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House (Hugh Laurie) offers to help Wilson in the "The C-Word" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, April 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Jordin Althaus/FOX

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April 30, 2012 at 9 ET & PT, 8 CT & MT (New Time)
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Written by
John C. Kelley & Marqui Jackson
Directed by
Hugh Laurie
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Episode Directed by Hugh Laurie

Jessica Collins (“The Young and the Restless”) Guest Stars

When the team takes on the case of Emily, a six-year-old girl who has numerous preexisting health problems, they must work with her mother Elizabeth (guest star Jessica Collins), who happens to be doctor herself, specializing in her daughter’s condition. The team must also deal with the battles raging between Emily’s mother and father who have conflicting views on how to handle her health issues. When searching the family’s home for clues to Emily’s illness, the team realizes that Elizabeth‘s determination to cure her daughter could be the very thing that is killing her. Meanwhile, House and Wilson take a little vacation in the all-new “The C-Word” episode of HOUSE airing Monday, April 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-819) (TV-14, D L)
A few days after the end of the last episode: time enough for Wilson to see five oncologists.
Patients of the Week
  1. A six year old girl named Emily, who has a variant form of AT (ataxia telangiectasia). She falls off a merry-go-round and seems to have something else wrong not due to the underlining problem of the AT. Her mother is a doctor who insists on becoming part of the team for this case and Foreman orders the team to accept her.
  2. Wilson
How House gets involved:
  1. House is not involved with the case of the little girl at all. May be the first time this happens.
  2. Wilson has cancer and plans to treat himself with something very dangerous. House insists on being a part of this.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
  1. Adams and Chase break into the mother's house while the mother has gone to investigate the father's new apartment for possible heavy metal poisoning.
  2. House helps Wilson do something so dangerous that if Wilson dies, House could be accused of helping him commit suicide and go back to prison.
Preliminary diagnoses:
  1. Park suggests Wegener’s granulomatosis. Adams and Chase discover the mother has been giving Emily Lex-2, an experimental antibiotic which recently has also caused renal failure. They do not discover a problem with the kidneys but new symptoms indicate a blood clot but the lungs seem fine. Lyme disease but then Emily has a stroke.
  2. No Diagnoses
The final diagnosis
  1. Atrial myxoma, a tumor of the heart. They operate and take out the tumor which is benign.
  2. No Diagnosis
Who Came up with final diagnosis
  • Chase
  • No Diagnosis
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:
  • House makes the ultimate sacrifice and gives Wilson his last few Vicodin. He doses himself with alcohol.

Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Adams (Odette Annable) treat a young girl (guest star Rachel Eggleston, second from R) whose mother (guest star Jessica Collins, L) is a doctor and becomes deeply involved in the case in the "The C-Word" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, April 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Jordin Althaus//FOX
Additional Resources
Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase; Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub; Odette Annable as Dr. Jessica Adams; Charlyne Yi as Dr. Chi Park

Guest Cast: Jessica Collins as Elizabeth; Chris L. McKenna as Simon; Rachel Eggleston as Emily; Art Chudabala as Dr. Michael A. Kondo; Patrick Price as Nurse Jeffrey; Gabriel Suttle as John Taylor; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • House insists on going with Wilson to see another Oncologist. Wilson rejects the doctor's advice on treating his cancer as being too safe. He wants radiation and chemo at the same time which the doctor refuses to do. Later House goes to Wilson's office to find him and tells him, "You're nuts. You don't just want chemo, you want a dose so high there's a one in three chance it will kill you outright. The question is why didn't you tell me? 'Cause you knew I'd stop you. Which means you've already found someone insane enough or desperate enough to give you what amounts to a lethal dose of chemicals. But who would be that stupid. I'm thinking that the who is you." While talking House has been looking around the office and he finally goes and picks up an innocent looking box and pulls out a bag of intravenous fluids. "Where exactly were you thinking of killing yourself? 'Cause I don't think Foreman's going to let you do it here."
       "My place. I've been stockpiling equipment." House pulls out a knife to cut open and destroy the bag (see picture top right). Wilson shouts, "No. No! Stop!" When House pauses, Wilson explains his reasoning. "I'm still healthy. Why not go the extreme route now when there's a better chance of surviving it?"
       "Statistically this has about the same chance of killing you as the thymona does. But a hell of a lot faster."
       Wilson then goes on telling House about his cancer patients who should have survived but died of their cancers. "I am not going to die slowly in a hospital under florescent lighting with people stopping by to gawk and lie about how I look. Even a small chance of that happening is too big a chance for me."
       "You're an idiot and the odds say you're going to die." House walks to the door. Then stops. "We'll do it at my place.

  • Wilson is in bad shape. The drugs are killing him along with the cancer. He is angry and tries to get away but House stops him. Wilson rails at him. "It's pathetic. I'm pathetic. An oncologist with cancer. Of all the things that could be killing me. It's like the universe giving me the big middle finger."
       "The universe doesn't care---"
       Wilson interrupts "Why me? I'm always telling my patients not to torture themselves because there is no answer."
       "Sound advice."
       "It's cruel advice. They were just trying to make sense of what was happening to them and I'm there telling them not to bother. I should have spent my life being more like you. Should have been a manipulative, self-centered, narcissistic ass who brought misery to everything and everyone in his life."
       "You'd still have cancer."
       "Yeah, but at least I'd feel like I deserved it."



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