House (2004–2012)
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Last Resort 

A person takes House, Thirteen and others as hostages. He's seen several doctors but none have found what ails him. As they work towards finding a solution, Thirteen makes decisions which leads her to think about her own condition.


Katie Jacobs


David Shore (created by), Matthew V. Lewis (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Wood Harris ... Bowman
Tracy Vilar ... Nurse Regina
Evan Peters ... Oliver
Evan Jones ... Bill
Marcus Chait ... Mitch
Alex Sol ... Larry


Jason is so tired of doctors failing to find what's wrong with him that he demands a diagnosis from the best by holding House at gun-point, with a bunch of other hostages. Gradually some of those are released in exchange for supplies, such as drugs, which Cuddy must personally deliver. He also insists on testing each drug on a hostage first. House still keeps a keen interest in the problem although his sense of priorities frightens his team. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Mystery


TV-14 | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


House is quite correct to guess that Thirteen has herpes. He probably has it, too. Most likely, so does every regular character on the show. The CDC estimates that upwards of 80% of sexually active adults in America has the disease, with most either entirely asymptomatic or showing symptoms too mild to be concerning. See more »


When the man shoots the other guy in the leg, no shell is ejected nor does the slide blow back just as a real gun would have. See more »


Jason: I've been to 16 doctors in the last two years. Had three full-body CTs and two MRIs, seven blood panels and one homeopathic consult.
Dr. Gregory House: And all that was missing was the threat of violence.
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References Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »


A Chronicle of Early Failures, Part 1
Performed by The Dead Texan
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User Reviews

Great Episode
22 June 2009 | by iteabaggedstalinSee all my reviews

This episode's a nice reprieve from the usual House formula. Note there were no "ironic" self-aware references to the predictability of the writing, references which are so annoyingly prevalent in every other episode before this one in Season 5. House's retorts are especially amusing and 13's acting is actually believable. Chase's and Foreman's roles confused me and seemed like superfluous details, maybe someone can explain to me why their decisions were meaningful. Sure the plot is somewhat implausible, but so is House's character, and the episode is engrossing in any case. Plus this episode has got to have the best soundtrack out of all the House episodes so far.

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25 November 2008 (Canada) See more »

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