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Season 1  "DNR"  1x9

Aired 16 years ago - Feb 01, 2005

Legendary jazz musician John Henry Giles is checked into the hospital and when he's told he's dying from ALS, he signs a DNR to avoid a slow death. House disagrees with the diagnosis and goes against everyone's wishes when he violates the DNR to save Giles' life. The decision lands House in court, drives Foreman to consider taking another job, and results in Giles' paralysis worsening. But when the patient inexplicably starts getting better, the team has to figure out the mystery in reverse and find out why his condition is improving.

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Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 1
- John Henry Giles? You a fan of his music? - He's a musician?
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Foreman did his residency with Hamilton.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 3
- Coughing up sputum? - Almost none. He seems stabilized.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 4
What else could it be?
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 5
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 6
Yeah, I heard about him. Obsessive son of a bitch? That's him.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 7
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 8
I started him on I.V. steroids and Synthroid.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 9
Okay. Increase the steroids to 100 milligrams every 12 hours and, uh--
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 10
No hair, which means nerve damage.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 11
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 12
So undo it. Chase?
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 13
What did you just do?
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 14
There is no question. It's the patient's decision.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 15
His lungs are worse. Any theories?
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 16
These are criminal charges. They're not gonna let you take blood to make more tests.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 17
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 18
So far you've come in under budget.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 19
John Henry Giles.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 20
Exactly. And Mr. Giles's death will violate my client's Sixth Amendment right.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 21
I'm trying to listen to this.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 22
It doesn't.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 23
I didn't notice any clubbing on the judge's fingers. Neither did I.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 24
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 25
I checked you out, you know?
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 26
But before you guys break out the oil, I should point out that you can't pull the plug. I have a court order.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 27
Soon as they pull that plug, he'll die.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 28
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Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 30
The inactivity causes-- Not interested in why.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 31
You hate me for saving your life.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 32
I'll give you a hand.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 33
unless you got something-- anything-- one thing.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 34
it's over.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 35
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Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 37
Don't need the money. We're not like you. I don't hate House.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 38
Listen, listen. I just think it wouldn't hurt him to learn a little humility.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 39
- The damage would likely be minimal. - No.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 40
This is gonna take us all the way up into your brain.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 41
Another difference in our styles--
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 42
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- One of those drugs is helping him. - And the rest--
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 45
So your philosophy is, if they don't want treatment, they get it shoved down their throat,
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 46
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 47
Bad news is John Henry's back where he started. Good news is Hamilton looks bad.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 48
You really think House would let Foreman out of his contract? He has to.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 49
If you think he's a better doctor than I am, then you should take the job.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 50
He sleeps better at night. He shouldn't.
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 51
If it's inflammation, the steroids would've shrunk it down.

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Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 2
Foreman did his residency with Hamilton.
#2
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 3
- Coughing up sputum? - Almost none. He seems stabilized.
#3
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 4
What else could it be?
#4
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Yeah, I heard about him. Obsessive son of a bitch? That's him.
#6
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 7 #7 Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 8
I started him on I.V. steroids and Synthroid.
#8
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 9
Okay. Increase the steroids to 100 milligrams every 12 hours and, uh--
#9
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 10
No hair, which means nerve damage.
#10
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 11 #11 Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 12
So undo it. Chase?
#12
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 13
What did you just do?
#13
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 14
There is no question. It's the patient's decision.
#14
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 15
His lungs are worse. Any theories?
#15
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 16
These are criminal charges. They're not gonna let you take blood to make more tests.
#16
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 17 #17 Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 18
So far you've come in under budget.
#18
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 19
John Henry Giles.
#19
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 20
Exactly. And Mr. Giles's death will violate my client's Sixth Amendment right.
#20
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 21
I'm trying to listen to this.
#21
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It doesn't.
#22
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I didn't notice any clubbing on the judge's fingers. Neither did I.
#23
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I checked you out, you know?
#25
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 26
But before you guys break out the oil, I should point out that you can't pull the plug. I have a court order.
#26
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 27
Soon as they pull that plug, he'll die.
#27
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The inactivity causes-- Not interested in why.
#30
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 31
You hate me for saving your life.
#31
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 32
I'll give you a hand.
#32
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 33
unless you got something-- anything-- one thing.
#33
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 34
it's over.
#34
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Don't need the money. We're not like you. I don't hate House.
#37
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 38
Listen, listen. I just think it wouldn't hurt him to learn a little humility.
#38
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 39
- The damage would likely be minimal. - No.
#39
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 40
This is gonna take us all the way up into your brain.
#40
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 41
Another difference in our styles--
#41
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 42 #42 Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 43 #43 Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 44
- One of those drugs is helping him. - And the rest--
#44
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 45
So your philosophy is, if they don't want treatment, they get it shoved down their throat,
#45
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 46 #46 Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 47
Bad news is John Henry's back where he started. Good news is Hamilton looks bad.
#47
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 48
You really think House would let Foreman out of his contract? He has to.
#48
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 49
If you think he's a better doctor than I am, then you should take the job.
#49
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 50
He sleeps better at night. He shouldn't.
#50
Recap of House Season 1 Episode 9 (S01E09) - 51
If it's inflammation, the steroids would've shrunk it down.
#51