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Park (Charlyne Yi) tries to control House in the "Holding On" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

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7th Season DVD
May 14, 2012 at 9 ET & PT, 8 CT & MT (New Time)
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Written by
Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & David Foster
Directed by
Miguel Sapochnik
The music at the end is "Euphoria" from Motopony
From Fox Broadcasting Company:

Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) Returns to Princeton Plainsboro

The team takes on the case of Derrick (guest star Skylar Astin), a 19-year-old college student who had a mysterious nose bleed during cheerleading practice, and discovers that his health issues are likely both physiological and psychological. Possibly suffering from schizophrenia, Derrick claims to hear his deceased brother’s voice in his head. Meanwhile, Wilson gets advice from former colleague Thirteen (guest star Wilde) and Foreman tries a different approach with House in the all-new “Holding On” episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-821) (TV-14, D, L, V)
It is May. October is six months away. And Wilson may have had time to take a round of chemo.
Two Patients of the Week
  • Derrick, a cheerleader, 19 years old, who has a unexplained nose bleed after suffering dizziness during a performance.
  • The relationship between House and Wilson and Wilson's cancer and House's anger.
How House gets involved:
  • Foreman brings the case to the team who try to involve House but House does little although occasionally he throws off instructions.
  • Wilson doesn't want to die slowly on chemo. House wants him to stay alive as long as possible.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
  • Adams and Taub go to the patient's dorm room and find his room mate smoking pot and also find a picture of a kid.
  • House's anger explodes at the world and he causes massive damage to the hospital. Wilson, and he would know, also thinks House is trying to manipulate him into doing something he doesn't want to do.
Preliminary diagnoses:
  • Without seeming to think about it, House tells his team that their patient has a midline granuloma and sends them off to deal with finding it: mostly to get them away from him. The team later discover Derrick has been hearing his dead brother's voice.
  • House thinks Wilson should live as long as possible. Wilson thinks he should be allowed to die with more dignity than he has seen some of his patients go through.
The final diagnosis
  • House decides Derrick has persistent stapedial artery that has been pressing against a lobe in the brain causing him to hear the voice he hears and also causing the dizziness.The team operates to remove it.
  • House finally figures out that he needs to support his friend in what Wilson wants to do and not insist on what he wants.
Who Came up with final diagnosis
In both cases House comes up with the final diagnosis.
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:
  • House stopped up the hospital toilets which caused water damage and one floor to fall on the MRI machine Adams and Park were getting their patient out of. Both covered the patient and suffered some damage to themselves.
  • What House did to the toilets is called Felony Vandalism and breaks his parole and he is headed back to prison to be stuck there until after Wilson dies.

House (Hugh Laurie) tries to make amends with Wilson in the "Holding On" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Ray Mickshaw/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: Guest Cast: Skylar Astin as Derrick; Olivia Wilde as Thirteen; Moira Squier as Jen; Natalie Dreyfuss as Courtney; Derek Mio as Floyd; Enzo Cilenti as Matt Johnson; Joshua Rush as Ryan; Jacob Zachar as Mikey; David Wells as Milton; Lyn Alicia Henderson as Vet; David Waknine as Janitor; David Fraioli as Janitor #2; Pat McNeely as Woman; Michael C. Alexander as Man; Brayden Brooks as 6 yr. old Christopher; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • Wilson calls Thirteen to ask questions about what it is like to know your death is going to be sooner rather than later. Then she goes to House. "I spoke to Wilson."
       "He's angry because I want him to live longer who wouldn't be?"
       "Friends respect each other's decisions even if they don't agree with them it's called loyalty
       "Loyalty is a tool to get people to do what they don't want to
       "But you do want to. You may have rationalized it a hundred different ways, but the fact is you fired me so I'd be forced to spend the rest of my life doing exactly what I wanted to do. It's probably the most selfless thing anyone has ever done for me. And you don't even like me that much."

  • House seems to surrender to Wilson's choice and takes Wilson to dinner. House turns the conversation to the good times they have had including a story that includes Oreos. Wilson starts to think that maybe he should take chemo and then he realizes that House has manipulated him again. He walks out and goes to his car and cries. House joins him and seeing that he has been crying says, "Look at you. You don't want to die."
       "Well Then fight."
       "I did. I tried."
       "One time."
       "House get out of my car."
       "You don't have to just accept this."
       "Yes I do have to accept this. I have five months to live." Wilson pauses and his anger gets the best of him. 'And you're making me go this through this alone. I'm pissed because I'm dying and it's not fair and I need I need a friend. I need to know that you're there. I need you to tell me that my life was worthwhile and I need you to tell me that you love me."
       "No I'm not going to tell you that unless you fight"

  • When House is told that Derrick doesn't want to live without his brother's voice in his head, House's anger at Wilson explodes and he tries to choke the patient. Park takes House's cane and hits him in the head hard to get him to let go. Then she says, "You've spent your whole life looking for the truth sometimes the truth just sucks"

  • Wilson goes to Foreman and tells him, he plans to leave the hospital within a couple of days and that the reason is he can't deal with House any longer "He's not my child I cannot be responsible for the happiness of Gregory House."?
       "Enduring pain doing something good for someone you care about, isn't that what life is" "

  • Wilson takes what Foreman told him and finally goes to House to say, "I'm ready to start the next round of chemo."
       "Because you need me and I don't think that's a bad thing anymore/"
       "No. You're the only one I listen to and the last couple of days I didn't and I almost killed my patient. So, I think it's time for me to accept that you are just smarter than I am."
       "Are you really okay that there's only five months left."
       "No. But it's better than nothing."
       "How do we start?""
       "Well I'm not going to say I love you."
       "Thank God you got any Oreos?"



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