This was such a great episode, probably my favourite so far. I love that House seems to be able to make the difference between “Do Not Resuscitate” and “Do Not Treat”. I loved having Foreman in charge for a change, and not just because of the humour aspect (although that was fun), it was great watching him deal with the ethics and choose between House and Hamilton. Loved House’s speech at the end about the difference in styles, and realised with great reluctance that it probably doesn’t count as a quotable moment, but then quoted it anyway cos it gives me a happy. It’s great to see House be so passionate over something, just goes to prove he *does* actually care :D And ofcourse the fact that Wilson went with him to Court – how sweet. ;)
Okay on with the quotes.
House: That paralysis thing: guy can’t walk for two years, nobody knows why. Seems mildly interesting.
Cuddy: Forget his paralysis.
House: Tell that to the rest of his bowling team.
Cuddy: As far as the hospital is concerned this is a simple case of lobar pneumonia. Boring.
House: But that not walking thing, that could turn into something serious.
House: Multiple treatments, multiple surgeries, making real progress, fixed everything but the legs.
Cuddy: By team I don’t mean you.
House: Like I always say, there's no ‘I' in team. There is ‘me' though, if you jumble it up.
Cuddy: He wants someone he can trust.
House: Must have spoken to Foreman’s parole officer.
Cuddy: It’s Foreman’s case.
House: It’s pneumonia. He can handle it. The guy’s already paralysed. How badly can he screw up?
Foreman: Dr House, is there anything back from micro?
House: Not yet, you gonna fire me?
Foreman: You can make up for it by washing my car.
House: Oh this is fun.
Foreman: We’re sticking to the paralysis.
House: You certainly are - like a wet tongue sticks to dry ice.
House: You’re talking about your penis in the third person.
Diabetic patient: Me and him, two people.
House: Separate vacations? That’d be a drag for one of you.
Diabetic patient: My pants tell you I'm a diabetic?
House: No, they tell me you're an idiot.
Diabetic patient: You’re giving me the pills?
House: Sure. Why not? If you’ve got heart disease from ignoring the diabetes, they’ll kill you. Otherwise you two have a fun weekend.
House: What’s really wrong with him?
Foreman: What's wrong with you?
House: Everyone knows what's wrong with me. What's wrong with him is more interesting?
Foreman (shouting): You screwed up! You’re not gonna let him die because you screwed up.
House (calm): Technically, your case. You screwed up.
Foreman: You assaulted that man.
House: Fine, I'll never do it again.
Foreman: Yes you will!
House: All the more reason this discussion is pointless.
Female Server: Dr. House?
House: Cuddy sent me a stripper again? I love that woman - she's so thoughtful.
House: And move the patient to the second floor ICU.
House: It’s right above the clinic. I’m pretty sure it’s 50feet in any direction. It’s nice having a court order saying you don’t have to work clinic duty.
House: Can we get the lecture over with, because . . . well, I guess I don't have anything to do. Take your time.
Cuddy: Do you need a lawyer?
House: You don’t have a problem with what I did?
Cuddy: When I hired you, I knew you were insane. I will continue to try and stop you from doing insane things but once they’re done…..trying to convince an insane person not to do insane things is in itself insane . So when I hired you, I also set aside $50000 a year for legal expenses. So far you’ve come in under budget.
House (to Judge): Do you have any history of heart disease in your family? Your fingers – they show signs of clubbing which indicates a heart problem. Remember Bart Giamotti? Same thing, just dropped dead one day. Please see your doctor.
Wilson: I didn’t notice any clubbing on the judge’s fingers.
House: Neither did I.
Wilson: So the family history thing….
House: ….Every family has some history of heart disease.
Wilson: And mental illness!
Cameron: You’re diagnosing Wegener’s based on a little inflammation?
House: Well unfortunately I think we’ve exhausted all the tests we can do in our capacity as the doctors that he doesn’t want doing tests on him.
Hamilton: I checked you out. I know you’re a good doctor. You have to appreciate that I’m a good doctor too.
House: Why? :D :D :D
House: Soon as they pull the plug, he’ll die.
Wilson: That’s why they call it pulling the plug.
House: Real question is, why is he still alive.
