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2004, TV Show

House Episode: "Informed Consent"

Season 3, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: A noted 71-year-old cancer researcher (Joel Grey) collapses in his lab. The problem could be with his heart or his lungs; House and his staff don't know. But the researcher knows that he doesn't want them to find out. He just wants to die. Meanwhile, House is using his cane again, but that doesn't stop him from noticing that a clinic patient's very fetching 17-year-old daughter is taking an unusual interest in him.
Original Air Date: Sep 19, 2006
Guest Cast Bobbin Bergstrom: Nurse William Charlton: Mark Joel Grey: Ezra Leighton Meester: Ali Johnson Stephanie Venditto: Nurse Brenda Previn
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Season 3, Episode 3
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Length: 44:00
Aired: 9/19/2006
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September 20, 2006: To Live and Die in Princeton (Again) Season 3, Episode 3

Since my earlier post suffered at the hands of the Technical Difficulty gods I'm re-submitting. Here's hoping the second time's a charm? I'm no fan of the rat but the opening scene on tonight's show was just gross. I'm not usually squeamish but I had just finished dinner. Was it really necessary to see Ezra Powell ( Joel Grey) cut into a live animal and then later learn that the remaining rodents had gnawed on him? Despite that, I liked this episode directed by Laura Innes of ER (and might I add that I am anxiously awaiting that hospital show's premiere on Thursday). This week, famed Dr. Powell, the man who wrote the medical textbook, is the team's patient and he is suffering what he knows will be an incurable affliction. His wish? To die. So, why come to Dr. House, a physician known for going to incredible lengths the cure his patients? Because as House knows, people may accept death but no one really wants to experience it. With this in mind and up against a self-imposed diagnosis deadline House pulls a faux-euthanization with Chase's assistance and continues to search for the cause of Powell's problem. Now there are all kinds of things wrong with that move but that aside, can you imagine waking up from an induced coma after you thought you had been put to sleep? The shock would be enough to kill a person. As usual the team squabbled about course of action but Cameron was more mutinous than usual refusing to work at all. She's certainly become confident of her place on the team. Loved when House told her to do her job. Is it me or is House wittier when he's in pain? Yes, it's true the cane is back in full force ? was that Jai-Alai he was playing with it. ? and so are the sarcastic one-liners. Despite the heavy subject matter, I was laughing through most of the show. I generally find Chase to be pretty useless but he too was rather amusing tonight though not as much as that striped tie he was sporting. Ugga. Let me take a moment to be superficial here. I was not digging Foreman's pink on pink ensemble and Cameron's hair is either growing on me or they've taken steps to improve it. Cuddy actually looked professional in her gray suit. Did you catch her denying a pregnancy? Please! She's so pregnant (okay, watch me be wrong). The show was surprisingly Wilson-free tonight. He had, maybe three lines, for which I was thankful. I needed a break from Dr. Annoying-of-Late. Wilson's airtime this week was instead taken up by the rare sighting of nurses at Princeton-Plainsboro. I was stunned seeing as how Cameron, Chase and Foreman do all the grunt work. Which leads me to the clinic. Cameron interrupted a little Lolita-like lusting on House's part but to be fair the little darling was putting it out there. Hello Jailbait and from the previews, hello stalker. Though she may have been showing too much thong, her rear ending at least served a medical purpose ? a diagnosis for House and a death sentence for Powell. That last scene with Cuddy implied that he did not die naturally. Funny how after weeks of Wilson predicting that House and his ego would kill a patient, it is Cameron and her principles that actually do. show less
Since my earlier post suffered at the hands of the Technical Difficulty gods I'm re-submitting. Here's hoping the second time's a charm?I'm no fan of the rat but the opening scene on tonight's show was just gross. I'm not usually squeamish but I had just finished dinner. Was it really necessary to see Ezra Powell (Joel Grey) cut into a live animal and then later learn that the remaining rodents had gnawed on him? Despite that, I liked this episode directed by Laura Innes of ER (and might I add that I am anxiously awaiting that hospital show's premiere on Thursday).This week, famed Dr. Powell, the man who wrote the medical textbook, is the team's patient and he is suffering what he knows will be an incurable affliction. His wish? To die. So, why come to Dr. House, a physician known for going to incredible lengths the cure his patients? Because as House knows, people may accept death but no one really wants to experience it. With this in mind and up against a self-imposed diagnosis... read more

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Premiered: November 16, 2004, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: He has little patience for patients, but misanthropic Gregory House is a brilliant diagnostician who probes life-and-death medical mysteries while 'CSI'-style graphics follow each disease's progression. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer is one of the executive producers.

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