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House: Painless

House and the team diagnose a suicidal man suffering from chronic pain. Meanwhile, Cuddy discovers that her new baby takes up more time then she anticipated, and Foreman and Hadley deal with their relationship.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x12
Production Number: HOU-512
Airdate: Monday January 19th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jul 26, 2009
NL (SBS 6) Sep 03, 2009


Guest Stars
Lori PettyLori Petty
As Janice Burke
Alex FernandezAlex Fernandez
As Fernando
Anthony MontgomeryAnthony Montgomery
As James Carlton

Co-Guest Stars
Bobbin BergstromBobbin Bergstrom
As Nurse
James IngersollJames Ingersoll
As Chris Carrick
Aisha KabiaAisha Kabia
As Nurse Rita
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


Jeff is at home writing out a suicide note. He leaves his wedding ring on the note then goes out to the garage. Hi wife Lynne and son Zack stop by home to pick up Zack’s hockey stick for practice. Zack goes into the garage and finds his dad sitting in the car with the doors closed and the engine running. Lynne gets her husband out and manages to revive him, and he apologizes that he couldn’t live with the pain any more...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ray LaMontagneI Still Care for YouJeff's treatment montage

Episode Quotes
Dr. Cuddy: House, I’ve got a DYFS home visit on Friday.
Dr. House: And I’ve got a W-H-O-R-E visit on…

Dr. Cuddy: When's the last time you showered?
Dr. House: Scent of a man. I realize you haven't experienced it sober.

Dr. House: He's had multiple EEGs. All of them cleaner and squeakier than Cuddy's rubber nipples.

(hands Kutner a dirty diaper)
Dr. Cuddy: Take the garbage out on your way out.
Dr. House: If you want a man to take your crap, you have to marry him first.
Dr. Cuddy: Or employ him.

Dr. House: Come on, you're from one of the Twelve Tribes, you must know a ton of lawyers.
Dr. Taub: What type of lawyer do you need? I'll bring it up at the next world domination subcommittee meeting.

Dr. Cuddy: You preach objectivity, but as soon as a patient comes in in pain, all you want to do is look under the hood. You don't care if there's a one-in-three chance you'll kill him.
Dr. House: If I don't diagnose him, there's a one-in-one chance he'll kill himself.

Jeff: You don't have a family, do you?
Dr. House: Left them all back on Krypton.

Chris Carrick: Which one of you is House?
Dr. House: The big black guy.

Dr. Taub: Assuming you're right.
Dr. House: Yes. I find it confusing to assume otherwise.

Dr. Wilson: Why do women always do that?
Dr. Cuddy: Fail?
Dr. Wilson: Create ridiculous standards that no human could meet, with your careers, with your kids. You got to be more like us men.
Dr. Cuddy: Be lazy? Blame others?

Fernando: Are you happy?
Dr. House: No, but I'm right.

Dr. House: Testicles. What do they make you think of?
Dr. Taub: STDs, testerone issues, that summer on Fire Island.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerBryan Singer  |  Katie Jacobs  |  David Shore  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Russel Friend  |  Garrett Lerner  |  Thomas L. Moran
Co-Executive ProducerLeonard Dick  |  Eli Attie  |  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
EditorDavid Post  |  Chris Brookshire
CastingAmy Lippens  |  Stephanie Laffin
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorChris Stoia
Second Assistant DirectorJanet K. Vanetten
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorGary Calamar  |  Lynn Grossman
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Make-upToby Lamm
Key GripShawn Whelan
Camera OperatorRob Carlson (3)  |  Anthony Gaudioz
Set DecoratorNatalie Pope
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterMike Casey  |  Carl Jones
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorElisabeth James Rhee
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorLawrence Curtis
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerRichard Weingart  |  Gerry Lentz
LeadmanGary Isbell
Director of PhotographyGale Tattersall
Art DirectorLynn Christopher
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 ProducerSimran Baidwan  |  Robyn Marrow  |  James S. Conway  |  Tommy Paul
Video Graphic ArtistSimon Knights
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