CUDDY: I’m not gonna dump you because we like different food, or books, or music. On the other hand, i might dump you if you don’t talk to me when you have a problem with our relationship.
HOUSE: I know you believe that now. But the fact is-
CUDDY: Who cares about common? Common is boring. It’s…common. I like being with you. You make me better. Hopefully i make you better. What we have is…uncommon. [pause] And i’ve never been happier.
House 7.03 — “Unwritten”
why can’t it be october/october? || 31 days of my favourite house/cuddy scenes || october 4th
House: Dr. Cuddy, thanks for the consult. His throat seems to have some condition.
Cuddy: Say “Ah”.
Cuddy: [pause] He has a sore throat.
House: Of course! Yes, why didn’t I… I mean, because he said that… it hurt, and I, I should have deduced that meant it was sore…
Cuddy: [motions House aside] I was in a Board meeting.
House: Patients come first, right?
Cuddy: Wouldn’t want to prescribe a lozenge if there was any doubt about it’s efficacy, huh?
House: You once asked why I think I’m always right, and I realized that you’re right… at least, I think you’re right. I don’t really know now, do I? [Cuddy smiles]
Patient: Hey! I’m here.
Cuddy: Go home. Drink some hot tea. [she leaves]
House: Excellent counsel.
1.03 — “Occam’s Razor”
This scene will forever hold a place in my heart because it was the moment i realised how epic they would be, how smart their banter is, how wonderfully they play off each other, and most importantly it was also the first time of subsequent many that it was shown how when House and Cuddy have a conversation, anyone else in the room just becomes irrelevant.
why can’t it be october/october? || 31 days of my favourite house/cuddy scenes || october 3rd
House: Bad news, oestrogen is too high.
Cuddy: No matter how many people you tell otherwise, I am and always have been a woman. Oestrogen is normal.
House: Not this much, not for at least for another week. That’s when you ovulate.
Cuddy: [pause] You monitor my periods? Based on when I get bitchy or…?
House: Once a month, when you leave the kids cancer ward, your eyes glisten. About three days later, you break your ban on sugar and chow down a bucket of frozen yoghurt in the cafeteria, sprinkles included. Based on the last yoghurt sighting, you’ve got another week before you ovulate. You’re on fertility meds. With red clover as an herbal booster. [Cuddy starts to look upset] And the dinner with Wilson was an audition. It’s too bad he didn’t land the gig. He would have had fun.
Cuddy: I was considering a donation, not a party.
House: So… when’s our “dinner”?
2.22 — “Forever”
Let them have this one victory because I’m about to deliver them a thousand defeats.
V, 1.07 — “John May”
why can’t it be october/october? || 31 days of my favourite house/cuddy scenes || october 2nd
House: You just met him!
Cuddy: I like him. And I like sex. Do I need to stitch a letter on my tops?
House: No. But it might be worth taking out an ad in the local papers.
Cuddy: [moves closer] Do you like me, House? I was on the phone with Bennett 15 minutes ago. His cell phone’s working. Your M.O is to avoid me at all costs and suddenly you need my input on every move you make. I can only assume it’s because I’m on a date.
House: When we met, I noticed-
Cuddy: You noticed he was a Shriner because of the way he parted his hair. You noticed he was a momma’s boy because of the way he blinked his left eye. I’m not interested. I’m not impressed. There are only two reasons anyone would want to screw with me tonight. Either they’re an altruistic, decent person who’s worried about my well being. Or, they want me for themself.
House: You left out the third option. Evil bastard who just wants to mess with other people’s happiness.
Cuddy: Goodnight House.
3.14 — “Insensitive”
why can’t it be october/october? || 31 days of my favourite house/cuddy scenes — october 1st
CUDDY: Hi, I’m the Dean of Medicine.
HOUSE: Hi, I’m the guy who saved your life.
CUDDY: I can fire him. I can fire him now. I can fire him tomorrow. I don’t even need a reason-
HOUSE: She doesn’t fire me, she never will fire me, she needs me-
CUDDY: He’s a good doctor. That’s all. I respect his expertise, and I-
HOUSE: She’s hot for me. Always.
PATIENT: Shut up!
CUDDY: Well, that could have been either of us.
PATIENT: [looks at Cuddy] You have great yabos. [House smiles at Cuddy]
CUDDY: That still could have been either of us. [looks at House]
HOUSE: You lose.
CUDDY: Seriously! [House starts celebrating] I have always thought my breasts were one of my best features!
4.05 — “Mirror Mirror”
Cuddy: You’re afraid to be happy.
House: Why do you care if I’m happy?
Cuddy: [long pause] You’re afraid of change. The one thing you have is your intellect. You think if that’s compromised, you have nothing. Just take it.
Cuddy: Don’t do this.
House: It’s already done. This is the only me you get.
5.16 — “The Softer Side”
Cuddy: The only time you’re afraid is when you’re happy. You just don’t expect it to last.
House: ‘Cause it doesn’t.
Cuddy: You don’t know that.
House: I’ve done horrible things to you. And I’ll do horrible things again to you. But because of one stupid moment with a dying girl and a pile of rubble you think I can change. Tell me where I’m wrong.
Cuddy: I don’t want you to change. I know you’re screwed up. I know you are always gonna be screwed up. But you’re the most incredible man I’ve ever known. You are always gonna be the most incredible man I have ever known.
7.01 — “Now What?”
I’ve always felt that one of the things that makes Cuddy’s relationship with House stand out from anyone else on the show is that she has never expected him to change. With Cameron and Wilson, and even Stacy to a certain extent, this need to change House, to make him “a better person”, has always been prevalent and yet Cuddy has always accepted [and loved] him for who he is, flaws and all, and i find that beautiful. He may have thought that she wanted him to change, but in reality the only thing she ever wanted was for him to be happy and that makes all the difference in the world.