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Private Lives
House (Hugh Laurie), Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) and Chase (Jesse Spencer) take on the case of Frankie (guest star Laura Prepon), an avid blogger who solicits the advice of her followers as she updates them on her condition from her hospital bed, in the episode "Private Lives" airing Monday, March 8 (8-9 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Also pictured: Adam Rothenberg.
Credit: Paul Drinkwater/FOX
March 8, 2010
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Written by
Doris Egan
Directed by
Sanford Bookstaver
It is still winter as we see snow.
Patient of the Week:
Frankie, a 28 year old blogger who has recently become vegetarian, suddenly shows bruising across her face and her gums start to bleed.
How House gets involved:
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
Thirteen and Taub go to their apartment and Thirteen breaks into a locked drawer.
Preliminary diagnoses:
A neighbor has been putting down rat poison and tells the team that Frankie has picked it up. But then her urine shows kidney failure. Chase investigates on his own and finds that her heart valve needs to be replaced.
The final diagnosis
House figures it is the patients "crap" after Wilson says the word to him a couple of times. Wilson is always saying things that House relates to the case and that leads him to a solution.
Who Came Up with final diagnosis
House although Thirteen and Chase could follow his reasoning and say "Whipple¹s disease" at the same time.
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:
  • Wilson was in a movie during college which has been expanded into a porno film.
  • House is reading a book of sermons written by the man he thinks is his biological father.
  • Chase joins House and Wilson in speed dating and because of a bet with House learns that women are interested in him for just his looks.
From Fox Broadcasting Company:

Laura Prepon ("That Œ70s Show") Guest-Stars

House and the team take on the case of an avid blogger (guest star Prepon) admitted with sudden bruising and bleeding. From her hospital bed, the patient blogs about her symptoms, doctors and prospective diagnoses to her dedicated band of followers and solicits their advice on a course of treatment. Such openness leads the team to contemplate the value of privacy, especially after House and Wilson uncover secrets from one another's past. Meanwhile, Chase is coaxed into testing out the dating scene in the all-new "Private Lives" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, March 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-615) (TV-14 D, L, S)

Private Lives
House (Hugh Laurie) and the team take on the case of an avid blogger who solicits the advice of her followers as she updates them on her symptoms in the HOUSE episode "Private Lives" airing Monday, March 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Chris Haston/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/Dr. Remy Hadley

Guest Cast: Laura Prepon as Frankie, Adam Rothenberg as Taylor; Gonzalo Menendez as Stuart; Catherine Kresge as Joan; Elena Evangelo as Belinda; Christina Vidal as Sandy; Tracey Esposito as Leeanne; Anise Fuller as Melodie; Tonya Kay as Chloe; Annie Weirich as Dionne; Alexandra Cramer as Grace; Lindsay Halladay as Nicole; Tina Sanchez as Elizabeth; Pamela Rooney as Mary

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • As House removes a porn DVD in the morning, Wilson asks, "What are you doing tonight?"
       "Masterbating. I'd invite you but people are already talking."
       "It's pathetic. You divide your nights between porn and the Discovery Channel."
       "Right. Playing "Dance, Dance Revolution" is a much better choice."
       "Okay. That was a gift from a patient and it happens to be great exercise. I mean, who rents porn anymore? Can't you get this stuff on the internet?"
       "You can but you can't get Disc 2 with the director's commentary."
       Wilson takes a breath and gets back to his initial question, "Come out with me tonight. I'm going speed dating."
       "You mean you're dating on meth? Count me in."
       "You need to meet somebody. This way you meet 20 somebodies."
       "Over a five minute discussion of Proust. Speed dating is a meet market."
       "Yea, dozens of women just waiting to be hit on. Your odds of a happy ending are nearly as good as staying home and watching porn."

  • House joins Wilson for speed dating and finds he has brought Chase. "You brought a date?"
       Chase says, "Wilson seemed to think it was a good idea.
       Wilson confirms his reason by saying, "You need to dive back into the pool."
       "And does he have to swim in ours? You go to a bar, you bring your ugly friends."
       "It's not a beauty pageant." Chase insists.
       "Life is a beauty pageant. Little girls who kiss frogs, expect them to turn into you."
       "Oh, come on. I'm not that good looking."
       House disagrees. "Yeah you are."
       Chase looks to Wilson who, to his surprise, confirms House's opinion, "You kind of are."
       "So, you attribute every relationship I've ever had to the height of my cheekbones."
       Wilson tries to make him feel better by saying, "Not the whole relationship, just he beginning."
       But House is not so kind. "The rest is your hair."
       "This is ridiculous. Women aren't as distracted by appearances as we are. They look deeper."
       House gets a glint in his eyes as he sees a chance to make money and overturn someone's way of looking at the world. Far more interesting that talking to women for 5 minutes each. "You want to bet?" Chase looks interested. "You can't tell anyone you're a doctor. You're unemployed. You're also a little slow: Misunderstand everything they say. And lose the accent. A hundred bucks says you still walk out of here with a dozen names." House wins the bet.

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