Nurse Morgan West is convinced she's dying because 'prophetic' cat Debby from the senior home where she works came to her. House assumes she's a malingerer, but she soon gets symptoms one can't fake. Even a coma patient who attracted the cat later dies. House taunts Kutter's mild superstitious practices. Taub hopes for a better job with college mate Neil Zane in the medical supplies business. Written by
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The idea of a cat predicting death is probably based on the real story of Oscar, a cat (born in 2005) living in Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Oscar has predicted the death of at least 25 people, never making a mistake. He follows the procedure described in House, paying a visit to a patient who is within hours of death and sleeping on the patient's bed. See more
At approx 20 minutes, House is sitting with the cat on his lap and a cigar in his mouth, apparently parodying James Bond's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld. However, the Bond villain he quotes is Goldfinger: "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!" Furthermore Blofeld's cat is always white and Blofeld does not smoke cigars. See more
Dr. Chris Taub
Her neural exam was normal. No subsequent seizures. It's not life threatening. It's not important.
Dr. Gregory House
Luckily, neither are you.
References American Idol
I Cain't Say No
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Hugh Laurie See more