When Alice, the author of a popular children's book series, inexplicably suffers from a seizure moments before an attempt to take her own life, the Princeton Plansboro team faces the ... See full summary »

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When Alice, the author of a popular children's book series, inexplicably suffers from a seizure moments before an attempt to take her own life, the Princeton Plansboro team faces the challenges of evaluating both her underlying medical conditions, as well as her unstable psychological state. Unable to diagnose Alice, House becomes particularly motivated, as he's a fan of her books, and is convinced that the key to unlocking the mysteries of Alice's condition lies in the pages of her most recent novel. Meanwhile, House takes Cuddy on a double date with Wilson and his girlfriend, Sam, and makes a discovery that proves that life imitates art as the couple continues to make compromises in order to make their relationship work. Written by Fox Publicity

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House calls Alice Tanner a "dirty birdie," a reference to Stephen King's Misery (1990), in which another writer is laid up with injuries after finishing a popular series of books. In that novel, the writer's caretaker also called him that name. See more »

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Alice: Why can't you just let me die in peace?
Dr. Gregory House: You haven't been at peace since it happened.
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References Misery (1990) See more »

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Written by Stephanie Bailey, Christian Bland, Kyle Hunt, Alexander Maas and Nathaniel Ryan
Performed by The Black Angels
Plays faintly in the background as House goes one-on-one with Sam at go-carts
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House treats one of his favorite authors, a suicidal lady who happens to write Twilight- like corny novels
7 February 2012 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

Like many other reviewers, I too am a bit bored with Season 7. Making House and Cuddy lovers certainly proved to be an incredible task. I believe the writers did their best, but somehow I never trusted those two as a couple. In this particular episode, the team deals with a case that occupies House personally since the patient is his favorite novelist, a suicidal writer of corny novels about a teenage detective, who in fact happens to be her dead son. I somehow feel that the writers obsessively try to make House weird and sarcastic as much as they can, since they are aware of the fact that these character traits constitute much of characters appeal. Up to this point, it has become some kind of a cat and mouse game between the writers and the audience, or at least it seems the writers believe so. Hey, if we don't come up with excessive amounts of House's weirdness in each episode of each season, people are not going to put up with the shows occasional lack of pace! Here they made him a corny novels fan, in a newest attempt to shock us by making House doing, saying or liking exactly the opposite of what everyone expected him to. Usually you would expect House to mock literature like this, right? You would probably expect him to make some sarcastic comments concerning a young patient impressed with this kind of literature. Well, guess what? You got it wrong! He is obviously crazier than you could ever imagine. In fact he doesn't dismiss idiotic fans such as Twilight's, he is one of them. Of course I don't expect House to quit with sarcasm and irony. In fact, I too am attracted to him for these reasons, but I noticed it somehow became its own purpose. Beside providing a safe retreat for confused or tired writers, of course. Well, I still believe this show has much to say, House is undoubtedly one of the most interesting characters in TV history, but season 7 in general is a bit slow. This particular episode is no different, although it is still worth watching. Oh, and I miss Thirteen...


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