A person takes House, Thirteen and others as hostages. He's seen several doctors but none have found what ails him. As they work towards finding a solution, Thirteen makes decisions which leads her to think about her own condition.



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Jason is so tired of doctors failing to find what's wrong with him that he demands a diagnosis from the best by holding House at gun-point, with a bunch of other hostages. Gradually some of those are released in exchange for supplies, such as drugs, which Cuddy must personally deliver. He also insists on testing each drug on a hostage first. House still keeps a keen interest in the problem although his sense of priorities frightens his team. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Mystery


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25 November 2008 (Canada)  »

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Several times, House is actually holding the very weakened perpetrator's right arm (which is holding the gun) as he administers shots, but never once simply bends it backwards to disarm the man. During those times, the gun is pointed at the floor, so no one was in immediate danger. See more »


Thirteen - Dr. Remy Hadley: You really don't feel bad about killing me?
Jason: Not if you don't feel bad about killing yourself.
Thirteen - Dr. Remy Hadley: I don't want to die.
Jason: Yeah, you do. You just don't have the nerve to actually do it. You just want it out of your control. Well it is because I've got a gun.
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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »


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Great Episode
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode's a nice reprieve from the usual House formula. Note there were no "ironic" self-aware references to the predictability of the writing, references which are so annoyingly prevalent in every other episode before this one in Season 5. House's retorts are especially amusing and 13's acting is actually believable. Chase's and Foreman's roles confused me and seemed like superfluous details, maybe someone can explain to me why their decisions were meaningful. Sure the plot is somewhat implausible, but so is House's character, and the episode is engrossing in any case. Plus this episode has got to have the best soundtrack out of all the House episodes so far.

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