Fools for Love

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 10/31/06
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  • Episode Description
  • House takes the case of a young woman who has been rushed to the hospital with problems breathing and severe stomach pain after she and her husband were robbed. After her husband collapses, the team believes the couple's illnesses are related. Meanwhile, Michael Tritter, a clinic patient, causes problems for House that could have serious ramifications.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Russel Friend

  • Garrett Lerner

  • Doris Egan

  • Thomas L. Moran

  • Liz Friedman

  • Fan Reviews (35)
  • The medical mystery was fine, but the policeman side-story was ABSURD. Imagine a cop suing a doctor, then later "accidentally following and arresting him". He would be thrown off the force for abuse of power. Stoooopid.

    By donelson, Apr 28, 2007

  • A nosey House, a bitter Tritter, and a forbidden love....

    By uk6strings, Jun 23, 2009

  • House vs Tritter- Round 1.

    By DonStants2, Jun 17, 2009

  • Two person falls sick.

    By Danny2312, Dec 13, 2008

  • Incest.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 20, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • Dr. Foreman: My exes have usually been black, so what? Its not a racial thing, its cultural. I have more in common with them, like, I assume you only date emotionally-stunted bigots.

    • House: No empty coffee cups. Off the caffeine. Good for baby. Dr. Cuddy: Cups are in the other waste basket, baby is in your mind.

    • Tritter: You don't introduce yourself? House: Sorry, I thought you were waiting two hours... didn't know you wanted to chat. Hi, I'm Greg! How 'bout that local sports team?

    • House: Give her the same food she ate at the diner and stick her on the treadmill. Dr. Foreman: Better yet, put a gun to her head; threaten to rape her.

    • House: Who’s he talking to? Dr. Cameron: What? House: It’s got an ass. Technically that makes it a “who.”

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    Notes (2)

    • International Air Dates: The Netherlands: July 17, 2007 on SBS6 Greece: October 20, 2007 on Star The Czech Republic: December 10, 2007 on TV Nova Belgium: January 3, 2008 on KanaalTwee Sweden: March 4, 2008 on TV4 Norway: Thursday, August 14, 2008 on NRK1

    • Music: Walter Reed (Michael Penn)

    Trivia (2)

    • Trivia: This episode marks the first time that House has ever lost a bet.

    • At the end of the episode, the police officer pulls House over, and tells him his pupils are dilated. The officer alludes to this as being an indication of being under the influence. Throughout the show, Dr. House has used opiate medications for pain, namely Vicodin. Vicodin does not dilate the pupils. Opiate medications, in general, constrict the pupils. Dilated pupils would be indicative of other drug misuse, such as benzodiazapenes, but not Vicodin or any other painkiller. Also, it's night so House's pupils would be dilated regardless.

    Allusions (2)

    • Holdup Man: ...Time to make the doughnuts... This line is from a popular old Dunkin' Donuts commercial, in which a tired employee is getting up at 2 a.m. in the morning to go into work, muttering the line to himself groggily.

    • Title The title itself is more than a passing allusion to a Sam Shepard play called Fool for Love. Other similarities to the play: the main characters, May and Eddie, are half-siblings who were incestously involved when they were younger prior to finding out about their familial connection and the parent of one of them (May's mother in the play as opposed to Jeremy's father in the House episode) committed suicide after failing to keep the young lovers from getting together.

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