Lucky Thirteen

Season 5, Ep 5, Aired 10/21/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Thirteen brings her one-night stand to the hospital after the woman has a seizure. However, the woman admits she slept with Thirteen so she could get to House and have him diagnose her condition. Meanwhile, House continues to pay Lucas to spy on Wilson.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Angela Gots


  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Al Damji


  • Helena Barrett

    Woman With Thirteen

  • Fan Reviews (25)

    By DraDrizzy, Jan 22, 2012

  • 505

    By Canogaparkcindy, Nov 12, 2009

  • Down we goo.... down the crapper.

    By JBentham, Oct 22, 2008

  • 13 or 31, she's not 2 bad

    By detorio, Oct 01, 2009

  • Thirteen self destructs...

    By DonStants2, Jul 21, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • House: You're in a downward spiral of destruction. Thirteen: I can stop. House: You're gonna keep spiraling, screwing around, keep slashing away at every person who tries to help until no one tries to help anymore. Until you hit bottom. Until you're dead. But, until then, I can use you.

    • House: (about Wilson) He is the one who needs to be saved... Lucas: From you or the ho? House: The ho is just using him for his money. Wait, it was a bad example.

    • Thirteen: I get it. I was wrong. Can we move on? House: You are just upset. Because all time she was with you, she was thinking about my huge, throbbing... diagnostic skills.

    • Dr. Wilson: (about the prostitute) Best 30 dollars I ever spent House: Thirty? Did you keep her number? Dr. Wilson: Unfortunately I killed her and buried her in the basement. House: Shame. Hungry? Dr. Wilson: Yeah.

    • Thirteen: Retinal vein occlusion was fixed. Her doctor said it was a venous anomaly House: Is he in this room? Because if he's not, I don't care what he thinks. Unless he's a she and she was there last night too, in which case I care very deeply.

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    Notes (2)

    • Original International Air Dates: Australia: October 22, 2008 on TEN Latin America: December 11, 2008 on Universal Channel The Netherlands: February 5, 2009 on SBS 6 Germany: March 31, 2009 on RTL Denmark: April 25, 2009 on Kanal 4 Poland: September 16, 2009 on TVP2 Slovakia: September 30, 2009 on STV1 Czech Republic: October 5, 2009 on TV Nova Sweden: October 27, 2009 on TV4

    • Music: Could We Survive (Joseph Arthur), Dark Road (Annie Lennox), Cheap And Cheerful (The Kills)

    Trivia (1)

    • House said he found a brown recluse spider in Thirteen's bathroom. However, brown recluses are not native to the east coast of the U.S.

    Allusions (3)

    • House: This is some kind of weird "if you built it they will come" moment. This is a reference to a phrase out of 1989 film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner. The movie is about a farmer who builds a baseball field in his cornfield. Then he brings his dream team to play on the field thus fulfilling his lifelong dream.

    • Taub: Sorry to interrupt your meeting… Mannix. Referencing the TV detective portrayed by Mike Connors for eight seasons starting in 1967. The series was one of the most violent TV detective series of the era, featuring Connors as hard-boiled two-fisted detective Joe Mannix.

    • House: It was either this or put on Brian's Song. Referencing the 1971 ABC TV movie starring James Caan and Billy Dee Williams as Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. The true-life story tells of how the two Chicago Bears football players bonded despite the competition for the same position and their racial differences, and how they deal with Piccolo dying of cancer.

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