Season 1 Episode 14


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 15, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Billionaire entrepreneur Edward Vogler spends $100 million on the clinic and becomes the new Chairman of the Board. As a businessman, Vogler intends to turn the clinic into a profitable venue for his biotech venture and plans to eliminate the financially draining services of Dr. House. Meanwhile, a businesswoman who has it all – perfect life, perfect body, perfect job – finds herself inexplicably paralyzed. When he diagnoses her secret, House must risk his job and his medical license to get her a necessary transplant.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep a man comes in to the hospital who spent 100,000,000 on the hospital and he wants to get rid of things that are unnecssary like houses servieces and a women comes in who has every thing going perfect for her to she starts to get paralyzed and house and the team are trying to figure things out and he learns her secret and must risk his job to save her life that can get her a transplant this was a good ep i thougt and very interest and that is why i gave it a 9 becasue it was so intensemoreless
  • There's a new boss in town. Edward Vogler flashes $100 million and becomes the new Chairman of the Board at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital -- quickly becoming the bane of Dr. Gregory House's existence.moreless

    The first of a five story arc which introduces Edward Vogler -- billionaire, successful entrepreneur and owner of, among other things, a pharmaceutical company. He donates $100 million to the Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital and now wants control of its operations by becoming its Chairman of the Board.

    He immediately decides that treating patients isn't profitable but running clinical trials for research medication is and focuses on trimming the fat starting with Dr. House and his Department of Diagnostic Medicine.

    House's patient is a successful CEO, a bulimic who cuts herself and ingests ipecac to induce vomitting. Repeated use of the medicine has led to muscle damage and destroyed her heart. She needs a transplant but her psychological condition would exclude her from consideration -- unless House lies to the transplant committee. He risks his career and lies through his teeth in order to secure the transplant -- simply because she is his patient.

    Vogler finds out the truth and confronts House who says that while neither of them like each other and Vogler has the money, he's got tenure and can't be touched. And he also has Wilson and Cuddy on his side. Any vote to fire him must be unanimous. Vogler adds that while he may not be able to touch House now, he might be able to fire both Cuddy and Wilson, thereby leaving House vulnerable.moreless
  • House is of course, average-ly fantastic! Every episode is wonderful, don't you think?

    House gets a patient who needs a heart transplant, but she's bulimic and cuts herself; two reasons why she could be disqualified from getting a heart.

    In the transplant committee meeting, Cuddy asked if there is any reason that Carly (the patient) should be disqualified. House went on about her medical conditions until Cuddy stressed if Carly has any psychological problem.

    House looked around the room - at Wilson, at Vogler, then at Cuddy, and said "no".

    It's heart-warming when Carly asked House why he lied and risked so much.

    He simply said, "because you're my patient - don't screw it."

    Cameron acted oddly when she calls everyone by their first names; "Robert" (Chase) and "Eric" (Foreman) House asked why was she manipulating everyone and she told him that no one likes her because she's a woman, pretty and not aggressive.

    House told her that everyone likes her.

    Then Cameron asked if he likes her, she needs to know.

    House just said, "no".

    That was funny.

    Another funny part after Vogler confronted House; House turned his music back on but a different song comes out.moreless
  • Fantastic episode.

    I'm sitticg here watching the FOX logo right now. It's been on the screen for at least 30 seconds. I wonder if they broke the tape... because that would suck. Or maybe they just ran out of sponsors.

    Anyway, this is my favorite episode out of what I've seen so far. The way the new chairman sizes up House is great. "Wear the damn coat" has got to be one of the best lines from the show. House actually looked hurt after that one.

    The whole lying about the transplant thing... just an overall great episode.moreless
  • I still think this is one of my favourite episodes of season one.

    I liked the young businesswoman as a character, she provided us with a very different type of storyline. I was thinking House may be getting into some sort of relation ship, because at the end he seemed awefully kind to her. But of course, i was wrong.

    The initial symptom was very cool, and it appeared very painful. The muscles (from what they looked like) tightened around each other with a very painful sounding noise. And when she was turned over in her bed clenching her leg and started screaming! That was sooo cool, she hit a 10 on the pain scale! I love that kind of stuff. Also, all House's fans instantly begin to hate Vogler, who hates House, who we all love. He actually posed as a very useful and tough adversary or enemy to House.

    Medical Problem: Bulimia and Ipecac Pills

    Rating: 9.5/10moreless
Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Sheila Cavalette

Sheila Cavalette


Guest Star

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller


Guest Star

Andrew Borba

Andrew Borba

Mr. Van Der Meer

Guest Star

Ron Perkins

Ron Perkins

Dr. Simpson

Recurring Role

Chi McBride

Chi McBride

Edward Vogler

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (26)

    • Edward Vogler: I want to run this place like a business.
      Dr. Cuddy: What, you want to put more vending machines in the hallway? Maybe a roulette wheel?

    • Edward Vogler: Are you sleeping with House?
      Dr. Cuddy: What? No.
      Edward Vogler: But you did. Right? A long time ago?
      Dr. Cuddy: That's an incredibly inappropriate question.
      Edward Vogler: If your judgment is compromised by a prior or current relationship, that is my business.
      Dr. Cuddy: I respect him. That is all you need to know.

