Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 1/25/05
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  • Episode Description
  • When a high school student falls victim to a mysterious but lethal poisoning, House and his team jump in to find out what is killing the teen. Given a low heart rate and a clean tox screen, House sends Cameron and Foreman to the teen's home to find the hot new drug House is sure he's taking. They don't find any drugs, but think they've come up with the answers, until a second unrelated student is admitted with identical symptoms. With the boys' lives hanging in the balance, House and the team have to connect the dots – fast. Meanwhile, an 82-year-old patient has become enamored with House while he helps her figure out the basis of her renewed fascination with her sexual feelings.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Patrick Amedori

    Matt Davis

  • Lisa Edelstein

    Dr. Lisa Cuddy

  • Bryan Singer

  • Kurt Fuller

    Mark Adams

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • this was a good ep

    By cube2k8, Jun 05, 2010

  • House has trouble diagnosing 2 boys who have same symptoms but no good connection. The mother of one boy gives him a hard time with his decisions. They finally figure out that both boys bought stolen jeans from the back of a truck where they absorbed pest

    By GoNavy, Jul 27, 2005

  • Another great episoide with same results, House saves the day again

    By tvrev, Jul 29, 2005

  • More of a slow reveal about the 'chemistry' between House and Foreman.

    By jonsuen, Aug 10, 2005

  • How many times can a doctor misdiagnose a poisoning, and how many incorrect treaments can he give till it kills him? Let\'s ask Doctor House....

    By reillyd, Aug 16, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Dr. Cameron: Are there any stronger treatments for the organophosphate poisoning? House: Oh, damn it, you caught me. We went with the weak stuff. Just trying to save a little money.

    • House: You're brain damaged. Doomed to feeling good for the rest of your life.

    • House: I want you to go to his house and find his stash. I'll bet you know all the good hiding spots. Dr. Foreman: Actually, I never did drugs. House: (speaking to Cameron) Better go with him. In case he gets high.

    • Dr. Wilson: (quoting a poem from a patient of House's) "The healer with his magic powers! / I could rub his gentle brow for hours. / His manly chest, his stubbled jaw, / Everything about him leave me raw..." House: Psych ward's upstairs Dr. Wilson: "...with joy. Oh, House, your very name / Will never leave this girl the same." It's not bad for an 82-year-old. She asked me to give that to her true love. House: What can I say? Chicks with no teeth turn me on. Dr. Wilson: That's fairly disgusting. House: And that's ageism. Dr. Wilson: You better watch yourself around this babe.

    • House: Well, you're getting good at this God-like doctor racket. Why don't you talk her out of this lunacy? Dr. Foreman: She's not really a big fan of mine. Dr. Chase: Or mine. House: Well, only one male left in the bullpen, and he throws like a girl. Dr. Cameron: I hate sports metaphors.

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    Notes (3)

    • Mrs. Miller mentions that she can't stop thinking about Ashton Kutcher. John Patrick Amedori, who plays Matt Davis in this episode, also played a young Ashton Kutcher in the 2004 movie The Butterfly Effect.

    • Hugh Laurie and the crew seem to be having fun going on about Chase's purportedly English accent. Jesse Spencer is actually Australian, while Hugh Laurie has an English accent that he covers up to play House.

    • In 2005, when this episode first aired, FOX made American Idol the lead-in to House in hopes of getting higher ratings. Former lead-in The Rebel Billionaire had lower ratings than House. The promos played up the similarities between House and Simon Cowell.

    Trivia (2)

    • Hugh Laurie shows British phrasing, despite a nearly flawless American accent. House says, "Tomato sauce," with the emphasis on "sauce," as a Brit would, opposed to American with an emphasis on "tomato."

    • The students are seen taking the AP Calculus exam. Later, when Cameron is looking for poison in the garage, she is wearing a long coat and gloves. The AP Calculus exam is only given (nationwide) in May - too warm to be wearing a coat and gloves in New Jersey.

    Allusions (1)

    • Dr. Wilson: Godot would be faster. Godot is an allusion to the title of Beckett's most famous work, Waiting for Godot. Beckett uses the characters' interaction to symbolize the tedium and meaninglessness of modern life, both major themes of the existentialists.

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