House

Season 3 Episode 24

Human Error

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 29, 2007 on FOX
8.8
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A Cuban couple attempt to get to America by raft... to see House about the wife's heart condition. But when she gets worse House wonders if someone on his staff messed up. Meanwhile Foreman prepares to leave and his departure threatens to shake up the entire team.moreless

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  • Who said House is not an optimist!

    10
    This is definitely the best season ending so far. This episode is within the top 5 of my favorite House episodes. It's got it all. Even though House is "depressed" and "miserable" not only he loses Foreman, he fires Chase and Cameron quits, at the en of the day he remains optimistic, with the comfort that everything will be alright, life goes on with or without those 3, not sure if he cares or not, maybe a little but it doesn't matter. Near the end of the episode the part where he smokes a cigar and has a drink with one of his patients' spouse is priceless and artistic. For that part alone i adore this episode, not to mention he starts playing his guitar again, so from now things will be very different and interesting.moreless
  • Season 3 Finale...

    9.5
    I thought this was a good, solid way to end a good, solid Season.



    The case itself was very interesting, and it was very brave of the couple to travel that far to get to House. The whole 'talking with no pulse' thing was quite freaky, as well as the woman seemingly coming back from the dead! To top it all, House seemed to get on with the patient and her husband- I especially liked it at the end when they were smoking cigars!



    The other storyline focussed on Foreman, Chase and Cameron, as House's team is no more! Foreman seemed liked such a jerk in this episode, and that flattened the whole tone to me- he really didn't behave like I expected him too- he was a complete jerk. Nevertheless, I guess that was the point the writers were trying to make.



    Chase being fired came as a surprise, considering last episode House let him know he remembered why he was hired. Chase as got a lot better at diagnosing this Season, so I was pretty bummed, especially considering he doesn't feature as much now.



    Cameron resigning came as a blow too, as, although she is annoying, I do love her character- far more than her replacement, Thirteen. Nevertheless, perhaps the writers wanted to freshen up the show- the Season wasn't quite as strong as the first two, and it was in danger of being formulaic- I guess it had to come to this. Overall, it was a great episode, if a little sad at how the Team just all quit. Nevertheless, this was almost a first close in House's team, and it will be interesting to see how he copes without them, and with his dreaded fear of change. Overall Season score (based on my biased reviews)- 9.75 out of 10moreless
  • Nothing will ever be the same...

    9.5
    Everyone is outta here! This episode was good on all the acting & elements but why did it have to go down this way? Foreman quits, CHase gets fired, and Cameron quits. That realll bites, now House has to find a whole new team! That is just nuts. I did like the patient though, another different kind of patient formula. ANd a heated fight with House & Foreman. Cameron seems to resing for no reason. Chase gets fired cause House is mad cause of Foreman, the patient survives, but how will the sghow, now that everyone is gone!? I guess were going to find out till next season!moreless
  • The End and A New Beginning

    9.3
    There was no time for clinic duty this week. The drama in the office overshadowed everything else.



    The Foreman arc will most likely be remembered as the biggest mistake ever made by the writers and producers. There is not one single person on the forums who prefers the new team to the old one.



    The truth is that fellowships normally last three years. I have two friends that went into specialized fields. There is the internship for one year, the rest of the residency for three more in one area, then the fellowship in the second specialty was for another three years.



    The case itself almost did not matter. House discovered an anomaly when everyone else left the patient for dead, literally.



    I knew this end was coming and it was a bit anticlimactic for me. I wish I could say that the change would do House good, but it did not. Of all the years, Season Three is my least favorite. I am hoping that House will find its way in Season Five.moreless
  • Foreman leaves, Chase is fired and Cameron quits. What!?!?

    8.5
    First of all the patient story from this episode was amazing. A woman and her husband travel all the way from Cuba, in pretty dangerous conditions, just to see Dr. House. I mean if that alone doesn't warrant House's attention, which it actually doesn't, the patients heart stopping while on the table should. The funny thing is she's still talking. No pulse, no heartbeat, the whole nine yards and she is still talking. And if that wasn't insane enough the pretty much pronounce her dead and the husband says his goodbyes but when they take her off the machine her heart starts beating again. Total insanity. I was totally enthralled. Really good stuff. And to top it all off House actually seemed to care a little, not actually about the amazing circumstances of the case but about the patient and her husband. Though I can have been misreading that it really did seem like he cared a little, as he was determined to figure out what was wrong with this woman before he said anything to the already distraught husband. It was very un-House.