    • Dr. Wilson: Come on. You know how good you have it here.
      House: Yes, I'm the big poobah, the big cheese, the go-to guy.

    • House: Read less, more TV!

    • House: Oh, stop hiding! I'm asking you if you want to live or die, you can't even say that!
      Carly: What do you want me to do? Cry?
      House: Yes! I want you to tell me that your life is important to you, because I don't know! Because that's what's on the table right now: your life.

    • House: Oh will you stop it with the book?!? Why are you doing this?
      Dr. Cameron: I'm not doing anything.
      House: You're manipulating everyone.
      Dr. Cameron: People...dismiss me. Because...I'm a woman, because...I'm pretty, because...I'm not aggressive. My opinions shouldn't be rejected just because people don't like me.
      House: They like you. Everyone likes you.
      Dr. Cameron: Do you? (long pause) I have to know.
      House: No.
      Dr. Cameron: Okay.

    • Dr. Chase: (doing Carly's angiogram): I'm gonna have to ask you for the cell phone.
      Carly: (typing on her PDA) Do we really need to? I'm okay.
      Dr. Chase: Pretty sure my X-ray machine can take your phone in a fight. It'll fry it.
      Carly: Fine.

    • Dr. Wilson: How do you know she needs a heart transplant?
      House: I got my aura read today. It said someone close to me had a broken heart.

    • Dr. Wilson: Put on your coat!
      House: It itches!

    • Dr. Cuddy: (to House) So if you ignore ethics to save one person it's admirable, but if you do it to save a thousand you're a bastard. All (Vogler's) done is taken your game and gone pro.

    • Vogler: This is not a game to me, Dr. House.
      House: No, it's actually more like we're dancing right now. So let's get to the point. You don't like me. And I'm pretty sure I'm not going to like you. It's nothing personal - I don't like anyone.

    • Vogler: That was my very first heart transplant committee meeting. Very exciting.
      House: Trust me – Six Flags, way more exciting.

    • Carly: Why did you fight for me? You risked so hardly know me.
      House: You're my patient. Don't screw it up.

    • House: You value our friendship more then your ethical responsibilities.
      Dr. Wilson: Our friendship is an ethical responsibility.

    • Dr. Wilson: You lied, didn't you?
      House: I never lie.
      Dr. Wilson: Big mistake.

    • Dr. Wilson: (Carly) was uncomfortable doing any more tests - I had to convince her to do that one.
      House: Do you get that often – women who'd rather die then get naked with you?

    • Mr. Van Der Meer: (typing) wHats werong gwith ricky
      House: Relax, Ricky's going to be just finkth.

    • House: Did you hear? New management. I'm thinking of switching to orthopedics. How much do you guys get for a massage now - without the happy ending?

    • House: No, I have seen every scary music ever made. Six-year old twins in front of an elevator with blood. Boys' choirs. Those are bad omens. This is much more mundane. A billionaire wants to get laid.
      Dr. Wilson: Billionaires buy movie studios to get laid. They buy hospitals to get respect.
      House: And the reason you want respect...?
      Dr. Wilson: To get laid...

    • Dr. Cameron: I'm just wondering if you think we could apply the same logic to Carly's Sed rate.
      House: That's absurd. I love it.

    • Dr. Cameron: My Aunt Eliza lives in Philadelphia.
      House: Oh, it's story time! Let me get my ba-ba.

    • Dr. Foreman: Yeah, (Vogler) took (House's) parking space.
      Dr. Cameron: That's not necessarily bad news.
      Dr. Foreman: Do you ever watch Gilligan's Island reruns and really really think they're going to get off the island this time?

    • Dr. Cuddy: I need you to wear your lab coat.
      House: I need two days of outrageous sex with someone obscenely younger than you. Like half your age.

    • Ricky: He had knee surgery.
      House: Right.
      Ricky: About a year ago. And then he couldn't talk.
      House: Right. Well, that happens. It's very dangerous operating close to the vocal chords.

    • Dr. Cuddy: (House's) different.
      Vogler: Everyone's buddy?
      Dr. Cuddy: No, not exactly . . .

    • House: She's the CEO of Sonyo Cosmetics. Three assistants and fifteen VPs checked out who should be treating her. Who da man? I da man. I always suspected.

  • NOTES (5)


    • Dr. Cuddy: (House) saves one patient per week
      Said in a conversation to Vogler who notes House treats one patient a week. Alluding to the critics who derided the show's supposedly limited format where House always treats and saves one patient per week.

    • Dr. Foreman: Do you ever watch Gilligan's Island and really really think they're going to get off the island?
      Referencing the c CBS half-hour comedy (1964-1967) with seven castaways (and several hundred visitors) who spent several seasons trying to get off a deserted island.

    • House: No, I have seen every scary movie ever made. Six-year old twins in front of an elevator with blood. Boys' choirs.
      Referencing two horror movies: The Shining and The Omen.