Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Allison Cameron
Dr. Robert Chase
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Dr. Eric Foreman
Dr. James Wilson
When House brings in the chess set to play a game of speed chess with Nate, the clocks are set to 5:55. When they start to play, the clocks have been reset to 4:55. When the game is over, the clocks are back to 5:55.
Trivia: During the differential, House is seen fixing his drug addiction by consuming NOS (misspelled for copyright issues) which has 343 mg of caffeine per serving.
In this episode, we see House and Foreman get on the elevator from House's office floor. When the door opens we see two people on the back of the elevator, when they reach the hospital's lobby they get off the elevator by the same door they got in (the two people previously mentioned are still on the back of the elevator). In previous episodes (e.g. "Lines In The Sand"), when House and company get on the elevator from the same floor, they get on the elevator by one door and leave from the door that is in front of the one they got in.
Early on in the episode, Cameron suggests hemochromatosis and House dismisses it because the "symptom" of personality disorders doesn't correspond. But later when they eliminate the personality disorders as a symptom, neither House or Cameron remember that they earlier concluded hemochromatosis was a likely diagnosis once they eliminated the personality disorders.
House: And I wouldn't have taken your bishop. I'd have moved my queen to d6, defusing the threat. Then rook to e8, attacking the king's pawn. I'd have lost the exchange, but won the game.
Nate: I know. I was bluffing. And that's why... you lost.
Dr. Chase: Does your head hurt?
Nate: Are you an idiot?
Dr. Chase: You sabotaged Foreman's job interview. Didn't you?
House: Foreman already went over this. It wasn't me.
Dr. Chase: Everybody's chasing ghosts over this, which means either nobody did, or someone wants everybody chasing ghosts, and who does that sound like?
House: Why would I do that?
Dr. Chase: Because as long as Foreman thought you were guilty, he'd been useless around here.
House: Sometimes I forget why I hired you.
(In the lab)
Dr. Chase: And it's Tuesday.
Dr. Cameron: I know.
Dr. Chase: (frustrated) I like you.
Dr. Cameron: I know. See you next Tuesday!
House: Bird's Opening. Passive approach. Sign of a coward.
Nate: Sicilian Defense. Sign of an idiot.
Dr. Cuddy: You killed Foreman's job interview.
Dr. Wilson: Why would I...
Dr. Cuddy: Somebody did. Wasn't me and it wasn't House, which means it has to be somebody who thought he was protecting House, which means it has to be someone who actually likes House, which means it's either you or the weird, night janitor who wears his pants backwards.
Dr. Wilson: I want Foreman to leave. House has to realize he needs someone who stands up to him. Cameron is in love with him, Chase is afraid of him, and I enable him. House needs limits.
Dr. Cuddy: I give him...
Dr. Wilson: You authorize magic mushrooms.
House: Oh, almost forgot. I need to give a 16-year old magic mushrooms to treat a cluster headache. Is that cool?
Dr. Cuddy: No problem. (House leaves the room, Cuddy runs after him) I was being sarcastic.
House: Wouldn't look that way in the court transcript.
House: I like this kid.
Dr. Chase: You haven't met him.
House: I know you don't like him. What else do I need to know?
Dr. Cameron: What about ruptured dermoid cyst?
House: (staggers) Sorry, just got dizzy there. I was expecting to turn right. It's Foreman's turn to be shot down.
House: Hey kid, I'll give you this for the... one dollar forty-one cents in your pocket.
Mark: What? But how did you...
House: A psychic once told me I'm psychic.
Dr. Wilson: You're lying.
Dr. Cameron: Everyone does. But it wasn't me.
Nate: Who are you?
House: Dr. McCaney.
Nate: (to House, playing chess) Age before cripple. I'm white.
House: Arrogance has to be earned. Tell me what you've done to earn yours.
Nate: I can walk.
House: I don't bleed out of my penis.
Nate: Hey, Dr. X… I know you've busted ass trying to save me.
Dr. Foreman: It's all right.
Nate: I wasn't going to thank you. I was gonna tell you you really suck at this.
Dr. Foreman: We're doing our best.
Nate: That's sort of my point. Your best really sucks.
House: Look, you got two choices. Engage me in a futile argument then do what I ask, or just do what I asked.
Nate: So do people watch what they say around you?
Dr. Foreman: Because I'm black?
Nate: No, because you're gay.
Dr. Chase: He's got a partial HPRT enzyme deficiency. Means he could have Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome.
Dr. Cameron: But it's a partial deficiency. So it may not be Kelley-Seegmiller.
House: Yes, those are the two options. It is or it isn't.
Dr. Foreman: Nate went medieval on the other kid. Could be...
House: Hold on! I'm having a moment. This... this could be Foreman's last time mistakenly suggesting an adrenal gland tumor.
Nate: So, you want me to explain how you just lost, or do you want to stare at the board your full three minutes. Cling to hope?
House: (to Cameron) If you want to curry favor with me, avoid discussions of other men's testicles.
House: (to Cuddy) You are one evil cunning woman. It's a massive turn-on.
International air dates:
Greece: February 23rd, 2008 on Star Channel
The Czech Republic: May 12, 2008 on TV Nova
Germany: April 29, 2008 on RTL
Sweden: December 2, 2008 on TV4
Music: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly, Garden of Eden by Guns N' Roses
Nate: It's Skippy, the bush kangaroo!
Nate is referencing the Australian television show, Skippy, about a female kangaroo named Skippy, who belonged to the son of the Head Ranger of an Australian national park.
House: Dr McCaney.
Allusion to the "McLabeling" in the TV Show Grey's Anatomy like "McDreamy" and "McSteamy"
Nate: This is just about Doogie making me eat garbage.
Referencing the TV show Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989-1993), with Neil Patrick Harris portraying a 16-year old board-certified doctor.
House: Maybe it was Ashton Kutcher?
House makes an allusion to Punk'd, a television series where Ashton Kutcher plays elaborate practical jokes on celebrities.
House: Party on, Garth.
Referencing Garth Algar, the character played by actor Dana Carvey on the "Wayne's World" segments of Saturday Night Live and the two theatrical movies in 1992 and 1993.
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