Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Allison Cameron
Dr. Robert Chase
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Dr. Eric Foreman
Dr. James Wilson
At the end of the episode, Foreman finally gives up doing CPR on police officer Joe. When the camera temporarily shows House walking away, Foreman can be seen doing CPR in the window reflection again, but when the camera returns to showing Foreman directly, he is back to doing nothing.
When the policeman was shot, the bullet bounced off and hit him near the head. But there were no signs of bruises or scab marks on the area where it bounced.
House: Chase, stick your fingers in there (a patients brain's) and grope around until you find it. Wait, when you turn him into a vegetable there'll be frivolous lawsuits, you know what would be better? A contrast MRI, do we have one of those?
Dr. Chase: You can't do an MRI, if the bullet fragments are magnetic, they'll move around and rip his brains out.
House: Well, let's flip a coin, head: MRI, tails: he dies.
Dr. Foreman: Police-issue Kevlar vests don't have the ceramic plate insert that would shatter a bullet, they would just catch it. So the bullet shattered on its own, meaning Baby Shoes was using .38 calibre hollow points which, unfortunately, are ferromagnetic.
(everyone stares at Foreman)
House: It's just so cool that you know that.
Police Officer Joe: (laughing) You have the right to remain...stupid!
Baby Shoes: Watch the gun.
Police Officer Joe: Anything you have to say will be completely incomprehensible... (still laughing hysterically)
Dr. Foreman: (about his father) He's not proud of me, he's proud of Jesus. Everything I do right is God's work, everything I do wrong is my own damn fault.
(House is checking morgue toe-tags)
Dr. Chase: What are you looking for?
House: I called my mom, she didn't pick up.
Dr. Cameron: The chance of infection is next to nothing
House: Yeah, I was never that great at math, but next to nothing is higher than nothing, right?
Dr. Foreman: Drugs?
Dr. Chase: He's a cop.
Dr. Foreman: Good point. How about...drugs?
House: He did, however get hit by a bullet. Just mentioning...
Dr. Cameron: He was shot?
House: No – somebody threw it at him.
Dr. Cameron: Reliable witness?
House: His name's "Baby Shoes." How bad can he be?
Dr. Foreman: What's Dr. Cameron wearing?
Joe: Dark blue pants, white shirt, black shoes.
Dr. Foreman: Ooh, almost. Except for the pants, shirt, and shoes. You're blind.
House: I've got a disability.
Haines: These are speeding tickets.
House: Lot of emergencies.
House: Foreman, policeman are our friends. If you and I ever get separated shopping...
Dr. Cuddy: (to House) I can't even imagine the backward logic you used to rationalize shooting a corpse.
House: Well if I shot a live person there's a lot more paperwork.
Dr. Cuddy: Then it won't be a problem for you to stand beside a casket, and explain why a cancer patient has a bullet hole in his head.
Dr. Foreman: So I'm just a regular patient now?
House: No. You get your own thermometer.
Dr. Chase: You want to give Foreman a brain biopsy?
House: Come on, really, who doesn't?
House: Hey, I'm just messing with your head. Mother's maiden name?
Dr. Foreman: Get out of my temporal lobe, House.
This episode was nominated for a Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series.
International Air Dates:
The Netherlands: May 17, 2007 on SBS 6
Bulgaria: June 12, 2007 on NOVA
The Czech Republic: October 8, 2007 on TV Nova
Belgium: November 1, 2007 on KanaalTwee
On its premiere this and the second part aired over two consecutive nights as a "special event."
Scott Michael Campbell, the actor who played Police Officer Joe in this episode was also in the movie Flight of the Phoenix with Hugh Laurie.
House: Officer Krupke is clotting in his brain.
Officer Krupke was the police officer in the musical West Side Story.
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