A famous jazz trumpeter, diagnosed with ALS, signs a DNR form, but because House believes the diagnosis wrong, he breaks the law by resuscitating him.

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A jazz musician is brought to the hospital after collapsing during a recording session. His doctor is Foreman's mentor who diagnosed the musician as having ALS. Under Foreman's care, the man signs a DNR (do not resuscitate) form, which House ignores when he gets worse, thinking the diagnosis incorrect. While House wrangles over legal issues in court, Foreman's mentor offers him a job working for him. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com/revised by statmanjeff

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1 February 2005 (USA)  »

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The reference to Kobe and a witness is a direct allusion to the controversial charges of rape launched against pro basketball player Kobe Bryant in 2003 in Colorado. See more »

Goofs

When John Henry Giles collapses in the recording studio, his Trilby hat is briefly seen rolling on the ground as his trumpet drops to his side; however, in the next shot, as his assistant goes to his aid, his hat is still on his head. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: [to Dr. Forman] You took a chance, you did something great. You were wrong, but it was still great. You should feel great that it was great. You should feel like crap that it was wrong. That's the difference between him and me. He thinks you do your job, and what will be will be. I think that what I do and what you do matters. He sleeps better at night. He shouldn't.
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References Matlock (1986) See more »

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Harmon Jazz
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Written by Wayne Jones
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Taking things in hand
3 April 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Two things stand out in my mind regarding this episode: House finally taking matters into his own hands to save a stricken musician's life (see exactly what happens for yourself). And House and the musician together at the end, trading jibes in a heartwarming and very funny manner (again, see exactly what happens for yourself). The clinic stuff is pretty outrageous, including a diabetic in denial whom House dresses down so viciously I wouldn't have been at all amazed if the guy had filed a lawsuit. "DNR" also is one of those rare episodes where House learns a thing or two about human relationships the hard way, thanks to the patient.


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