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House: Transplant

House returns to Princeton Plainsboro on parole to provide his expertise on a unique case: a pair of donor lungs that are suffering a mysterious ailment. However, House soon finds himself hobbled when he learns that his old team has been let go, Wilson bears him a grudge, his new team member has personal problems, and if he crosses the new Dean of Medicine then he'll be sent back to prison.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x2
Production Number: HOU-802
Airdate: Monday October 10th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Oct 10, 2011
UK (sky 1) Oct 13, 2011
AU (ten) Oct 21, 2011
DE (RTL) Mar 13, 2012


Guest Stars
Ron PerkinsRon Perkins
As Dr. Ron Simpson
Liza SnyderLiza Snyder
As Vanessa
Heather McCombHeather McComb
As Theresa
Charles ChunCharles Chun
As Kwansik Park (as Charles Rahi Chun)
Ralph GarmanRalph Garman
As Bobby

Co-Guest Stars
Wayne LopezWayne Lopez
As C.O. Alvarez
Bruce McKenzieBruce McKenzie
As Mr. Weathers
Kamall ShaikhKamall Shaikh
As Technician
Jim StathisJim Stathis
As Dr. Pinto (Dr. Mike Pinto)
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Omar EppsOmar Epps
As Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean LeonardRobert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Charlyne YiCharlyne Yi
As Dr. Chi Park


In prison, House is woken up by CO Alvarez and says that he has a visitor: the Dean of Medicine from his old hospital. House doesn’t want to see her but Alvarez says that it’s a man. Intrigued, House goes to the visitor room and finds Foreman waiting for him, holding a file. He has a judge’s order for his release and explains that they have a crisis. House will be released on conditional parole under Foreman’s supervision. When House says that it’s not a good idea, Foreman says that his patient will be a pair of lungs in a box. Intrigued, House agrees...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Celine DionMy Heart Will Go OnHouse hacks Wilson's laptop
FinkYesterday Was Hard on All of Usclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
C.O. Alvarez: Get up, House.
Dr. House: Must be some mistake. I specifically requested my wakeup startle three hours from now.

Dr. House: Nice painting. Blues and greens. Calming, but with a hint of nurturing. Totally offsets the stench of suffering and death. Where's my patient? We need to not talk.

Dr. Foreman: Get this straight. You break the law, you go back to jail. Scam extra Vicodin, back to jail. Flout my authority, make the hospital look bad, back to jail. I own you.
Dr. House: Yassa, massa.
Dr. Foreman: See, that would be an example.

Dr. House: Prison! Sorry. I thought I heard everyone else think that. I was in prison, you see. It was a long time ago, but still you're curious. Never was raped, not raped-raped. Well, raped-raped, but not raped-raped-raped. Well, now that we've got that complete behind us.
Dr. Ron Simpson: Sorry, Dr. House. Welcome back.
Dr. House: Is there cake?

Dr. House: Okay, I'll go first. My boss dumped me, and yours what? Called you his china doll? Joked about what a crappy deal you got for Manhattan? Assumed that you had a huge penis? I have no idea what flavor you are, so I thought I'd just cover the spread.
Dr. Park: My mom's Filipino, dad's Korean, and my boss grabbed my behind.
Dr. House: Behind what? Oh, yeah, your--grabbed your tushy.

Mr. Weathers: I told you, my son didn't do cocaine.
Dr. House: Druggies are not known for their honesty. Trust me on this one.

Dr. House: Running away from home is a time-honored tradition. But you're not doing it to flee your parents, you're doing it to protect them. That's an insult to everything teen prostitutes have worked for.

Dr. House: Nice.
Dr. Wilson: What?
Dr. House: Nothing.
Dr. Wilson: Don't start that.
Dr. House: Start what? I'm enjoying our conversation. The repartee.
Dr. Wilson: There was no repartee.
Dr. House: That was repartee.

Dr. Park: I told you I'm Korean and Filipino.
Dr. House: And I told you I wasn't listening. By my actions.

Dr. Wilson: House, the nurses saw you come in.
Dr. House: Enter.
Dr. Wilson: It's a bathroom.
Dr. House: Ah, explains the hole in this chair.

Dr. Park: Why aren't you more alarmed? We're running out of time.
Dr. House: Ahhhh, she's dying! Were you able to figure out what was wrong while I was screaming?

Dr. Park: Did you use metaphors for your old team? Or do you just think I'm particularly stupid?
Dr. House: No, they were stupid too.

Dr. House: But just do whatever you have to do to get over this. Punch me in the face, kick me in the nuts. Either or. Both seems excessive.

Cultural References
Dr. House: Kato. Get Black Beauty and meet me out front.

Kato is the driver of the Black Beauty, a high-tech car with weapons, in The Green Hornet radio serial and subsequent TV, movie, and comic book adaptations.

Dr. House: It's not as bad as a thousand people going down in a gigantic boat, right?

The RNS Titanic sank in 1912. The comments that House makes and the music he plays are from the 1997 movie Titanic.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerHugh Laurie  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Greg Yaitanes  |  Paul Attanasio  |  Bryan Singer  |  Katie Jacobs  |  David Shore  |  Garrett Lerner  |  Thomas L. Moran  |  Russel Friend
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Foster (1)  |  Liz Friedman  |  John C. Kelley  |  Eli Attie  |  Gerrit Van Der Meer
Supervising ProducerKatherine Lingenfelter  |  Sara Hess  |  Seth Hoffman  |  David Hoselton
ProducerMarcy G. Kaplan
Co-ProducerAllen Marshall Palmer
Associate ProducerJulie Hrebec
EditorLawrence Curtis
CastingJanelle Scuderi  |  Amy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorVince Duque
Second Assistant DirectorYuko Ogata
MusicJon Ehrlich  |  Jason Derlatka
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorGary Calamar  |  Lynn Grossman
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripLloyd Barcroft
Camera OperatorRob Carlson (3)  |  Anthony Gaudioz
Set DecoratorAmber Elkins
Location ManagerNancy Haecker
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterEddie Grisco
Construction CoordinatorStephen Howard
Production Sound MixerVon Varga
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorJamie Feldman
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorRhett Finch
Supervising Sound EditorBrad North
Re-Recording MixerJoe DeAngelis
LeadmanKeith Sale
Director of PhotographyGale Tattersall
Production SupervisorElisabeth James Rhee
Art DirectorNatalie Weinmann
Post Production CoordinatorDaphne Raves
Costume SupervisorAmy Dodson
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJon Cohoe
Casting AssistantJesse Lafferty
Chief Lighting TechnicianMonty Woodard
Department Head HairMelvyn Stetson
ResearcherKyle Arrington
Medical Technical AdvisorJohn Sotos  |  Harley Liker  |  Lisa Sanders
Key HairstylistWendy Southard
Department Head Make-upMarianna Elias
ColoristGareth Cook
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJames S. Conway  |  Danny Weiss  |  Lindsay Zappala  |  Jessica Young (2)  |  David Wong (3)
Assistant Property MasterMichael Hexum
Assistant AccountantRyan Burke (2)
Department Head Special Makeup EffectsDalia Dokter
Video CoordinatorBernie Druckman
Publicity ManagerGeoffrey Colo
Video Graphic ArtistSimon Knights
Key Assistant Location ManagerStevie Nelson
Key MakeupBrigitte Bugayong
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