Season 7, Ep 20, Aired 5/2/11
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  • Episode Description
  • The team treats a lottery winner who is stricken with partial paralysis. Meanwhile, Cuddy's mother sues the hospital, and Chase and Foreman make a bet with each other.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • David Costabile


  • Hugh Laurie

  • Von Varga

  • Megan Follows


  • Photos (9)
  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • 5/2

    By thefanof, May 04, 2011

  • Trying To Put the "M.D." back into House M.D.

    By JosephLopez0, May 03, 2011

  • Hard to describe...

    By baghban, May 03, 2011

  • Superb writing..House in Charge seems mroe natural

    By DeadRookie, May 03, 2011

  • Green on the Other Side

    By Neksmater, May 03, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Taub: Sure, some people will screw up anything, but some won't. That kind of cash, he has a chance to turn a miserable life around. House: Miserable stays miserable. Happy doesn't buy lottery tickets in the first place. Thirteen: Our level of happiness is set. It's in our DNA. No cash payout's gonna change that. House: It's like there's two of me.

    • Dr. Cuddy: My mother's lawyer called. She's threatening to sue the hospital over our mistreatment of her. Says it slowed her recovery. House: You know, I was just thinking how much I want a relationship with no sex, but where I still have to deal with your mother.

    • Dr. Cuddy: My mom and I got into a fight, Because of our replacement hip replacement, she can barely get around her own house. I told her she has to live with me while she recovers. House: Oh, I'm starting to get the connection. Yeah, she has a house. My name is House. Dr. Cuddy: You're the doctor that treated her, that illegally switched her meds after she fired you, that went behind the back of her actual doctor. House: Those beads from Thailand. If we're listing all the things that you pressured me into.

    • Thirteen: She won't let us make a move until you agree to a sit-down with the Godmother and her consigliere. House: Bitch to King Four. Taub: Checkmate. Patient can't use his leg. You have to concede. House: Or I could just knock all the pieces onto the floor.

    • House: What are you doing? We got a patient with a walking disorder, who can't seize. No, wait. I'm close, though, aren't I?

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    Notes (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 2, 2011 on Global
      UK: May 5, 2011 on Sky1
      Australia: June 6, 2011 on Channel Ten
      Germany: November 22, 2011 on RTL
      Poland: January 19, 2012 on TVP2
      Sweden: February 21, 2012 on TV4/TV4HD
      Czech Republic: February 27, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 2, 2012 on STV1
      Finland: July 1, 2013 on MTV3

    Allusions (3)

    • House: And I'm not just saying that 'cause I'm scared you'll turn green and rip through your own clothes. Referencing the long-time Marvel superhero (and occasional super-villain), who first appeared in Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Scientist Bruce Banner transforms into his monstrous green-skinned super-strong alter-ego when he becomes angry or in various other circumstances.

    • Dr. Wilson: You had to go all Wile E. Coyote on me. Referencing the animated Warner Brothers character who is typically seen hunting his nemesis, the Road Runner. The coyote never speaks, and hunts the Road Runner primarily by ordering implausibly complex equipment from the Acme Corporation. Inevitably, the seemingly indestructible Coyote ends up squashed, burnt, or at the bottom of a canyon after falling.

    • Taub: As opposed to the same, Starfleet-issued tunic? Referencing the exploratory and military organization which is the basis for the various shows in the Star Trek franchise. The organization handles all facets of space travel, involving diplomatic, defense, and scientific missions.

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