Season 3 Episode 19

Act Your Age

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 17, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A 6-year-old girl suffers ailments expected in patients much older. Tensions between Chase and Cameron lead House to intentionally assign them to the same tasks, including investigating the young girl's home.

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  • Act Your Age--still one of my favorite episodes to date.

    Act Your Age still remains my favorite episode today. The main guest star in this episode, Bailee Madison, is a brilliant actress. She portrayed six-year-old Lucy, and was amazing at it. There was a scene where Lucy was having a stroke. I very nearly cried for her; she looked so helpless and sad.

    Aside from Bailee, the entire plot was very interesting. I was curious to see all the aspects the doctors chose to follow through with when examining Lucy (and eventually, Jasper). I also liked the plotline of Chase and Cameron. They clearly did not get along, and House sort of pushed them together to work. I loved that Cameron took the flower from Jasper, just to spite Chase. It was a classic scene, the satisfied smirk on Cameron's face, and the annoyed expression on Chase's. :) All in all, awesome episode, 10/10!moreless
  • Cameron and Chase break up

    I loved this episode- it was easily one of the most funniest and entertaining of the Season.

    The case was a very interesting one, with the kids acting older. I love the boys acting and his crush on Cameron, causing him to slap her rear- brilliantly written and acted!

    I thought the twists and turns were very interesting, making the case stand out more than they have done recently.

    Meanwhile, the backstories were also good- Cameron and Chase have broken up and have started sniping at each other. I sincerely believe in Chase's feelings towards her, but I have no idea what Cameron feels back, or whether she has/is developing feelings for Chase.

    House and Wilson had some of their best dialogue since the time when Wilson moved in- House winding up Wilson by sending him flowers was a classic! I think House's feelings for Cuddy are deepening, especially at the end when he asks her to a play. I don't think Wilson does have feelings for her- I think its just he and House playing games on each other!

    Overall, one of the best episodes of the Season- a classic.moreless
  • To me this Episode is sick. I will possible get thumbs down for this review.

    Terrible show and the show was sick. I just saw this on syndication last night. The whole thing with the kids hormone problem made me sick. That is impossible to happen to the girl if her dad was take hormone cream that had testosterone in them. It is the reverse that should of happened, she should of been the one getting into fights as well as the boy and she should of not started puberty. Even with the boy. That young of age, hormone imbalance should of not cause any on those problems with either the boy or girl. With a hormone imbalance problem you likely not to be attracted to either sex. None of those serious conditions in the show are even remotely possible with a overdose of hormones. Even less possible is getting it from the cream, the dad took a shower. I am surprised the censors let it be on at all. I had a look away a few time because the show made me sick and wanted to puke.moreless
  • Great episode, one of my favorites

    If there ever were to be a list of top ten episodes of house, this should be in the top three, if not the top episode. The lines are great "Do you have hair in your private place...Ms Janie" Classic. House at his best. Hes playing tricks on wilson, insulting cuddy and keeping up the banter with his troops. Also, the little girl is adorable and played everything brilliantly. I couldnt figure it out that it was the father. the episode was brilliantly written and acted out. It should have gotten Laurie more attention by Hollywood award shows. A classic!!!!moreless
  • The aftermath of Chase & Cameron's breakup.

    This episode was pretty settling after the episode before this. Chase & Cameron are broken up, and House does anything to embarrass them to keep them together, and they almost do, Cameron reveals that she does still have feelings for Chase but there is no way they'll go back together, about the patient, a little girl filled with hormones, that was pretty gross, just cause the Dad was with another girl, I love the little brother, all biting Chase like crazy, that was funny. The end when Chase gave Cameron flowers was so sweet. Great patient illness, an amazing episode with great symptoms & illness.moreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Testosterone (the male sex hormone which the father applied on himself) does not induce the release of estrogen and progesterone in women (the female sex hormones which regulate puberty and menstruation). Actually, it inhibits them--thus stopping the female puberty and menstruation.

    • At the end of the episode when House and Wilson were talking House lowers his leg to the floor without any problem; the first time without using both hands to support the leg.

    • Trivia: In one of the scenes House is at home watching TV. He is watching Christian Cage versus Abyss for the NWA World Heavyweight Title from Lockdown 2006. This is one of TNA Wrestling's annual Pay-Per-Views. Lockdown takes place in April.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Dr. Foreman: Enough! (Chase and Cameron stop and look at Foreman) I take it you two aren't sleeping together anymore? We do what House said. We test for everything.
      Dr. Chase: Good. (hands Cameron the file) Then I can go home. (starts to leave)
      Dr. Cameron: Since when does we not include you?
      Dr. Chase: Well House is going to call us all idiots anyway. Might as well be a well-rested idiot.

    • Dr. Cameron: I'm sorry I mislead you.
      Dr. Chase: You didn't. You have feelings for me. You come back to me again and again.
      Dr. Cameron: For sex. It's a simple, physical...
      Dr. Chase: Come on. You have feelings for puppies and patients you barely even know. But when it comes to a guy that you've worked with for three years. Had sex with, spent the night with. You telling me you feel nothing? Absolutely nothing?

