Season 6 Episode 18

Knight Fall

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 19, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Sir William, who dwells in a isolated community of people living in a medieval style, is stricken ill and the team must check the village for environmental factors. Thirteen is intrigued by the patient's archaic standards of honor. Meanwhile, Wilson tries to reconcile with one of his ex-wives.moreless

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  • Back to the medicine

    What was the point of having the opening scene so long?

    I find it hard to believe House didn't know what Wilson's first wife looked like. The timeline of everything prior to the pilot is a little confusing because 3 Stories doesn't exactly match up with other episodes that talked about the past, so maybe he didn't know Wilson during the first marriage. But even if House didn't know Wilson then, I find it hard to believe that he didn't try and find out what Wilson's first wife looked like. And now I am completely confused. House didn't recognize Sam but he knew what Wilson was like after the marriage ended? And how does Cuddy know what Wilson was like after the first marriage ended?

    I had to laugh at House's plan to ruin the dinner completely backfiring.

    The patient's eyes were a little creepy.

    I wonder if Wilson still talks to Amber before he goes to sleep. That might be a little weird for Sam.

    So 13 encouraged Wilson to ask Sam out but then says he is making a mistake?

    All they needed for this patient to be the same as the firefighter in Words and Deeds was for his memories to be fake (being in love with friend's/brother's fiancé but not wanting to break up marriage that was soon going to happen). And then we get someone poisoning someone else, same as Clueless. And by hemlock, which was one of the ideas for poison in Mob Rules. Ah, and roids, same as one of the ideas in Sports Medicine. Seems like the writers are running out of ideas for the patients.

    No mention of Cameron's visit last week, although I doubt Chase was in a sharing mood to tell everyone he signed divorce papers.

    I noticed that they showed House rubbing his leg a few times during the episode. And Foreman mentioned it to 13. And they showed it bothering him during one of the differentials and popping pills a few times. I wonder if they are setting up a leg pain storyline for later in the season. Up until now, they haven't really mentioned how House has been dealing with his pain without vicoden other than the first few episodes when he first was cooking and then went back to work to be distracted from the pain.moreless
  • Not enjoyable.

    I thought this was going to be a goofy fun episode from the promotional trailer. But this episode was not even that. A cringe-worthy House episode, I was having trouble keeping my eyes open. Last episode was definitely way better. The whole Knight situation just lets me know that the writers are running out of ideas. The poison ending was a bit clever, still pretty bad though as a whole plot. You'd think the upside would be Wilson & House's plot, but I was truly disappointed especially when the transvestite came in. There were some funny scenes, but I find Wilson's new attraction unlikable and they didn't seem like they clicked at all onscreen. I'm a tad excited about the little war House & Wilson's ex-wife plan to have. Such a filler, in my opinion.moreless
  • Knight Fall

    More Grey's Anatomy tonight than House. The actual patient was almost a backstory in this episode, with the majority of time being devoted to Wilson's affair with his ex-wife. I usually like Wilson's storylines. He's a likable character played by a good actor, but this is not an arc I am overly excited about. We need more bickering between him and House and less him trying to date.

    I just never got into the patient here when they did have him on screen. It was more about betrayal than it was providing a mystery that the team from NJ had to solve.moreless
  • Loyalties..

    In some way, this episode felt maybe more back to the normal episodes after last weeks "try a new thing" but for my surprise I did not liked it more. It was ok episode.. I mean, I liked it.. but it wasn't close to the best episodes we have seen from this serie. The whole case was ok. I mean.. it was weird in some points and not everything was very logical but it was that kind of cases we expect.. House with sword was quite funny.. so it had it's humor and all.

    But big part of this episode went to Sam.. that ex-wife of Wilson.. And to be honest, I did not liked that.. Maybe I did not liked her.. I am not sure.. it just created weird atmosphere and sometimes that's the way to go.. maybe it all will pay off.. Let's wait and see..moreless
Noah Segan

Noah Segan


Guest Star

Sarah Jones (II)

Sarah Jones (II)


Guest Star

Wesley A. Ramsey

Wesley A. Ramsey


Guest Star

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde


Recurring Role

Michael Weston

Michael Weston

Lucas Douglas

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the previous episode, "Lockdown," Wilson says that he and Samantha Carr were married from 1990 to 1991. In this episode however, Wilson refers to their relationship as having begun 12 years ago, which would place their marriage in 1998.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • House: You're new.
      Sam: You're naked.
      House: (glances down) And for the record, a little bit cold.

    • Dr. Foreman: House, what are you doing?
      House: (wielding a sword) Filling in for Rabbi Shmuhl at the Goldstein Bris.

    • House: I bumped into your babe, naked.
      Dr. Wilson: I told you to stay out of my bathroom.
      House: I was in the kitchen.
      Dr. Wilson: She was naked in the kitchen?
      House: I was naked.
      Dr. Wilson: Why the hell were you naked in the kitchen?
      House: Uh, it's not important right now.

    • Taub: Not exactly sanitary
      House: Fun stuff never is.

    • Dr. Foreman: All it takes is one bad eyeball.
      Thirteen: Or testicle, cow brain, or my personal favorite, pig rectum, with a side order of sphincter.
      (Chase shrugs and eats his meat sandwich)
      Taub: I think they call that breakfast in Australia.

    • House: Need to talk.
      Dr. Cuddy: About the MRSA. I know, we're...
      House: MRSA, shmrsa. Something important
      Dr. Cuddy: Something you think is more important than a potentially lethal bacteria spreading like wildfire through my hospital? Well, that narrows it down to something personal and stupid.
      House: Wilson.
      Dr. Cuddy: Theory confirmed.

    • Taub: Fighting's not brave. It's just stupid.
      Dr. Chase: You would say that.
      Taub: You think I've never been in a fight?
      Dr. Chase: No, I just think you never won one.
      Taub: I took on three guys in college once.
      House: Hope they bought you dinner first.

    • House: You're asking me to condone a relationship based on lies and mistrust.
      Dr. Wilson: Yeah.
      House: When and where?

    • Sam: You're pretty much insufferable all the time, aren't you?
      House: Sorry, go on. And, yes.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Special Thanks: Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

    • Jennifer Morrison is credited but doesn't appear.

    • Music: Just the Motion (Richard & Linda Thompson)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 19, 2010 on Global
      UK: April 25, 2010 on Sky One
      Australia: June 13, 2010 on Channel Ten
      The Netherlands: October 7, 2010 on SBS 6
      Israel: October 20, 2010 on HOT3
      Czech Republic: November 24, 2010 on TV Nova
      Germany: December 7, 2010 on RTL
      Poland: January 13, 2011 on TVP2
      Slovakia: January 25, 2011 on STV1
      Sweden: May 10, 2011 on TV4


    • Shannon: He got the idea from Fear Factor.
      Referencing the NBC series that ran from 2001 through 2006. On it, contestants engage in a series of contests involving stunts, many of which involve eating or exposing themselves to various gross substances.

    • House: Foreman, take Frodo and break bread with the hobbits.
      Referring to the works of J R R Tolkien, the creator of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, set in the mythical land of Middle Earth. Frodo is the protagonist of the series, a hobbit. Hobbits are relatively short hairy humanoids who prefer eating and drinking to becoming involved in the greater affairs of Middle Earth.

    • Thirteen: Either a secret entrance to Hogwarts, or...
      Referencing J.K. Rowling's famous school for magicians, as seen in her Harry Potters novels. Hogwarts is the English school where Harry Potter and his friends study their magic.