Dr. Gregory House
Dr. Eric Foreman
Dr. James Wilson
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
At the end of the episode, where House and Thirteen have the discussion about the Huntington test, Thirteen is wearing a chain with a pendant. In the close up you will see that the pendant is partly underneath her shirt. However, in the other shots it is completely on top of her shirt.
When the magician begins his MRI, the key he swallowed is ripped out instantly, before he even gets inside the machine. However in Season 1 episode "Histories," a woman with a metal pin in her wrist makes it all the way inside the MRI and is not injured.
When Wilson and House are playing foosball in the doctor's lounge, there is a computer behind them. The screen lights up and shuts down between shots.
While House is running a fever we can see him drink a cup of tea, yet in season 3 episode "Resignation" House tells Honey he hates tea.
A factual mistake in the episode is the belief that you develop antibodies to your own blood type. However it's the opposite in healthy individuals. You develop antibodies to the blood type you don't have. For example, a person with type AB blood will not have anti-A nor anti-B antibodies; a person with type B blood will have anti-A antibodies but not anti-B antibodies; etc. In the patients' case: he has type A blood, so he has anti-B antibodies. The lupus is causing him to make additional antibodies: anti-A. As a result he's got both anti-A and anti-B, which would make his blood type being tested as O.
Blood-typing is routinely performed using rapid kits which actually determine the "type" of the blood. These cards have four spots which are usually labeled "anti-A," "anti-B," "anti-RhD," and "control."
The labels are actually labels for the reagents which are added to spots, and does not detect the presence of anti-A or anti-B antibodies. This misconception led to the wrong idea that blood-typing is achieved by measuring antibodies to the blood type.
The director cheats a bit with Flynn's "through the glass" trick. There's no card on the outside of the glass when he throws the cards, which there has to be for the trick to work.
Thirteen: I don't want to know
House: No, you're afraid to know
Thirteen: I might die. So could you, you could get hit by a bus tomorrow. The only difference is you don't have to know about it today, so why should I?
House: I don't have to know the lottery numbers, but if someone offered them to me, I'd take them.
Taub: Ahem. (holds up a pair of black panties) Eau de Cuddy.
Cole: No way, how did you get them?
Taub: Only one way.
House: These are not Cuddy's panties.
Taub: You don't think that I...
House: No. Also, she's wearing a red bra today. (everyone looks at him) Like I'm the only one who noticed. Means the downstairs will match.
Thirteen: You spend your whole life.. looking for answers. Because you think the next answer would change something, maybe make you a little less miserable. And you know that when you run out questions you don't just run out of answers... you run out of hope. (slight pause) You glad you know that?
Taub: (uncovers rabbit cage) Aha! Tularemia.
Kutner: (not looking) Nah, you'd have to have rabbits.
Taub: True. Maybe a tick jumped from a rabbit and landed on one of these white fluffy alligators.
(House wakes up strapped to a chair)
House: Patient dead yet?
House: That's a little much for a first date.
Thirteen: Obviously, you've never dated me.
Amber: Pseudomonas would present as an armpit rash. Take off your shirt.
House: You first.
Dr. Wilson: You knew they'd get paged?
House: I noticed a trend. If nobody does anything, sick people often get sicker. Do you think it's remotely possible they had sex?
Dr. Wilson: They're both single. It's still legal in the blue states.
House: She barely knows him.
Dr. Wilson: You know, in some cultures, hiring people to steal someone's underpants is considered wooing. You should move there. Because here it's just, you know, creepy.
House: There was no woo. This was an effective test.
Dr. Wilson: This is beneath my skills.
House: Pull down your pants.
Cole: You think I'm lying?
House: (sarcastic) No, I want to give you a reward. Yes, I think you're lying.
Kutner: I have a sick guy. I saw this magician last night…
House: The girl's fine. He didn't really cut her in half.
Flynn: (to House) You ever do magic as a kid? You seem like the type: lonely, obsessive.
House: Magic is cool. Actual magic is oxymoronic. Might not even be oxy.
House: Oh my God! You're not wearing underwear!
Dr. Cuddy: Of course I'm…
House: Skirt that tight, you got no secrets. Skirt that tight, I can tell if you've got an IUD.
Taub: Those really were her panties?
House: Cole has traveled through the forest of crustaceans and brought us a treasure.
House: I found an old picture in your wallet.
Thirteen: Of course you did.
House: I wasn't snooping. I needed lunch money.
Cole: You don't seem to care if you get this job or not.
Thirteen: Yeah, I've been here for eight weeks 'cause my subscription to Masochism Weekly ran out.
Dr. Wilson: Of course you're type AB. Universal recipient. You take from everybody.
House: Course, you're Type O, Universal Donor. No wonder you're paying three alimonies.
House: The whole point of this was to subvert Cuddy. You became her partner, gave her power she didn't already have. Let her greedy fingers into my cookie jar. Which, sadly, is not as dirty as it sounds.
House: I finally have a case of Lupus.
Dr. Foreman Umm, there's a guy bleeding.
House: Foreman, she's not wearing any underwear. You used to be more fun.
Dr. Foreman: She's not wearing any underwear, big deal. When she stops wearing clothing, then we can drop the medical stuff.
House: I need you to bring me the thong of Lisa Cuddy. Not kidding. Thong. Cuddy. Go!
(everyone looks at Foreman)
Dr. Foreman: It's how I got hired.
Injoke: House's comment, "I finally have a case of lupus" refers to the running in-joke on the show about how lupus is always suggested but no one had ever had it before this.
Australia - November 11, 2007
Brazil - October 1, 2008
Netherlands - March 4, 2008
Italy - June 4, 2008 on Canale 5
UK - August 5, 2008 on five
Bulgaria: May 8, 2008 on NTV
Denmark: May 24, 2008 on SBS Net
Israel: May 25, 2008 on HOT 3/YES Stars 3
The Czech Republic: October 20, 2008 on TV Nova
Germany: October 14, 2008 on RTL
Hungary: October 15, 2008 on TV2
Greece: November 8, 2008 on Star
Sweden: April 7, 2009 on TV4
Poland: April 23, 2009 on TVP2
The end of the episode featured an In Memoriam to Barbara Issak, who died July 21, 2007, of ovarian cancer and was a supervising sound editor on the show.
Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer are credited but don't appear.
Guest star Steve Valentine who plays a magician in this episode is in fact a magician on the side of his acting career in real life.
Amber: So, who's going on the block?
Referencing to the expression "On the chopping block," made popular by CBS reality show Big Brother.
House: No, Sophie, you can't.
Referencing the 1982 movie Sophie's Choice starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Peter MacNicol where Sophie had to choose which of her children would die.
House: When I asked you to come see Mamma Mia...
Referencing the 1999 musical based on the music of the rock group Abba, and telling the story of a girl trying to determine which of three men is her father.
Dr. Wilson: Your mutinous team is starting to worry about life on Pitcairn Island.
Referencing the former British colony, best known as the final settlement of the Bounty mutineers, as told in numerous books and movie versions of Mutiny on the Bounty.
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