House

Season 8 Episode 8

Perils of Paranoia

6
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 28, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The team takes on the case of a prosecutor who they initially believe is suffering from hyper-anxiety, but soon discover has paranoid delusions. Meanwhile, Chase and Taub take an interest in Foreman's social life, Park starts to get into the swing of things when House preys on her paranoia, and Wilson becomes obsessed with learning if House has a gun.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Good episode

    7.0
    In my opinion when the old team came back "House M.D." works really well. All of you claiming that it should end, seem to be expecting too much from the show lasting so long. Also your judgement is clouded by the fact that you know (because it was announced) that this is the last season and you are looking for excuses or any other form of justification why it is canceled. So far, in my opinion, it is going to end with honour. Not because it has to but because it is the right time to do it before jumping the shark. Some of you are also blaming the fact of this season being weak but does not notice that "House M.D." is in fact "House M.D.". Since the beginning this show was not about medicine. It was about people, their reactions, responses and behaviour. Those of you who have noticed that now, when the show has ended, seems to me like you have been watching a show for 8 years without understanding it. And now when you did, suddenly you don't like it because you understood that this is not your cup of tea. It is quite sad...



    This episode was not one of the best of the season so far but it wasn't as bad as some of you think.moreless
  • House needs to end.

    1.0
    If there is no where else to go with this show, then stop doing episodes. Parker is an interesting character but to counter balance her supposed ugliness they put on the token "hot chick," that is just horrible at acting. Its interesting how this show has played the line between being like an HBO series and then like every other formulaic piece of shit on basic cable. When you can fast forward through a show and understand the plot you know you are watching mindless crap of which you need to ask yourself, "why am I still watching this again?" But don't get me wrong, House is the best of the shit pile. When I look at the related shows here to my right I feel the need to vomit on my shirt and force myself to wear it out in order to get my mind of how mindless some shows are. If any of you actually like using your brain cells when you watch a series try these ones: Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empires, Game of Thrones. For the best of the past: The Wire, Deadwood, The Shield (actually not that bad which is surprising from FX), Dexter seasons 1,2 and 4...(The rest of Dexter is much like House now), Sopranos, OZ, and more but I just realized I should be doing something more productive with my like then writing about the series HOUSE.moreless
  • Car commercials

    7.0
    I don't know about anyone else but I'm getting very annoyed with in program car commercials. I've noticed it on Fox the most. Scheduled breaks are not enough? Now they have to promote Fords during the program. When Adams and Park drove to the patients home they show an extreme rear, then front closeup of the vehicle and then we're told that it slows down automatically on curves. On a recent episode of Bones Brennan was bragging on the GPS. Recently on Being Erica they talked about the new Ford Focus and how it parks itself and then gave us a demonstration. Another time they showcased the Sync. Soon a one hour program will be down to 30 minutes If we don't let our voices be heard and cry foul now.moreless
  • A decent episode; now that Cuddy is gone, the writer's are getting back to the basics that made House great in the first place.

    7.0
    It is rare to watch a television series morph through as many changes as "House" has. Sure, other series mature and build greater and greater character development, but the entire structure of "House" has been tampered with since the third season or so. I really really loved the first 3 seasons, and I have continued to watch till present, simply because it intrigues me to see where the writer's are going to go next. I enjoyed the seasonal arcs, for the most part; House finding a whole new team was entertaining, and of course his breakdown and stay at the psychiatric hospital early last season (and prison early this season). Every season has had at least one GREAT episode. Sadly, they are often the first or last of the season and the rest are just so-so. I am elated that Cuddy is gone!! The writer's started heading into soap-opera territory with her and House, and I believe, alienated a lot of viewers in the process. The basic formula of the show is a good one, but a tiresome one as well- someone gets sick (the intros have changed a little this season, it was almost always the same before, showing some people, and usually faking us out by one looking or acting sick, and then we find out someone else is the sick one...) next, House and the team try 4-8 wrong treatments until they figure it out... and that is about it, formula wise. This drove me crazy the first couple seasons, wondering if they could shake the damn thing up a bit... Which they have, and again, it seems every season has had a "different" type of episode (house getting shot, the bus accident, etc etc.), but overall, the stories are pretty inter-changeable. I LIKE the show, I'm not bashing it, but I think most people would agree with my observations. The writer's have made a clear and obvious choice to try and bring back the "House" from seasons 1-3, focusing more on the medical mystery than on interpersonal drama; I don't care about Taub's love life, but I'd rather get a few minutes of that or Foreman than House and Cuddy! I would bet strongly that this is the last season, as not only the director has alluded to it, but obviously viewership is down, and the show is kinda rudderless. I will keep watching as long as it is on, and I HOPE that now matter when it ends, that we get at least a few more classic episodes, the kind that you don't expect and end up being great before they shut it down.moreless
  • Episode made no sense.

