Login or register
<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

House: Last Resort

A man seeking the right diagnosis for his illness is willing to take on the hospital and the SWAT team to get it. He takes Thirteen, a nurse, and several patients from the waiting room and puts them in Cuddy's office. To put an end to the crisis they must come up with the right diagnosis, treat the wounded, and hold off a SWAT team.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: HOU-509
Airdate: Tuesday November 25th, 2008
Special Runtime: 68 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:

Argentina Feb 05, 2009
NL (SBS 6) Mar 05, 2009
UK (sky 1) Jul 12, 2009


Guest Stars
Tracy VilarTracy Vilar
As Nurse Regina
Wood HarrisWood Harris
As Bowman
Evan PetersEvan Peters
As Oliver
Evan JonesEvan Jones
As Bill
Marcus ChaitMarcus Chait
As Mitch
Alex SolAlex Sol
As Larry

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
Jack GuzmanJack Guzman
As Security Guard #1
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


At Princeton General, the clinic is filled with patients and one man, Larry, talks to Thirteen saying he needs a refill on his migraine medication. Thirteen tells him to wait. Foreman comes in and tells her about clinical tests for a Huntington’s cure and offers to get her in. She refuses, saying she doesn’t need a consult. Another man, Jason, sees Cuddy’s office and goes in, and finds House behind the desk. House tells him to leave as he goes through her desk and Jason quietly goes back outside…. and draws a gun. He then ushers Thirteen, a nurse, and a handful of patients into Cuddy’s office and demands that he be treated. He asks for the best doctor in the hospital or he starts killing people...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
BonoboBetween the Linesas House leaves Cuddy's office
Chris ClarkHerzogas Jason draws his gun in the clinic
The Dead TexansA Chronicle of Early Failures, Part 1as Jason is taken away
Four TetGlue of the Worldas Cuddy delivers the neuralgia test
YppahIt's Not the Sameright at the start

Episode Quotes
Jason: Excuse me, I’m looking for Dr. Cuddy.
Dr. House: Well, she’s either not here or she’s under the desk. Either way, you’re gonna have to wait outside until I’m finished.

Dr. Taub: House is gonna get someone killed.
Dr. Kutner: The guy's ready to kill for a diagnosis, I can't think of a better doctor to be trapped in there with him.
Dr. Cameron: How about somebody who's not gonna keep pushing the whack job's buttons until he cracks?

Bill: Excuse me, my wife feels sick to her stomach.
Dr. House: Next time pack some heat and maybe we'll look into it.

Dr. House: First rule of triage: guys with guns go first.

Dr. House: She should go.
Nurse Regina: He'll kill him.
Dr. House: But not her.
Nurse Regina: Is that your version of morality?
Dr. House: If you don't think your life is worth more than someone else's, sign your donor card and kill yourself.

House: Spit on the floor.
Jason: What?
House: If I do it, I can’t tell Cuddy that it was medically necessary. I’m gonna ask you to piss on her chair next.

Jason: What about an x-ray or something?
Dr. House: Good idea. Oh, damn. I left my CT machine in my other pants.

Dr. House: Humiliation? Doctors treating you like you're a piece of meat? Too many fingers and tubes up your holes? You hate doctors. You want to take back control. If so, I apologize for the fact that you are a piece of meat.
Jason: I just want an answer. That's all.

Jason: Not knowing what was wrong with me… made me miserable. Maybe that's insane. Doing this… yeah. Insane. But I had something to gain. You can't take risks with no upside at all.
Dr. House: I can't decide which is riskier, taking crazy risks or taking advice on crazy risks from a crazed risk-taker.

Jason: Florida counts?
Dr. House: Well, not to the Supreme Court, but it’s warm enough for germs.

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-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer  |  Sara Hess
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec  |  Lindsey Jaffin
Production DesignerJeremy Cassells
CastingAmy Lippens  |  Stephanie Laffin
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorKevin Williams (2)
MusicJason Derlatka  |  Jon Ehrlich
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorGary Calamar  |  Lynn Grossman
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Make-upToby Lamm
Key GripShawn Whelan
Camera OperatorAnthony Gaudioz  |  Rob Carlson (3)
Set DecoratorNatalie Pope
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterTyler Patton  |  Dean Zingus
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorElisabeth James Rhee
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorAmy Fleming
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerGerry Lentz  |  Richard Weingart
LeadmanGary Isbell
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 AdvisorLisa Sanders  |  Harley Liker  |  John Sotos
Department Head Make-upRobin Luce
Assistant To The Executive ProducerRobyn Marrow  |  James S. Conway  |  Tommy Paul  |  Simran Baidwan
Missing Information
Click here to add Episode Notes
Click here to add Episode Goofs
Click here to add Cultural References
Click here to add Episode References
Click here to add Analysis