House M.D. (2004–2012)
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Let Them Eat Cake 

The drug trial brings back memories for Thirteen; Kutner and Taub scramble as they try to salvage a scam and save the team's patient whose gastric bypass may not have saved her life.

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The drug trial brings back memories for Thirteen; Kutner and Taub scramble as they try to salvage a scam and save the team's patient whose gastric bypass may not have saved her life.

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Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

House: She sends one of yours to the hospital, send one of hers to the morgue. Referencing the 1987 movie The Untouchables, a remake/update of the 1959 TV series of the same name. Sean Connery plays Jim Malone, a veteran policeman, who helps Eliot Ness bring Al Capone to justice. The line references Malone's advice to Ness about responding to the Mob's escalation with more escalation. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lawrence Kutner: What's Cuddy doing in your office?
Dr. Gregory House: Other than throwing off the feng shui with her ass that faces all eight sides of the bagua at once?
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: These walls aren't soundproof.
Dr. Gregory House: I'm well aware.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Written & Performed by Harry Nilsson
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Best episode in of Season 5 so far...
3 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me just say I love House M.D. but this seasons been lacking what was so great about the first 3 seasons. I think the writers have been so busy getting everything straightened out from the previous season that they've forgotten why the viewers tune in. For diagnostic magic! This episode had the qualities that the first season had, bouncing ideas off other team members and explaining their flaws. Now I know that's what they do in every episode but House really seemed to care this time while the other team members acted like they we're actually trying. Plus the obvious strain on him trying to balance the Cuddy situation and while still being a good doctor was a nice reminder of season two when he was getting back together with his ex Stacy. Of course I'm also very interested in House and Cuddy getting together and any sign of that becoming a possibility like in this episode is good news to me. I'm sick of waiting for what we all know is going to happen, or should happen. If the writers decide to hold back on it I'm going to be disappointed. However, I am aware that the longing and resisting makes for a better story then just letting them go at it. In conclusion, good episode, gives me hope for House.


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