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House: Informed Consent

House and the team take on the case of a medical researcher who is suffering from an unidentified debilitating case that proves life-threatening despite the hospital's best efforts. Meanwhile, House is forced to return to using his cane when the new treatment for his leg proves less than successful.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x3
Production Number: HOU-303
Airdate: Tuesday September 19th, 2006

Director: Laura Innes
Writer: David Foster (1)

Alternate Airdates:

Italy Feb 02, 2007
UK (sky 1) Apr 05, 2007
DE (RTL) Sep 18, 2007
NL (SBS 6) Mar 26, 2009


Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Leighton MeesterLeighton Meester
As Ali
Stephanie VendittoStephanie Venditto
As Nurse Brenda
Joel GreyJoel Grey
As Ezra Powell
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Episode Notes
Amyloidosis refers to any of a number of disorders of varying severity and effect that have in common the deposition of protein deposits in the extracellular space. Because of their chemical structure such proteins produce a greenish doubled image when stained with Congo Red and viewed using polarized light (as was demonstrated). There is debate over whether the extracellular proteins cause the disease symptoms or are a consequence of some other, as yet unidentified cause. While systemic amyloidosis may be relatively unknown, most people have heard of some other diseases that have this symptom, including Alzheimer Disease, Parkinson Disease, and BSE (Mad Cow Disease) and its human variant, vCJD (Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease).

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
John MayerGravity 
John MayerWaiting On the World to Change 
Mazzy StarInto Dust 

Episode Quotes
House: Oh, come on. He's old and sick... and tiny. We can do whatever we want to him.

House: Don't go towards the light! You'll fall and break your hip.

House: There was no pain, he was unconscious. I'm guessing... because he wasn't able to breathe.

House: He was about to dissect one of his lab rats when he collapsed. The little vermin seized the day, so to speak, and went medieval on his ass.

(The team watches House quizzically without responding)
House: What, my fly open?

Foreman: (To Cameron) Which side are you on, senator? First respect his wishes, then invade Iraq, then get the troops home. Make up your mind.

Gregory: I want you to get a skin sample for a biopsy.
Cameron: And I want to get a foot massage from Johnny Damon.

House: What's the largest organ?
Chase: Skin.
House: We need to get a piece.
Foreman: Sure, we'll just wait until he leaves his room without his skin, sneak in and take a piece.

House: What have you been doing all night?
Cameron: Jello shots and wild sex, what else?

Powell: Dr. Chase said my calcium is normal.
House: We call him "Dr. Idiot"

Cameron: We're talking about you.
House: Obviously. I'm obviously not.

Cameron: Wait. There's actually another doctor you admire?
House: I admire lots of doctors. Of course, most of them look alot better in knee socks than Ezra Powell, but seeing as they can all breathe...

Cameron: Ezra, what are you doing?
Powell: I dont want to live hooked to machines, to weak to wipe my own ass.
House: Why would you want to wipe your own ass, when you could have someone do it for you?

Cameron: He says no more tests. He wants to die and he wants us to help him do it.
House: And I wanna play a game I like to call "block my spike" with Misty Mae.
Cameron: He's thought this through, it's not an impulsive decision.
House: Neither is mine. He's depressed. He'll feel much better after we cure him.

House: How's it look Foreman?
Foreman: No EKG changes.
House: Then we push harder
Cameron: House, you're going to kill him.
Powell: No, he's right. Let him do it.
House: See, that's why he doesn't have to wear knee socks.

(Cameron escorts Powell onto the treadmill)
Powell: I worked with Williams on the first protocol of this thing.
Cameron: Everyone still uses it.
Powell: Except for Williams. He died 4 years ago.
Cameron: I'm sorry
Powell: He was 84. He died parasailing. He was always an idiot.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
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