Season 8 Episode 2


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 10, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Foreman brings House back to Princeton Plainsboro under parole to deal with an infected pair of lungs needed for a transplant patient. House is forced to work with a timid intern, the loss of his former team, Wilson's hostility, and a new set of rules to find a cure in time to save the patient.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • WIlson forgives

    The best part of this episode was Wilson finding a way to forgive House, I loved it along with the lines that followed, "screw that I want steak!"
  • Right back where we started. .

    So, after an entertaining episode set outside of the hospital and without houses usual partners in crime. . we are right back where we started.

    House is released from prison (because medical Deans have that sort of power you know. . Do Not Question It!) and finds himself working under the strict supervision of Foreman and with a new geeky assistant who seems timid- but probably isnt.

    So all we have done is replaced Cuddy with Foreman and Masters with new girl. (And new girl deserves special credit, for managing to find a job on prime time tv with NO acting skill or ability at all. Bravo.)

    Wilson is also back, filling his usual job of having boring and pointless conversations with House.

    Wilson: observationHouse: counter observationWilson: denial of counteretc etc.

    Boring and predictable, much like this show has become. My high hopes of last weeks break from benality were quickly dashed, with House slipping right back into his anti social comfy slippers. Something has to change here, the show is stuck in a time warp. House as a character has literally progressed nowhere since season 1. All that has happened is the people around him are switched every other season.

    he is stubborn, we get it. He is also becoming very dull.moreless
  • Reboot Or Shark Jump ? either way "House" is on thin ice

    after a decent first episode in the prison environment, I had high expectations for this ep, but honestly during all the episode, I thought this was some kind of a dream or a hallucination, like the finale of the second season, It does not make sense at all, how come foreman is the new dean of medicine, and how come everybody left, and who is this new house team member, honestly, if that's the best they can do, they should've ended the show by house going to an island, because I don't know where this is going and it is surely not a good direction, either way, after larry david left seinfeld it started it's descent into the abyss, and indeed without cuddy the series can't survive, and without thirteen who will also go in future episodes, it can't hold it's glamour side, well it was great following the series, but now i'll watch it just by loyalty.moreless
  • Dull to the point of boring.

    Really disappointed in this episode and where this series is headed. New doctor totally uninteresting. The series has lost its two best actresses/characters "Cuddy" and "Thirteen". The two new doctors are just plain boring. Please get this series back on track. One more episode like this and I'm out. This is no reflection on Hugh Laurie. He's one of the very best. I just wish he had better material.
  • i hope this goes somewhere interesting

    house used to be such a great show, maybe it still is, it just needs something and i don't know what it is.

    now, i really liked the season premiere unlike a lot of other people but this episode is just setting a new low for the show. i mean the filipina character is really annoying, haven't they done that kind of character last season with MASTERS? i know they're a bit different but essentially the same. and where is everybody? if this goes on as a 3 man show then i'm out.moreless
Liza Snyder

Liza Snyder


Guest Star

Heather McComb

Heather McComb


Guest Star

Bruce McKenzie

Bruce McKenzie

Mr. Weathers

Guest Star

Ron Perkins

Ron Perkins

Dr. Ron Simpson

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Alvarez: Get up, House.
      House: Must be some mistake. I specifically requested my wakeup startle three hours from now.

    • House: Nice painting. Blues and greens. Calming, but with a hint of nurturing. Totally offsets the stench of suffering and death. Where's my patient? We need to not talk.

    • Dr. Foreman: Get this straight. You break the law, you go back to jail. Scam extra Vicodin, back to jail. Flout my authority, make the hospital look bad, back to jail. I own you.
      House: Yassa, massa.
      Dr. Foreman: See, that would be an example.

    • House: Prison! Sorry. I thought I heard everyone else think that. I was in prison, you see. It was a long time ago, but still you're curious. Never was raped, not raped-raped. Well, raped-raped, but not raped-raped-raped. Well, now that we've got that complete behind us.
      Dr. Simpson: Sorry, Dr. House. Welcome back.
      House: Is there cake?

    • House: Okay, I'll go first. My boss dumped me, and yours what? Called you his china doll? Joked about what a crappy deal you got for Manhattan? Assumed that you had a huge penis? I have no idea what flavor you are, so I thought I'd just cover the spread.
      Dr. Park: My mom's Filipino, dad's Korean, and my boss grabbed my behind.
      House: Behind what? Oh, yeah, your--grabbed your tushy.

    • Mr. Weathers: I told you, my son didn't do cocaine.
      House: Druggies are not known for their honesty. Trust me on this one.

    • House: Running away from home is a time-honored tradition. But you're not doing it to flee your parents, you're doing it to protect them. That's an insult to everything teen prostitutes have worked for.

    • House: Nice.
      Dr. Wilson: What?
      House: Nothing.
      Dr. Wilson: Don't start that.
      House: Start what? I'm enjoying our conversation. The repartee.
      Dr. Wilson: There was no repartee.
      House: That was repartee.

    • Dr. Park: I told you I'm Korean and Filipino.
      House: And I told you I wasn't listening. By my actions.

    • Dr. Wilson: House, the nurses saw you come in.
      House: Enter.
      Dr. Wilson: It's a bathroom.
      House: Ah, explains the hole in this chair.

    • Dr. Park: Why aren't you more alarmed? We're running out of time.
      House: Ahhhh, she's dying! Were you able to figure out what was wrong while I was screaming?

    • Dr. Park: Did you use metaphors for your old team? Or do you just think I'm particularly stupid?
      House: No, they were stupid too.

    • House: But just do whatever you have to do to get over this. Punch me in the face, kick me in the nuts. Either or. Both seems excessive.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Charlyne Yi joins the cast as a series regular.

    • Music: My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion), Yesterday Was Hard on All of Us (Fink)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 10, 2011 on Global
      UK: October 13, 2011 on Sky1
      Australia: October 21, 2011 on Channel Ten
      Israel: January 11, 2012 on HOT3
      Germany: March 13, 2012 on RTL
      Sweden: September 4, 2012 on TV4
      Czech Republic: December 3, 2012 on TV Nova
      The Netherlands: January 3, 2013 on SBS6
      Slovakia: January 15, 2013 on STV1
      Finland: August 5, 2013 on MTV3


    • House: Kato. Get Black Beauty and meet me out front.
      Referencing the radio series created in 1936 by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. Britt Reid is typically the Green Hornet, a newspaper publisher who poses as a masked criminal ganglord, the Green Hornet, while bringing down the mobs from within. His chauffeur, Kato, is a skilled martial artist, driver, and mechanic, and drives the Black Beauty, a weapon-laden car. The characters have since been adapted to two movie serials, a one-season TV program in 1966, a series of comic books, and a feature movie in 2011.

    • House: It's not as bad as a thousand people going down in a gigantic boat, right?
      This and other comments referencing James Cameron's 1997 movie Titanic. The film won 11 Academy Awards and was the first movie to gross over 1 billion dollars. It recreates the first and last voyage of the RMS Titanic in 1912 as the backdrop for the love story between Rose DeWitt Bukater and Jack Dawson. The song that House plays is the romantic theme from the movie.