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Third Season Episodes ::  #322 "Resignation"

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House in Resignation
House (Hugh Laurie) meets Honey (guest star Piper Perabo)
for a drink in the HOUSE episode "Resignation" airing
Tuesday, May 8 (9-10 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX.
May 8, 2007
Written by
Pamela Davis
Directed by
Martha Mitchell
Music in "Resignation" at the end
Song at the end was Otis Rush's "Whole Lotta Lovin'" available on the Troubles Troubles album
No indications
The patient of the week:
Addie, a nineteen year old college sophomore, who starts coughing up blood.
The mis-diagnoses
House keeps saying it is an infection but there are counter indications. Then he decides it is Complement H Deficiency and that Addie will die in about two days. He tells the patient and her parents the bad news.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach
House tells the patient that he won't tell her parents and then goes and tells the patient - we don't know which part of that was ethical but at least the lie wasn't. Giving someone prescription drugs without their knowledge is definitely unethical and both Wilson and House did that.
The final diagnosis
House realized that Addie was depressed and that led him to the alternate theory that she had tried to kill herself and then he figured out how she might have done that in such a way that would led to an infection. His conclusion: she took drain cleaner but wrapped it in a gel cap or gum. When the drain cleaner was released it ate a hole in the intestines and the damage caused an artery and vein to grow together and cause infections throughout the body.
The clinic patient(s)
A guy whose nutritionist girl friend insist he comes in when his bowl movements float. They are both vegans. House deduces that the guy is cheating with another food group by heating hamburgers.
Other things going on
House and Wilson both dose each other's coffee. (more info coming)

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House in Resignation
House (Hugh Laurie) meets Honey (guest star Piper Perabo)
for a drink in the HOUSE episode "Resignation" airing
Tuesday, May 8 (9-10 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX
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More on "Resignation":
Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase.

Guest Cast: Lyndsy Fonseca as Addie; Tony Spiridakis as Ben; Eve Gordon as Jody; Piper Perabo as Honey; Tracy Howe as Steve; Shonda Farr as Jamie; Bayani Ison as Sensei; Wayne Sable as Kyle; Kwabena Darkwah as Daniel; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse.

