House

Better Half

Season 8, Ep 9, Aired 1/23/12
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  • Episode Description
  • House and his team treat an Alzheimer's patient who flies into violent rages and throws up blood. Meanwhile, Wilson copies with a patient who claims that there is no sexual relationship in her marriage.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Corri English

    Kayla

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Robert Sean Leonard

    Dr. James Wilson

  • Ivo Nandi

    Andres

  • Roma Chugani

    Dr. Banerjee

  • Photos (7)
  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Why not do your homework?

    By ma_j, Feb 01, 2012

  • more of the same. . .

    By ActiveSparkles, Jan 30, 2012

  • Actually some good writing

    By DeadRookie, Jan 24, 2012

  • Better Half

    By thefanof, Jan 24, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Dr. Wilson: You know that one percent of the population identifies as asexual?
      House: We really gotta get you laid. If I have to plow that furrow myself, so be it.
      Dr. Wilson: I have a patient who's asexual.
      House: Is she a giant pool of algae?

    • Dr. Chase: You're letting (House) get inside your head. He could do a lot of damage in there.

    • House: Start him on plasmapheresis. Unless.. unless, I need to say, "Mother, may I?" And mother is an abbreviation.

    • Dr. Adams: Sex releases oxytocin. it's the neurochemical basis for bonding.
      House: And that's why men always marry their right hands.
      Dr. Adams: It's different for girls.
      Dr. Park: No it 's not. I've tapped over 30 guys and I've never wanted to see most of them again. (everyone stares) I live next to a Jewish frat.
      House: We are veering wildly off track. Please continue.

    • House: Lots of people don't have sex. The only people who don't want it are either sick, dead, or lying.

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    Notes (3)

    • Peter Jacobson is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Music: Simply Human (Morgan Taylor Reid)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: January 23, 2012 on Global
      Israel: February 29, 2012 on HOT3
      Germany: September 4, 2012 on RTL
      Sweden: October 30, 2012 on TV4
      The Netherlands: January 31, 2013 on SBS6
      Czech Republic: February 4, 2013 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: March 5, 2013 on STV1
      Finland: September 5, 2013 on MTV3

    Allusions (2)

    • House: With great power comes great micromanaging.
      Referencing the line commonly attributed to the comic book character Spider-Man, created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The line, as first used in Amazing Fantasy #15, is actually "With great power there must also come great responsibility."

    • House: You're seen Spartacus, right?
      Referencing the the famous scene in Spartacus (1960) where Crassus and his legions have defeated and captured Spartacus and his rebel slaves. When they guarantee the safety of the slaves if they turn over Spartacus, each slave steps forward and say, "I'm Spartacus!

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