Season 3 Episode 20

House Training

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 24, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The doctors try to find what's wrong with a scam artist who collapses after her brain "freezes," but the case becomes personal for Foreman.

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  • Foreman's test

    I thought this episode was great in places, whilst not quite filling a perfect episode.

    Foreman's miss diagnosis kills a patient, leading him to rethink some of his life. I thought his connection with the patient was wonderfully acted and moving, although a little depressing. Foreman's family was also quite sad, it was different to see his emotions leak out. I think the background story with House and Wilson was a little disappointing this episode. Although it was interesting seeing more of Wilson's character traits, it was a little dull, and it didn't seem to fit the storyline well.

    Chase caused some more amusements by "gently reminding" Cameron he wants to date her- it was the funniest part of this episode.

    Overall, lacking in humour but still brilliantly acted and written- great potential for the climax of the season.moreless
  • This is just a note, since I can't seem to contribute anything without being sent to the main page: Whoever wrote the episode summary listed here got it wrong: Foreman didn't order the steroid treatment, he ordered full body radiation. More in review:moreless

    "The staff concludes she's septic as a result of the steroid treatment Foreman ordered, and he agrees to tell her what they've done."

    ~Quote from review

    This is just a note that whoever wrote the episode summary listed here got it wrong: Foreman didn't order the steroid treatment, he ordered full body radiation. It was the radiation that killed the patient, not the steroids.

    Cameron and Chase recommended the steroids, since they originally thought it was an autoimmune disease. Later, Foreman seems to really connect with the patient, and that causes him to think of a drastic cancer that no one else really had considered because it was so rare. His argument is that steroids are already suppressing her immune system and that full body radiation will just do it even more so, so it's not any different.

    Which eventually kills her.moreless
  • A definite Wilson & House episode.

    Another dead patient on the way. As Foreman is a jerk & doesn't go as House says, and kills a woman, what appears to be an accident but Foreman only blames himself, and House will just make it worse until the end of course, when it looks like everything is better, wait until you see the next episode. My favorite plot is when Wilson continues to take Cuddy out on dates, and House digs up Wilson;t past when he confronts Wilson's second failed marriage. He finds more than he bargained for. Then Cuddy gets in to the middle of everything. And I also like how Chase still is asking out Cameron, great installment. Tearjerker part is when the girl died. Ouch!moreless
  • Foreman's showcase

    This episode revealed so much about several characters. Foreman's parents are in town. Wilson gets a visit from ex-wife #2, "the worst realtor in New Jersey". She wants him to take their dog, Hector. Later, there are a couple of funny anagrams of Gregory House's name.

    Cuddy turns down a date with House to go to a play because she is going to an art gallery with Wilson. House looks at a condo #2 is selling to get info about her life with Wilson.

    Aside from all of this, the real story is a patient whom the team struggles to diagnosis.

    All the stories weave nicely into a surprising conclusion.moreless
  • Um episódio intenso e emocionante que abre o início da história dos episódios finais.

    Toda a história de triângulos amorosos acabou no episódio anterior, e agora a história é mais séria.Omar Epps fez um excelente trabalho como Foreman neste episódio.

    A história de Wilson,House e Cuddy continua mas ganha menos importancia agora.House vai conhecendo mais a mulher de Wilson, uma péssima corretora de imóveis.Tudo termina quando os dois brigam feio no escritório do médico, com direito a ela levando sermão de House.

    E conhecemos a família de Foreman no episódio.O pai dele pede para o filho visitar a mãe, enquanto ela lembrar quem ele é.A cena final do episódio é comovente, com Foreman falando que fez algo ruim (que você lerá abaixo) e quando ela vai abraca-lo ele pergunta se ela sabia quem ele era.E ela responde: "É claro que sei.Você é meu Eric…"

    No caso do episódio, uma mulher teve uma doença um tanto incomum: perda do livre arbitrio.Ela não conseguia decidir o que fazer, seu cerébro parecia não funcionar mais para isso.Foreman se envolveu com essa paciente de um jeito que nunca vimos antes, já que ela mora nas ruas, assim como ele já morou.As tentativas de descobrir o que ela tinha foram várias e terminaram em câncer.Foi ele que avisou que ela iria morrer, por isso ela não quis mais ve-lo.

