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House (Hugh Laurie) and the team treat a famous author (guest star Amy Irving) in the HOUSE episode "Unwritten" airing Monday, Oct. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Š2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX
Credit: Adam Taylor/FOX

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October 4, 2010 (ran a few seconds long)
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Written by
John C. Kelley
Directed by
Greg Yaitanes
"Telephone" from The Black Angels
Cuddy told House two weeks ago to hire a replacement for Thirteen so the last episode was two weeks before this one/
Patient of the Week:
Alic Tanner, who writes a series of books about a boy detective, has a seizure while trying to shoot herself.
How House gets involved:
House is a fan of these books although most fans are 10 to 14 year old girls.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
Lying to the patient. Stealing her keys to go into her home.
Preliminary diagnoses:
Mercury poisoning (from eating too much tuna), adrenaline producing tumor. hypothyroidism, Lupis
The final diagnosis
Syringomyelia (damage to the spinal cord due to the formation of a fluid-filled area within the cord) from an auto accident years ago when her son was killed because she let him drive in a rain storm. The physical problem can be treated and for her emotional pain, House lies to her and tells her, her son really died of an aneurysm while trying thus causing the accident.
Who came up with final diagnosis
Taub first suggested it.
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:

House (Hugh Laurie) drives a Go-Kart in the House episode "Unwritten" airing Monday, Oct. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Adam Taylor/FOX
Additional Resources
Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy; 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

Guest Cast: Cynthia Watros as Sam Carr; Amy Irving as Alice; John Bain as Jack; Seidy Lopez as Christina; Rosalie Vegas as Nurse Yvette; Todd Bosley as Go-Cart Attendant; Caitlin Chapman as Very Hot Woman; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • Wilson gets House to admit, "I'm worried."

    Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House in the seventh season of HOUSE on FOX. Š2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Credit: Justin Stephens/FOX

       "Because she's happy?"
       "No. because I am."
       "House, that's---"
       "Ironic, weird, crazy?"
       "I was going to say, normal."
       "For now. We're in the honeymoon. Our brains are flooded with endorphines. Once she snaps out of it, where does that leave us?"
       "In an adult relationship."
       "Name one thing that Cuddy and I have in common besides work. Long term relationships are based on compatibility and right now we only have sex...."
       "So instead of enjoying the honeymoon phase, you've decided to skip it entirely."
       "I need to find something we both like doing; besides each other."
       "Right. Or you could just talk to her about it."
       "No, then she'll start pretending to like things that she really doesn't just to make me feel better which will make her feel even worse which won't be my fault so I'll resent her and that won't be her fault so she'll resent me. At least with my plan I'll get my one a day with iron to the bitter end."

  • House calls his team back into the hospital to figure out what is going on with one of his favorite authors. "You and Taub do a full workup and observe her overnight see if she has another seizure." He turns to Chase. "You can go."
       Taub objects. "Why does he get the night off?"
       "Because he brought a smokin hot babe."
       "I have plans with my wife."
       "Yeah, nice try. But you hate your personal life." Then he turns to Foreman who is about to object, "And you obviously don't have one."

  • House takes Cuddy out on his expedition to the patient's home and Cuddy actually ends up helping him. Later when Wilson finds out, he explains to House why this is good. "She's committing crimes. What does that tell you?"
       "I'm a horrible influence"
       "True. A horrible influence she's reaching out to. She's looking for ways to connect. You do have something in common, you're both trying to find things in common."
       "I'm not finding them."

  • Wilson has told Cuddy about House's anxiety and it comes out after she tries to tell him she likes something he likes and he knows its a lie. she says, "I'm not going to dump you because we like different food or books or music. On the other hand, I might dump you if you don't talk to me when you have a problem with our relationship."
       "I know you blieve that now but the fact is---"
       "Who cares about common? Common is boring. It's..." She searches for the word and comes up with, "common. I like being with you. You make me better. Hopefully, I make you better. What we have is uncommon. And I've never been happier."

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