Season 5 Episode 1

Dying Changes Everything

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 16, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary

In the aftermath of personal tragedy, Wilson resigns from the hospital... and from his friendship with House. Meanwhile, Thirteen struggles with her personal medical problems while helping treat an executive assistant with a similar personality to her own.

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  • House is a Miserable!!

    Eu adoro o seriado House pq nós podemos odiar e adorar oe personagem deste incrivel ator chamado Hugh Laurie! ele faz coisas inacreditáveis, deixando a gente louco de raiva, mas ao mesmo tempo apaixonado pelo personagem cômico e imprevisível!!

    Nesta 5º temporada, ele se encontra mais louco ainda, provavelmente por causa deste primeiro episódio, que como o nome já diz, "A morte muda tudo".

    Neste episódio ele mostra mais uma vez o pq de ser o melhor ator por vários anos seguidos! Respostas inteligentes, diálogos cheios de ironia, incerteza do final, todos os ingredientes de um grande episódio.

    Aconselho a todos tomarem seu lugar e se preparar para esta 5º temporada deste "louco e miserable" médico!!moreless
  • Big Meanie!

    It's actually heartbreaking to watch Wilson and House at odds like this and even in the next episode as well. So Amber's death is obviously still being dealt with and House is as grouchy as ever, still denying his part in Amber's death. (Although we all know how he feels, thanks to the ending scene from Wilson's Heart). I cant believe the writers even took this path with these two characters so hats off to them for tackling a potentially damaging storyline in terms of the overall show. I just hope they eventually reconcile. I also liked the patient's stroyline and how it tied in with Thirteen's feelings. Taub continues to grate on me and Kutner is still the best out of the newbies: goofy but has intelligent moments.moreless
  • 501

    It feels like I'm watching a different show. This episode didn't like as much, House is definitely not the same, Cameron only had 2 scenes, and Chase only had 1. Wilson was so messed up though there was some slight jokes, Wilson is so messed up to House, at the end it was so sad.

    I wonder House will deal after that. Then Cuddy thinks of Couples Counseling which was the funny part, they should of changed the theme song, the team hardly is there, I also felt as though it was starring Thirteen, this isn't Thirteen MD, the patient was okay.

    I like how Cameron & Wilson had a heart to heart towards the end. Okay season opener, again not the same. Fair episode.moreless
  • Season 5 Premiere

    House is back, and he is as miserable and as **** as ever. The story takes place two months after Wilson loses his girlfriend, and the plot takes place around Wilson's decision to leave the hospital.

    I thought this episode was a perfect start to Season 5- the House and Wilson relationship is tested but still dynamic between the pair of them- it was comical how Cuddy tried to get the pair to make up, but heart rendering how Wilson tells House he isn't a friend at the end.

    Wilson's meltdown also gave Cameron the chance to behave sympathetically- thats the most character development we have seen from her in over a Season, and it was a welcome change.

    Meanwhile, we see how Thirteen is coping with her huntingdons, as well as the Teams reaction to her. Thirteen bonded with the patient, showing how desperate she is to make a difference. The case itself was actually very interesting- the patient had some emotional depth as well as an interesting character (in response to reviews that are determined to put this show down).

    Overall, a brilliant start to Season 5- the acting was excellent, and the character development was well balanced with the patient. An excellent episode.moreless
  • House is back and Wilson deals with the death of Amber. Everything you'd want in a House episode...a lot of Thirteen as well but I don't think that's a bad thing.moreless

    So Wilson decides to resign from the hospital...very rash and stupid decision which was noted by most people but we obviously understand...the way he lost Amber is unforgettable. I do really like how House was just telling him not to be a idiot...we saw House telling Wilson not to go...making sure that they were okay as friends. I liked how House went on strike to get Wilson to stay...Cuddy giving them couples counselling was very funny. Wilson at the end was really harsh I think...he ends his entire friendship with House because he's sick of him and his attitude. Even the sarcastic doctor seemed shocked. Thirteen mainly deals with a patient...I like her, why don't other people? I actually feel for her about her Huntington's...her relationship with the patient towards the end was nice. How she changed something in her...then admitted about her disease, intense...I'm liking this development. Her horror when the patient went back to the job was well done.

    Great opening episode. Looking forward to more of season 5.moreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Christine Woods

Christine Woods


Guest Star

Jamie Rose

Jamie Rose

Patty Michener

Guest Star

Bob Sherer

Bob Sherer


Guest Star

Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

Dr. Chris Taub

Recurring Role

Kal Penn

Kal Penn

Dr. Lawrence Kutner

Recurring Role

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the first scene where House is playing video games in the coma patient's room, he picks up the drink from the coma patient's hand, and places it back there. You can clearly see the patient's thumb and arm moving.