House in Resignation
House (Hugh Laurie) and Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) discuss his patient's treatment in the HOUSE episode "Resignation" airing Tuesday, May 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Michael Yarish/FOX
Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue from "Resignation":
  • Cuddy interrupts the team to call House and Foreman into a private meeting. Cameron asks, "What's going on?"
    House tells Cameron and Chase, "Feel free to speculate among yourselves."
    Once in private, Cuddy asks Foreman, "Are you sure."
    House gives the answer before Foreman can, "He's afraid of turning into me."
    Cuddy chuckles and says, "Well, that's a good enough reason. Sign here." And when Foreman signs, she says, "Good luck."
    "Thank you."
    "That's it?" House asks. "You're not going to tell him that we're a family and families don't abandon each other?"
    "You want me to?"
    She turns back to Foreman, "Would it make any difference?"
    "Good luck, Dr. Foreman." Then she gives him a hug.
    Cameron and Chase have seen but not heard what has been going on. And when House and Foreman rejoin them, House asks them, "So, where were we? ...the speculation. The palace intrigue, the rising self-doubts. Did Foreman get a promotion?"
    Foreman interrupts this to tell his colleagues, "I resigned."
    "What?" Cameron asks while Chase's expression asks the same thing.
    House says, "Personally, I can't believe I've had the same three employees for three years."
    Chase decides to get back to the patient. "Patient could have a heart problem."
    This seems to annoy House. "Yes. Life goes on. Look at the eager beaver combing his hair."
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    Later when Foreman and Chase are overseeing a stress test, Chase asks, casually, "So, why are you leaving. Or is it just some sort of power play?"
    "You can have my parking space and my locker."
    "Is it about House?"
    "Let me get all sensitive and confide in you..."
    "Why wouldn't you want to tell me?"
    "I don't like you. Never have, never will. you want me to share some more?"
    "Even if you do hate me, if you found another job, you'd tell me. If House did something to drive you out of here, you'd tell me. The fact that you won't tell me means that whatever the real reason is you're ashamed of it."
  • House keeps insisting, "I think there's an infection."
    Foreman reminds him, "We've ruled out infection because there's no fever, no white count."
    "I think there's an infection."
    When Foremen leaves, Chase asks House, "Why's Foreman leaving."
    "He wants to raise Llamas."
    "Interesting. You're ashamed of the reason, too."
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    House tells Wilson, "Foreman resigned."
    "I'm sorry."
    "It's okay, no biggy."
    "Right. He give a reason?"
    "He said he didn't want to end up like me...."
    "You don't want to end up like you."
    "Good point. Can I resign?"
    After more discussion, Wilson offers some solutions, "you could try bargaining with him --- give him a raise."
    "How much do you think it would cost to make him want to be like me?
  • Foreman laughs at something House says, and Chase makes another deduction, "You don't want to leave this job. Three years you've been here, you've never once laughed at anything he's said."
    "Because I wasn't kissing his ass."
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    "But now you are? No. Now you're nervous. Uncomfortable about your decision. It wasn't even that good a joke."
    House says, "Oh crap."
    Chase then does some ass kissing as he turns to House, "Most of your jokes are excellent, I just meant in comparison."
    "Shut up."
  • >House tells Wilson, "I bought you an Expresso. You've been buying me coffee for a couple of weeks. I thought I'd pay you back — with one." But Wilson doesn't buy it. "Why are you suspicious?"
    "Because it's either that or accept the fact that you've done something nice. And then I have to deal with the horsemen and the reign of fire and the end of days."
    "You think I spat in yours?"
    "Or worse...." Wilson takes one of the two coffees, but not the one House has held out for him. But it was the one that Wilson took that we had seen House fiddle with before Wilson came in.
    "What do you think of me hiring a nutritionist instead of a neurologist? They sound almost the same.
    "I take it you've met a hot nutritionist."
    "Don't cheapen this...."
    When House shows Wilson an employment application Wilson says wistfully, "Oh, God. She's 26."
    "With the wisdom of a much younger woman."
  • Wilson seems jumpy. He can't get a label straight. Before this started, he had sent for Foreman, who comes in and says, "You wanted to see me?"
    Wilson is talking fast. "...Are you really going to leave? Where are you going? You lined up interviews yet?"
    "I'm not sure."
    "You're pissed at House. I get it. You;re symbolicating killing him. Symbolicating? What? Symbolic-a-lating--gosh, That's a hard word."
    "Are you okay?"
    "Hey. I'm not the one sym— I'm not the one pretending to kill someone. What would it take for you to stay? Is it money? He wants you to stay."
    "He said that?"
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    "If I said he said that would that make a difference?"
    "Are you sure you're okay?"
    "...You know he wants you. You know he's good. You know he can make you good. I don't know what I'm saying. You don't— I don't— You know what I'm saying and you know I'm right. I gotta go." Wilson rushes off to do a breast exam. It doesn't go well. He comes to the conclusion that he indeed isn't okay. And then he figures out why. He tells the patient, "Excuse me, I have to go kill someone."
  • Wilson confronts House, "You dosed me! ...You could've killed me."
    "Amphetamines aren't gonna kill you." House then accuses Wilson of being on anti-depressants.
    "I'm not on anti-depressants. I'm on speed!"
    "...Mr. Well-adjusted is as messed up as the rest of us...."
    "This is why I take them."
    "They're anti-depressants not anti-annoyances. You think this would naturally come up in conversation—"
    "Oh, don't act hurt! You don't care."
    House continues ignoring Wilson's comment. "—on one of those occasions when you're pompously lecturing me on what to do to fix my life."
    "You wouldn't take them. You'd rather OD on Vicodin or stick electrodes in your head because you could say you did it to get high. The only reason to take anti-depressants is because you're depressed. You have to admit that you're depressed."
  •     ---More To Come---
  • "How miserable can you be saving lives, sleeping around, and doing drugs?"
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