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First Season Episodes ::  #114 "Control"

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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.
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 WhoThe music House was playing (and acting as if he is playing it himself) in his office when Vogler walks in "Baba O'Riley" by The Who, available on The Who: The Ultimate Collection [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] album.
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
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    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."

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    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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