      Trivia: The game House plays at the beginning of the episode is "Ninja Gaiden II" for the Xbox 360.

    • When Lou is sitting in the chair for her chemotherapy treatment, her feet go from crossed to uncrossed depending on the camera angle.

    • Trivia: Beginning with this episode, House has a new cane. It's called a "Blonde Horn Ball-Light Maple."

  • QUOTES (26)

    • (after House has overridden their diagnosis with the correct diagnosis)
      Thirteen: Damn.
      Lou: What?
      Taub: She's happy you're going to be fine... but she'd be happier if you were going to be fine five minutes ago.

    • House: Either she cracked under the whip or she started to realize that her evolutionary purpose is to arouse men, not to castrate them.

    • (Cuddy leads the team while House is gone)
      Taub: What do you want us to do?
      Dr. Cuddy: The same thing you do if he was here.
      Taub: If he was here we'd be asking him what to do.

    • House: People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve.

    • Patient: (asking about Cameron and House) The two of you use to be together?
      House: (referring to the patient's obesity) She dumped me when I lost the last 85 pounds.

    • House: Treating professional sports injuries now?
      Patient: No, I'm not...
      House: Familiar with the concept of sarcasm. Don't sweat it, it's new.

    • Dr. Wilson: I just need a change of scenery.
      House: Buy a plant!

    • Dr. Cuddy: When's the last time you talked to him.
      House: Uh, I think it was after… when did his girlfriend die? He wanted time alone. I considered being a horrendous pain in the ass, but I didn't want to tread on your turf.

    • Dr. Foreman: We just got a call from Patty Michener. From Women's Majority, the women's rights…
      Dr. Cuddy: We know who she is.
      House: I dated her. Well, not really dated her. More metaphorically raped her by having a penis. You did too.

    • Dr. Cuddy: House has more important things to do.
      House: Sorry, can't help you. You need a specialist to remove those kind of warts. Preferably someone with experience spelunking.

    • House: I'm busy.
      Thirteen: We need you to…
      House: Actually, as you can see, I'm not busy. It's just a euphemism for "get the hell out of here."

    • House: You're being an idiot. You're gonna blow up your career, and six months from now, when you've moved on from Amber--to Burnt Sienna--you're gonna be stuck in a mobile oncology truck in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
      Dr. Wilson: I'd need a flowchart to explain all the ways in which that was ridiculously insensitive.

    • Lou: Who are you?
      Thirteen: This is Dr. House. He's too brilliant for introductions.

    • Dr. Cameron: You want me to sleep with him to get him to stay?
      House: I'd put the bisexual on that. If you'd like to sit in, so to speak.

    • House: Grief is Newark. Okay, it's there. You can't avoid it. The idea is to hold your nose, hope the traffic's not too bad, and get on to Manhattan as quickly as possible, not to buy property.

    • House: If I told you that I was sorry, would it change anything?
      Dr. Wilson: I wouldn't believe you.
      House: If you believed me.
      Dr. Wilson: It's hard to imagine such a world.

    • Dr. Wilson: I've got to do what's right for me. You got to do what's right for you.
      House: Yeah, but it comes easier for me.

    • Taub: Who wants to service House so this patient can live?

    • Dr. Cuddy: You mind if I come in?
      House: Not at all. You mind if I leave?

    • Dr. Foreman: But we're not talking about another videotape. This one showed a bump. We need to biopsy.
      Dr. Chase: A bump? Oh yeah. My grandfather died of a bump.

    • Kutner: How do you get coal out of a mountain when it's someone else's mountain? If we don't have House, it doesn't mean we can't think like House.
      Thirteen: But it does mean we don't have to talk like him.

    • Thirteen: We can have anything.
      Lou: No we can't. We can aspire to anything, but we don't get it just because we want it. I would rather spend my time close to the birds than waste it wishing I had wings.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Why do you think Wilson is leaving?
      House: How many times do I have to use the word "idiot"?

    • Dr. Cuddy: You're not listening to me, are you?
      House: Try it sometime, you'll see why.

    • Dr. Wilson: We're not friends any more, House. I'm not sure we ever were.

    • House: Almost dying changes nothing. Dying changes everything.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: September 24, 2008 on TEN
      Portugal: November 10, 2008 on Fox
      Latin America: November 13, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Spain: January 6, 2009 on Cuatro
      The Netherlands: January 8, 2009 on SBS 6
      Germany: March 3, 2009 on RTL
      Hungary: March 18, 2009 on TV2
      Denmark: March 21, 2009 on Kanal 4
      United Kingdom: May 31, 2009 on Sky One
      Slovakia: September 2, 2009 on STV1
      Czech Republic: September 7, 2009 on TV Nova
      Poland: September 3, 2009 on TVP2
      Sweden: September 29, 2009 on TV4