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Wilson & House
House (Hugh Laurie) and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) attend a medical convention in the HOUSE episode "Known Unknowns" airing Monday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Michael Yarish/FOX
November 9, 2009
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Written by
Matthew V Lewis & Doris Egan
Directed by
Greg Yaitanes
Music at the 80s party:
Patient of the Week:
Jordan, 16, collapses the morning after getting into a celebrity party at a local hotel.
How House gets involved:
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
Preliminary diagnoses:
Initially House is sure Jordan has rhabdomyolysis. When he is proved wrong they look into food allergy and bulimia (for which they give her iron-containing vitamins).
The final diagnosis
Vibrio vulnificus from raw oysters with Jordan's hemochromatosis (which the iron-containing vitamins & blood transfusions the team gave her made worse).
Who Came up with final diagnosis
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:
From Fox Broadcasting Company:

After a wild night out, a teenage girl is brought to Princeton Plainsboro with severely swollen appendages. The team must work to diagnose the young girl, who is less than honest about what happened the night she fell ill, and as her condition worsens, becomes unable to distinguish fact from fiction. Meanwhile, Cuddy and Wilson attend a medical conference for pharmacology and public policy. House tags along, planning to use the outing as an opportunity to push a personal agenda, but things donąt go as expected in the all-new "Known Unknowns" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-607) (TV-14 D, L)

House & Wilson
Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and House (Hugh Laurie) have a heated exchange at a medical convention in the HOUSE episode "Known Unknowns" airing Monday, Nov. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Michael Yarish/FOX
Additional Resources
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; Olivia Wilde as Thirteen

Guest Cast: Marcus Giamatti as Keener; Bianca Collins as Phoebe; Anna Attanasio as Jordan; Annie Young as Madison; Lindsay Johnston as Kaitlin; Ama Lucasey as Avery; Rachael Marie Wagenlander as Brianna; Eric Lutes as Derek Retzinger; Holly Gagnier as Michelle Berkley; Michael D. Nye as Joseph Schultz

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • Wilson demands that House come with him to a medical conference. House decides to go when he finds out Cuddy is going, though House hasn't registered. He goes to tell Wilson who is sitting by the side of a patient. Wilson tells House, "Busy right now."
       "Is he dying?"
       ""In the next ten minutes?"
       "Unfortunately, no. He's in a lot of pain."
       "I've thought about it. You're right. I should go to the conference."
       "You found out Cuddy's going."
       "Oh, god no. She'll ruin everything."
       "We leave in two hours."

  • House picks up the registration information for another doctor. Later Wilson is notified that his patient has died and House finds a copy of the paper Wilson is about to deliver: "'Euthanasia: Let's tell the Truth, we all Do it.' That's a great Opening line. Are you insane?"
       "I didn't want your notes before and I don't want them now."

  • House finds Wilson, who seems to have been seeking solitude, looking out across the water. Wilson tells him, "I know what you're going to say. I am not insane. Doctor's are rarely indicted."
       "Whoa--- I was just thinking of your career. But yeah if you're one of the doctors occasionally indicted. I guess it could affect that."
       "Someone needs to say what life is really like now for people who are dying. What doctors have to go through. The decisions we have to make. Alone. Without guidance."
       "Someone should say that." House pauses for effect. "In an unsigned letter to the Times.
       ""I'd be telling the truth. I'd be saying what we're all thinking."
       "Who cares? The Oncology Department is subsidized by drug companies. They don't want it run by a murderer."
       "We're all murderess. We just don't have the guts to admit---"
       House interrupts. "And once again: Who Cares? You won't be hirable anywhere."
       "If there's one thing I've learned from you, it's that I should do what I think is right and not worry about the consequences."
       Wilson turns and walks away and before he's out of earshot, House says, "Yeah, it's worked out great for me."

  • Wilson has been trying to get House and Cuddy together although she says she now needs someone she can rely on every day and that has never been House. When House drugs Wilson, his last words before losing consciousness are, "She's better off without you."

  • After finding out that Lucas is staying at the conference with Cuddy, House goes to give Wilson's paper pretending that it is the paper of the doctor House is impersonating (a doctor who is not at the conference at all and turns out to have an airtight alibi). Wilson makes it to the talk as House is finishing and confronts him afterwards. "You drugged me, hid my pants, stole my speech."
       "You anted the paper out there. It's out there. And you're job is safe."
       "That was my paper. You don't ask what I want, you ignore my wishes, you drug me."
       "I'm waiting for you to name something new to our relationship. You've got no good reason to be angry with me."
       "Oh really. I should be thanking you?
       "If this was about getting the story out there, then yeah. Of course if this was about something else---maybe you feeling impotent because patients keep dying and you think you need to make a grand, stupid gesture---you need to be a hero--- Well then, yeah, sorry, I did screw it up."
       "You stepped over the line. This was not your decision
       "My God, there are 10,000 oncologists in this country Everyone of them loses patients but only you would feel guilty enough---" House suddenly gets one of his revelations that solves the case he left back in Princeton.
        Wilson recognizes the signs. "Of course, we can't even argue on my schedule."

  • Wilson has admitted that he told his patient how to overdose on morphine. And at the end Chase tells Cameron that he killed the tryant from seveal weeks ago.

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