House

Massage Therapy

Season 7, Ep 4, Aired 10/11/10
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  • Episode Description
  • A patient is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro suffering from uncontrollable vomiting. In the process of treating her, House and the team make some unexpected discoveries about her identity and are forced to look at her medical history in order to learn the truth about her past. Meanwhile, House gives a less than friendly welcome to Chase's new hire and a visit from House's massage therapist causes trouble between House and Cuddy.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Hugh Laurie

  • Zachary Knighton

    Billy McPherson

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • David Shore

  • Photos (5)
  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Uneasy mix of strong drama and a sitcom premise.

    By fdextro, Jan 01, 2011

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    By Canogaparkcindy, Oct 12, 2010

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    By thefanof, Oct 13, 2010

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • House: The principle is she's being irrational. If I give in on this, it sets the stage for the whole relationship. Dr. Wilson: Putting up with irrationality is the foundation of every relationship.

    • (to the new fellow) House: What's your position on legality of illegal break-ins? Dr. Chase: That's more of a second-week type activity.

    • Dr. Chase: Oh, and she's not like Cameron. House: True. Cameron had much smaller breasts. By which I mean she was smarter.

    • Dr. Wilson: How are things going with Cuddy? House: Great. We've gotten to fifth base. That's two home runs, and then she gives me back a triple.

    • Dr. Wilson: You really like these, or are you just avoiding a touchy conversation? House: Nah. This one's too metrosexual. This one's too heterosexual. Dr. Wilson: They're identical. Do you even want my input? House: No. Dr. Wilson: Then why'd you invite me? House: Who'd drive my car home if I buy a bike?

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    Notes (4)

    • Music: Ride Free (Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars), End of the Day (Doug Paisley)

    • On its original premiere, the episode ended with contact information for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

    • Olivia Wilde is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 11, 2010 on Global
      Bulgaria: October 15, 2010 on Nova TV
      UK: October 24, 2010 on Sky1
      Australia: October 27, 2010 on Channel Ten
      Germany: April 26, 2011 on RTL
      The Netherlands: August 4, 2011 on SBS 6
      Sweden: September 20, 2011 on TV4
      Czech Republic: September 26, 2011 on TV Nova
      Poland: September 29, 2011 on TVP2
      Slovakia: March 22, 2012 on STV1
      Finland: March 4, 2013 on MTV3

    Trivia (1)

    • Trivia: The game House is playing while lying in bed is the game created by the patient in the season 6 episode "Epic Fail."

    Allusions (2)

    • House: Easy Rider auditions ended four decades ago. Referencing the 1969 counterculture movie where two hippie bikers, Wyatt and Billy, travel the U.S on their motorcycles looking for freedom. Wyatt's motorcycle has a gas tank decorated like an American flag, like the one that House looks at.

    • House: Dorothy, dear... it's Auntie Em. Referencing the famous book series, The Wizard Of Oz, created by Frank L. Baum, that was made into a movie in 1939. In the novel and subsequent movie, Dorothy Gale is literally blown from Kansas to Oz by a tornado. Aunt "Em" (short for Emily) is Dorothy's aunt.

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