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First Season Episodes ::  #113 "Cursed"

(interesting how this turned out to be the 13th episode shown)
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First Broadcast
Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie in the episode "Cursed" originally aired Tuesday, March 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Paul Drinkwater/FOX.
March 1, 2005
Writer / Director
Matt Witten & Peter Blake / Daniel Sackheim
The patient
A 10 year old boy who thinks he has been cursed.
How House gets involved
Cuddy insists he take the case and House assumes (rightly) that the parents are large donors to the hospital.
The mis-diagnoses
Chase investigates an abandoned building where Gabe fell and House sees anthraxin the samples he brings back. Chase continues to assume the problem is anthrax but Chase's father, a world renowned rheumatologist, thinks it is sarcoidosis and then an auto-immune problem. Later Chase decides it is multiple neurofibromatosis and his father agrees. As House says, The Doctors Chase are wrong even when they agree.
The privacy invasion / major ethical breach
House considers telling Chase that his father is dying even though House sort of promised his father that he wouldn't tell his son.
The final diagnosis
Leprosy (caught from his father) which allowed the anthrax to take hold.
The clinic patient(s)
Chase has a clinic patient whose fingers are numb and House tells him that his watch band is too tight.
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Quotes in scenes from #113 "Cursed"
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Chase (annoyed with House): "You're messing with my head."
House: "Your relationship with your dad is messing with your ability to do your job."
Chase: "Only because you made my dad part of my job."
House: "Good point. Haven't seen him in years, he flies across the Atlantic to see you---"
Chase: "Pacific."
House: "You breeze by him like he's a Hare Krishna at the airport. You don't even ask why he's in town."
Chase: "It's probably a conference."
House: "Probably. I was hoping to do this by sheer manipulation, but if you insist on talking, fine, talk. What did he do to you?"
Chase: "How would you feel if I interfered in your personal life?"
House: "I'd hate it. That's why I cleverly have no personal life."

Later House has decided to tell Chase that his father is dying but when he gets him alone:
Chase: "Why does everybody need to know my business?"
House: "People like talking about people. Makes us feel superior. Makes us feel in control. And sometimes, for some people, knowing some things makes them care."
Chase: "I tell you my dad left, my mum drank herself to death, you gonna care about me more?"
House: "Cameron would. Me, I just like knowing stuff. I know you hate your dad, but I'm gonna tell you something---"
Chase: "I don't hate him. I loved him until I figured out it hurts a lot less to just not care. You don't expect him to turn up to your football match? No disappointments. You don't expect a call on your birthday, don't expect to see him for months? No disappointments. You want us to go make up? Drink a few beers together, nice family hug? I've given him enough hugs. He's given me enough disappointments."
House: "Okay."
Chase: "That's it?"
House: "That's it."

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