5x05 Lucky Thirteen
First Aired: Oct. 21, 2008 on FOX
Summary: Thirteen's female lover has a seizure after a night of partying and she takes the woman to the hospital. It turns out the woman has a long-standing medical condition and slept with Thirteen to get House to see her. Meanwhile, Foreman confronts Thirteen about her destructive lifestyle and…
Main Characters in this Episode
Dr. Gregory House: People interest me, conversations don't.
Dr. Eric Foreman: That because conversations go both ways.
Dr. Eric Foreman, Dr. Gregory House: [together]... Like Thirteen.
Dr. Gregory House: Thirty? Did you keep her number?
- Goof (factual errors): When Dr. Taub examines a patient's eyes with a direct ophthalmoscope, he correctly examines the patient's right eye with his own right eye, holding the ophthalmoscope in his right hand. But when he moves to examine her left eye, he continues to hold the ophthalmoscope in his right hand, and uses his right eye to examine the patient's left eye. In this position, it is impossible to get close enough to actually see the patient's retina, unless he gets so close that he would actually be kissing the patient, a practice frowned upon by most medical establishments. To examine the patient's left eye, he should have moved the ophthalmoscope to his own left eye, held it in his left hand, and he should have moved around to the patient's left side, to examine her left eye to left eye.
- SPOILER: The story that Wilson tells House about wanting to help the prostitute working her way through law school refers to a similar idea in The West Wing, where Lisa Edelstein (Cuddy) played the prostitute.
- In the scene where Thirteen examines Spencer for spider bite, no body double was used. Angela Gots (Spencer) actually appeared fully nude, which surprised Olivia Wilde (Thirteen).