Season 8 Episode 21

Holding On

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 14, 2012 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • House: My best friend is trying to kill himself.
      Dr. Adams: He just wants to die with a little dignity.
      House: There's no such thing.

    • House: I made a reservation for two at Carmine's. Tonight. Eight o'clock. No more tricks. No more manipulations.
      Dr. Wilson: Said Machiavelli.
      House: Just... two friends enjoying the time they have left.
      Dr. Wilson: Please, don't...
      House: I'm not. Promise.
      Dr. Wilson: Just dinner?
      House: That depends on how much you have to drink.

    • Thirteen: Spoke to Wilson.
      House: He's angry because I want him to live longer. Who wouldn't be?
      Thirteen: Friends respect each other's decisions, even if they don't agree with them. It's called loyalty.
      House: Loyalty is a tool to get people to do things they don't wanna do.
      Thirteen: But you do want to. You may have rationalized it a hundred different ways, but the fact is, you fired me so that I'd be forced to spend the rest of my life doing exactly what I wanted to do. It was probably the most... selfless thing anyone has ever done for me. And you don't even like me that much.

    • House: I need you, okay? I want you to be around as long as possible. 'Cause I don't know what I'm gonna do without you.
      Dr. Wilson: No. No. Don't do that. I don't owe you anything. Our entire relationship has been about you. My dying is about me.

    • House: You don't just have to accept it.
      Dr. Wilson: Yes, I do have to accept this. I have five months to live and you're making me go through this alone! I'm pissed because I'm dying, and it's not fair. And I need... I need a friend. I need to know that you're there. I need... I need you to tell me that my life... was worthwhile, and I... I need you to tell me that you love me.
      House: No. I'm not gonna tell you that unless you fight.

    • Dr. Taub: You're being an ass.
      House: I just cured a patient. How 'bout you?
      Dr. Taub: You can't just give up on Wilson. You know he needs you. You know he's making an impossible choice. He just doesn't want to live in pain.
      House: Life is pain! I wake up every morning, I'm in pain! I go to work in pain. You know how many times I wanted to just give up? How many times I thought about ending it?

    • Dr. Foreman: You are responsible. The past 20 years you've had three wives, hundreds of colleagues, thousands of patients. But you've kept that one best friend.
      Dr. Wilson: He wants me to suffer a misery that I don't want to go through.
      Dr. Foreman: Chemo won't make your life any better. But caring will. Enduring pain to do some good for someone you care about... Isn't that what life is?

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