The team takes on the case of Valerie, an attractive female executive experiencing random episodes of excruciating pain. House agrees to take the case based on Valerie's looks, and while ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Dr. Allison Cameron (credit only)
...
...
...
...
...
...
Bill
...
...
Russ Smith
...
Norris
...
Jose
Edit

Storyline

The team takes on the case of Valerie, an attractive female executive experiencing random episodes of excruciating pain. House agrees to take the case based on Valerie's looks, and while treating her, the men on the team are charmed by Valerie's beauty and personality, with Thirteen looking beyond the superficial to try to discover a link to her illness. Meanwhile, House uncharacteristically attempts to alleviate his conscience by reaching out to a former medical school colleague he wronged. Written by FOX Publicity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

25 January 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Guest star Beau Garrett has starred alongside Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) in "TRON: Legacy" (2010) and Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) in "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce" (2014) See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, when the man start to vomit, he rushes back into the airport. That's when you can see one of the filming crew camera operator's reflection in the shiny glass. See more »

Quotes

Thirteen - Dr. Hadley: [to Valerie] You called the medical board?
Valerie: What is she talking about?
Thirteen - Dr. Hadley: Accusations of sexual harassment. You don't think I know it's you?
Dr. Robert Chase: Thirteen, come on.
Thirteen - Dr. Hadley: You already got me fired from the case. What else do you want?
Dr. Eric Foreman: [stands in the doorway] Dr. Hadley. Get out here now.
See more »

Connections

References Ordinary People (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Why Try to Change Me Now
(uncredited)
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Performed by Fiona Apple
(plays over the closing scenes)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Brilliant Piece of "Premise" Writing
3 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Did we mention SPOILER? The end closing is an awesome cover by Fiona Apple of a Cy Coleman song from the early 50's: I'd neither heard of the song or the songwriter.

The song title "Dont try to change me know" (I propose) must have been the initial instigation to write the episode - and duh the closing. I cant believe serendipity would have allowed this ep to be written with the ending soundtrack "tacked" on -- as an afterthought. The Goddess of Chance just isn't that kind; the God of Forethought can be amazing.

Regarding the medical basis for Valeries' "issue/s" --- who knows -- great episodic TV from House.

An additional thought: Valerie was the "A" story -- as usual; "B" was how staff reacts to House (and vis-versa); "C" was how staff reacts to their separate opinions towards each other regards their "B" actions -- again - the song is playing in the ending sequences. Irony, sweet, clever.


6 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?