Season 2 Episode 7


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 22, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A gay man with full-blown AIDS collapses in front of House's home and goes into shock. When House discovers the man's father is suffering from symptoms of his own, he must determine if they might be connected and save both their lives. Meanwhile, Cameron faces a potentially life-threatening disease of her own.moreless

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  • Enjoyed it. . but not as much as the others

    As another reviewer mentioned, the patient was the least interesting aspect of the episode and I was nodding my head to it. Surely was. The patient and the diagnosis for the episode didn't capture my attention as others have. It was not cos the patient was infected with full-blown AIDS its just that it didn't grab me! and keep me intrigued like the previous eps.

    What i DID enjoy from this episode was how our 'Grey Horse' LOL ;) was closing the gap between himself and Stacey. I liked that! Found myself grinning at most of their scenes. Especially them lying on the floor, propped up on both arms beside a dodgy mouse catching apparatus! Kudos for how it looked. And calling the rat Steve McQueen, 2 points for style right there!

    Ohhhh and ofcourse how could I forget, Cameron slipping and giving into temptation! Hmmm right..

    All in all, just a 'great' episode this one.moreless
  • House and Stacy, Cameron and Chase, and fun or self destruction

    I thought this episode was a classic, and provided a further stepping stone in the House and Stacy marathon. I both loved and loathed how House manipulated her; its clear he has feelings for her, but he is utterly useless at expressing them.

    I thought the scenes between Chase and Cameron were excellent- it was crazy seeing Cameron go wild like that! Foreman's face after House had deduced what had happened was a classic.

    The patient storyline was okay, but by no means perfect. I thought the patient had a lot of depth, and his relationship with his dad was interesting. It was particulary dramatic when House antagonised him and then hit him in self defense to prove his diagnosis.

    Overall, I thought this was another solid episode, but once again doesn't quite hit the perfect mark, as the case itself wasn't at its peak, and I thought the subplot with him coughing blood on Cameron wasn't particulary interesting, or relevant to the storyline.moreless
  • Cameron sleeps with Chase.

    This episode was so jaw dropping, I was like wow by the end of the episode, first of all Stacy & House are getting very comfortable with each other once trying to kill a rat. Then Cameron might have HIV, that's amazingly disturbing when the blood goes in to her eye & mouth, and you just see her there. Then the most important scene, she gets high & hooks up with Chase, the next day she looks like hell & rants about a sick patient all angry. Then everyone finds out, then the dad & the gay patient both have to get surgery & they apologize to each other. And finally Cameron's days of struggle begin. A very scandalous episode!moreless
  • A gay man with AIDS collapes in front of House and Wilson forcing House to treat the man who apparently has been stalking him for weeks. Throughout the episode we also see Cameron face a problem of her own, a possible life threating disease.moreless

    The episode starts with a gay man with AIDS waiting outside House's apartment for him (aparently this has been happening everyday for a couple of weeks).

    The man has an unknown condition and wants House to help him, all House wants is his paper. The man collapes after a tug-a-war with House's cane.

    Cuddy and Stacey both tell House to treat the man unless he wants to face assult charges.

    After a variety of negative tests House and the team still have nothing. Cameron then goes to do a test on the man and he accidently coughs up blood in Cameron's eyes and mouth, possibly infecting her.

    Cameron returns to work looking worried, while the team believe that toxic drugs are to blam so Cameron and Chase go to the man's Motel to find them. While they are there Chase suggests that they go out for a drink that night after what happened earlier that day, Cameron declines.

    Meanwhile when the patient nearly dies he asks Cameron to tell his father he said sorry.

    Later that night we see Chase going in to Camerons apartment saying something about Cameron changing her mind and them going out for a drink at some new bar, Cameron replies by kissing him and starting to unbutton his shirt. Chase realise's that she is high and that she is only doing it because of the whole maybe infeacted by AIDS thing. But aparently he doesn't care and we see them going in to her bedroom kissing and ....well u knoew the rest.

