The Greater Good
Episode 14 of 24 within Season Five. Item 101 of 179 overall.
Production number S5E14.
Sara Hess - Writer
Lesli Linka Glatter - Director
7.70
12 votes

House and the team take on the case of a woman who collapsed in the middle of a cooking class, and they soon learn she is a highly-renowned cancer researcher who recently gave up her entire career in order to pursue her own personal happiness.

Though the team struggles to understand how the woman could give up saving lives for the sake of her own contentment, each grapple with the pursuit of happiness (or lack thereof) in their own lives. As the patient’s condition continues to worsen, so does Thirteen’s as she begins to suffer serious and life-threatening reactions to the experimental Huntington’s Disease clinical trial.

Meanwhile, Cuddy attempts to make House’s life miserable for him in retaliation for his part in her own unhappiness.

original airdate--February 2,2009                   rating--14.87 million

songs--Theme Song: "Teardrop" by Massive Attack

  1. "Brand New Day" by Joshua Radin

Final Diagnosis--Ectopic endometriosis

 

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