    • Dr. Cuddy: (hands him a file) Restrictive Pericarditis.
      House: Boring.
      Dr. Cuddy: She's in kindergarten.
      House: Less boring... or Grandma's been held back a few years.

    • Dr. Cameron: She's being abused.
      Dr. Foreman: A bloody t-shirt doesn't equal abuse. Kids get hurt all the time.
      Dr. Chase: That amount of blood?
      Dr. Foreman: Oh, crap! You two are agreeing again.

    • Dr. Chase: Letters from school. Fights, detention, a parent conference. Oh, I know, I know. The bad boy is hard to resist.
      Dr. Cameron: It's a crush. It's harmless.
      Dr. Chase: It's never harmless.
      Dr. Cameron: So I'm learning.

    • Dr. Chase: Why'd you take the flower? Why'd you kiss (Jasper)?
      Dr. Cameron: He did something sweet.
      Dr. Chase: He stole flowers.
      Dr. Cameron: He's eight.
      Dr. Chase: You were trying to make me jealous.
      Dr. Cameron: Yeah, and I want you to profess your love for me. Oh, wait, you already did that and it caused me to end our relationship.
      Dr. Chase: You're enabling a thief... and a delinquent.

    • (Chase and Cameron arguing again)
      House: Hey! Don't make me turn the hose on you two.

    • Dr. Cameron: We wait and your daughter may die.
      House: She does this, your daughter will need hormone replacement therapy for the rest of her life.
      Dr. Cameron: The treatments are extremely effective. She should live a relatively normal life.
      House: Isn't that every parent's dream? To have a kid to be relatively normal?

    • Dr. Chase: For the record, Cameron was the one that broke it off.
      Dr. Foreman: Not interested. (looking at the monitor) No masses in the hypothalamus.
      Dr. Chase: I wanted more. She didn't share my feelings.
      Dr. Foreman: I feel like I'm in a similar position.

    • Dr. Cameron: If menstruating is a sign of brain cancer, then I should be on chemo right now.
      House: That's ridiculous. You're way too skinny to be menstruating.

    • House: A guy gets a little somethin'-somethin' and a couple of kids have to die... it's the circle of life.

    • Dr. Wilson: You! You! You! You were gonna let me do that.
      House: You made a compelling argument.
      Dr. Wilson: (pause) You sent those flowers to me.
      House: Yes, because you took her to a play. And because, actually you do wanna march down there and kiss her.
      Dr. Wilson: No, I don't.
      House: Yes, you do.
      Dr. Wilson: (sighs) You're right...
      House: Seriously?
      Dr. Wilson: No. You're a jerk. (starts to leave)
      House: Night, Wilson.
      Dr. Wilson: Night, House.

    • House: (to Cuddy) Stop! The way the soft evening light catches your eyes. The gentle caress of dusk on your hair as you turn around and leave my office without giving me the file.

    • House: You guys are idiots.
      Dr. Cameron: Why? Because we stayed up all night doing exactly what you told us to do?
      House: No. Because you stayed up all night doing exactly what I told you to do and have nothing to show for it.
      Dr. Foreman: We eliminated dozens of wrong anwers.
      House: I asked you what two plus two equals, and a day later you tell me, "Not 25."

    • House: Dudes only go to plays if they're dragged there by women they want to see naked.

    • Dr. Cameron: You're intentionally punishing us.
      House: By making you do your job? Does seem kinda cruel, doesn't it?

    • House: How late were you out last night?
      Dr. Cuddy: It's always the dad, and I don't have a curfew.
      House: Panty hamster get a spin on its wheel?!?

    • Dr. Wilson: It is possible to have a friend of the opposite sex.
      House: Blasphemer!

    • Dr. Cameron: Can I at least…?
      House: "Waste your time"? Wouldn't recognize you if you didn't.

    • (at a day care)
      House: Do you have hair on your special place.
      Girl: Miss Janie!

    • House: (over the phone) Someone better be dying.
      Dr. Cameron: Lucy's brother has a crush on me, so he bit the hell out of Chase.
      House: Not interested.
      Dr. Chase: Figured you would like to know when one of your employees gets attacked by a sociopath.
      House: Bees or monkeys, yes. Sociopaths... no.

    • House: You're trying to have sex with Cuddy.
      Dr. Wilson: Fries?

    • Dr. Chase: If he's abusing her he'll never say yes.
      House: Never is just "reven" spelled backwards.

    • House: Did you look at her knees? Those knobby things in the middle of her legs.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: October 18, 2007 on SBS6
      Greece: January 26, 2008 on Star Channel
      Slovakia: March 19, 2008 on STV 1
      The Czech Republic: April 14, 2008 on TV Nova
      Germany: April 1, 2008 on RTL
      Sweden: November 4, 2008 on TV4
      Belgium: November 9, 2008 on 2BE


    • House: How was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?
      This is alluding to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated. He went to a play with his wife, Mary Lincoln, on April 14, 1865. During the third act of the comedy, Our American Cousin, at Ford's Theater, John Wilkes Booth shot him in the back of the head. Lincoln died the next day.

    • House: Round up the usual suspects.

      Ordering a round of tests for the obvious possibilities for disease, House rallies the team by repeating the famous quotation by Captain Renault in the 1941 movie classic Casablanca.