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.
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
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Propofol, the drug that House asks for at the beginning, to try to knock down the patient, is a white liquid and it is for intravenous administration. See more »
Thirteen - Dr. Remy Hadley:
You're a coward! You need to know everything because you're afraid to be wrong. You're so afraid of being ordinary, of just being another doctor, just another human being that you'll risk other people's lives.
Dr. Gregory House:
I'm arrogant. You're the coward. You're terrified of death. You just want to cheat it by making it come sooner, gives you the illusion of control.
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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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