Season 2, Ep 6, Aired 11/15/05
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  • Episode Description
  • A professional bicyclist is brought in after collapsing during a race, but House doesn't want to treat him because he thinks the athlete is taking performance-enhancing drugs. House only becomes interested when the patient admits to taking the drugs.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sela Ward

    Stacy Warner

  • Currie Graham

    Mark Warner

  • Taraji Henson


  • Alanna Ubach

    Dr. Louise Harper

  • Tom Lenk


  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • Another sports episode...

    By DonStants2, Jun 03, 2009

  • The kid form iCarly guest stars.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 28, 2008

  • I thought this episode was great, more than the usual one liners.

    By sheppyc, Aug 26, 2008

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Feb 20, 2007

  • This wasn't my favorite but it was a really good episode

    By Slayergirlkal, Feb 16, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Dr. Wilson: (after being told to look at Stacy and Mark by House) She seems perfectly happy: obviously they huddled in the hall and worked up this circus act on the off chance you'd be in here.

    • House: (to Chase) I love when you do both sides of the conversation. It's like white noise; it's very peaceful.

    • House: Trouble in paradise, two o'clock Dr. Wilson: Your two o'clock or my 2 o'clock? House: (points) There.

    • Jeff: There's no way I'd touch EPO. Too many guys stroking out and dying. House: Damn! Ten bucks for the tickets, six for the popcorn. Jeff: I do straight blood doping. Dr. Cuddy: Plot twist! House: That's a very daring confession. Manager: We've got confidentiality, right? House: Assuming I'm more ethical than your client.

    • House: She (Stacy) can't handle working with me. Dr. Cuddy: Oh right, yeah, (Stacy's) still got a thing for you, making it impossible for her to deal, makes perfect sense. Except for the pronouns!

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    Notes (2)

    • The song at the end is "None of Us Are Free" by Solomon Burke.

    • Sela Ward is billed as Special Guest Star.

    Trivia (5)

    • About two-thirds through the episode, House injects the patient, but there is obviously no liquid in the syringe. The syringe is already empty and the pump is closed.

    • The announcer of the race puts Jeff in first place after the first lap, while he is not in the top 5 at the line.

    • Trivia: At the end of this episode, Wilson is in his office, reading an issue of the annual "Bill James Baseball Abstract" from 1987.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Cuddy is telling House about the patient near the elevator, when the camera pulls away, you can see a green "X" taped to the floor for their mark to stop.

    • Trivia: This episode Cuddy is on looking for an e-date. The person she's checking up on is listed as "Maxwell Abatte."

    Allusions (2)

    • Dr. Cameron: It could be ALS. Dr. Foreman: He's too young for that. Dr. Cameron: Some type of muscular dystrophy? Dr. Foreman: He's too old for that. House: So what would be just right, Goldilocks? This is a reference to the childrens' story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks tries to eat the potage and one is too hot, one it too cold, and one is just right. She also does the same thing with the beds in the bear's home one is too big, one too small, and one just right.

    • Stacy: My goodness, it’s like watching Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward in the third grade. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) and Noel Coward (1899-1973) were both British playwrights, often considered flamboyant and satirically witty, and who were homosexuals.

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