House M.D.: Season 3, Episode 3

Informed Consent (19 Sep. 2006)

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House and his team face a lot of moral dilemmas when a patient wants them to help him end his life.

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Ezra Powell, a renowned pioneer in the field of medical research, collapses in his lab. House is struggling after the ketamine treatment wore off and doesn't want to talk about it. When the team put Ezra through rigorous diagnostic tests and don't come up with anything conclusive Ezra demands the team to help him end his life. Now the team goes through twists and turns of the moral dilemma of ignoring his wishes or to assist in his suicide and abide by Ezra's wishes. Written by SoWeirdo65

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Joel Grey, the actor who plays Ezra Powell, played the Wizard of Oz in the Broadway show "Wicked". As Dr. House examines Powell behind a blanket, House says "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain," a quote from The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »

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When House is about to inject morphine into Powell's body, the amount of morphine in the syringe changes between the shots. The syringe is half-full when House is shot from the front, and only a quarter full when he is shot from behind his left shoulder. See more »

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Dr. Robert Chase: [looking through a microscope as House comes] It's not Kawasaki's either. What's next?
Dr. Gregory House: Congo red.
Dr. Robert Chase: Amyloidosis?
Dr. Gregory House: What the hell else would I mean by "congo red"?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Cello Suite No. 1
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Gritty episode
9 October 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

An almost unrecognizable Joel ("Cabaret"/"Remo Williams") Grey plays a world-famous researcher who collapses and nearly dies, and then wants House to "off" him on the QT. Not normally a moral dilemma for any veteran physician (I used to be a hospital employee, so I know), this particular case stops House from simply killing the guy as House scrambles to figure out a way to save him. The entire staff must come to grips with the issue of suicide and mercy killing, a common-enough hospital practice but not so common to House's young staff, especially the doe-eyed Cameron. Grey is great as the suffering senior. Again, I am being asked for more lines than I care to write. So in that case, let me point out it will be worth keeping a close eye on Cameron in this episode.


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