House

Season 4 Episode 5

Mirror, Mirror

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 30, 2007 on FOX
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House deals with a patient who mirrors the personality of anyone he meets. Meanwhile, Foreman is put in charge of overseeing the fellowship candidates.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I'm a big fan of House, but this season is getting too boring!

    5.0
    House had always that clownish personality throwing jokes all around, but what make him such a great character were those dramatic challenges like his obsession for his ex-wife, his addiction for Vicodin, his struggle against the chronic pain and his life's misery. Those were what supported this fantastic character. What we have seen in this season is just the eccentric clown fooling around with a bunch of doctors following the repetitive recipe of one episode – one case solved... Even their are getting sluggish when it cames to medical procedure - it's all rubbish! For some one who known a little medicine it's painful to watch! Pump up the creativity! Let's see some real drama!!!moreless
  • Mirror patient

    9.5
    House

    Season 4

    Episode 5: Mirror, Mirror

    Foreman returns to the hospital, and will make part of House's team. While House is trying to see who will be part of his team, a patient who mirrors the characteristics of doctors and other patients is brought to the hospital.



    I want to say awesome episode! It was amazing. Funny and interesting. Foreman returns, the contestants keep on trying to impress House, a patient who mirror the attitudes of the people surrounding him. And ther end part, when House and Cuddy are in the same room with the patient and try to see who the patient will mirror was hilarous. Awesome House episode!moreless
  • Mirror patient

    9.5
    House

    Season 4

    Episode 5: Mirror, Mirror

    Foreman returns to the hospital, and will make part of House's team. While House is trying to see who will be part of his team, a patient who mirrors the characteristics of doctors and other patients is brought to the hospital.



    I want to say awesome episode! It was amazing. Funny and interesting. Foreman returns, the contestants keep on trying to impress House, a patient who mirror the attitudes of the people surrounding him. And ther end part, when House and Cuddy are in the same room with the patient and try to see who the patient will mirror was hilarous. Awesome House episode!moreless
  • Back to form

    10
    I think this was a brilliant episode- it was such a clever idea to have a patient who mimics everyone around him- it was an ingenious way to know more about the candidates! Kutner seems to like new experiences, Taub seems to be into Amber or affairs from his wife, Brendan misses adventures, Amber feels the need to always be right, whilst 13 seems scared about something- assentuating her mysteriously withdrawn character.



    I thought it was a good way to go with the characters and to let the audience care about them more. Meanwhile, Foreman returns to the team, much to House's initial displeasure. I was thrilled to see Foreman back, and for him to finally learn how happy he is to be there! He, like House said, was the only one to learn something from the patient. I loved how Cameron told him the same as well, as well as Chase winning all the bets by striking a deal with House- I would have loved to see more of him in the episode, however.



    I think it was also interesting how Wilson has more power than House, whilst House has more power than Cuddy- it gave more depth to there relationship. I loved the scene at the end where House and Cuddy competed!



    Overall, I thought this was a great episode, with great character development for a cast currently so large, whilst the mystery was also very interesting- a House classic.moreless
  • Foreman vs. House

    8.0
    This episode caused a lot of tension, it was really mor House vs. Cuddy but the real tension was between Foreman & House. I like this episode because House tries everything for Cuddy to give in & fire Foreman. Which was absolutely hilarious! The Mayonaise panic of 2007. Switching laxatives with Vicodin, getting personal with Thirteen, and Amber continues to sabotage Thirteen's work. I like how no one got fired in this episode. Everyone waiting in the back for the results and no one got fired! I wosh this was the real team, seriously, they work so well together. A very good episode.moreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Frank Whaley

Frank Whaley

Robert Elliott

Guest Star

Luke Baybak

Luke Baybak

Tony

Guest Star

Brendan Michael Coughlin

Brendan Michael Coughlin

Mickey

Guest Star

Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

Taub

Recurring Role

Andy Comeau

Andy Comeau

Brennan

Recurring Role

Anne Dudek

Anne Dudek

Amber

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When House and Foreman are checking the patient board with the symptoms on it, nausea has been incorrectly spelled with an extra "u."

    • Trivia: When a ballot paper is handed out with the names of all the fellowship candidates, it reveals Thirteen's name to be Remy Hadley. The first onscreen reference to the character's full name.

    • The crew deal with the security dogs by feeding them drugged hamburger. Security dogs are generally trained to not eat strange food for exactly this reason.

    • Mr. X collapses and someone pages House and the fellowship applicants to deal with him. Not only do they take their time getting there, but when they do arrive nobody else on the staff is helping Mr. X... including, presumably, the person who called the alert in the first place.

    • Cuddy is seen here taking birth control pills. However, last time her pregnancy issues were mentioned she was trying to get pregnant.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • House: Hey! You actually do want to stay, don't you?
      Dr. Foreman: I think I do.
      House: Every one of those idiots got some insight about themselves from the pig salesman, not one of them did anything about it. People don't learn, they don't change, you did. You're a freak!

