House (2004–2012)
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5 to 9 

This is a hectic day in Cuddy's life from 5AM to 9PM. Giving an insurance company an ultimatum could bankrupt the hospital. She fires an employee for theft. Her child's sick. A patient won't pay for a reattached thumb.


Andrew Bernstein


David Shore (created by), Thomas L. Moran




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 (credit only)
Jesse Spencer ... Dr. Robert Chase
Peter Jacobson ... Dr. Chris Taub
Olivia Wilde ... Thirteen
Michael Weston ... Lucas Douglas
Tracy Vilar ... Nurse Regina
Maurice Godin ... Dr. Hourani
Patrick St. Esprit ... Keith Tannenbaum
Celia Finkelstein ... Gail
Mark D. Espinoza ... Stan (as Mark Espinoza)
J.D. Jackson J.D. Jackson ... Ronald Westbrook (as JD Jackson)


During a day in the life of Princeton Plainsboro's Dean of Medicine, Dr. Lisa Cuddy, the inner workings of the hospital are seen through her eyes. This day proves to be especially trying as Cuddy wrestles with myriad hospital issues and staff disputes that test her perseverance and skills as an administrator, all while juggling issues in her personal life. Written by FOX Publicity

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Drama | Mystery


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The story evolves around Lisa Cuddy with House playing a supporting role. See more »


As Cuddy is working in her office before the 3:00 pm deadline, her wrist watch shows 1:00 before and after the shot of the clock on her desk shows 3:00 pm. See more »


Dr. Lisa Cuddy: You're an idiot. What do you do the next time one of your patients needs a liver transplant?
Dr. Gregory House: Go talk to Wilson about something completely unrelated and see what happens.
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References 9 to 5 (1980) See more »


Shine On
Performed by Eric Bibb
(plays over the closing scenes)
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One of the two episodes I liked this season!
18 February 2010 | by venki-kumarSee all my reviews

The bad ratings for this particular episode is totally unwarranted. First of all, medical mysteries are definitely a significant part of the thrill of watching house, but it is totally an exaggerated claim to say that House is only about those medical jargon, half of which we do not understand. In fact, if House was a genius nerd with no personality to speak of, this show wouldn't have lasted for a season. The real beauty of House, IMHO, is the interplay of Characters and the unique personality that each one of them brings to the show. And that way, dedicating an episode totally to Cuddy and that too in such a refreshing sense is worth appreciating and made an interesting watch. Way to go House! If you have the talent to continue producing such good episodes even after years in business, you are all set to go on for many years to come!

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8 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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