Season 2 Episode 6


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 15, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A professional bicyclist is brought in after collapsing during a race, but House doesn't want to treat him because he thinks the athlete is taking performance-enhancing drugs. House only becomes interested when the patient admits to taking the drugs.

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  • Another sports episode...

    When I first heard of this episode, I believed they were simply doing a very similiar story to "Sports Medicine" in Season 1. However, this episode eclipses it.

    For starters, the patient admits to doping first of, so the puzzle is far more intriguing. The character is quite dislikable, and raises the points of athletes cheating to be the best.

    House was also hilariously funny in this episode, especially at the end when he "cures" the athlete, and lets him colapse on the floor.

    The development between House and Stacy was also interesting, and moving along nicely. House stealing the therapy notes at the end was very him, although surely can only end in tears.

    I liked the conversations between Cameron and Wilson this episode- I think there was a good development in their friendship. It most certainly is more realistic than a friendship between Wilson and Foreman/Chase for example.

    Overall, this was another solid episode, yet whilst Series 2 has been excellent so far, it still hasn't hit the same pace as the end of Series 1.moreless
  • The kid form iCarly guest stars.

    This episode was a bit nerve wracking & mysterious but not what I expected, just an okay episode but what did interest me is the little kid from the beginning, he's the kid from iCarly who plays Freddie! He looks so small! Anyways I really think the patient was a real jerk, he fired his agent, just because of a hunch, and Cameron didn't rat him out either, he seems to be blaming everyone throughout the episode. The subplot was amazing, Mark vs. House, I think House won that battle, and the end was pretty good, him looking at Stacy's files, makes you want to see more, what's in the file, an okay episode.moreless
  • I thought this episode was great, more than the usual one liners.

    There was a comment at the end between Dr Allison Cameron and Dr James Wilson about cheating. They were seated in a room together and it had been mentioned before but this time Allison admits she 'almost cheated' on her husband with his best friend. Dr James Wilson said he'd cheated on his wife and had told her and that's what killed the marriage. I was trying to remember the wording about the comment made that went along the lines of something to do with emotions and also with actions. Does anyone know what was said exactly? Been driving me nuts.moreless
  • Review

    I both love and hate the scenes between Mr. Warner and House. I like them because they are always intense and meant to hurt each other, yet it seems like Mr. Waner always gets the better of House at the end - which is what I dont like. House should never be one uped on this show and it tends to happen often when he is talking with Warner. I think the on going "Does she still love me" storyline with his wife needs to stop. It takes away from the humor of the show every time they have a scene to do together, they always fight which doesnt turn out to be funny. The rest of the episode was tradition House style. Funny comments and a pretty stadard case. I thought it was a good episode overallmoreless
  • This wasn't my favorite but it was a really good episode

    I loved the fact that House only got interested in the case after Cuddy told him that the guy wasn't denying the drugs. That scene and the scene with Stacy and House in the beginning were the best.

    The differential was good but the case as a whole was kinda boring.

    House joining Mark's group so he could piss him off was really quite funny. I love House and Mark talking about Stacy. Stacy yelling at House for going to Mark's group was amusing too.

    I liked the clinic patient who was being poisoned by gum because it was just so random and funny.

    Cameron and Wilson talking about cheating was an interesting way for them to go. Cameron looking at old photos at the end was okay.

    An okay episode but definitely not my favorite.moreless
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

Currie Graham

Currie Graham

Mark Warner

Guest Star

Taraji Henson

Taraji Henson


Guest Star

Alanna Ubach

Alanna Ubach

Dr. Louise Harper

Guest Star

Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Stacy Warner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • About two-thirds through the episode, House injects the patient, but there is obviously no liquid in the syringe. The syringe is already empty and the pump is closed.

    • The announcer of the race puts Jeff in first place after the first lap, while he is not in the top 5 at the line.

    • Trivia: At the end of this episode, Wilson is in his office, reading an issue of the annual "Bill James Baseball Abstract" from 1987.

    • At the beginning of the episode, Cuddy is telling House about the patient near the elevator, when the camera pulls away, you can see a green "X" taped to the floor for their mark to stop.

