House

Season 4 Episode 7

Ugly

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 13, 2007 on FOX
8.6
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A film crew and the candidates are following around House distracting him while he is trying to diagnose a teenager who suffers from a heart attack prior to a serious plastic surgery.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Michael Michele IS that hot.

    8.0
    When confronted with the case of a teenage boy that becomes ill on the eve of craniofacial surgery, the team must also adjust to the sudden introduction of a new fellowship candidate. Dr. Samira Terzi, formerly of the CIA. After working with her House believed her to be a superior diognostician. On the other hand, all she really did was agree with him every step of the way. Meanwhile Taub, who used to be a plastic surgeon, is insisting at every turn that the patient is fine and fit for surgery. Even going so far as to subvert House's authority and complain to Cuddy. We also discover that Dr. Terzi has turned House into an idiot who cannot offer constructive criticism of her contributions. In the end the boy is treated,receives the surgery and recovers. Dr. Taub is spared and Dr. Terzi is fired. While I liked Taub at the time and continue to do so, He should've been let go along with Terzi. The Same way Chase should've been the minute Vogler left. But that's my opinion.moreless
  • So far in this show, we have to realize that House is growing up as a character.

    10
    One of the most hilarious episode ever!

    So far in this show, we have to realize that House is growing up as a character and we probably will start to see many "human being moments". Now he can have a normal conversation with Wilson and talk about familiar things among men, like women and feelings. It's a thing that a long time ago I've been wishing to see in the show.

    And the way that he seem idiot was fantastic, a truly demonstration of intelligence and coherency from the writers staff. The falling performance of 13 until now has an interesting culmination with House idiocy and hers brilliant diagnosis. A real good connection of facts and situations.moreless
  • Back to form

    10
    I thought this was a brilliant episode- I loved the story surrounding the deformed patient needing plastic surgery, and it was certainly amusing to watch. The episode focussed more around Taub than any of the others, as we learn about his personal issues, and why he left a job as a respectful plastic surgeon- it was interesting seeing him risk his job with nothing to fall back on- it was probably the first episode I actually liked Taub in. At this stage, I think 13, her and Cole seem to be favourite to win the jobs, simply because House seems to quite dig Thirteen, and Cole comes up with many good ideas. Cutthroat **** seems to have faded recently, and I'm not complaining!



    I thought the humour was back to a classic House episode- it was amusing banter between House and Wilson as they talk about beautiful women having an effect on House, and it was classic House to see him interfering with Taub's personal life. I loved at the end of the episode when the TV crew made House seem nice, and I loved how they broke the wall when House says to the cameras "walking is good TV- it gives the impression the story is moving forward!".



    Meanwhile, Cameron says she loves House to the camera- something to build on? I thought it was clever to make her and Chase part of the episode- I miss them!



    Overall, a brilliantly written episode, and back to the form from the dissapointing previous one- a quite hit and miss Season so far.moreless
  • BEST EPISODE!!!!

    10
    This was the funniest episode in the whole series if you ask me. THey jokes kept coming and Cameron and all of the whole team was hilarious especailly Wilson. I want more comedic episodes like this. la lalllla l l l l l l l l l ll ll ll l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ll l l l ll l l l l l l ll lll l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ll l l l l l l ll.moreless
  • Terzi.

    8.5
    This episode was a continuation to the last episode, as the government lady, Terzi enters the team and clarifies she isn't going to be a part of some game everyone else is playing. The sad pat was she ends up getting fired which totally sucks. Anyways I love how this format of the episode is, with everyone getting followed around with cameras. This show always has great things to spice up the episode, and this is one of them. I knew Terzi was going to get fired, but really she did nothing wrong which is the bad part. Cameron looks like she still "loves" House which is always nice to hear. Amazing!moreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Khleo Thomas

Khleo Thomas

Kenny

Guest Star

Michael Michele

Michael Michele

Samira Terzi

Guest Star

Laurie Fortier

Laurie Fortier

Darnell

Guest Star

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom

Nurse

Recurring Role

Anne Dudek

Anne Dudek

Amber

Recurring Role

Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi

Cole

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Dr. Cuddy: House, you have a minute to be disemboweled?

