Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 11/22/05
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  • Episode Description
  • A gay man with full-blown AIDS collapses in front of House's home and goes into shock. When House discovers the man's father is suffering from symptoms of his own, he must determine if they might be connected and save both their lives. Meanwhile, Cameron faces a potentially life-threatening disease of her own.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Hugh Laurie

    Dr. Gregory House

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Dr. Allison Cameron

  • Jesse Spencer

    Dr. Robert Chase

  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Fan Reviews (41)
  • Enjoyed it. . but not as much as the others

    By detorio, Jul 30, 2009

  • House and Stacy, Cameron and Chase, and fun or self destruction

    By DonStants2, Jun 03, 2009

  • Cameron sleeps with Chase.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 28, 2008

  • A gay man with AIDS collapes in front of House and Wilson forcing House to treat the man who apparently has been stalking him for weeks. Throughout the episode we also see Cameron face a problem of her own, a possible life threating disease.

    By kazisawsome, Oct 15, 2007

  • The patient was the least interesting part of the episode.

    By Ting13, Oct 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • House: Two successful surgeries, two lives saved. I'm over my quota. Can I have next week off? Dr. Cuddy: Two family members assaulted. House: It was self-defense. Dr. Cuddy: You baited him. House: You're right. I was asking for it. The low-cut blouse, the do-me pumps.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Go see Stacy. House: We gave him EPI. He's fine. Dr. Cuddy: You need a lawyer. Go see Stacy. You hit a patient. House: Four words, two mistakes. He's not a patient and I didn't hit him. Dr. Cuddy: Of course you didn't. Go see Stacy.

    • Stacy: Okay, I blow my smoke into the vents so Mark doesn't know. House: I always knew it. Stacy: Bluffing! House: You started two weeks after my surgery. Menthols, then lights after a month. Stacy: Why didn't you say anything? House: 'Cause it helped me monitor your misery level. One trip outside was a good day, upwards of six you were in hell.

    • Dr. Chase: ...I thought you'd change your mind on getting those drinks. Dr. Cameron: Come on in. Dr. Chase: There's this new place on campus. . .(Cameron kisses him) Are you high? Dr. Cameron: Uh-huh. (kissing him again) Dr. Chase: I thought they disposed of the drugs. Dr. Cameron: Not all of them. (unbuttoning his shirt) Dr. Chase: Slow down. Your pupil's are dialated. Dr. Cameron: Come on Chase don't be a good guy on me now. (kisses her)

    • House: Steve McQueen without hair? It's a blessing he died young.

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    Notes (4)

    • Original/working title: "Pests"

    • The song playing in Cameron's apartment when she seduces Chase is "Crystalline Green" by Goldfrapp, from their album Black Cherry.

    • Sela Ward is billed as Special Guest Star.

    • The song featured at the end of this episode is "Colors" by Amos Lee

    Trivia (5)

    • Chase suggests that Cameron takes Albendazol after contact with the patient's blood. Ironically, this drug is part of treatment for the echinoccosis that was diagnosed in the patient and his father. The team could've avoided surgery by starting this treatment.

    • In season 1, episode "Kids", we see that Cameron's house/apartment front door leads directly to outside. In this episode though, when Chase is waiting for Cameron to open the door, you can clearly see that he is standing in a hallway inside a building where there are several other doors.

    • In the scene where the patient coughs blood on Cameron, when they first show the blood on her face she has a few drops by her eye and by her chin. When they cut away to get the patient's reaction and cut back to show her face again the whole right side of her face is covered in blood.

    • Trivia: The wall calendar hanging in Stacy's kitchen is dated 1975.

    • Cameron and the others take absolutely no initial precautions whatsoever in the presence of a HIV-positive patient, such as safety goggles. Hospital standards are much more strict then seen here. Although later they make some efforts to protect themselves, they later refuse to wear facial protection.

    Allusions (2)

    • House: I had to get rid of it before Steve McQueen ate any Coumadin. I named your rat. Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 - November 7, 1980) was an American movie actor. Nicknamed "The King of Cool," he was considered one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to what many film goers consider a captivating on-screen persona.

    • 221B In this episode, we learn that House's street address is 221B (it can be seen behind him as he leaves for work with Wilson). This is an allusion to Sherlock Holmes, arguably the world's greatest fictional detective, whose London address was 221B Baker Street. The two characters are similar in method if not profession: the key to their success is a towering intellect and an almost faultless eye for detail.

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