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House: Nobody's Fault

When a team member is injured while treating a patient, Foreman brings in his old mentor Dr. Cofield to get to the truth. However, it soon becomes clear that someone is at blame... even though the team insists that nobody is to blame.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x11
Production Number: HOU-811
Airdate: Monday February 06th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Feb 06, 2012
UK (sky 1) Mar 08, 2012
AU (ten) Jun 20, 2012
DE (RTL) Sep 18, 2012


Guest Stars
Deborah LaceyDeborah Lacey
As Lorraine
Jeffrey WrightJeffrey Wright
As Dr. Walter Cofield
Audrey Marie AndersonAudrey Marie Anderson
As Emily Koppelman
David AndersDavid Anders
As Bill Koppelman

Co-Guest Stars
Angel OquendoAngel Oquendo
As EMT Coumont
Liz BenoitLiz Benoit
As Nurse Anne
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Mariah I. WilsonMariah I. Wilson
As Madison (as Mariah Wilson)
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Omar EppsOmar Epps
As Dr. Eric Foreman
Jesse SpencerJesse Spencer
As Dr. Robert Chase
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Dr. Christopher Taub
Odette AnnableOdette Annable
As Dr. Jessica Adams
Charlyne YiCharlyne Yi
As Dr. Chi Park


The patient’s room is in chaos, covered in blood, flowers, and toys...

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Episode Quotes
Dr. Walter Cofield: Do you have any questions before we get started?
Dr. House: Yeah. Who the hell are you?
Dr. Walter Cofield: I'm Walter Cofield, Chief of Neurology, Mercy Hospital. I'll be deciding your fate today.

Dr. Walter Cofield: What are you doing?
Dr. House: Taking my Vico-mins.
Dr. Walter Cofield: Those are Vicodin. Did you have surgery recently?
Dr. House: About a decade ago. My leg is no good at judging time.

Dr. House: My process is proven. Good things usually happen: bad things sometimes happen.
Dr. Walter Cofield: And when bad things happen, we should figure out what went wrong so we can learn from it. Correct?
Dr. House: So we can assign blame. Instead of recognizing that sometimes bad things happen. It's nobody's fault.

Dr. House: Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, teach gym. Those who can't move their arms or legs, teach us to laugh at others.

Dr. Adams: House prefers chaos over cohesion. he believes that disagreement and mistrust lead to better ideas. He's not wrong.
Dr. Walter Cofield: As opposed to being right?

Dr. House: If you want an accurate patient history, don't ever talk to the patient. Everybody lies. Except me. To you. Would never do that.

Dr. House: Are you going to have me fired for bad manners?
Dr. Walter Cofield: Just trying to understand you. Why a man in your position, with your abilities, is incapable of shaking the impulse to act like an ass.

Cultural References
Dr. House: If Park is right, he goes all cuckoo’s nest on us.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1962 novel by Ken Kensey set in an insane asylum, made into a movie in 1975.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerHugh Laurie  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  David Shore  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Bryan Singer  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Russel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Co-Executive ProducerJohn C. Kelley  |  Liz Friedman  |  Eli Attie  |  David Foster (1)  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer
Supervising ProducerKatherine Lingenfelter  |  Seth Hoffman  |  Sara Hess  |  David Hoselton
ProducerMarcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
EditorLawrence Curtis
CastingJanelle Scuderi  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorRobert Scott (2)
Second Assistant DirectorYuko Ogata
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorLynn Grossman  |  Gary Calamar
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorRob Carlson (3)  |  Anthony Gaudioz
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterMike Casey
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
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 DirectorNatalie Weinmann
Post Production CoordinatorDaphne Raves
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Casting AssistantJesse Lafferty
Chief Lighting TechnicianMonty Woodard
Department Head HairMelvyn Stetson
ResearcherKyle Arrington
Medical Technical AdvisorJohn Sotos  |  Harley Liker  |  Lisa Sanders
Key HairstylistWendy Southard
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
ColoristGareth Cook
Assistant To The Executive ProducerDavid Wong (3)  |  James S. Conway  |  Lindsay Zappala  |  Danny Weiss  |  Jessica Young (2)
Assistant Property MasterBrian Van Zandt
Assistant AccountantRyan Burke (2)
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorMark L. Marcum
Video OperatorSteve Galloway (2)
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
Key Assistant Location ManagerStevie Nelson
Key MakeupBrigitte Bugayong
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