House

Season 8 Episode 20

Post Mortem

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 07, 2012 on FOX
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Episode Summary

With House missing, the team must treat a pathologist at the hospital who trusts no one except House. To treat him, Chase and the others must convince their patient that House is still advising them.

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  • Post Mortem

    7.5
    Fans of the Wilson and House dynamic got one last great episode involving those characters. We saw the duo travel the country with Wilson being the more reckless of the two for a change, en route to answers, and finding a lack of them. A well-written episode that highlighted the one relationship that withstood the test of time on this show.



    And a great ending seamlessly transitioning from an Abraham Lincoln joke to a stern realization by House that his friend's cancer had not died down.moreless
  • They must have read my last review!

    9.0
    Yes--it was another excellent episode. I had posted last week..they have ignored the rest of the cast (Chase, Taub etc) but this episode FINALLY (and finally is final this time) gets around to CHASE examing himself. I have said for years--WHY is Chase letting House solve every case?..His LIFE was put to the test--and he made a Choice. Excellent ending to Chase. . The CASE was GREAT--one of the best cases--a very interesting differential diagnostic and a VERY good patient who measures the credibilty of doctors. This was a rare INFORMED patient who knows they screw up.. Totally enjoyed his interplay and scenes with Chase. The WILSON drama--moves on----the alter ego Wilson creates--He wasn;t fooling anyone---Wilson is wilson--House is always right (AGAIN!) He knew it wouldn't last. Wilson creates it and of course it FAILS. House knows best.....Does he have irreversible cancer? We will have to wait till next week...DAMN lol ...Almo t as good as last week--and an important END to CHASE's mystery.



    P.S. Just because the last couple of episodes (last three) have been excellent does not escuse so many emotional MISSES this season. Sure, for any other show, it would be passable drama....biut HOUSE was THAT GREAT A show in its first six seasons that so many of this seasons episodes would never have been filmed. A shame they didn't make better use of the middle of this last season. (except for that one episode where House chooses TRUTH over procedure) ...two more and an 8 year emotional ride is over. They had a long time to prepare for these last two episodes..so they better deliver the goods.moreless
  • Another Great Episode

    8.5
    As always, House never disappoints!



    The ending was chilling and the stillness of the characters and scene left a cold feeling in the audience. It is setting up beautifully for an ending.



    The only downside I can find of these last few episodes is the quickness and rapidness of how the show is ending. The characters are rushing through their completion and House is not being utilized as a doctor enough to get him in a state where we will love him and close with him in the ending. Hopefully they start to pull it together with him fully back in the hospital next episode!moreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

Dr. Chris Taub

Odette Annable

Odette Annable

Dr. Jessica Adams

Peter Weller

Peter Weller

Dr. Penza

Guest Star

Jamie Elman

Jamie Elman

Dr. Peter Treiber

Guest Star

Carol Herman

Carol Herman

Ina

Guest Star

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom

Nurse

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Dr. Wilson: And tomorrow I'm driving to Cleveland to meet my boyhood crush.
      House: The years have not been kind to David Cassidy.

    • House: You don't want to talk about it.
      Dr. Wilson: No, but obviously you do.
      House: So, we're gonna talk about it, but because I want to.
      Dr. Wilson: I am neither talking about it, nor talking about not talking about it.

    • Dr. Wilson: I blew it.
      House: Oh, God, here it comes.
      Dr. Wilson: As always, all I wanted was some meaningless fun. I couldn't even last three days.
      House: Sound asleep. I'm sleep-talking.
      Dr. Wilson: I had the chance to fulfill a life-long dream.
      House: Swear I will jump out of this moving bus if you don't shut up.

    • House: It's been fun.
      Dr. Chase: Fun?
      House: It sounds pithier than, "We've shared a variety of situations."

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: Here Comes the Night (Gareth Dunlop), Radar Love (Georgia Steamroller), Rock Me (Steppenwolf), Ace of Spades (Motorhead), A Softer Place to Land (Kathleen Edwards)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 7, 2012 on Global
      UK: May 10, 2012 on Sky1
      Germany: November 20, 2012 on RTL
      Sweden: February 12, 2013 on TV4
      Finland: November 4, 2013 on MTV3

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Dr. Wilson: Julie Christie. Dr. Zhivago. Shampoo.


      Referencing two movies starring Ms. Christie. Dr. Zhivago is a 1965 movie based on the 1957 novel of the same name, starring Christie as Lara Antipova, the lead character's mistress. Shampoo (1975) features Christie as Jackie, the former mistress and potential true love of the movie's lead character, George.

    • Dr. Wilson: If we had a phone, you'd be making calls, downloading porn, and playing Angry Birds.


      Referencing the popular Apple game app where the player uses a slingslot to launch angry birds at pigs standing on various structures. Once the pigs are eliminated, the user rescues his bird eggs and moves onto the next level. Different birds have different special abilities.

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