Season 1, Ep 19, Aired 5/3/05
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  • Episode Description
  • During an meningitis outbreak which overwhelms the clinic, House is drawn to a single patient: a 12-year-old whose symptoms don't quite match everyone else's. House, Foreman, and Chase must devise ingenious ways and locations to treat the girl's delicate condition in the middle of the chaos, and make an unexpected discovery. Meanwhile, House asks Cameron to come back to her job but she has one requirement that he might not be able to meet.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Hugh Laurie

    Dr. Gregory House

  • Robert Sean Leonard

    Dr. James Wilson

  • Jesse Spencer

    Dr. Robert Chase

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 05, 2010

  • Silly 12 year olds and they're silly diving and silly meningitis and silly, silly pregnancies.

    By Parae434, Jul 17, 2005

  • There's a meningitis outbreak, a strangely affected 12 year old out-of-town diver, and a sucession of potential replacements for Cameron.

    By VerityJackson, Aug 24, 2005

  • An episode that makes you want to see more - character revealing and touching in every way.

    By abitpants, Oct 19, 2005

  • Anothre great episode, but a couple of niggles...

    By faerydoc, Oct 22, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (32)

    • (House walks in, sees a lot of patients) Dr. Cuddy: Dr. House! Need you here. House: Sorry, lots of sick people--might catch something.

    • House: (To Cuddy) If it turns out she has Meningitis, you're right, you win. But if we go back downstairs and she dies, pfft... your face will be so red!

    • Dr. Spain: Wow. I thought you’d be the last person to have a problem with nonconformity. House: Nonconformity, right. I can’t remember the last time I saw a twenty-something kid with a tattoo of an Asian letter on his wrist. You are one wicked free thinker. You want to be a rebel? Stop being cool. Wear a pocket protector like he does and get a haircut. Like the Asian kids who don’t leave the library for 20 hours stretches, they’re the ones who don’t care what you think. Sayonara. Dr. Wilson: So should I go through all the resumes looking for Asian names? House: Actually, the Asian kids are probably just responding to parental pressure, but my point is still valid.

    • Dr. Spain: You into music? House: Totally. What kind of music do you play? Dr. Spain: Um, mostly blues, you know. James Cotton, some original stuff. House: Oh, dude. You are so hired. Dr. Spain: Really? House: Not a chance.

    • House: You actually speak four languages, or you just banking on never being interviewed by anyone who does? Dr. Gilmar: It’s true. And I can swear in two more.

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    Trivia (4)

    • A stunt double is obviously used in the shot where the girl diver is underwater: not only is her face different, but her hair is loose and much shorter.

    • Trivia: This episode introduces House's new cane, called a "Derby Walnut."

    • For some reason, during the ultra-sound scan of the brain they super-impose the sound of a fetal heartbeat.

    • Toward the end of the episode, House is sitting alone in the meeting room, and we see what's written on the whiteboard, including the phrase "intercranial bleeding". "Inter" means between, so this would mean bleeding between two crania. The correct term would be "intracranial bleeding", or bleeding within the cranium.

    Allusions (4)

    • House: Those pills that you've been handing out so efficiently won't do Miss Lougainis any good.... He is referring to Greg Lougainis, the 4 time Olympic gold medal winning diver.

    • House: Well, Google it. Refers to the online search engine, Google. At the time of this episode, it was the world's top search engine. It was so popular that the phrase "to Google" meant the same as "to search/find."

    • House: Well, let’s see now, there’s the eighteen-year-old has-been that she beat out to make Nationals, the has-been’s parents, jealous siblings, sociopathic swimfan... Refers to the film Swimfan, that deals with a school athlete being stalked by an obsessed female fan.

    • Dr. Wilson: That's our Hitler!
      In the film and play "The Producers," Max Bialystock exclaims this line when he finds the perfect actor to play Hitler in the play "Springtime for Hitler." In the original film the actor is Lorenzo Saint DuBois, while in the play it is playwright Franz Liebkind.

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