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House: Dying Changes Everything

After Wilson threatens to resign, House thinks of anything to try and keep him at the hospital, and to keep their friendship alive. Meanwhile, the team treat an executive assistant with a Class A personality who reminds Thirteen of herself.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: HOU-501
Airdate: Tuesday September 16th, 2008

Director: Deran Sarafian
Writer: Eli Attie

Alternate Airdates:

Israel Sep 17, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Jan 08, 2009
UK (sky 1) May 31, 2009
Lithuania Oct 20, 2010


Guest Stars
Jamie RoseJamie Rose
As Patti Mishner

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Bob ShererBob Sherer
As Patient
Janet SongJanet Song
As Surgeon
David KagenDavid Kagen
As C.E.O.
Paul HaitkinPaul Haitkin
As Another Suit
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")
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
As Dr. Allison Cameron
Kal PennKal Penn
As Dr. Lawrence Kutner


Business executive Patty Mishner with a women’s right group is berating her assistant Lou and sneezes while discussing their business schedule. She arrives at a meeting of men to talk to them about their problems with women, while Lou starts to hallucinate being covered with ants and screams in terror...

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Episode Notes
This episode garnered 14.8 million viewers, making it the most popular show of the evening.

Episode Quotes
Dr. Cuddy: When’s the last time you talked to him?
Dr. House: Uh, I think it was after… when did his girlfriend die? He wanted time alone. I considered being a horrendous pain in the ass, but I didn’t want to tread on your turf.

Dr. Foreman: We just got a call from Patty Michener. From Women’s Majority, the women’s rights…
Dr. Cuddy: We know who she is.
Dr. House: I dated her. Well, not really dated her. More metaphorically raped her by having a penis. You did too.

Dr. Cuddy: House has more important things to do.
Dr. House: Sorry, can’t help you. You need a specialist to remove those kind of warts. Preferably someone with experience spelunking.

Dr. House: I’m busy.
Remy: We need you to…
Dr. House: Actually, as you can see, I’m not busy. It’s just a euphemism for “get the hell out of here.”

Dr. House: You’re being an idiot. You’re gonna blow up your career, and six months from now, when you’ve move on from Amber, to Burnt Sienna, you’re gonna be stuck in a mobile oncology truck in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Wilson: I’d need a flowchart to explain all the ways in which that was ridiculously insensitive.

Dr. Cameron: You want me to sleep with him to get him to stay?
Dr. House: I’d put the bisexual on that. If you’d like to sit in, so to speak.

Dr. House:: Grief is Newark. Okay, it’s there. You can’t avoid it. The idea is to hold your nose, hope the traffic’s not too bad, and get on to Manhattan as quickly as possible, not to buy property.

Lou: Who are you?
Remy: This is Dr. House. He’s too brilliant for introductions.

Dr. House: If I told you that I was sorry, would it change anything?
Dr. Wilson: I wouldn’t believe you.
Dr. House: If you believed me.
Dr. Wilson:It’s hard to imagine such a world.

Dr. Wilson: I’ve got to do what’s right for me. You got to do what’s right for you.
Dr. House: Yeah, but it comes easier for me.

Dr. Taub: Who wants to service House so this patient can live?

Dr. Foreman: But we’re not talking about another videotape. This one showed a bump. We need to do a biopsy.
Dr. Chase: A bump? Oh yeah. My grandfather died of a bump.

Dr. Kutner: How do you get coal out of a mountain when it’s someone else’s mountain? If we don’t have House, it doesn’t mean we can’t think like House.
Dr. Hadley: But it does mean we don’t have to talk like him.

Dr. Hadley: We can have anything.
Lou: No we can’t. We can aspire to anything, but we don’t get it just because we want it. I would rather spend my time close to the birds than waste it wishing I had wings.

Dr. Cuddy: Why do you think Wilson is leaving?
Dr. House: How many times do I have to use the word “idiot”?

Dr. Cuddy: You’re not listening to me, are you?
Dr. House: Try it sometime, you’ll see why.

Dr. House: Almost dying changes nothing. Dying changes everything.

Dr. Wilson: We're not friends any more, House. I'm not sure we ever were.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerBryan Singer  |  Katie Jacobs  |  David Shore  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Russel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Co-Executive ProducerLeonard Dick  |  Eli Attie  |  Doris Egan  |  Deran Sarafian  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  Lawrence Kaplow
Supervising ProducerLiz Friedman
ProducerDavid Foster (1)  |  David Hoselton  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerSteven Heth  |  Sara Hess  |  Allen Marshall Palmer
Associate ProducerLindsey Jaffin
Production DesignerJeremy Cassells
CastingStephanie Laffin  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorLynn Grossman  |  Gary Calamar
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripShawn Whelan
Camera OperatorAnthony Gaudioz  |  Rob Carlson (3)
Set DecoratorNatalie Pope
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterTyler Patton
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorElisabeth James Rhee
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Richard Weingart
LeadmanGary Isbell
Director of PhotographyGale Tattersall
Assistant Production CoordinatorMeg A. Schave
Post Production CoordinatorMarisa Lederman
Executive Story EditorPamela Davis
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Special Makeup Effects ArtistDalia Dokter
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJane Williams (2)
Chief Lighting TechnicianJim Dillinger
Department Head HairJanis Clark (1)
Casting AssociateJanelle Scuderi
Medical Technical AdvisorHarley Liker  |  Lisa Sanders  |  John Sotos
Department Head Make-upRobin Luce
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJames S. Conway  |  Robyn Marrow  |  Simran Baidwan  |  Tommy Paul
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