Season 7 Episode 16

Out of the Chute

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 14, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The team treats a professional bull rider who is attacked by a bull. The team must determine the causes behind the patient's disappearing symptoms and seizures while taking House's advice from outside the hospital as he attends to issues unrelated to the case. Meanwhile, Masters develops a crush on the patient, and Wilson and Cuddy wonder if House is letting his breakup with Cuddy affect his professional judgment.moreless

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  • Really Good.

    I've never reviewed House before (being mainly a Supernatural fan), and until I read some of the other reviews, didn't know I was a 'Huddier' (or whatever it is called when you want House and Cuddy together). In any case, I hate that they broke up - I thought that the episodes in which they were together were good and that they make a great couple. I mean enough of the drama of loving each other, both being adults, and yet not being able to work it out. That's just goofy to me. And let's face it, where else is someone like House going to find someone for him? Personally, I'd be placing a pillow over his face in the first week of dating him. ;o).

    That said, this episode was very well-written in that it didn't have House sulking and self-pitying while morosely lying in bed by himself or self-medicating on the bathroom floor. The different prostitutes got on my nerves though after about the third or fourth one. At first I thought it was cute and really liked that the first (the one in the bathtub) looked liked Cuddy, but after three or four it just got stupid. And, how realistic was it for his team to all go visit him in his hotel room? Nah, couldn't buy that. Lastly, the scene with him jumping, although well done, could be seen a mile away - I mean it has been done in other shows/movies and there was really only one way for the show to go without having House lose face. Again though, it was well done and the music, as in most House episodes was great.

    As for the guy not wanting to go out with Masters, okay, but why? I think he should have said something - anything - not just sat there. I'd feel awful if I ever asked anyone out and they said no; or worse, just sat there saying nothing. (By the way, the guy that played the cowboy was hott) :O), and the guy that played Carnell was very good and believable.

    All in all, a really good episode.moreless
  • Welcome back House! I had missed House episodes of this kind. - INCLUDES SPOILERS -

    Finally after all the Huddy episodes, we're finally treated with the type of an episode that started the phenomenon. This is the House we've all grown to love, the reason we tuned in week in and week out. Not because we enjoy seeing him suffer, of course we want him to have a happy ending at some point but that is not one of the strong suits of this show. It never has been.

    This is just the thing that the writers of this great show do best. The whole episode was fantastic, we saw House get involved with diagnosing the patient again after episodes and episodes of him spending time with Cuddy with the his team doing most of the heavy lifting. After a long while; he was again miserable, hopeless, and reckless while somehow remaining in full control.

    I hope the show continues on this path, and not succumb to the pressures of Huddy shippers. The ending scene was great, it foretell the problems House will face as the jump from the hotel balcony for me was a metaphor of him jumping off from a high point in his emotional life (being with Cuddy) into a pool (pool, duh) of dopamine/vicodin and losing himself.

    I'm fairly certain a lot of people here will disagree with a direction I'm hoping this show continues on, but I will tell you that you wouldn't have wanted him to be with Cuddy as bad as you do if it hadn't been for episodes like this.moreless
  • 716

    Good episode of House, with some eventful scenes, but some were just downright ridiculous and silly. I mean I get that House is trying to get over Cuddy but I felt like that dominated the entire episode. I really came in tonight looking forward to an interesting medical mystery, but instead we got more of the House/Cuddy thing.

    I just feel that's how it's been all season since the premiere. The medical mysteries have been pushed aside to make time for the House & Cuddy interactions. The golden days of the show was when it could manage a great balance between the emotions of the characters and the medical mystery itself and tie it in somehow.

    I'm not saying the final scene wasn't great, because it clearly was, with great cinematography and an albeit shocking ending that really kept me at the edge of my seat trying to decide whether or not House was dreaming when he took the leap. Good episode overall.moreless
  • Dealing with broken heart and broken bones

    House is dealing with his broken heart. I guess he does represent a segment in our society that cannot deal well with broken hearts. It is difficult and this episode was very honest on how one copes with personal failures. It is sad though that House had to be destructive in dealing with the break up. On the other hand, the medical story dealt with a lot of broken bones. In contrast to how House deals with his broken heart, the patient is coping well with his broken bones. Instead of sulking, his outlook in life is very positive. With the heart operation, he will not be able to bull ride again - and bull riding was his life, it was his passion. But this did not bring him down, he's a fighter and he'll find another thing that he can be passionate about.moreless
  • Probably one of the best this season!

