Season 6 Episode 6

Brave Heart

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A dying patient insists that he has the same disease affecting his heart that killed his father and grandfather at the age of 40. Meanwhile, House discovers that he has a hearing problem while trying to duck student rounds.

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  • House and Co. must treat a man who is convinced that he is going to die in the next few weeks. House thinks he is hearing voices and may suffer from psychosis.moreless

    This season has started with a bang and things are keeping up at that pace. It seems like the patients are getting more fascinating while House and the lives of the people around him are becoming more and more intriguing.

    This week House and team are handed a case of a man who reports into the hospital with a collapsed lung and a few broken bones. He is a risk taker and this is because he is convinced that he is going to die in a matter of weeks. Three generations of the males in his family have died from heart problems and he is convinced the same will happen to him. The usual House formula ensues with a few nice twists that I don't want to give away.

    Meanwhile, Chase is still suffering the torment of his guilt for killing Dubala. He refuses to tell Cameron and House insists that he needs help as it is affecting his job. But Chase refuses to let anyone in and this arc looks like it will carry on for a few more eps to come.

    Wilson is having trouble with House as he finally decides to let house have the study that is converted into a bedroom. But things go arye when House starts hearing voices, out of fear he quits the hospital with plans to readmit himself back into the psych ward.

    All in all this was a real quality ep with a great patient and some new developments in the lives of the regular characters. This is show that is just going from strength to strength and needless to say I will be back next week!moreless
  • Brave Heart

    Another great installment of this very successful story arc involving Chase murdering someone. I'm glad it's not always the primary focus of the show, it's always left in the sidelines so it can drag on for a bit. Nothing really changed by the end, other than Cameron getting more suspicious but it was still good development regardless.

    We got another interesting medical mystery tonight with the "instant self-destruct button" disorder. Not the actual name, just how I remember it by. Also House hears voices, the scene with the sound-check lady was pretty funny and I'm amazed how long this Amber thing has been going on, but yet, it still manages to be entertaining.

    Overall, we got all the entities that make a great episode of House. Interesting medical mystery, intriguing character development and just great interactions in general. Great installment.moreless
  • In this episode life goes on at Princeton Princeboro and the old team is back.A policeman who has never married or had long term committment because he's afraid he'll die at 40 years like his father and grandfather before him is the case.moreless

    Frankly i loved this episode.apart from the story of this guy who shunned love cause he didnt want anyone to suffer the pain of losing him when he died, Chase character is undergoing turmoil because of his decision in the Dibala case(frankly i think he did the right thing).His confession scene with the priest am afraid just reaffirmed my decision to be done with religion!such hypocrisy!!!But Chase is a decent human being and i think he needs to unburden himself to his wife or go see House's shrink.

    I never thought House liked Chase i guess i was wrong ,in his own gruff way he likes Chase i know now.

    Foreman also i liked in this episode i never thought he'll go through this with Chase.I wonder if he thinks Chase and Cameron are friends of his now,cause you'll only do what he did for Chase by helping him coverup for the best of your pals. I wish i had a friend like Wilson. I think i understand more why House would rather lose a patient than lose Wilson's friendship.This episode shows the man-tender nature of their friendship.And House talking to his father Wow. i guessed he had issues i know

    Finally House and Cutty,am glad things might be getting back, i think House was avoiding her after his breakdown maybe he was ashamed.I always liked the strong Cutty who'll stand up to House and not back down.moreless
  • A touching episode

    I think this episode was truly great.

    I loved the opening scene, great music and physical abylities. The case was very interesting and I was especially surporised with the whole "back from the dead" thing.

    Chase's inner dillema was very pronounced in this episode and I think that his scene with the priest was extremely touching. I think that he should tell Cameron about it, because she's his wife and she loves him. I'm really happy that Foreman and House acted like true friends and very supportive.

    I think that there were lot of Huddy moments in this episode, and I espeially loved the "It's not hate, it's foreplay" line.

    All in all, a wonderful episode, I just hope that thirteen and Taub come back, but the old team is a nice refreshment.moreless
  • Really strong episode- House continues to heal

    I really loved this episode after last weeks slight let down.

    House really shows his emotional growth in this episode. The scenes with him and Wilson were the most memorable in a long time, with Wilson talking to Amber in his sleep. House talking to his dad at the end was really touching, and shows just how far hes come.

    The patient was actually interesting as well, especially during the "death scene"! The autopsy was just scaring! I really enjoyed the character, however, and his medical mystery was just brilliant, as well as finding out why he didn't want to be the father at first- it was nice to see him take responsiblity at the end.

    Chase being affected by the dictator case was also really effective- hes clearly struggling, and that is clear in the scene in the confession room. It was probably some of Jesse Spencers best work. Really strongly done.

    Cameron yet again seems to have little character development, but her scenes with Chase were strong.

    Overall, a much better episode that last weeks, keeping up a strong season so far.moreless
Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Dr. Wilson: Do you really need to deconstruct this?
      House: You didn't want me to sleep where you and Amber slept.
      Dr. Wilson: Okay, yes, you do.

    • House: I'm not ignoring it, I'm labeling it a coincidence.
      Dr. Cameron: You hate coincidence.
      House: We reconciled. It was a whole thing.

    • House: (to Cameron, about Chase) He's only agreeing with you because he wants to have sex. with you. And by the way, I agree with you too. Especially in those pants.

    • Dr. Cuddy: I need to know what your plans are.
      House: First we take Berlin. And then we circle around Poland and yell "Surprise!"
      Dr. Cuddy: With regards to your employment.

    • Singh: You know, Dr. Cuddy warned me about you.
      House: Did she tell you how to stop me?
      Singh: Look, I'm asking you as an adult to please stop.
      House: Well, that obviously didn't come from her.

    • Dr. Wilson: If you need to talk, if you need more help...
      House: I'm just tired.
      Dr. Wilson: I'm right here.
      House: Great. Can you be right here... somewhere else?

    • Dr. Foreman: Whatever it is, we all missed it.
      House: I missed the fact that there was something to miss.

    • (as House and Cuddy argue)
      Marta: No wonder she hates him...
      Nona: Mmmm... That's not hate, it's foreplay.

    • Dr. Cuddy: This is the part where you play the employee and I play the boss.
      House: I can see your nipples. Your turn.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Airdates:
      Germany: May 11, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: June 9, 2010 on TV Nova
      Israel: July 7, 2010 on HOT3
      Slovakia: October 5, 2010 on STV1
      Poland: October 7, 2010 on TVP2
      Sweden: December 7, 2010 on TV4

    • Due to the unscheduled overrun of Game 3 of the ALCS, this episode originally aired at 43 minutes later than scheduled in the Eastern/Central time zones.

    • Music: Faithfully Remain (Ben Harper and Relentless 7), Set Me Free (Monotonix)