    • Trivia: This episode Cuddy is on looking for an e-date. The person she's checking up on is listed as "Maxwell Abatte."

  • QUOTES (21)

    • Dr. Wilson: (after being told to look at Stacy and Mark by House) She seems perfectly happy: obviously they huddled in the hall and worked up this circus act on the off chance you'd be in here.

    • House: (to Chase) I love when you do both sides of the conversation. It's like white noise; it's very peaceful.

    • House: Trouble in paradise, two o'clock
      Dr. Wilson: Your two o'clock or my 2 o'clock?
      House: (points) There.

    • Jeff: There's no way I'd touch EPO. Too many guys stroking out and dying.
      House: Damn! Ten bucks for the tickets, six for the popcorn.
      Jeff: I do straight blood doping.
      Dr. Cuddy: Plot twist!
      House: That's a very daring confession.
      Manager: We've got confidentiality, right?
      House: Assuming I'm more ethical than your client.

    • House: She (Stacy) can't handle working with me.
      Dr. Cuddy: Oh right, yeah, (Stacy's) still got a thing for you, making it impossible for her to deal, makes perfect sense. Except for the pronouns!

    • Dr. Foreman: Anyone who thinks they should pay a guy money because he can throw a ball really far or pedal really fast deserves to be ripped off.

    • House: The air is keeping him from breathing air. Let's go with that for the irony.

    • Dr. Foreman: So if you break an arbitrary rule, Cameron damns you to hell. But if you break a rule that has a reason, that's designed to protect people, Cameron develops a crazy crush on you.

    • Moira: Jeff is in the Lucas wing. If Mr. Lucas showed up needing a lumbar puncture, would he have to wait until tomorrow?
      Dr. Cuddy: Mr. Lucas is dead.
      Moira: Good – then there's an opening.

    • House: How's your recovery going? Got around to the small muscles yet?
      Mark Warner: It's not the size of the muscle – it's where you get to put it.
      Stacy: My goodness, it's like watching Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward in the third grade.

    • Dr. Wilson: You really really need to get some.
      House: I get some "some" all the time. I always need to borrow "some" money.

    • Dr. Wilson: Is there a light somewhere that goes on when I have food?
      House: Green for food, orange for beverages, red for impure thoughts. That bulb burns out every two weeks.

    • Dr. Cameron: We don't make careers out of who can stay awake the longest.
      Dr. Chase: Really? Ever been to...oh, I don't know, med school?

    • House: You know me, hostility makes me shrink up like a…I can't think of a non-sexual metaphor.

    • House: This is exactly why I created nurses...cleanup on aisle three!

    • House: Go forth and scan his neck.
      Dr. Chase: His neck?
      House: Or repeat everything I say in question form.

    • House: How am I supposed to practice medicine with a lawyer sitting on my shoulder?
      Dr. Cuddy: Responsibly.
      House: You know I can't do that!

    • House: What makes a guy start drooling? Chase, were you wearing your short shorts?

    • Dr. Chase: You were right.
      House: Now there were three wasted words.

    • House: You know, our relationship was way better when we were sleeping together. Why did we stop doing that? Did you get married?
      Stacy: Yes. Otherwise I'd be on you like red on rice.
      House: Look, rice isn't...oh, I get it!

    • Stacy: We need to talk.
      House: Oh god, are you pregnant? 'Cause I really want to finish high school.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Dr. Cameron: It could be ALS.
      Dr. Foreman: He's too young for that.
      Dr. Cameron: Some type of muscular dystrophy?
      Dr. Foreman: He's too old for that.
      House: So what would be just right, Goldilocks?
      This is a reference to the childrens' story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks tries to eat the potage and one is too hot, one it too cold, and one is just right. She also does the same thing with the beds in the bear's home one is too big, one too small, and one just right.

    • Stacy: My goodness, it's like watching Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward in the third grade.
      Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) and Noel Coward (1899-1973) were both British playwrights, often considered flamboyant and satirically witty, and who were homosexuals.