    • House: What am I gonna do?
      Dr. Wilson: Just enjoy.
      House: I'm gonna keep her around because she makes me an idiot?
      Dr. Wilson: Well you're protected. Foreman seems immune.
      House: You think he's gay?
      Dr. Wilson: Did he become an idiot around Chase?

    • Amber: Why did you bring her in so late? It's not fair, the rest of us...
      House: Hey hey hey, you wanted fair you picked the wrong job, the wrong profession... the wrong species.

    • House: Just watch twenty minutes of this stuff. Tell me if I'm out of my mind.
      Dr. Wilson: Finally, we have video evidence.

    • Amber: Why did you hire her?
      House: Not in front of the company.
      Kutner: Ah... Are we gonna be on TV?
      House: I'm making a music video. Come on, little faster, more energy.
      Taub: Why are you glad Foreman is not here?
      House: Because he would object on what I'm about to do.

    • (House and Dr. Taub come to see Dr. Cuddy in the clinic)
      Dr. Cuddy: What are you two doing here?
      House: Skipping three scenes. CT's back. He's gonna say that there's evidence of anomaly, I'm gonna say he's wrong, he's gonna go back to the father and we're all end up here.

    • Amber: Nasal Papilloma hemorrhage could overwhelm the heart.
      House: Nice lipstick.
      Amber: Thank you.
      House: Bad idea. Hemorrhage came after the block. (tries to block the camera)
      Dr. Foreman: House, let them do their job.
      House: Is anybody here more interested in the medicine, little less interested in paparazzi?

    • House: Our patient has...
      Amber: Why did you hire her?
      House: Because she has way more diagnostic experience than the other swimsuit models I was considering.

    • Darnell: And you left his team because you couldn't stand him anymore?
      Dr. Cameron: No, no, I love Dr. House.
      Darnell: That's something we haven't heard.
      Dr. Cameron: I mean... what did you ask me again??
      Darnell: Why you left him?
      Dr. Cameron: I mean.. I loved being around him... professionally, you know, it was always stimulating... not in an erotic sense of the word...

    • House: On the other hand, cameras make people act. Sometimes like human beings, sometimes just weird. Sometimes, they wear open-tip bras.
      Dr. Cuddy: (defensively) It's cold in here.

    • House: She said something idiotic again, and I didn't even notice it. Foreman had to point out it was idiotic. She's making me an idiot.
      Dr. Wilson: It's cute, you have a crush.
      House: No, I think it's something systemic.
      Dr. Wilson: Thirteen's pretty. You're obviously okay with her.
      House: She killed a patient.
      Dr. Wilson: The bitch is pretty.
      House: The bitch is a bitch.
      Dr. Wilson: Ask her out.
      House: The bitch? She's a bitch.
      Dr. Wilson: No, the one who's making you an idiot. It's the story of life: boy meets girl. Boy gets stupid. Boy and girl live stupidly ever after.

    • Dr. Cameron: I learned how to be a doctor from House. Or at least a doctor to learn how to be a doctor from House, if that makes any sense.
      Darnell: And you left his team because you couldn't stand him any more?
      Dr. Cameron: No, no. I, I love Dr. House.

    • Dr. Cuddy: You think I like the cameras? You think I want the whole world watching you checking out my ass and question my wardrobe?
      House: Would it be better if I checked out your wardrobe and questioned your ass?
      Dr. Cuddy: A little part of me…
      House: There is no little part of you.

    • House: Let's go for a walk. Walks gives the illusion of the story moving forward.

