Hugh Laurie: Dr. Gregory House
House M.D. 5.05 Lucky Thirteen (2008)
House thinks all his christmases have come at once when Thirteen’s one night stand, a beautiful woman, turns out to have a complicated medical disorder to diagnose. Meanwhile, Wilson eats a doughnut and House immediately wants to know what’s going on.
The House / Wilson interaction is delightful once more and, while she breaks the habit of a lifetime and actually smiles in this episode, Olivia Wilde’s stretched blank face and endlessly flat demeanour are irritating to behold. Her firing came as a great joy as it held hope that the show might start removing some of flab but, like the never-permanent mega-diseases the show trades in, all normality is restored by the end. Hugh Laurie remains endlessly brilliant and, as a bonus, we now get a new House catchphrase: "If you’re happy, I’m."
This House M.D. episode contains adult dialogue and gory and unpleasant scenes and lesbian sexuality.