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About House, M.D.

House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.

For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.

Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.

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Last Temptation

Last Temptation is 7th season episode of House that first aired on April 18, 2011. It is the nineteenth episode of the season. It is directed by Tim Southam. Martha M. Masters has finally reached her goal of completing medical school, but now she is faced with an unexpected choice. House has posted an opening on his team for an intern, but all the candidates realize that House doesn't want an intern, he wants Masters. Instead of continuing on her original path to be a surgeon, Masters decides to accept the unique opportunity to be on House's team. Her first case is a 16 year old girl who gets sick just before she plans to leave on a solo circumnavigation of the world. In the patient, Masters sees another person who excelled at a very young age, and Masters starts to look to the patient for career advice. The patient's parents see the illness as only a small blip on their daughter's plans and keep acting as if her increasingly severe illness is only a minor hurdle to their daughter's ambitious goals. This leads to a bold move on Masters' part when she makes a decision that not even House sees coming regarding their patient's treatment. Meanwhile, Thirteen gets her license back, but to cover for her, House says she‘s been in rehab. House and Wilson have a bet to see who will be the first to "chicken out".

This is the final appearance of Martha M. Masters on a regular basis. She would later re-appear in the final episode of the series ("Everybody Dies").

As Thirteen returns, Masters is ready to proceed with her career and is presented with a choice - return to the more or less normal life of a physician in training, or attempt to live full time in House's world of being "extraordinary". This is not the first time someone has had this choice - Foreman decided to return the craziness out of desperation, and Chase has already decided that House's world is where he wants to be. Later in the series, we show how both of them find their own way to excellence without becoming a carbon copy of their boss.

However, Masters finds the way harder going, being dragged in both directions at once. Again, we see how both Foreman and Chase resolved this conflict - Foreman quickly and Chase more slowly. Masters, by contrast, is literally on the fast track - impressing both the more traditional Dr. Simpson in the OR and the rebel House all within the same day. However, she quickly learns she can't live in both worlds. For all her talent, Simpson is not flexible enough to allow Masters to chart her own course. For all her promise, House is not patient enough for her to get comfortable in the course she will have to choose for herself.

Masters' dilemma is faced by many people who, in the past, have excelled at everything they have tried. Like everyone who has always been at the top, Masters has finally put herself into a situation where she is truly challenged. In addition, like every idealist, Masters is now torn by a real world situation where there is no clearly right answer. In the end, Masters has to make a choice not about what kind of doctor she wants to be, but what kind of a person she wants to be.

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Masters wakes up to her alarm and immediately starts reciting medical facts as she prepares to go to work. She’s still at it while eating Colo's Colios cereal when her roommate comes in and tells her she can relax - she’s not in first year any more. Masters tells her that she’s preparing for House, not school. Her roommate reminds her that this is her last day with House. However, Masters still has to do one more lumbar puncture to meet her practical requirement. ....

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House: "Is this hell? An eternity of people trying to convince me to live?"
Cameron: "Who says I'm here to convince you to live?"
―Cameron's hallucination appears in Everybody Dies
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