The team treats a patient with a secret home life. Thirteen is released from prison. House enlists Thirteen to participate in a spud gun competition.

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Thirteen has been in prison for the past six months, but the real mystery for House is what she did to get there. When she exits the prison, she is taken aback to find him waiting for her, and unaware he's got plans for the two of them for the next few days. As House probes Thirteen for more information about her crime, intent on solving the puzzle of her mysterious incarceration, they travel to an annual spud-gun competition and join forces to compete against House's much younger, overconfident rival, and along the journey uncover secrets and truths about each other. At the hospital, the team treats a science teacher suffering from severe respiratory illness, and when the team inspects the patient's house for clues to his illness, they immediately learn he's a hoarder. But upon a second visit to obtain more information, they uncover something in the many piles that shocks them. Also, Taub tries to get back into the dating scene, but winds up retreating to his old habits. Written by Fox Publicity

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Trivia

House: Hey, Harriet the Spy. Referencing the 1964 children's novel by Louise Fitzhugh about 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch, who spies on her friends. When they find out, they ostracize her and form their own Spy Catcher Club to find ways to get back at her. The novel was made into a movie in 1996. See more »

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(at around 9 mins) Taub puts on gloves as he prepares to enter the patient's home, but in the next shot he is holding the gloves in his hand. See more »

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Dr. Gregory House: So, what did you do?
Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley: No more guessing?
Dr. Gregory House: I need to know. I could make some phone calls, see if we can speed up your medical board hearing. In the meantime, no one can stop me from hiring an assistant.
Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley: You were right this morning. I met a guy at a coffee shop, we went back to my place, and he ODed.
Dr. Gregory House: Damn. Could've saved myself a job offer.
Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley: We both acted like idiots. And I ended up doing time.
Dr. Gregory House: Guess he did more.
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Wonderfully played by Hugh Laurie and Olivia Wilde
31 January 2012 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Thank God - for bringing back Thirteen & hence giving us a meaningful episode in the so far mediocre 7th season. I'm happy that we're completely distracted from House's juvenile antics at the hospital (hopefully to never return or at least in much smaller doses) and get reintroduced to my personal favorite supporting character. It does a lot for the synergy of the cast to have a truly interesting female character on the show - since Martha has been nothing but an annoyance and Cuddy ditching House out of nowhere (even though he's been trying hard in my opinion).

The reason for her absence was shocking and touching. I was glad to see House actually connect with someone else (especially after the recent breakup with Cuddy). Even though he's an emotional klutz he had one of his best moments in the whole whopping series when he said "I'll kill you - when the time comes...".

I won't get my hopes up too high for a quick recovery of House but at the very least I expect the beginning of the healing process now. Two wounded people helping each other back on their feet was an excellent formula for this episode - hats off.


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