddy: No clinic hours for the next quarter.
Dr. House: Yeah, three parking spots, next to each other, so I can park diagonally. And three pairs of your underwear. I'm thinking of taking up sailing.
Dr. Cuddy: Treat your patient, don't treat your patient. Come to the meeting, don't come to the meeting. I'm done playing your game.
Dr. House: You realize the game is automatically over when the loser loses, right?

Dr. Cuddy: He is being an ass. if I could join you in suing him...
Dr. House: She's like this in bed, too. Always scheming to get the lawyers out of the room.

Dr. House: Down on the patient's romance because your own lifespan is shorter than dinner and a movie?
Dr. Hadley: You're the one who said miserable stays miserable.
Dr. House: You keep saying it. Several times a day.
Dr. Hadley: I love being back, having every theory you and I share used as proof of my own personal damage.

Dr. House: I'm happier without her. I'm not stupidly expecting her to make me happy. I'm happier with my unhappiness.
Dr. Wilson: Do you listen to what you're saying? Because I have to.

Dr. Hadley: I think if she said yes after 14 hours, even he'd be suspicious.
Dr. Taub: You're lucky you're hot and smart, because... well, you're just lucky you're hot and smart.

(trying to relax, his legs over his head yoga-style)
Dr. Foreman: I need a hooker.
Dr. House: Not if you can make that work.

Dr. Foreman: Chase has had his eyes on this one for months.
Dr. Taub: Meaning... he has eyes?
Dr. Foreman: I paid her $100. When he hits on her--might be tonight, might be next week--she's going to slap him and storm off.
Dr. Taub: So your plan is to prove you're both full of crap all in one move.

Dr. House: You lost your mother. You euthanized your brother. You got the life expectancy of a pretty good sitcom. If you can convince yourself that you'd be miserable no matter what even without all that stuff, then maybe you don't have to hate the universe for dumping a giant turd on you. Fatalism is your survival mechanism.
Dr. Hadley: And you? Dumped by everyone you've ever loved. Rehab was a bust. Your leg feels like somebody took a giant bite out of it. We are who we are. Lotteries are stupid.

Cultural References
Dr. House: And I'm not just saying that 'cause I'm scared you'll turn green and rip through your own clothes.

In the Marvel comic classic, The Incredible Hulk is the alter-ego of Bruce Banner, who transforms into the hulk when he becomes angry or enraged.

Dr. Wilson: You had to go all Wile E. Coyote on me.

Wile E. Coyote is the sympathetic antagonist to the Road Runner in the Warner Brother cartoons.

Dr. Taub: As opposed to the same, Starfleet-issued tunic?

Starfleet is the military organization found in all of the Star Trek series in one form or another.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerPaul Attanasio  |  Hugh Laurie  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  David Shore  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Bryan Singer  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Russel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Co-Executive ProducerJohn C. Kelley  |  David Foster (1)  |  Liz Friedman  |  Eli Attie  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer
Supervising ProducerDavid Hoselton
ProducerKatherine Lingenfelter  |  Lindsey Jaffin  |  Sara Hess  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer
Consulting ProducerLawrence Kaplow
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
EditorLawrence Curtis  |  Chad Mochrie
CastingStephanie Laffin  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorRobert Scott (2)
Second Assistant DirectorVince Duque
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
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 MasterMike Casey
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorJamie Feldman
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerJoe DeAngelis
LeadmanKeith Sale
Director of PhotographyGale Tattersall
Production SupervisorElisabeth James Rhee
Art DirectorNatalie Weinmann
Post Production CoordinatorDaphne Raves
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Key Makeup ArtistRon Pipes
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  |  Jessica Young (2)  |  David Wong (3)  |  Danny Weiss  |  Lindsay Zappala
Assistant Property MasterBriana Dorner
Assistant AccountantRyan Burke (2)
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorBernie Druckman
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
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