    Este foi um dos episódios que não terminam do jeito tradicional.Depois de Foreman tentar salva-la de todas as formas possíveis, ela acaba morrendo e é ele que carrega todo o fardo, por não ter descoberto o problema a tempo.E então, depois que ela já morreu eles descobrem que o fecho do sutiã dela havia cortado sua pele, deixando a infecção de estafilococo entrar por ela.Wilson ficou perplexo (Ela morreu de uma simples infecção de estafilococo?) ao que House responde (Isso e algumas más decisões).

    Foi uma descoberta frustrante tanto para eles quanto para nós ao vermos que o problema era tão simples.Mas é esta morte que definirá os próximos 5 episódios da temporada.Pois, como pudemos ver, ele não gostará nada de guardar isso para sua carreira.Foi um episódio excelente, que começou como qualquer um e evoluiu de forma assustadora terminando num clima tenso.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 (1)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • House: James Wilson is never the safe choice.
      Dr. Cuddy: We're going to a gallery. We're not getting married.
      House: Well, sure, you say that now. He always marries them in the end.

    • Dr. Cuddy: I like art. I'm open to new things. What's the problem?
      House: You're going to a gallery to see Venezuelan pictures that don't exist, but you won't go to a play with me! Why?
      Dr. Cuddy: House, why is my social life suddenly red hot? One minute I'm mushing along with the huskies, as usual, and suddenly it's global warming. You think you saw somebody else pick up a toy from the sand box, (mock sobs) and suddenly you want it.

    • House: Loss of free will. I like it. Maybe we can get Thomas Aquinas in for a consult.

    • House: I asked (Cuddy) as a test.
      Dr. Wilson: What would you have learned if she'd said "yes."
      House: A lot about bondage.

    • Dr. Wilson: (to House) I'm not getting sucked into the vortex of your insanity again. Do not pass me notes in class, do not make me ask her to the prom...

    • Dr. Cuddy: That's a trick question.
      House: Yes, but you have no idea what the trick is.

    • Dr. Cuddy: I needed a friend and I thought Wilson was a safe choice.
      House: I'm not safe? Cool.

    • Dr. Foreman: Treatment is always steroids.
      House: Treatment is always boring.

    • Lupe: No one's as good as he thinks he is.
      House: I am.

    • House: Who's the better James Bond, Sean Connery or Daniel Craig? See, that's not even a decision.

    • House: You're an addict. I'm saving you from yourself.
      Dr. Wilson: By condo shopping? Thank you.

    • House: First, "Hector does go rug" is a lame anagram. You want a better one for Gregory House, "Huge ego, sorry."

    • Dr. Foreman: So you're giving me numbers?
      House: Because they don't lie.

    • Dr. Chase: Foreman's got personality issues, so you're going to step in?
      House: Patient doesn't like Foreman, I'm interested.

    • Bonnie: James Wilson, carefully calibrating his level of protectiveness for your individual needs.
      House: Did you just compare Wilson to a tampon?

    • House: You find the toxins, you run your bubble study. You won't find anything, but I'll get the office to myself. There's a lot of porn piling up on the internet. Doesn't download itself.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: October 25, 2007 on SBS6 Greece: February 2nd, 2008 on Star Channel
      The Czech Republic: April 21, 2008 on TV Nova
      Germany: April 8, 2008 on RTL
      Sweden: November 11, 2008 on TV4
      Belgium: November 16, 2008 on 2BE

    • Music: "Follow the Leader" by Matthew Ryan with Kate York


    • House: Who is the better James Bond--Sean Connery or Daniel Craig?
      Sean Connery played the British Secret Service Agent from 1962-1967 & 1971. Daniel Craig is the most recent Bond & portrays the famous agent in the 2006 film Casino Royale.

    • Operator: She ain't no Helen Mirren, but this Queen is for you.
      Referencing the British actress who won an Oscar for her performance in The Queen (2006).