- First Broadcast
Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie in the episode "Cursed" originally aired Tuesday, March 1 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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Credit: Paul Drinkwater/FOX.
- March 1, 2005
- Writer / Director
- Matt Witten & Peter Blake / Daniel Sackheim
- The patient
- A 10 year old boy who thinks he has been cursed.
- How House gets involved
- Cuddy insists he take the case and House assumes (rightly) that the parents are large donors to the hospital.
- The mis-diagnoses
- Chase investigates an abandoned building where Gabe fell and House sees anthraxin the samples he brings back. Chase continues to assume the problem is anthrax but Chase's father, a world renowned rheumatologist, thinks it is sarcoidosis and then an auto-immune problem. Later Chase decides it is multiple neurofibromatosis and his father agrees. As House says, The Doctors Chase are wrong even when they agree.
- The privacy invasion / major ethical breach
- House considers telling Chase that his father is dying even though House sort of promised his father that he wouldn't tell his son.
- The final diagnosis
- Leprosy (caught from his father) which allowed the anthrax to take hold.
- The clinic patient(s)
- Chase has a clinic patient whose fingers are numb and House tells him that his watch band is too tight.
- For information on this episode:
- Quotes in scenes from #113 "Cursed"
- Chase (annoyed with House): "You're messing with my head."
House: "Your relationship with your dad is messing with your ability to do your job."
Chase: "Only because you made my dad part of my job."
House: "Good point. Haven't seen him in years, he flies across the Atlantic to see you---"
House: "You breeze by him like he's a Hare Krishna at the airport. You don't even ask why he's in town."
Chase: "It's probably a conference."
House: "Probably. I was hoping to do this by sheer manipulation, but if you insist on talking, fine, talk. What did he do to you?"
Chase: "How would you feel if I interfered in your personal life?"
House: "I'd hate it. That's why I cleverly have no personal life."
Later House has decided to tell Chase that his father is dying but when he gets him alone:
Chase: "Why does everybody need to know my business?"
House: "People like talking about people. Makes us feel superior. Makes us feel in control. And sometimes, for some people, knowing some things makes them care."
Chase: "I tell you my dad left, my mum drank herself to death, you gonna care about me more?"
House: "Cameron would. Me, I just like knowing stuff. I know you hate your dad, but I'm gonna tell you something---"
Chase: "I don't hate him. I loved him until I figured out it hurts a lot less to just not care. You don't expect him to turn up to your football match? No disappointments. You don't expect a call on your birthday, don't expect to see him for months? No disappointments. You want us to go make up? Drink a few beers together, nice family hug? I've given him enough hugs. He's given me enough disappointments."
Chase: "That's it?"
House: "That's it."