    2.0
    This episode made no sense whatsoever. Still can't understand half of what Park is saying. Adams still bland. House has nothing to work against so just floats along. In the past, had much sharper and more entertaining House/Wilson engagement.Primarily, the show is greatly missing the conflict Cuddy brought to the mix.
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson

Dr. Chris Taub

Odette Annable

Odette Annable

Dr. Jessica Adams

Amanda Foreman

Amanda Foreman

Olivia

Guest Star

Yaya Da Costa Johnson

Yaya Da Costa Johnson

Anita

Guest Star

Blake Anderson

Blake Anderson

Ethan

Guest Star

Tracy Vilar

Tracy Vilar

Nurse Regina

Recurring Role

Liz Benoit

Liz Benoit

Nurse Anne

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom

Nurse

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Dr. Taub: Impressive.
      House: The wiliness with which Foreman ruled out anxiety or his complete wiliness-less-ness before he met me?
      Dr. Taub: The fact that you managed to smear jelly on almost every page.

    • Dr. Adams: Wait, why would you think his wife poisoned him?
      House: Because dangerous people don't break into your home, they live in it. And although his kids are old enough to want Daddy dead, they're still too young to do anything about it.
      Dr. Taub: Must be such a pleasure to live in your head.
      House: You're right. Kids might be precocious.

    • Dr. Park: So what do you think--is the patient paranoid or am I?
      Dr. Taub: I don't think that stockpiling weapons is the most reasoned response, but, given what I've seen at Bloomingdale's on Black Friday, I wouldn't say it rises to the level of mental illness.
      Dr. Park: And me?
      Dr. Taub: Again, given what I've seen at Bloomingdale's...

    • Dr. Taub: If anarchy breaks out, I plan to do what my ancestors have done throughout the ages--run.

    • Dr. Wilson: You like anything dangerous--monster trucks, motorcycles, fireworks
      House: Everyone loves fireworks.
      Dr. Wilson: Watching them, not making them.

    • Dr. Adams: So why didn't you want to go with her this morning?
      Dr. Chase: She's weird.
      Dr. Adams: She's not weird. She's a good doctor.
      Dr. Chase: Most good doctors are weird. Look at House.
      Dr. Adams: Am I weird?
      Dr. Chase: Yeah, but you're hot so it's easier to put up with. (Adams glares) You're completely normal and a pleasure to deal with.
      Dr. Adams: You're weird.

    • Dr. Chase: Back home, I keep a few for hunting 'roos.
      Dr. Adams: You hunt kangaroos? But they're so cute.
      Dr. Chase: They're also delicious.
      Dr. Adams: You're screwing with me.
      Dr. Chase: Totally.

    • Nurse Regina: Since Claudine left, no one's been inputting the numbers.
      House: I miss Claudine
      Nurse Regina: She left because of you.
      House: I thought that was Nadine.
      Nurse Regina: Her too.

    • Dr. Wilson: Well, you don't have a gun, but you do have my sunglasses, my tennis racket--I can't imagine why...
      House: Had to kill a mouse. It was really hard with those stupid little sunglasses.
      Dr. Wilson: And my money clip.
      House: Was there any money in it?
      Dr. Wilson: Not anymore.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: Waking Life (Schuyler Fisk)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 28, 2011 on Global
      Israel: February 22, 2012 on HOT3
      Germany: April 24, 2012 on RTL
      Sweden: October 23, 2012 on TV4
      The Netherlands: January 24, 2013 on SBS6
      Czech Republic: January 28, 2013 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: February 26, 2013 on STV1
      Finland: September 2, 2013 on MTV3

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • House: The jealous wife in the dining room with bipyridyl herbicide.
      Referencing the Parker Brothers mystery board game, Clue, in which players must determine who had killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon.

    • House: Just ask Yngwie Malmsteen.
      Referencing the Swedish heavy-metal guitarist and band leader famed for his neo-cal playing approach. Along with Eric Clapton, he was one of the first guitarists to be honored by Fender with the release of his Fender Stratocaster in 1988.

    • House: Which is why Arceus created a universe with three states of matter and 300 solid or liquid poisons that could cause his symptoms.
      Arceus is a character from the Pokémon franchise of video games, films, manga, and other media. It is said to have created the universe.

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