Season 5 Episode 15


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Wilson confronts House in his office about Cuddy's hypocrisy, just prior to his Eureka moment (approx. 37mn into the episode), Hugh Laurie holds his watch so that the time is clearly visible. In between sentences, the watch jumps from '10:34' to '1:12'.

  • Quotes

    • Daniel: You want to talk hypocrisy, what about you? You act like you don't care about anyone, but here you are, saving lives.
      House: Solving puzzles. Saving lives is just collateral damage.
      Daniel: Yeah, nice try. I don't think you're looking for somebody to prove you right. I think you're looking for somebody to prove you wrong, to give you hope. You want to believe, don't you?

    • House: I detect a stink of leftover faith.

    • Thirteen: We are adults. We can handle this. You just have to give us a chance.
      House: No you are not. No you can't. And no, I don't.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Are you doing anything Friday?
      House: Taking a lovely young lady to the Philharmonic.
      Dr. Cuddy: Is that your way of saying you're having sex with a hooker?
      House: Two. Can't create a harmonic with just one.

    • House: (to Wilson) You're a wuss. Part wimp, part puss.

    • Taub: (about Thirteen) She's not a nympho, she's bisexual, which by the way means she's accustomed to partners who don't need a map to find the treasure

    • Kutner: God gave the Church and the kid free will. Their exercise of that free will hurt you, means you're just a victim of God's gift to mankind.
      Daniel: Oh yeah, God wants life to have meaning. Life's meaningless without free will. With free will, there's already suffering. So God wants suffering. I got tired of that argument before I even finished saying it.

    • Dr. Chase: Office romances are a bad idea. We beat some very long odds.
      Dr. Cameron: Wow, why don't you save the gushy stuff for the wedding.

    • Daniel: You want to believe, don't you?
      House: Yeah, I want to walk out and find myself in a forest of whore trees. But I don't think it's a good idea to tell people to go fornicate with fruit.

    • House: (to Cuddy) Hey, I was just talking about you. Not you specifically--whores and hypocrisy.

    • Dr. Wilson: If you want to go, just go and act like a human being.
      House: Wow, solid advice, except for two things. I'm acting like I don't want to go because I don't want to go and... (takes food from a kid's tray) I'm incapable of acting like a human being.

    • Dr. Wilson: Any second thoughts about Cuddy?
      House: Nope. But please, feel free to blather on.

    • House: Religion is not the opiate of the masses, it's the placebo of the masses.

    • Daniel: Einstein said, "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."
      House: A woman in Florida said, "Look, Jesus is on my cheese sandwich."

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: March 11, 2009 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: March 19, 2009 on Universal Channel
      Denmark: July 11, 2009 on Kanal 4
      The Netherlands: September 24, 2009 on SBS6
      Germany: October 13, 2009 on RTL
      Poland: October 21, 2009 on TVP2
      Slovakia: November 12, 2009 on STV1
      Czech Republic: February 24, 2010 on TV Nova
      Sweden: March 9, 2010 on TV4

    • Music: Firesuite (The Doves), Cuddy's Serenade (Hugh Laurie), You Can't Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones, played by Hugh Laurie), Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison, played by Hugh Laurie)

  • Allusions

    • House: To put it in terms you might better understand: if you don't split, you must quit.
      Referencing an iconic line from attorney Johnny Cochran's closing argument in O.J. Simpson's murder trial related to the bloody glove found at the crime scene, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit."