Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 4/4/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Melinda, a troubled teenage girl who is immuno-compromised as a result of the medications she must take after a heart transplant, has a severe allergic reaction and goes into shock when her boyfriend visits her. Meanwhile, House and Wilson continue to work out the problems in their new living arrangement.

  • 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 (24)
  • Jumps the shark. (spoilers)

    By Data-Dox, Apr 05, 2006

  • Great patient storyline.

    By Ting13, Sep 14, 2007

  • House & Wilson at their finest :)

    By detorio, Aug 05, 2009

  • Simply perfect...

    By DonStants2, Jun 08, 2009

  • Michelle Traghtenberg guest stars!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Sep 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • House: Are you the boyfriend? I need to borrow you. Barbara: What's going on? House: Don't worry. I'll return him in roughly the same condition.

    • Dr. Chase: No alarm on this window. Dr. Cameron: It's a 20 feet drop. Dr. Chase: You can get to the tree from here. There's some bark scraped off. Dr. Cameron: Sure, heart transplant girl swung down the tree on a vine. Maybe she was hooking up with Tarzan and Cheetah down by the elephant graveyard. Dr. Chase: Or, Jane stayed in the treehouse, Tarzan came up.

    • Dan: What, do you think there was still some (penicillin) on my lips? I brushed my teeth. House: Think lower and more fun.

    • Dan: Do you have to tell her (her seizure) was my fault? House: No. Great part of being a grownup, you never have to do anything.

    • House: Lying to your parents is usually the right thing to do, but there is the impending death exception.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Air Dates: The Netherlands: April 26, 2007 on SBS 6
      The Czech Republic: September 10, 2007 on TV Nova Belgium: September 27, 2007 on KanaalTwee

    • Music: Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch and Pain in My Heart by Otis Redding.

    • At the end, when Wilson is watching TV, you hear Jimmy Stewart ask "what is that doo-hickey?" and the response is "A brassiere." That's from the Hitchcock film Vertigo (1958). Wilson also has a Vertigo poster in his office.

    Trivia (5)

    • When Melinda goes into Anaphlactic shock it is almost instant. However, anaphilaxis takes time to hit the individual full force. Melinda would be able to feel it coming before her throat closed to the point of being unable to speak.

    • During the part when House makes Wilson sit outside the apartment for hours, as the evening goes on you see that House's apartment door is suddenly open ajar. As night begins to settle, the door is still ajar as House opens it.

    • Trivia: The beer that House grabs from the fridge has a flip-top, which indicates that House's beverage of choice is apparently Grolsch lager.

    • In this episode House's street address is 221 but in the episode "Hunting" it is shown as 221B.

    • It's a cute bit when Wilson files part way through House's cane, and it would work under normal circumstances. But a few minutes earlier House and Foreman were wrestling over it, and House was putting his full weight on it to pin Foreman to a wall and Foreman was pushing back. The cane certainly would have broken from that kind of pressure if it was filed like Wilson describes.

    Allusions (3)

    • Wilson: Because you’re William Tell, you can pick an apple off someone’s head. William Tell was a legendary hero of disputed historical authenticity who is said to have lived in the Canton of Uri in Switzerland in the early 14th century. Tell had been promised freedom if he shot the apple. On November 18, 1307, Tell split the fruit with a single bolt from his crossbow, without mishap.

    • House: Heart Transplant. Immune system's in the toilet. Mommy builds her little angel a John Travolta quality bubble. Referring to a TV movie from the late 70s, The Boy In The Plastic Bubble, where Travolta played a boy born with a severely compromised immune system. The character was forced to wear a large plastic bubble-like chamber around himself so he could remain in a sterile environment at all times.

    • House: It's like an Agatha Christie mystery. Agatha Christie is a famous 20th century writer of murder mysteries, and created such characters as Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot.

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