    Oh and about the patient he had a paracist that he got from a dead fox while hunting when he was a kid.moreless
  • The patient was the least interesting part of the episode.

    The patient in this episode was quite the jerk. The patients can be anything from little angels to normal people to kind of annoying, but I think this was the first one I genuingly disliked. His attitude annoyed me, as well as his whole personality. I guess he could be excused to some extent because of his history, but still... he was really annoying.

    I bet poor Cameron thought he was quite annoying too, at least when he was coughing up blood on her. I felt bad for her in this episode, being exposed like that must be very stressful. Jennifer Morrison got to stretch her legs a bit in this episode, and she did it well. What I didn't quite get was the subplot with her and Chase. My friends and I have been debating back and forth about this. Did they use a condom or not, and did Cameron bite him or not? Personally I completely missed the biting part, and I assumed they used a condom and that's why she didn't feel the need to include Chase in her little poll the next day. Some of my friends however insist that she bit him on the lip, and that she excluded him from the poll because she knew from the night before that he didn't always use a condom. Apparently when Chase was looking in the mirror toward the end he had a bite mark on his lip. Then followed the discussion on what the two of them were thinking if my friends were indeed right. It wouldn't surprise me if she bit him to make him feel the same worry that she's feeling, but on the other hand that would be petty even for her. I can't imagine though that Chase would be stupid enough to have unprotected sex with someone he knows might be HIV positive. I guess time will have to tell if either of them has been infected, and what further effects their horizontal ketchup dance will lead to. However it all turns out, I must say I loved the look on Foreman's face when House concluded that Chase must have slept with Cameron.

    As for House, I think he definitely reached a new low in this episode (or in the previous, depending on how you look at it). I can't figure out whether he actually does want Stacy back, or whether he just wants her gone. Judging from the look on his face after she found out the truth towards the end it seems that he at least didn't want to hurt her. Big jerk points for him either way.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

Hamilton Mitchell

Hamilton Mitchell

Infection Control Officer

Guest Star

Currie Graham

Currie Graham

Mark Warner

Guest Star

Matthew John Armstrong

Matthew John Armstrong

Kalvin Ryan

Guest Star

Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Stacy Warner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Chase suggests that Cameron takes Albendazol after contact with the patient's blood. Ironically, this drug is part of treatment for the echinoccosis that was diagnosed in the patient and his father. The team could've avoided surgery by starting this treatment.

    • In season 1, episode "Kids", we see that Cameron's house/apartment front door leads directly to outside. In this episode though, when Chase is waiting for Cameron to open the door, you can clearly see that he is standing in a hallway inside a building where there are several other doors.

    • In the scene where the patient coughs blood on Cameron, when they first show the blood on her face she has a few drops by her eye and by her chin. When they cut away to get the patient's reaction and cut back to show her face again the whole right side of her face is covered in blood.

    • Trivia: The wall calendar hanging in Stacy's kitchen is dated 1975.

    • Cameron and the others take absolutely no initial precautions whatsoever in the presence of a HIV-positive patient, such as safety goggles. Hospital standards are much more strict then seen here. Although later they make some efforts to protect themselves, they later refuse to wear facial protection.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • House: Two successful surgeries, two lives saved. I'm over my quota. Can I have next week off?
      Dr. Cuddy: Two family members assaulted.
      House: It was self-defense.
      Dr. Cuddy: You baited him.
      House: You're right. I was asking for it. The low-cut blouse, the do-me pumps.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Go see Stacy.
      House: We gave him EPI. He's fine.
      Dr. Cuddy: You need a lawyer. Go see Stacy. You hit a patient.
      House: Four words, two mistakes. He's not a patient and I didn't hit him.
      Dr. Cuddy: Of course you didn't. Go see Stacy.

