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House: Lucky Thirteen

Thirteen's female lover has a seizure after a night of partying and she takes the woman to the hospital. It turns out the woman has a long-standing medical condition and slept with Thirteen to get House to see her. Meanwhile, Foreman confronts Thirteen about her destructive lifestyle and House continues to have Lucas spy on Wilson.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x5
Production Number: HOU-505
Airdate: Tuesday October 21st, 2008

Alternate Airdates:

NL (SBS 6) Feb 05, 2009
UK (sky 1) Jun 14, 2009


Guest Stars
Michael WestonMichael Weston
As Lucas Douglas
Angela GotsAngela Gots
As Spencer

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Al DamjiAl Damji
As Paramedic
Helena BarrettHelena Barrett
As Woman With Thirteen
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


Thirteen brings a woman, Spencer, home to her apartment for sex. Afterward, Thirteen goes to the bathroom and hears a noise. Turning, she sees her bedmate fall to floor in convulsions. She calls the EMTs, who get her to the ER room where Cameron takes a look Thirteen admits she doesn’t know the woman’s name. Cameron goes to show House the case but he’s busy playing a welcome-back practical joke on Wilson, who doesn’t laugh. He seems distracted, noting he had a breakfast but eating a donut...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Annie LennoxDark Roadend montage
Joseph ArthurCould We Surviveas Thirteen and Spencer kiss
The KillsCheap and Cheerfulopening makeout scene

Episode Quotes
Dr. House: Oh yeah. Penthouse Forum meets medical mystery. Maybe there is a God.

Dr. Hadley: Retinal vein occlusion was fixed. Her doctor said it was a venous anomaly
Dr. House: Is he in this room? Because if he's not, I don't care what he thinks. Unless he's a she and she was there last night too, in which case I care very deeply.

Dr. House: Thirteen, go stick a needle in your girlfriend’s pelvis. And no, that one wasn’t a metaphor. Suck out some marrow. That one was.

Dr. Hadley: I can handle this alone.
Dr. House: You’ve already handled it. That’s why you need a chaperone. Of course, I’m a very permissive understanding chaperone. So feel free to ignore me. You know, if you’re in the mood to start kissing, or groping, or showering.
Dr. Hadley: You’ll have to excuse Dr. House. He mistakes immaturity for edginess.
Spencer: You’re Dr. House?
Dr. House: I assume my name came up last night in the form of a moan?

Dr. Foreman: There are ways to getting to know people without committing felonies.
Dr. House: People interest me, conversations don’t.
Dr. Foreman: Because conversations go both ways.
Dr. House and Dr. Foreman: Like Thirteen.

Dr. House: There’s eight units in this building. There’s got to be a pervert like me living in at least one of them.
Lucas: Yes, because you represent one out of every eight people living in this country.

Dr. Foreman: I just spoke to my brother.
Dr. House: And by “brother” you mean…
Dr. Foreman: I mean my parent’s other son.
Dr. House: Wow. Same dad.

Dr. House: I haven’t sat on this couch for four months. It remembers my cheeks.

Dr. Wilson: House, you are a drug addict. You go to prostitutes. You can’t be judgmental.
Dr. House: And yet…

(talking about Wilson)
Dr. House: He’s an idiot with a messiah complex. Savior to all who need saving. That’s why his first wife had a wooden leg. Second wife was Canadian.

Spencer: How long do you have?
Dr. Hadley: Maybe a little more than you. Maybe a little less. I’ll race you.

Dr. Foreman: Do you think… I’m boring?
Dr. Chase: Yes.
Dr. Foreman: You’re saying that just to screw with me.
Dr. Chase: Yeah. Why would you expect anything else?
Dr. Foreman: I expect House to pull my string, I expect Cameron to make me feel better, I expect the new team to kiss my ass, and I expect you to be honest, ‘cause you don’t give a crap.
Dr. Chase: Yes, you’re boring. That speech was boring.
Dr. Foreman: Thanks so much.

Dr. Wilson: I’m actually kind of insulted. No way I’m a drug addict, but you completely buy that I fell in love with a prostitute?
Dr. House: You played to your strengths. By which I mean you played to your weaknesses. Oh my god. You invoked your dead girlfriend’s name to sell me. You’re my hero.

Dr. House: Another life saved by girl-on-girl action.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerBryan Singer  |  Katie Jacobs  |  David Shore  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Russel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner
Co-Executive ProducerEli Attie  |  Leonard Dick  |  Doris Egan  |  Deran Sarafian  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Lawrence Kaplow
Supervising ProducerLiz Friedman
ProducerDavid Hoselton  |  David Foster (1)  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerSara Hess  |  Allen Marshall Palmer
Associate ProducerLindsey Jaffin  |  Julie Hrebec
Production DesignerJeremy Cassells
CastingStephanie Laffin  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorKevin Williams (2)
Second Assistant DirectorJanet K. Vanetten
MusicJason Derlatka  |  Jon Ehrlich
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
Art DirectorCameron Birnie
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 AdvisorJohn Sotos  |  Harley Liker  |  Lisa Sanders
Department Head Make-upRobin Luce
Assistant To The Executive ProducerRobyn Marrow  |  Simran Baidwan  |  Tommy Paul  |  James S. Conway
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