Season 7 Episode 19

Last Temptation

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

House and the team treat a teenage girl who collapses just before embarking on a potentially record-breaking boating trip around the world. Meanwhile, Masters must decide if she wants to continue her schooling in order to become a surgeon or accept an offer to stay on House's team permanently. When their patient refuses a life-saving treatment that will keep her from setting the record, Masters makes a shocking decision.moreless

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  • Bring her Back

    This episode is a rerun, but it's my first time watching it. PLEASE BRING BACK THIS YOUNG FEMALE CHARACTER. She was a very earger determined asset the to the program. Oh myself, 49 years old, eager and determined, military veteran and now Army reserve, needing A JOB. Been unemployed since I returned from Irag in Apr 2011. I am physical fit non smoker, active, CDL CLass A+, retail experience, and determined to get a job, Please Help.... contact memoreless
  • Wrong

    I've never been a Masters fan so this is probably why I hated this episode. The only redeeming feature was the chicken bet with Wilson but unfortunately that was kept to a minimum.

    I understand why there was this big send off for Masters and giving her all this internal conflict. The problem with this episode is, they kept hammering on about her being "exceptional" and the comparisons with House were obvious with her decision on the patient. Unfortunately what she did for the patient was totally wrong in my opinion and nothing like the situation it was compared to (House's leg). In that case, House's next of kin made the decision for him which she legally could do. In this episode, Masters had no right to make the decision and what she did was stupid - there is no way she could be allowed to continue practising medicine as it can't even be covered up. I understand why the writers did it but everything we've seen so far about her makes her the same as every other doctor on House's team, nothing "exceptional".

    This episode was poor in my opinion for those reasons.moreless
  • 719

    "Last Temptation" focuses on Masters, in what will be her last episode on House. I have not really been a fan of this character, but she did provide a much needed female character during Thirteen's absence. I liked this episode that focused primarily on her though, as House usually hits a homerun when they do these episodes from the viewpoint of one particular person.

    It was not the most exciting episode ever, but it was well-written, had a good medical case, and some nice exchanges with House. I could have done without the chicken however.

    Good episode though. House is starting to reclaim its thrown as Monday's best show.moreless
  • A fitting ending to a character that is often overlooked by House fans.

    For many House fans an episode centric on Masters might prove too much. But I find her character rather earnest and appealing because she is such a contrast to House, and to his egotistical, eccentric way of dealing with cases. I like this story because it pushes her character to the limits, and how she lies to save the patient's life. In the backdrop you have the rather amusing Hilson (House/Wilson) love affair involving chickens.As a long-time companion she might have become a problem with writers on the show, because it becomes rather repetitive if you argue the whole ethics/morality in every issue they appear. But this episode rather nicely rounds off her story, and is one of the finest stories of the season.moreless
  • a new definition of hypocrisy

    this was a great episode despite the fact that it focused on Masters and her dilemma.

    I really missed to see House and Wilson interact with each other the way they did this week. It was great, funny, very enjoyable to watch. House once more proved that one can be smart, or even considered a genius, but that doesn't mean that he&she is actually a genius. I know that this sentence doesn't make sense if you are just reading it. It makes sense if you watch this episode. House proved that Masters is a hypocrite and EVERYBODY LIES. A lie is a lie, even if you lie to yourself, and that is even worse than lying to someone else and this episode & ending is a proof of that. I do hope that the rest of this seasons episodes will be as enjoyable as this one.moreless
Gerald McCullouch

Gerald McCullouch

Bobby Pearson

Guest Star

Tommy Savas

Tommy Savas


Guest Star

Bridgett Newton

Bridgett Newton


Guest Star

Ron Perkins

Ron Perkins

Dr. Simpson

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom


Recurring Role

Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

Martha Masters

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • We see that Martha Masters has a roommate. However, earlier this season in "Small Sacrifices," she said that she lived alone.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Masters: She could die.
      House: Pretty sure the law of the land states that everyone has the right to be an idiot. I think it's the Second Amendment.

    • Dr. Foreman: I'm glad you're gonna be sticking around after today.
      Masters: Really? You want me to stay?
      Dr. Foreman: It's good to add a different perspective to the department. Someone who still remembers there are rules other than House's.
      Masters: If I don't play by House's rules, he won't let me in.
      Dr. Foreman: Find a way around them.
      Masters: I'd have to lie to him, which is still lying.
      Thirteen: Lying about a lie, that's practically telling the truth.

    • Thirteen: Thank you, House, for respecting my privacy. What a perfect reminder that I'm back.
      Dr. Foreman: I didn't even know you had a problem.
      House: Loved ones are always the last to know. Loved ones and robotic, estranged ex-boyfriends.

    • House: Masters, there's no hurry. There's no wrong choices. At least, that's what they tell people who make crappy choices.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Working with House is great. And it sucks. Often simultaneously.

    • Masters: Why are you lying about rehab?
      Thirteen: Because the real reason I was gone is not something I want to share.
      Masters: Couldn't you just say that? Should be enough for Foreman and the others.
      Thirteen: How long have you worked here. House's people have personalities that range from nosy to "pardon me while I do this cavity search."

    • Donovan: You're back with House.
      Masters: Mm. Just this one case. I'm not staying.
      Cruz: I would kill for a chance to work with him. Like, literally skin you and wear you as a disguise. (Masters and Donovan stare)

    • Masters: Isn't that House's chicken?
      Dr. Wilson: Disgusting beasts. I don't know why I ever agreed to this bet.
      Masters: So call it off.
      Dr. Wilson: And lose $20?

    • Masters: I broke the rules because I believed I was right.
      House: You were right.
      Masters: Then why don't I feel good or satisfied? Instead, I just feel like throwing up.
      House: And you're following me to ask how I break the rules and maintain my rosy demeanor.
      Masters: I didn't do it to be happy. I just thought I would be.
      House: You can't always get what you want.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: You Can't Always Get What You Want (The Rolling Stones)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 18, 2011 on Global
      UK: April 28, 2011 on Sky1
      Germany: November 15, 2011 on RTL
      Poland: January 12, 2012 on TVP2
      Sweden: February 14, 2012 on TV4/TV4HD
      Czech Republic: February 20, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: July 26, 2012 on STV1
      Finland: June 24, 2013 on MTV3


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