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House: Acceptance

An inmate on death row starts seeing hallucinations of the people he has murdered. Cuddy reluctantly offers a very excited House the case. Without a respirator the inmate will die within an hour. Stacy pulls some strings and the inmate is brought to the hospital, where House's team of doctors couldn't care less about treating a man who will die anyway. Meanwhile, Cameron is having trouble telling a patient that she has cancer and will soon die.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: HOU-201
Airdate: Tuesday September 13th, 2005


Alternate Airdates:

Czech Republic Mar 19, 2007
FI (MTV3) Sep 13, 2007
NL (SBS 6) Sep 09, 2008

  • Currently 9.4/10
9.4/10 (11 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Sela Ward
As Stacy Warner
Recurring

Guest Stars
Adrienne Janic
As Dr. Vivian
Anesha Ndiaye
As Darriene
Christie Lynn Smith
As Cindy Kramer
Jody Millard
As Prison Guard
Joseph Williamson
As Dr. Bruce
LL Cool J
As Clarence
Marshall Bell
As Warden
Michael Dietz
As John Clift
Mustafa Shakir
As D'Vontray
Tony Ross
As Emmitt
Main Cast
Hugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jeff BuckleyHallelujah 
The Rolling StonesYou Can't Always Get What You Want 


Episode Quotes
Cameron: I took an oath to do no harm.
House: Yeah, well, it's not like they made you sign it or anything.

House: You met me at a strip club.
Stacy: You were the worst two dollars I ever spent.

House: Death row guy. I want the case.
Cuddy: How do you even know about him? You don’t have access to the hospital's mainframe.
House: No, but "partypants" does.
Cuddy: You stole my password?
House: Hardly counts as stealing; it's a pretty obvious choice.

House: You know how they say all you need is love? Well, oxygen is even more important.

House: Bros before hoes, man.

Stacy: If you didn't want me working here, why didn't you just say so?
House: I don't want you working right here. In my office. But anywhere else in the building is fine. It's a really big hospital.

Dr. Cuddy: It was just a consult? Did you expect us to shut down an entire floor for this guy?
House: Did you do something to your hair?
Stacy: You said you cleared it with (Cuddy)...
House: Come on. You’ve known me how long and you still don’t know when I’m joshin’ ya?

House: Somebody left this (holds file in his hand) on my chair. Clever - forces me to either deal with the file or never sit down again.



Cultural References
House: There's Waldo.

Where's Waldo is a familiar puzzle book series that makes readers "find" the little character Waldo, who is "hiding" in various crowded scenes.

House: You just made a completely seamless jump from anger to bargaining.

This refers to the five stages of death or grief, made famous by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death And Dying.

House: What's the matter? J-date not working out?

jdate.com is an online dating service specifically targeting Jewish people.

House: I still don't treat Cindylou Who.

Cindylou Who is the littlest Who in Whoville, from How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Acting CoachAaron Speiser
 
Warning: House season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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