    I think that this was probably one of my favorite episodes of the season. I liked the part when House told the room service guy that after he and Wilson had sex, he was gonna slit his throat and disembowl him in the bath tub. That part had me laughing hysterically because it was soooo random. The ending made me laugh too. First I thought that he was gonna commit suicide, and when he jumped I'm like OMG! NO! Then he landed in the pool and I couldn't do anything but laugh. I'm glad the whole House/Cuddy thing is gone (for now anyway) since I knew that it wouldn't last and plus I think that it kinda ruined the show (not like totally but it seemed kinda sappy with the romance thing thrown in), and I started watching way before the whole "Huddy" thing was introduced and I liked it better then. So I hope that they don't bring them back together. It was the whole reason why I stopped watching for a while, but episodes like this make me come back for more. 10/10moreless
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Kristin Peterson (II)

Kristin Peterson (II)


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Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson


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Liz Benoit

Liz Benoit

Nurse Anne

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom


Recurring Role

Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

Martha Masters

Recurring Role

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Assuming that the time on House is equal to real time, it would be March in New Jersey. Why is the outdoor pool open with people sunbathing in bikinis? The temperature in New Jersey at this time of year would be about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Dr. Wilson: Just give him another chance. He deserves it.
      Dr. Cuddy: I know. But this isn't about what he deserves. When things go wrong, I don't want to hope that I'm not alone. I want to know it. With House... every time I needed him to step up... He's just never gonna be that. It's not his fault. It's who he is. I should have known it. This is my fault.

    • Masters: You can't feel bad for him for five minutes?
      Taub: I can feel bad for him while still expecting him to act like an adult, show up for work, and not go on a booze-, Vicodin-, and hooker-filled bender.
      Dr. Foreman: Which is why for now we're gonna handle the case without him.
      Dr. Chase: Oh, is that the reason? I thought it was because you can't pass up any chance to seize control.
      Dr. Foreman: I said "we." You want "pretty please," too?

    • Carnell: Don't worry. You can trust me with anything. Including your food.
      House: (indicating Wilson) After he and I have sex, I'm going to slit his throat and then disembowel him in the bathtub.
      Carnell: Oh, no problem. I'll cancel the morning maid service. Would you like me to have them clean up later when they come to turn down your bed?
      House: Why didn't I meet you six months ago?

    • Dr. Wilson: Maybe... talk to someone.
      House: Already scheduled.
      Dr. Wilson: Really?
      House: I'm not an idiot. I know I need help.
      Dr. Wilson: Okay. That's... great. I meant, like, a counselor.
      House: I know.
      Dr. Wilson: But you meant a hooker.
      House: Yeah. Baby steps.

    • Masters: House, how many prostitutes have you had?
      House: As in eaten? Ever? This year?
      Masters: Slept with. Since you've been here.
      House: All but one. She did my taxes.

    • Dr. Wilson: We are gonna talk about this, and we're gonna deal with this.
      House: So I have no choice. Fine. Unless... unless... yes, I do. I do have legs. I see you didn't factor those into your brilliant plan.

    • Dr. Wilson: (House) needs you.
      Dr. Cuddy: I love him. And I know he loves me. But I just can't.
      Dr. Wilson: He needs you in his life. Even if you're not sleeping with him, he needs you. Without you...
      Dr. Cuddy: You can't go backwards. I can't fix his problem. I am his problem.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Music: This Night (Black Lab), My Body is a Cage (Peter Gabriel)

    • Olivia Wilde is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 14, 2011 on Global
      UK: March 31, 2011 on Sky1
      Germany: October 25, 2011 on RTL
      Czech Republic: December 19, 2011 on TV Nova
      Poland: December 22, 2011 on TVP2
      Sweden: January 24, 2012 on TV4/TV4 HD
      Slovakia: June 21, 2012 on STV1
      Finland: June 3, 2013 on MTV3


    • Lane:
      Referencing Lane Frost, a famous bullriding champion who died tragically after being gored by a bull, and was the subject of the movie Eight Seconds.