House M.D.: Season 7, Episode 2

Selfish (27 Sep. 2010)

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When Della, a seemingly healthy and active 14-year-old, suddenly collapses during a skateboarding exhibition, House and his team struggle to diagnose her condition and reassure her parents ... See full summary »


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When Della, a seemingly healthy and active 14-year-old, suddenly collapses during a skateboarding exhibition, House and his team struggle to diagnose her condition and reassure her parents who already have to cope with their son's terminal illness. After her body rejects a donor lung, and with time running out to save her life, Della's family is left with little hope of securing a new donor and faced with a seemingly impossible decision regarding the fate of both children. Meanwhile, House tries to appease an elderly father and his son at the clinic, and House and Cuddy begin to face the challenges of taking their romantic relationship into the workplace. Written by Fox Publicity

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This is the second time House refers to the fictitious 'Tiburon Swab Technology', previously mentioned in Season 6 Episode 5 House M.D.: Brave Heart (2009) in a similar manner - to give a pretend medical justification for a lie. See more »


When House is examining the 102-year-old man, the old man is wearing a jacket. The shot cuts to House for a brief second, then back to the old man again, who is now without jacket. See more »


Dr. Gregory House: She's bleeding to death, out of her lung. I want to fill a quarter of it with foam. That'd stop the bleeding, all right. Thought it made more sense than diet and exercise. And if she doesn't have enough lung function left, you'll have killed her. The only alternative is slowly suturing the lung, hoping the bleeding stops in time and she doesn't die on her own. But we would walk away with clean hands. Except for all the blood.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy: You're right. Faster and riskier is better. Foam the lung.
Dr. Robert Chase: You got a ...
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References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »


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One of the best episodes to date
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The title of this review says it all really. This episode was really one of the best and greatly done.

The acting was great, especially by the brother and sister who made me cry at the end. Also the antics between Cuddy and House really are hilarious, with Wilson stuck in the middle of it all. The clinic duty patients in this episode were also great which to be honest, I don't often find in other episodes of House.

Watch this! It's not an episode worth missing and guaranteed to make you a House fan if you're not already.

And finally House/Cuddy!

it's so cute in a strange way...

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