House M.D.: Season 6, Episode 3

The Tyrant (5 Oct. 2009)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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When a controversial African politician falls ill, he is brought to Princeton Plainsboro for treatment. The team struggles with whether to help a merciless dictator being subpoenaed for crimes against humanity in his country. Meanwhile, Wilson tries to make peace with a feuding neighbor, but House's prying exacerbates the problem. Written by FOX Publicity

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Poking fun at Foreman for having fired Thirteen, House says, "I just ran into Thirteen while she was clearing out her locker. My condolences, although it's not like she's the hottest woman in the world." In 2009, Olivia Wilde, who plays Thirteen, was voted number one on Maxim's Hottest Women List. See more »


The opening scene in which Dibala is being served a civil subpoena, the man serving it cites to Title 18 of the United States Code section 1350. This section does not deal with genocide or crimes against humanity. Section 1350 concerns "Failure of corporate officers to certify financial records." The section dealing with genocide is section 1091. See more »


Dr. Robert Chase: If the cops are going to come for me, please warn me. So I can tell my wife first.
Dr. Eric Foreman: Chase... you really think you can kill another human being without consequences to yourself?
Dr. Robert Chase: No.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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I agree it can be skipped ...
28 December 2009 | by (Houston, USA) – See all my reviews

But I liked it. My main thought when watching it was: the kids are finally growing up. Chase, Cameron, and Foreman each do things that they normally let House do, and this time they think for themselves. The results aren't pretty, but that's okay.

I don't know if the show is in its last season or not. I agree that it may have passed its prime, but I thought that the last few episodes of season 5 (Amber's death and House ending up at the funny farm) were among the best bits of television I had ever seen.

I'm still optimistic that they will pull off something just as good this year.

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