    • Amber: What's going on?
      Kutner: You're the favorite.
      Amber: House's?
      Kutner: To get fired.

    • House: Have you guys heard any of my metaphors yet? Well come on, sit on grandpa's lap as I tell you how infections are criminals; immune system's the police. Seriously, Grumpy, get up here, it'll make us both happy.

    • Dr. Cuddy: I just hired (Foreman).
      House: Well, I fired him. To infinity.

    • Brennan : You want us to stop his breathing?
      House: Well only until you can figure out why. After that it would be irresponsible.

    • Dr. Foreman: I'm not quitting.
      House: My god, not everything's about you and your little job and your little world. This is about restoring order in the universe.
      Dr. Foreman: I'm not quitting.
      House: You're going to be miserable.
      Dr. Foreman: I already am miserable.

    • House: Did you get a raise? 'Cause then you're a whore. Or didn't you? 'Cause then you're a stupid whore.

    • Dr. Foreman: The mayo is fine, you can stay where you are. I'm a doctor.
      House: (interjecting) Mail order! I've seen the diploma--two "N"s in 'university'.

    • Kutner: The cultures were my idea.
      House: No one's keeping score. You're losing.

    • Dr. Wilson: Well, you certainly did the right thing by coming to me.
      House: Yes, I needed a smug oncologist.
      Dr. Wilson: An authoritative oncologist.
      House: I hate you. Tell me why.

    • Dr. Cuddy: Your team, Foreman included, is dealing with the Great Mayonnaise Panic of 2007. Frankly, I'm worried it might spread to other continents.

    • House: Why are you doing a pelvic for food poisoning?
      Kutner: She said her hoo hoo burned.

    • House: Someone's gonna be miserable sometime. Accept it. That's how I stay so happy.

    • Thirteen: Getting arrested is not what I'm worried about.
      House: Not a problem. You know how to kill dogs, right?

    • Dr. Wilson: You're putting KY jelly on his phone receiver? An exploding snake in his drawer?
      Dr. Cuddy: No, I'm replacing his Vicodin stash with laxatives.

    • Dr. Wilson: (about House) Find some other way to soothe his ego. The thing's big enough. You must be able to find some corner to polish.

    • House: So now you've electrocuted yourself and set a patient on fire. I like the dedication.
      Kutner: Thank you.
      Taub: It wasn't a compliment.
      House: Yeah it was. The insult comes now: you're insane!

    • Dr. Wilson: So what if it's House?
      Dr. Foreman: Then I take the job at Mount Zion.
      Dr. Wilson: There is no job at Mount Zion.
      Dr. Foreman: House said…
      Dr. Wilson: Well, if House said it, it must be true.

    • Robert Elliott: (choosing the most dominant to mirror) Shut up.
      Dr. Cuddy: Well, that could have been either of us.
      Robert Elliott: You have great ya-bos.
      Dr. Cuddy: Still could have been either of us.
      House: You lose.
      Dr. Cuddy: Seriously! I have always thought my breasts were one of my best features.

    • House: (about the patient) Keep him in the isolation room so he doesn't pick up extreme bitch syndrome from one of the nurses.

    • Dr. Foreman: You know what's worse than a sanctimonious speech? A sanctimonious speech that's dead wrong.

    • Dr. Cuddy: (about Dr. Foreman) You do nothing without his knowledge.
      House: Oh, uh, just in case I need them, where exactly will Dr. Foreman be keeping my balls?

    • House: War doesn't end until Foreman's gone.
      Dr. Cuddy: Foreman's not going anywhere.
      House: And I know when my Vicodin isn't Vicodin. Do you know when your birth control pills aren't birth control pills?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: We're Going to be Friends (the White Stripes)

    • International Air Date:
      Australian: October 31, 2007
      The Netherlands: March 13, 2008 on SBS6
      Italy: March 11, 2008 on Canale 5
      United Kingdom: April 17, 2008 9pm on five
      Bulgaria: April 29, 2008 on NTV
      Israel: May 4, 2008 on HOT 3/YES Stars 3
      Denmark: May 3, 2008 on SBS Net
      The Czech Republic: September 29, 2008 on TV Nova
      Germany: September 23, 2008 on RTL
      Hungary: September 24, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: October 18, 2008 on Star
      Sweden: March 17, 2009 on TV4
      Poland: April 2, 2009 on TVP2

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • House: Alice, your turn through the looking-glass.
      Referencing to the book Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, which is a sequel to Alice in Wonderland.

    • Title: References Snow White, where the Queen would look into her mirror every day and say, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all." The mirror would usually answer the queen, but once Snow White is born, it says Snow White.

    • House: Who here doesn't have health insurance? Michael Moore was right.
      Referencing film documentarian Michael Moore's assertion in his 2007 movie Sicko concerning the number of medically uninsured Americans.

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