Season 6 Episode 20

The Choice

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 03, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Despite what Foreman says and everyone agrees with, male hormones can make a man lactate. Several of them are known to also raise estrogen, progesterone, prolactin and inhibit dopamine, which in turn can result in gynecomastia and in severe cases, lactation.

    • When Nicole confronts Tedd about his visitor when he was asleep, she goes to shut the door, and you can hear the door sliding. Yet, when they talk,you can see the door is open. And when she runs for help when he starts getting headaches, she doesn't need to open the door.

  • Quotes

    • Thirteen: Yeah, my life's a breeze.
      House: You're successful, smart, and you attract everything that moves. If you want to focus on the fact that you're not going to see 50, that's your choice.
      Thirteen: You know what, I agree. My self-pity's optional. What about yours?

    • House: If your gaydar is so great, how come you didn't know about the patient 'til you met his boyfriend?
      Thirteen: Guy walked in with his bride, took me a while to... rotate my dish.

    • Taub: They gave him electroconvulsive therapy to make him straight?
      House: To zap the fabulous right out of him.
      Thirteen: Neural damage accounts for the aphasia.
      Dr. Foreman: ECT doesn't cause neural damage.
      House: Unless it was done at Doctor Liberace's He-Man Quackery Camp.

    • Sam: Hey.
      Dr. Wilson: Hey.
      Sam: What time is it?
      Dr. Wilson: Happy time.
      Sam: I'm still asleep.
      Dr. Wilson: Just think of this as a dream.
      Sam: What about House?
      Dr. Wilson: I said a dream, not a nightmare.

    • House: I woke up in the wrong bed this morning.
      Nurse Jeffrey: Any bed you're in is the wrong one.
      House: That's not what your mama said. Oh! Snap.
      Nurse Jeffrey: I'll be going now. To Human Resources.

    • House: Sorry, I'm busy. Tell me you have a case. You know, even if you don't.
      Dr. Chase: We have a case.
      House: Sounds interesting. I'll take it. I owe you one. Now tell me you don't have a case.
      Dr. Chase: I really do have a case.
      House: We're even.

    • Thirteen: I'm gonna check out this new lesbian bar tonight.
      House: Your life is awesome.

    • Dr. Wilson: I was telling a 33-year-old woman that she has breast cancer.
      House: No, you weren't.
      Dr. Wilson: How do you know?
      House: Because if you were, you'd need to see the pain in her eyes so she could see the concern in yours.

    • Dr. Chase: Oh, drinks are on me and Foreman tonight.
      House: Can't. Pap smear.

    • House: Give me your head.
      Ted: What the hell?
      House: I know. It's the first time you've heard that sentence with a possessive pronoun.

    • Dr. Cuddy: I just want us to be friends.
      House: Funny. That's the last thing I want us to be.

  • Notes

    • Music: Canon (Pachelbel), Midnight Train to Georgia (Gladys Knight & The Pips, sung by Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, and Jesse Spencer)

    • Jennifer Morrison is credited but doesn't appear.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 3, 2010 on Global
      UK: May 9, 2010 on Sky One
      Australia: June 27, 2010 on Channel Ten
      The Netherlands: October 21, 2010 on SBS 6
      Israel: November 3, 2010 on HOT3
      Czech Republic: December 8, 2010 on TV Nova
      Germany: December 21, 2010 on RTL
      Poland: January 27, 2011 on TVP2
      Slovakia: February 8, 2011 on STV1
      Sweden: May 24, 2011 on TV4

  • Allusions

    • House: A guy doesn't throw a golden ticket in the trash.
      Referencing the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl. It is better known because of the two movie adaptations, the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, or its 2005 remake Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In all of them, Willy Wonka is the enigmatic yet often childish owner of a candy factory who invites children in with the hope of finding a successor. He hides five golden tickets in candy bars scattered around the world, and the five children who find them are the ones invited to his factory.