    • Stacy: Okay, I blow my smoke into the vents so Mark doesn't know.
      House: I always knew it.
      Stacy: Bluffing!
      House: You started two weeks after my surgery. Menthols, then lights after a month.
      Stacy: Why didn't you say anything?
      House: 'Cause it helped me monitor your misery level. One trip outside was a good day, upwards of six you were in hell.

    • Dr. Chase: ...I thought you'd change your mind on getting those drinks.
      Dr. Cameron: Come on in.
      Dr. Chase: There's this new place on campus. . .(Cameron kisses him) Are you high?
      Dr. Cameron: Uh-huh. (kissing him again)
      Dr. Chase: I thought they disposed of the drugs.
      Dr. Cameron: Not all of them. (unbuttoning his shirt)
      Dr. Chase: Slow down. Your pupil's are dialated.
      Dr. Cameron: Come on Chase don't be a good guy on me now. (kisses her)

    • House: Steve McQueen without hair? It's a blessing he died young.

    • Wilson: Sooo... now you've gotta drum up another excuse to be around the love of your life. Could hit another patient.
      House: Naah. Don't like to repeat myself. People will say I'm formulaic.

    • House: I am not treating you.
      Kalvin: Because you're a closet case? (looks at House and Wilson)
      Dr. Wilson: We're...not together.
      House: He's so self-loathing.

    • Dr. Cameron: Why do you have a rat?
      House: Jealous?

    • House: Meanwhile, (Stacy) can't stop thinking about…I can't read that – is she obsessed with a "gray horse," or me?
      Dr. Wilson: It says she thinks you're an annoying jerk.
      House: It's a pet name

    • Dr. Wilson: (to House) Now you've got the proof you need. Just take those personal psych records to Cuddy – that'll show her Stacy is out of control.

    • House: Now let go of my cane before it becomes your new boyfriend.
      Kalvin: Honey, I will marry it if you take my case.
      House: Congress says you can't.

    • Stacy: You don't treat him, he charges you with assault.
      House: Just because he says I hit him doesn't make it true. Watch – I'm surrounded by naked cheerleaders. (nothing happens) See?

    • Mark: What’s going on?
      House: It’s not what you think. I know it looks like we’re cleaning dishes, but actually we’re having sex.
      Stacy: We’re working.
      Mark: Wow, wish I’d become a doctor. This place would be spotless.

    • Dr. Wilson: Trying to win Stacy back by killing an animal. Very caveman.

    • Dr. Cameron: I have fun.
      Dr. Chase: She has some scheduled for February.

    • (over the phone)
      Dr. Foreman: Bad time? Where are you?
      House: At your girlfriend's place. Ignore the moaning and squeaking.

    • House: Gotta go – it's killing time.

    • Kalvin: This is none of your business.
      House: You should have thought of that before you stalked me. Now I'm interested.

    • Dr. Cameron: So you always use a condom?
      Dr. Foreman: Uhhh, yeah.
      House: Brother's on the down low... got to.
      Dr. Foreman: I'm not ready for any Foreman juniors yet.
      Dr. Cameron: You?
      House: Working girls - they're sticklers. You're not going to poll Chase?
      Dr. Chase: I'm not an idiot.
      House: Obviously not. Who doesn't sleep with a drugged-out colleague when they have a chance?

    • House: Okay.
      Dr. Cuddy: That's it, "okay"? No name-calling, no squawking, no rending of garments.
      House: I like this t-shirt.

  • NOTES (4)


    • House: I had to get rid of it before Steve McQueen ate any Coumadin. I named your rat.
      Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 - November 7, 1980) was an American movie actor. Nicknamed "The King of Cool," he was considered one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to what many film goers consider a captivating on-screen persona.

    • 221B
      In this episode, we learn that House's street address is 221B (it can be seen behind him as he leaves for work with Wilson). This is an allusion to Sherlock Holmes, arguably the world's greatest fictional detective, whose London address was 221B Baker Street. The two characters are similar in method if not profession: the key to their success is a towering intellect and an almost faultless eye for detail.