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Episodes ::  #505 "Lucky Thirteen"

October 21, 2008
505 Lucky 13: Lucas
Lucas (Michael Weston) remains employed by House to investigate Wilson and his team in the HOUSE episode "Lucky Thirteen" airing Tuesday, Oct. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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Credits: Adam Taylor/FOX
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Written by
Liz Friedman & Sara Hess
Directed by
Greg Yaitanes
First day Wilson returns to work after deciding in "Birthmarks" not to leave the hospital and House. As House sits down on Wilson's office couch, he tells Wilson, "I haven't sat on this couch for four months." Wilson took two months off after Amber died and then after he quit, he seems to have avoided House for more than a month (maybe a month and a half) and then maybe a couple of weeks after the trip to House's father's funeral, this episode takes place.
Patient of the Week:
Spencer, a woman who has a seizure after she and Thirteen had casual sex.
How House gets involved:
Cameron brings the case to House and tells him that Dr. Hadley was with the patient at 3 am. House is interested in Thirteen's private life. And the patient had actually planned to get to House through Thirteen.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach
Although Thirteen objects, House and Foreman search her apartment.
Preliminary diagnoses
One of the last things the patient is thought to have is LAM (lymphangioleiomyomatosis), a fatal lung disease. When Thirteen thinks they are both dying, she has a talk with her.
The final diagnosis
Chapped lips and the fact that the patient didn't cry even when told she was dying leads House to diagnose Sjogren¹s Syndrome and that is treatable. So, the patient will live after all.
Clinic Patient
Additional Information
  • Thirteen has gotten a test that says her Huntington's may come sooner than she had originally thought. Foreman found the report so he also knows.
  • Wilson strings House along in a game of practical jokes they play on each other. Wilson's joke is that he is dating a former prostitute.
  • House fires Thirteen but later hires her back.
  • Cuddy gets approved to adopt a baby.

505 House and 13
House (Hugh Laurie) confronts Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) when her hard-partying lifestyle begins to affect her job in the episode "Lucky Thirteen" broadcast Oct. 21 (8-9 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Adam Taylor/FOX
Additional Info on "Lucky Thirteen":

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; Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub; Kal Penn as Dr. Lawrence Kutner; Olivia Wilde as Thirteen

Guest Cast: Michael Weston as Lucas; Angela Gots as Spencer; Al Damji as Paramedic; Helena Barrett as Woman with Thirteen; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotations, Quotes, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • House is watching for Wilson to come to work on his first day back. He hears something fall and break in Wilson's office. House rushes through the door to find Wilson flat on his back. "Oh, my goodness, I played a pratical joke on my best friend and he's badly injured. I wish I had learned this valuable lesson earlier.... Just my way of saying, 'Welcome back'."
  • While House and Foreman investigate Thirteen's apartment, Foreman says, "There are ways of getting to know people without committing felonies."
    "People interest me, conversations don't."
    "'Cause conversations go both ways."
    Both of them then say, "Like Thirteen.
  • Foreman discovers that House has had his Private Investigator investing him. He tells House, "You've been tauting the team about what you've learned, but you never came after me. Means you couldn't find anything."
    "You're right."
    Foreman turns to leave and House tells him, "That's because you haven't done anything stupid, spontaneous or even vaguely interesting since you were 17. And that's just sad."

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    House drops into Wilson's office to talk and tells him he has missed this. Wilson says, "Me, too. Me trying to work, you interrupting."
    "Oh come on. Your patients can wait five minutes."
  • House tells Lucas, the P.I. that Wilson is "an idiot with a Messiah complex. Savior to all who need saving. That's why his first wife had a wooden leg. His second wife was Canadian. He's the one who needs to be saved."
  • Later Foreman asks Chase, "Do you think I'm boring?"
    "You're saying that just to screw with me."
    "Yeah. Why would you expect anything else?"
    "I expect House to pull my strings, I expect Cameron to make me feel better, I expect the new team to kiss my ass, and I expect you to be honest. 'Cause you don't give a crap."
    Case deliberates for a second and then repeats his original answer, "Yes, you're boring. That speech was boring."
    "Thanks so much."
    You don't let other people's problems affect you. You don't let your own problems affect you. And it's the screw-ups that make us interesting. You're never out of control. Which is good. And boring. Never losing control means you're never putting yourself out there, never pushing your limits. On the other hand you do have a tatoo so maybe I'm wrong."
  • When Lucas finds drug material in Wilson's trash, House finally figures out Wilson has been leading him on and tells him, "You're back. Genius." While throwing his trash at him.
    "Damn. I knew the fake works was too much."
    "Well, you had no choice. Where were you going to go after fake hooker girlfriend?"
    "How did you know he was outside?""
    "Cane prints. I'm actually kind of insulted. No way I'm a drug addict. But you completely buy that I fell in love with a prostitute?"
    "You played to your strengths. By which I mean you played to your weaknesses."
  • House tells Thirteen, "You're in a downward spiral of destruction."
    "I can stop."
    "You're going to keep spiraling, keep screwing around, keep slashing away at ever person who tries to help until no one tries to help any more. Tell you hit bottom. Till you're dead. But until then, I can use you."
    "You're hiring me back."
    "You did good work."
    "I did good work yesterday and I was still fired. What changed?" He doesn't answer and makes her figure it out. "You wanted me to spend time with her. See if I could make a connection."
    "You connected with the diagnosis, not with her."
    "You're trying to save me. Trying to control me. You're doing exactly what you think—"
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