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House has spent a year in prison after crushing through Cuddy's living room window. Now to win his parole, House has to behave for just five more days. However, an ailing prisoner pits House and his diagnosis against the hospital doctor, and his only ally is a young doctor who believes there's more to why he's in prison then he'll tell her.
The prison parole board brings House and considers releasing him in five days to deal with overcrowding. House refuses to admit that he’s sorry, saying that he’d only tell them that to give them the answer that will cover their asses. When a board member notes that he endangered Cuddy and her daughter Rachel and then fled the country for three months, House explains that he knew Rachel was with her grandmother that day and he saw Cuddy and the others go to the kitchen. The parole board decides to release House in five days, if he can stay out of trouble that entire time. If he doesn’t, he’ll stay in prison for at least another four months. House considers and then says he can stay out of trouble...Read the full recap
Frankie: You don't wanna mess with Stomper. He didn't get that name because he's a fan of Santa's reindeer.
Dr. House: You think one of Santa's reindeer was called Stomper?
Frankie: You're missing my point.
Dr. House: I'm not gonna listen to a guy who can't name the reindeer.
Dr. House: This another pet? Cause it's going to end badly. Again. Remember we talked about this. At least I talked, and you stared at me eerily. I think it was eerily. "Eerily" felt like the best-case scenario.
Nick: You don't believe me?
Dr. House: Belief implies a level of giving a crap that I am never going to achieve.
Dr. House: It's the greatest mystery there is--the theory of everything.
Dr. Adams: And completely divorced from humanity.
Dr. House: Well, me and humanity, we got together too young.
Dr. House: I’ll dress ‘em the same. Like in Vertigo.
Vertigo is a 1958 movie by Alfred Hitchcock about an acrophobic detective who is hired to trail a woman who seemingly commits suicide. He then meets another woman who resembles the first one, and ends up dressing like the suicide.
Dr. House: Jiminy didn't chirp much last night.
Pinoochio is a tale by Carlo Collodi about a wooden puppet who dreamed of being a real boy. Jiminy Cricket appears primarily in the 1940 Disney animated movie, having an enlarged role from the unnamed cricket in the original story.