House M.D. 5.05 Lucky Thirteen (2008, TV) – 6/10 review

Hugh Laurie: Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein: Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps: Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard: Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison: Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer: Dr. Robert Chase
Writer (Series’ Creator): David Shore
Peter Jacobson: Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn: Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde: Thirteen
Michael Weston: Lucas Douglas
Angela Gots: Spencer
Executive Producer: David Shore
Writer: Liz Friedman
Writer: Sara Hess
Director: Greg Yaitanes

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.


2 thoughts on “House M.D. 5.05 Lucky Thirteen (2008, TV) – 6/10 review

  1. Thanks for a good short summary of the House Lucky Thirteen episode.

    I didnt know about Angela Gots (Spencer) until a few weeks ago when I chanced on her in The Beast on A&E while clicking around. It was the highly dramatic and heart-tugging Nadia episode.

    Sheer brilliance, and I have not been so impressed or moved by an actress in years.

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