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Wilson's Heart 

The team works to save someone close to a central character's heart. The key is inside House's head, but he is in a bad way himself.


Katie Jacobs


David Shore (created by), Peter Blake | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Hugh Laurie ... Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein ... Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps ... Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard ... Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison ... Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn ... Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde ... Thirteen
Anne Dudek ... Dr. Amber Volakis
Dan Desmond Dan Desmond ... Dr. Richmond
Jennifer Crystal Foley ... Rachel Taub
Fred Durst ... Bartender
Bobbin Bergstrom ... Nurse


The team works to save someone close to a central character's heart. The key is inside House's head, but he is in a bad way himself.

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Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


The song playing in the scene near the middle is a José González' cover of "Teardrop" by Massive Attack. "Teardrop" is the House M.D. Theme song (in the US). See more »


When trying to diagnose Amber, the team rules out diet pills because she is in liver failure, which couldn't have been caused by the pills. The liver failure could easily have been caused by massive blunt trauma from the bus crash that took out both her kidneys. See more »


Dr. Lawrence Kutner: [to Thirteen] I'm an Indian guy named "Kutner". Ever wonder what happened to my parents?
Thirteen: I'm sorry, I didn't...
Dr. Lawrence Kutner: I was 6 years old. I used to like helping out in my parents' store after school. Guy walks in to rob the place. Ends up shooting them both. Wasn't fair. Took years, but I had to accept that's just the way it was.
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References Touch of Evil (1958) See more »


Passing Afternoon
Performed by Iron & Wine
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One of the Finest Moments in Television History
30 December 2008 | by GundersonRocksSee all my reviews

Incredible. "House's Head" (the episode prior to this one) was the buildup, establishing a surreal, emotional approach never before seen on "House." THIS is the payoff. Save for some episodes of "The Shield", I have never witnessed a more deeply felt and powerful episode on television EVER. It will take a whole lot of effort for the writers to top themselves on this one. "Wilson's Heart" could have easily become sentimental and clichéd, but it looks too deep and sees too much honest pain. We are finally able to see that House is not a monster, that his misery extends far past his leg injury. We can finally look into his soul and see a resonating sadness and loneliness surrounded by a lifetime of pain. This is a masterpiece.

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19 May 2008 (USA) See more »

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