Wilson: Do you think he’s just being stubborn?
House: Yeah, seem to be doing that a lot, lately. People keep living because of my mistakes.
House: Yes, his arm is paralysed. Yes, his legs are paralysed. Why is everyone so gung-ho to connect those two conditions? You could think I’m wrong, but that’s no reason to stop thinking.
John Henry: Get out of here.
House: Sure makes sense. You hate me because I saved your life.
House: Okay, life sucks. Your life sucks more than most. It’s not as bad as some, which is depressing all by itself.
House: Really? Apparently, you know me better than I know you.
John: I know that limp. I know the empty ring finger. And that obsessive nature of yours, that’s a big secret. You don’t risk jail and your career just to save somebody who doesn’t want to be saved unless you got something, anything, one thing. The reason normal people got wives and kids and hobbies, whatever. That’s because they don’t got that one thing that hits them that hard and that true. I got music, you got this. The thing you think about all the time, the thing that keeps you south of normal. Yeah, makes us great, makes us the best. All we miss out on is everything else. No woman waiting at home after work with the drink and the kiss, that ain’t gonna happen for us.
House: That’s why God made microwaves.
Cameron: House called it. The arms and legs are unrelated.
Foreman: You make enough calls one of them is bound to be right.
Chase: Yeah, he’s just a lucky, lucky guy.
Foreman: It’ll either help your arm or…
John: …It’ll kill me.
Foreman: From your point of view, it’s a win-win.
House: Humility is an important quality, especially if you’re wrong a lot.
Hamilton: You enjoy working with Dr. House?
Foreman: Not the word I'd use . . .
House: Anybody notice a full moon?
Cameron: You’re saying he just spontaneously got better?
House: No, I’m saying let’s rule out the lunar god and go from there.
Wilson: So your philosophy is, if they don't want treatment they get it shoved down their throat, but if it might cure their paralysis, whoa, you'd better slow down.
House: Yeah, my old philosophy used to be ‘Live and Let Live', but I'm taking this needlepoint class and they gave us these really big pillows.
Wilson: What's your philosophy on employee relations? (insert mad SQUEE her)
House: That's a very tiny pillow.
Wilson: Great. Sounds like you know what you’re doing.
Hamilton: Greg, can I have a word?
House: Can it wait til the commercials? Marty say hi to my friend Jimmy. :D
Hamilton: Pleasure. Your diagnostic trial…
House: Seriously, commercials in about 5 minutes.
House: The bad news is, John Henry’s back where he started. The good news is Hamilton looks bad.
Foreman: Yeah, it’s not whether you win or lose, it’s whether the other guy loses.
House: I checked him out. He’s a great doctor. You think he’s better than I am.
Foreman: This about your ego?
House: Answer the question. It’s not going to change my opinion of myself. Might affect my opinion of you, but that shouldn’t affect your opinion of yourself. Now I’m getting confused. If you think he’s a better doctor than I am, then you should take the job. Otherwise, you should get him to buy you two or three more nostalgic lunches and politely decline.
Foreman: It’s that simple? I should just ignore the mockery and abuse?
House (almost angry): Oh, how do I abuse you?
Foreman: How do you not? If I make a mistake –
House: I hold you accountable, so what?
Foreman: Dr. Hamilton forgives. He’s capable of moving on.
House: That is not what he does!
Foreman: I screwed up his case, he told me –
House: He never said you were forgiven. I was there, he said it wasn’t your fault.
House: So, it was. You took a chance, you did something great. You were wrong, but it was still great. You should feel great that it was great. You should feel like crap that it was wrong. That’s the difference between him and me. He thinks you do your job, and what will be, will be. I think that what I do and what you do matters. He sleeps better at night. He shouldn’t. (yeah, I already apologised for this right? :D)
okay in other news (and yes House counts as news :D) am going to a wedding tommorow. So now i get to be all girly and decide what to wear, wash and dry my hair, find my camera etc. wikiberry said no black, but i have this adorable black top which could work with a white skirt, what do we think? Is that strictly no black whatsoever or would it work? Anyway i gotta do all this and sleep since the wonderful coach times (no i'm not complaining) mean we have to get up at 5am :p