Season 4, Ep 11, Aired 2/3/08
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  • Episode Description
  • House and his team have to diagnose a case at a distance when a researcher at a South Pole base is taken ill.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hugh Laurie

    Dr. Gregory House

  • Mira Sorvino

    Dr. Cate Milton

  • Robert Sean Leonard

    Dr. James Wilson

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Fan Reviews (42)
  • Best episode of Season 4 so far.

    By DonStants2, Jul 14, 2009

  • He does care... sometimes

    By ArielManto, Jun 07, 2009

  • Ridiculously funny.

    By tubalcane420, Dec 29, 2008

  • Amber's back!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Nov 15, 2008

  • House has feelings...who knew???

    By hughsgirl11, Nov 15, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (34)

    • House: I can't get cable but I get the South Pole on hi-def!

    • Dr. Foreman: Excuse us a second. (turns the channel to the South Pole office) Cancer explains her symptoms: a tumor in her longer kidney that threw a clot to the other organ. House: And you're worried that the tumor might overhear, realize we're on to it?

    • House: How about if I just get naked, and you shut up? Cate: If I thought I could get you naked, I would have lead with that.

    • Dr. Foreman : Why would she lie? House: Timeless question. In this case, she conspired with her co-workers to teach me that something is more important than cable. I'm going to teach them that they are wrong.

    • House: Anything with a strong color could work as a stain, printer ink, food coloring, coffee Dr. Wilson: No thanks.

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    Notes (5)

    • International Airdates: New Zealand: April 08, 2008 8:30pm on TV3 Brazil: April 24, 2008 11pm on Universal Channel Argentina: April 24, 2008 9pm on Universal Channel Bolivia: April 24, 2008 9pm on Universal Channel Italy: April 29, 2008 on Canale 5 Bulgaria: May 20, 2008 on NTV United Kingdom: May 29, 2008 9pm on five Portugal: June 2, 2008 9:30pm on FOX Portugal Denmark: June 14, 2008 on SBS Net Israel: June 23, 2008 on YES Stars 1 The Netherlands: September 18, 2008 on SBS 6 The Czech Republic: November 10, 2008 on TV Nova Germany: November 4, 2008 on RTL Hungary: November 5, 2008 on TV2 Estonia: November 21, 2008 on TV3 Greece: November 29, 2008 on Star Sweden: April 28, 2009 on TV4 Poland: May 21, 2009 on TVP2

    • This was the last episode finished before the 2007 WGA strike.

    • Music: Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye), Alone (Mungal and Nitwin Sahwney), Human (Civil Twilight)

    • Jesse Spencer is credited but doesn't appear.

    • On its premiere, this episode aired at a special time on a Sunday after Super Bowl XLII.

    Trivia (3)

    • The propellers on the wind turbines are all rotating clockwise. The one that falls off and strikes the ground is rotating counter-clockwise just before it hits the ground. The initial shot follows the blades as they fall far enough to show that they did not flip over. The clockwise rotation would most likely have thrown debris away from Sean.

    • Cate and Sean are supposedly at the South Pole, and yet when they are outside where the temperature is low enough to freeze Sean's blood, you can't see their breath.

    • We frequently see House using an Apple MacBook Pro, which has a built-in iSight camera above the LCD monitor embedded in the bezel. However, we never see the green LED next to the lens that is only visible while the camera is in use.

    Allusions (3)

    • House: Only if you count Jenna Jameson's autobiography as a gynecological text. Jenna Jameson is a famous porn star and her best-selling autobiography is called How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale.

    • House: I'll be fine on Tuesdays. House typically airs on Tuesdays, on a broadcast network.

    • House: How's it going, Team MacGyver?
      Referencing the 1985 TV series that ran for seven seasons, featuring Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver, a troubleshooter capable of making explosives, lockpicks, drilling devices, and almost anything else you could name out of common household items.

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