    Though he was more concerned with Foreman leaving and even admitted it. He admitted it! I had to double take. He actually told Foreman that he wanted him to stay. That was...well again very un-House. I mean always agreed with Wilson, he's not this total uncaring jerk though he can seem that way at times, but even still House always spouts all this stuff about having to actually be invested in someone to make an effort. Just seems like House is actually exhibiting some signs of growth and change. Again how very un-House. And yet he fires Chase. Totally out of the blue with no warning and just when I was starting to like the little bugger, too. I mean Chase really has come far this season. He really stands up for himself, his opinions, and what he wants a lot more. He's become more assertive and far less timid. I mean he used to kind of sit in the background surrounded by all these dynamic characters like House, Wilson, and Cameron. He was starting to come into his own and bam he's fired.



    But that wasn't even the big bombshell of the episode. Cameron quit! She quit! I could not believe it. She quit and almost seemed I don't want to say happy about it but she seemed ready to move on. Ready to move on right? To Chase. After all that protesting the lady shows up at his door in the middle of the night and they cement was I was so wishing would not happen. They are a couple now ladies and gentlemen. It's nothing personal I just don't see it working out. I mean they look cute enough together, they seem to like eachother I guess, and Chase as I said is becoming a far more likeable character it's just I've always seen Cameron with House.



    Overall I really liked it, thoroughly enjoyed the hour. It had that perfect blend of medical drama and character drama, with that dash of romance thrown in. It wasn't what I was expecting, though I don't really know what I expected from the finale, but that made it all the more enjoyable. Filled with surprise you could say. Two thumbs up!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

Mercedes Renard

Mercedes Renard

Marina Hernandez

Guest Star

Omar Avila

Omar Avila

Esteban Hernandez

Guest Star

Stephen Markle

Stephen Markle

Dr. Gooding

Guest Star

Liz Benoit

Liz Benoit

Nurse #2

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom

Nurse

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Cameron goes and find Chase eating at the cafe, the different camera angles are from different shots. When the angle changes, Chase is looking directly to Cameron or looking at the food.

    • Trivia: The gift Dr. Cameron gives Dr. Foreman is a framed contents page for an issue of Midwest Journal of Experimental Medicine. Dr. Foreman's published article was titled "Cerebral Magnetic Resonance Angiography enhanced by Rapid Auto-Transfusion During Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest."

    • Trivia: This episode confirms what was hinted in the "All In" episode--Dr. Chase has been with House the longest.

    • At the beginning at the episode when House is spying on Foreman, Wilson says that House has been living in the same apartment for 15 years. However, House's apartment in Season One is different than his apartment in Season Two.

  • QUOTES (31)

  • NOTES (4)

    • This episode won a 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form – Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement.

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: November 22, 2007 on SBS6
      Greece: March 1st, 2008 on Star Channel
      The Czech Republic: May 19, 2008 on TV Nova
      Germany: May 6, 2008 on RTL
      Sweden: December 9, 2008 on TV4
      Ukraine: April 1, 2009 on СТБ

    • The end credits include a Special Thank you to the U.S. Coast Guard.

    • Music: Good Man (Josh Ritter), Slippery When Wet (The Commodores), Since I Fell For You (Ramsey Lewis)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • House: One more and I get a set of steak knives.
      Referencing the 1992 movie A Few Good Men. When Cmdr. Galloway (Demi Moore) is told that Lt. Kaffee has plea bargained 44 cases in nine months, Kaffee gives the same line House responded with here.

    • Marina: Is this Heaven?
      House: No, it's New Jersey
      This is a reference to the 1989 film Field of Dreams in which Shoeless Joe Jackson asks Ray Kinsella if he is in heaven and Ray responds by saying, "no this is Iowa."

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