- First Broadcast
Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) hides information so that a woman who desperately needs a new heart (Sarah Clarke as Carly Forlano) can be put on a transplant list in the HOUSE episode "Control" originally aired Tuesday, March 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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Credit: Scott Garfield/FOX.
- March 15, 2005
- Writer / Director
- Lawrence Kaplow / Randall Zisk
- The patient
- Carly, 32 year old CEO of Sonyo Cosmetics, who comes in because she can't move her leg.
- How House gets involved
- House explains, "Three assistants and fifteen VPs checked out who should be treating her. Who da man? I da man. I always suspected."
- The mis-diagnoses
- Cameron thinks at first that the patient might have a clot in her leg like House had and she manipulates her co-workers into going along with it. When they rule that out, they call in Wilson because it could be primary bone cancer
- The privacy invasion / major ethical breach
- House lies to the transplant committee to get Carly on the list. Turns out she has caused the heart failure by taking ipecac which is an "exclusion criteria".
- The final diagnosis
- Carly has severe congestive heart failure caused by her high-powered bulimia and using ipecac to make herself throw up. She needs a heart transplant.
- The clinic patient(s)
- A young boy with a sore throat has a father who hasn't been able to talk since he had knee surgery. House is intrigued by how the knee surgery resulted in him not being able to talk.
- Quotes / Scenes from #114 Control
- Cuddy (after a discussion with Vogler the new Chairman of the Board of the hospital who also owns a pharmaceutical company): "I need you to wear your lab coat."
House: "I need two days of outrageous sex with someone obscenely younger than you. Like half your age."
Cuddy: "Wear the coat."
House: "Man oh man. Someone got spanked real good this morning."
Cuddy (speaking of Vogler's donation to the hospital): "Guy gives $100 million to cure cancer, pretty small concession to wear a lab coat."
House: "Cure cancer. Is the hospital getting out of the dull business of treating patients?"
Cuddy: "You know that's not what he's doing."
House: "I know exactly what he's doing. He's using us to run clinical trials."
Cuddy: "Oh, shame on him! Saving lives like that."
House: "It's unethical...."
Cuddy: "Clinical trials save thousands of lives."
House: "He's using patients as guinea pigs."
Cuddy: "Pharmaceutical companies do that every day."
House: "Are we a pharmaceutical company? We're gonna wind up pressuring desperate patients into choices that are bad for them, good for us. You're gonna compromise patient care."
Cuddy: "Who the hell am I talking to? Suddenly ethical lapses are a major concern for you?"
House: "What's interesting is it suddenly doesn't bother you."
Cuddy: "So, if you ignore ethics to save one person it's admirable, but if you do it to save a thousand you're a bastard. All he's done is taken your game and gone pro."
House: "He's not going to kill a few patients. He's going to kill this hospital."
Cuddy: "It took him three seconds to size you up, and surprise? He doesn't like you. Wear the damn coat."
- Wilson (trying to talk House into doing what Cuddy and Vogler want): "Oh, come on. You know how good you have it here."
House: "Yes, I'm the big poobah, the big cheese, the go-to guy."
Wilson: "You do the cases you want to do, when you want to do them. You're not going to get that anywhere else."
House: "Relax, I've been through three regime changes in this hospital. Every time, same story."
Wilson: "Just keep your head down, that's all I'm saying. And put on your coat."
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