    • House: I think she might be an idiot.
      Dr. Wilson: Who?
      House: But she can't be an idiot. She was in the CIA for God's sake.
      Dr. Wilson: The Bay of Pigs was a daring triumph.
      House: She had good ideas in Langley.
      Dr. Wilson: All your ideas.
      House: She was able to identify that they were good ideas.
      Dr. Wilson: Stab in the dark here. Is she pretty?
      House: She's new. She's nervous.
      Dr. Wilson: She's a C-Cup?
      House: She said one dumb thing in a differential. They all say dumb things in differentials.
      Dr. Wilson: A D-Cup? If she's no good just fire her.
      House: I can't! I just hired her. She left a career.
      Dr. Wilson: Wow. Either that's actual guilt or I've got to see this woman.

    • House: I think I'm going blind.
      Dr. Wilson: Hairy palms too?

    • House: Just a warning. We have to start getting consent every time we do a procedure, pretty soon they'll want informed consent.

    • House: Wow, you are ugly.
      Kenny: Wow, you're an ass.

    • Dr. Wilson: Where'd you get those keys?
      House: Blue the janitor.
      Dr. Wilson: What?
      House: That's his name.
      Dr. Wilson: His name is Lou.
      House: I owe him an apology.

    • Taub: There's a mass lesion in the left anterior temporal lobe surrounded by edema.
      House: Did you just insult me in Pig Latin?

    • Dr. Wilson: You've got a problem.
      House: Tell me something I don't know.
      Dr. Wilson: You hire beautiful girls, enslave them, force them to be around you because you don't know how to have an actual relationship. If they're qualified, keep them. If not, fire them and ask them out.
      House: You do realize that "tell me something I don't know" is just an expression.

    • House: We can try and pretend we're above it, we can try and intellectualize it away. But ultimately, shiny, pretty, perky things are good, and ugly, misshapen teenage boys are repulsive.
      Darnell: The question was, do you resent Dr. Cuddy's interference in your practice?
      House: Oh. Well, then I guess my answer wasn't very helpful, was it?

    • House: Take your steroids, you get to live, you can do your surgery. But it'll only change your face. It won't change who your face has made you.

    • House: I can't believe I'm that guy.
      Dr. Wilson: Every guy is that that guy.
      House: I'm not every guy.
      Dr. Wilson: What is this, semantics here? All guys are that guy.
      House: I'm not all guys! Cameron was smart.
      Dr. Wilson: You know, I'm beginning to doubt that…

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia - November 14, 2007
      Brazil: March 1, 2008
      The Netherlands: March 27, 2008
      Italy: March 30, 2008 on Canale 5
      United Kingdom: May 1, 2008 9pm on five
      Bulgaria: May 6, 2008 on NTV
      Israel: May 18, 2008 on HOT 3/YES Stars 3
      Denmark: May 17, 2008 on SBS Net
      The Czech Republic: October 13, 2008 on TV Nova
      Germany: October 7, 2008 on RTL
      Hungary: October 8, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: November 1, 2008 on Star
      Sweden: March 31, 2009 on TV4
      Poland: April 23, 2009 on TVP2

    • The episode ended with a brief blurb for the Children's Craniofacial Association.

    • Music: My Home is in Your Head by Joseph Arthur, Slide Away by The Verve

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • House: Hey, hey, hey! You have an all-access pass to the case, not my Fave 5s.
      Fave 5 is a service offered by T-Mobile in television commercials where you have unlimited calling to any five people from any network.

    • House: Suddenly I don't feel I can trust Michael Moore movies.
      House is referring to Michael Francis Moore, an American author and a documentaries director (Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Bowling for Columbine).

    • House: I became a doctor because of the movie Patch Adams.
      Referencing the 1998 movie, based on a true story, starring Robin Williams as a doctor fighting illness with humor.

    • House: Nope, Elephant Boy just vomiting up blood again.
      Referencing the case of Joseph Merrick (often misnamed John), born 1862 in Leicester, England, who suffered from severe neurofibromatosis and Proteus syndrome (although often mistaken for elephantiasis). His illness caused severe deformity of the face. He became a celebrity of sorts in England and a play was made of his life in 1979, which was subsequently made into a movie in 1980.

    • Plastic Surgeon: Tell me what you don't like about yourself.
      References Nip/Tuck, where doctors McNamara and Troy frequently ask their patients this question during their consults.

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