House

Season 2 Episode 14

Sex Kills

2
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 2006 on FOX
8.8
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638 votes
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Episode Summary

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House takes the case of a man who experienced a seizure but wasn't aware it happened. When the man suffers a heart attack and needs a heart transplant, the team races to diagnose a dead woman's illness so they can harvest her heart to save their living patient.moreless

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  • An interesting twist...

    10
    One of the most important things with formulaic dramas is keeping it fresh, and the writers manage to do this with most episodes. This one was fantastic in the way the patient was diagnosed quite quickly, but then House had to find a heart for him.



    I thought the dead womans husband, played by Heroe's Greg Grunberg, was absolutely fantastic, and gave a great scope to the episode. House's determination (or obsession, depending on the semantic you want to use) was clear in his determination to cure his patient- one whom he seemed to quite like, judgeing by their brief scenes together.



    The one liners were once again spot on in this episode. It is always amusing to watch House at work, but a lot of it depends on Hugh Lauries timing, as well as the great timing of the rest of the cast, in particular Robert Sean Leonard. The scenes between House and Wilson were yet again brilliant, and with the added twist of Wilson's marriage falling apart.



    The clinic scene was fanatastic again, although he was pretty screwed up!



    Overall, the Season keeps on delivery cracking episode after cracking episode. I must be getting repetetive...Oh dear! =)moreless
  • Wilson's marriage falls apart.

    9.0
    Well this was painful to watch in 2 way like in many other episodes, first of all, at the beginning it seems as though Wilson is cheating on his wife which is always a downer, then it turns out his wife cheated on him which totally bites & then he goes to House's house at the end to move in, I really felt for him. Then the whole case in which there is 2 patients in one, the guy from Heroes is in it! Anyways after everything seems to be impossible to figure out, it turns out the husband was the unfaithful one, that was a big shocker, Cameron's face was hilarious, how could he do that to his dead wife, a good decent episode.moreless
  • We're going to cure death? MUUUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......No!

    9.8
    What a brilliant episode, the idea of house curing a dead person was genius. I really like how he said things like: give her 4 times the normal dosage. then when Cameron got all wussy, he said "what, are you afraid of, well kill her?". Its brilliant the way that House's callousness throws other peoples failures in their faces.

    It was a brilliant example of smugnness, and this episode was rammed full of house-isms. The only bad thing about this episode was heart attack-guys wife. They made her out to be an evil cheater at the beginning, but all of a sudden at the end she was good and everyone was happy to see her. Apart from that, this episode was marvelous.moreless
  • Different twists in this one make it even better

    9.7
    This was such a brilliant episode because it was different. Unlike usual where the entire episode is spent making mistakes in attempt to get the diagnosis, this one they get it almost immediately. And really who would have thought that cheese was Henry's problem?



    I loved the relationship between Wilson and House in this one too. I loved House accusing Wilson of having an affair while his marriage was continuing its downhill slope.



    I really enjoyed the fact that everything connected with sex. Everyone was ashamed of sex and House made that fact so clear and funny.



    I liked how House sent Cameron looking for a fresh heart for Henry and then when they found one House totally manipulated the guy who had just lost his wife. I loved when they were doing the differential on Laura, and Cameron asked if they were gonna cure death. That was such an awesome scene.



    Clinic guy was just incredibly weird and I think he had some screws loose in his head.



    Great episode I loved it.moreless
  • Review

    9.5
    The cases in these episodes seem to be getting stranger and stranger as time goes on. In this episode the old man needs a new heart and the only way House can get one is from an overweight woman who just happened to have died in the Operating Room that day. House has started to slowly start going back to the clinic, but he gets a guy that has an obbsession over cows because he has a thing for his mom. Theres a point where the show just gets down right wierd and I think this was one of those episodes. I thought this episode was comical, but not the best Ive seen from this series. the daughter of the old man was...oh my god...so amazingly hot I cannont even begin to describe. She made the episode worth watchingmoreless
Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Adam Busch

Adam Busch

Tony

Guest Star

Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown

Stambler

Guest Star

Stephen DeCordova

Stephen DeCordova

Second Chief Surgeon

Guest Star

Ron Perkins

Ron Perkins

Dr. Simpson

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom

ER Doctor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • House's apartment seems to have moved since the first season. This season the end scene in this episodes shows Wilson standing in the hall outside House's door. In "Hunting," it is confirmed that House has an apartment that connects to an interior hallway in a green and white building. This conflicts with the first season. In "Role Model", when Cameron comes to House's door we can see a tree behind her -- so his front door no longer opens to the street. In "Love Hurts," we see that House lives on the first floor of a brownstone which means that they've switched the building he lives in but his apartment is exactly the same.

  • QUOTES (26)

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode's guest star, Greg Grunberg, is the drummer of a band called Band from TV. Hugh Laurie is also in this band, and he plays on the keyboard, as well as Jesse Spencer who plays the violin.

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: April 12, 2007 on SBS 6
      Czech Republic: June 25, 2007 on TV Nova
      Belgium: September 13, 2007 on KanaalTwee
      Bulgaria: May 31, 2007 on NTV

    • House is listening to "Honky Tonk Woman" by Taj Mahal when Dr. Wilson arrives at the end

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • House: Unless Elsie has a pegleg.
      While conversing with the bovine loving patient House refers to Borden's corporate mascot Elsie the Cow.

    • House: I think Byron wrote about that.
      Referring to George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron (January 22, 1788–April 19, 1824) who was an Anglo-Scottish poet and leading figure in Romanticism. Among his best-known works are the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. The latter remained incomplete on his death.

    • House: Make love, not belts.
      Alludes to "Make love, not war," an anti-war slogan made popular through the Flower Power peace movement during the '60s and '70s against US participation in the Viet Nam War.

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