Season 2 Episode 16


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Melinda goes into Anaphlactic shock it is almost instant. However, anaphilaxis takes time to hit the individual full force. Melinda would be able to feel it coming before her throat closed to the point of being unable to speak.

    • During the part when House makes Wilson sit outside the apartment for hours, as the evening goes on you see that House's apartment door is suddenly open ajar. As night begins to settle, the door is still ajar as House opens it.

    • Trivia: The beer that House grabs from the fridge has a flip-top, which indicates that House's beverage of choice is apparently Grolsch lager.

    • In this episode House's street address is 221 but in the episode "Hunting" it is shown as 221B.

    • It's a cute bit when Wilson files part way through House's cane, and it would work under normal circumstances. But a few minutes earlier House and Foreman were wrestling over it, and House was putting his full weight on it to pin Foreman to a wall and Foreman was pushing back. The cane certainly would have broken from that kind of pressure if it was filed like Wilson describes.

  • Quotes

    • House: Are you the boyfriend? I need to borrow you.
      Barbara: What's going on?
      House: Don't worry. I'll return him in roughly the same condition.

    • Dr. Chase: No alarm on this window.
      Dr. Cameron: It's a 20 feet drop.
      Dr. Chase: You can get to the tree from here. There's some bark scraped off.
      Dr. Cameron: Sure, heart transplant girl swung down the tree on a vine. Maybe she was hooking up with Tarzan and Cheetah down by the elephant graveyard.
      Dr. Chase: Or, Jane stayed in the treehouse, Tarzan came up.

    • Dan: What, do you think there was still some (penicillin) on my lips? I brushed my teeth.
      House: Think lower and more fun.

    • Dan: Do you have to tell her (her seizure) was my fault?
      House: No. Great part of being a grownup, you never have to do anything.

    • House: Lying to your parents is usually the right thing to do, but there is the impending death exception.

    • House: You wake up in the morning, your paint's peeling, your curtains are gone, and the water's boiling. Which problem do you deal with first?
      Dr. Foreman: House...
      House: None of them, the building's on fire!

    • Dr. Chase: We're going to need a semen sample. You can use the bathroom over there.
      Dan: do I...
      Dr. Cameron: Aim and shoot.
      (Dan walks off)
      Dr. Chase: No thinking about Dr Cameron--we'll know.

    • Dr. Chase: Melinda's dying.
      House: We're all dying. How fast?

    • House: Get an L.P. And do PCRs for the viruses. And get an E.M.G. to check for Guillain-Barré. Foreman's right, we gotta find out why she's paralyzed. (team stare at House) But not before staring at me dumbly for a few seconds...

    • (House stops Foreman from writing on the whiteboard)
      House: Sorry, there's a reason they call it the whiteboard. It's not my rule.

    • Dr. Foreman: We explained the anaphylaxis...
      House: What do you mean we? I did! At least I thought I did. Maybe I didn't. Still it was all me!

    • Dr. Foreman: I say we assume House was right about the anaphylaxis...
      House: It is tempting.

    • Dan: But, you know, they've tested Mellinda, they said she wasn't allergic to my stuff.
      House: Yeah, four days later. By that time the penicillin was crusting up a sock in the bottom of your hamper.

    • Dr. Cameron: (to Chase) Too bad it's not you giving the (sperm) sample. We'd be done by now.

    • Dan: (about a coma patient) Is he okay?
      House: He's just tired from being in a coma so long.

    • House: What did he do to protect her? Brillo Pad his privates?
      Cameron: I assume he washed, and he...
      House: Oh, good work! Assumptions are so much faster than actual questions!

    • House: Everything sucks. Might as well find something to smile about.

    • Dr. Wilson: You erased my messages?
      House: Yep. Decided I wanted you to stay. Told you that, didn't I?
      Dr. Wilson: You're miserable and you're lonely and you're gonna trap me here to keep me every bit as miserable and lonely too.
      House: Yeah. You're happy, happy, happy.

    • Dr. Wilson: You said you'd hang the stethoscope if you were having sex.
      House: I didn't say it had to be with another person.

    • Dr. Foreman: (to Cameron) So I hear you don't want teenagers having sex. Teen suicide rate isn't high enough for you already?

    • Dr. Wilson: Oh, no wonder you were in the mood - this month's New Jersey Journal of Cardiology.
      House: Have you seen the centerfold? There's no way those valves are real!

    • House: What are you doing?!
      Dr. Wilson: What? You asked me...
      House: You knew that I was interested - that gives you a valuable bargaining chip. You'd have me doing dishes for a week!

    • House: Only way to confirm this, inject the rat with her blood and wait for it to get all botulistic on your ass. In the meantime, I'm going downstairs to browbeat a scared, dying teenage girl until she breaks down like...a scared, dying teenage girl.

    • Dr. Wilson: Cuddy called.
      House: I know. I saw the caller ID.
      Dr. Wilson: Young girl, anaphylactic shock.
      House: You answered?
      Dr. Wilson: Turns out, that's what stops the ringing.

    • House: Six months without putting out – Dr. Cuddy doesn't need to wear thong panties. It's not our call.
      Dr. Cuddy: I was wondering when you'd get around to my panties.

    • Dr. Cuddy: These are your big ideas – somebody's lying?
      House: Hasn't let me down yet.

    • Dr. Cameron: You had unsafe sex? The whole "unsafe" thing didn't tell you something?

    • Dr. Cameron: Love is an emotion certain people experience. Similar to happiness. You know, maybe I should give a more relatable example.
      House: Ohhh…snap!

    • (talking about sperm and penicillin)
      Dan: I mean, it can go through your stuff?
      House: Totally, dude. There's this administrator here, whenever she gets sick, she just gives me the prescription.

    • House: What's the good news, what's the bad news?
      Dr. Chase: Congestive heart failure.
      House: Is which?
      Dr. Chase: Good news.
      House: Why?
      Dr. Chase: I don't know. Just... sounded like you.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: April 26, 2007 on SBS 6
      The Czech Republic: September 10, 2007 on TV Nova
      Belgium: September 27, 2007 on KanaalTwee

    • Music: Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch and Pain in My Heart by Otis Redding.

    • At the end, when Wilson is watching TV, you hear Jimmy Stewart ask "what is that doo-hickey?" and the response is "A brassiere." That's from the Hitchcock film Vertigo (1958). Wilson also has a Vertigo poster in his office.

  • Allusions

    • Wilson: Because you're William Tell, you can pick an apple off someone's head.
      William Tell was a legendary hero of disputed historical authenticity who is said to have lived in the Canton of Uri in Switzerland in the early 14th century. Tell had been promised freedom if he shot the apple. On November 18, 1307, Tell split the fruit with a single bolt from his crossbow, without mishap.

    • House: Heart Transplant. Immune system's in the toilet. Mommy builds her little angel a John Travolta quality bubble.
      Referring to a TV movie from the late 70s, The Boy In The Plastic Bubble, where Travolta played a boy born with a severely compromised immune system. The character was forced to wear a large plastic bubble-like chamber around himself so he could remain in a sterile environment at all times.

    • House: It's like an Agatha Christie mystery.
      Agatha Christie is a famous 20th century writer of murder mysteries, and created such characters as Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot.