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Second Season Episodes ::  #216 "Safe"

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Dr. Cuddy
Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) helps the team treat a teenage girl (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg) who recently had a heart transplant in the HOUSE episode "Safe" airing Tuesday, April 4
Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.
Dr. Gregory House
House (Hugh Laurie) treats a teenage girl (guest-star Michelle Trachtenberg) who recently had a heart transplant in the HOUSE episode "Safe" airing Tuesday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.

April 4, 2006
Peter Blake/Felix Alcala
The patient of the week
Melinda, a high school girl who has had a heart transplant who goes into anaphylactic shock.
How House gets involved
Cuddy calls and Wilson answers the phone and gives House enough information to make him curious.
The mis-diagnoses
They never come up with anything that isn't immediately discounted.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach
House "kidnaps" the patient in an elevator in order to look further for the tick he is sure must be there.
The final diagnosis
Tick paralysis (but it takes a long time to actually find the tick).
The clinic patient(s)
Notable incidents
  • House plays lots of tricks on Wilson and dares him to come back at him and finally, Wilson saws his cane almost all the way through and finally it breaks in two and dumps House on the ground.

Additional information on this episode:
ReddingThe music that starts when Wilson finds the stethoscope on the door knob is Otis's Reddings "Pain in My Heart" from his "The Very Best of Otis Redding, Vol. 1" album.

Quotes (Quotations) from this episode:
  • House: "I said it's fine if you stay."
    Wilson: "Yeah, that's why you're making me miserable."
    House: "Maybe I just want to make sure you do your fair share around here.... What's weird about it? The girl with the allergies."
    Wilson: "Yeah. She's immuno-compromised."
    House: "What are you doing?"
    Wilson: "What? You asked me—"
    House: "You knew that I was interested, that gives you a valuable bargaining chip. Could have had me doing dishes for a week."
    Wilson, ignoring the advice and continuing to give away info: "Ok. The allergic reaction happened while she was in a clean room."
  • House & Foreman
    House (Hugh Laurie) and Foreman (Omar Epps) treat a teenage girl who recently had a heart transplant in the HOUSE episode "Safe" airing Tuesday, April 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
    Credit: Michael Becker/FOX.
  • House: "It's like an Agatha Christie mystery."
    Chase: "Maybe it's not what was there; it's what she was doing."
    House: "Exercise allergy. Love it. What sort of exercise could a strapping young man and a nubile teenage nymphet possibly be—"
    Cuddy: "Mom was in the room within seconds."
    Chase: "So the boyfriend brought in an allergen and is lying about it."
    Cameron: "Or the girl snuck out and she's lying about that."
    House: "Or the parents are lying about the room being clean."
    Cuddy: "These are your big ideas? Somebody's lying?"
    House: "Hasn't let me down yet."
  • Cameron to House about Melinda's boyfriend: "He loves her. Did everything he could to make sure she wouldn't get sick."
    House: "What's that mean?"
    Cameron: "Love is an emotion certain people experience, similar to happiness. No, maybe I should give a more relatable example."
    House: "Oh snap! What did he do to protect her, brillo-pad his privates?"
    Cameron: "I assume he washed and he—"
    House: "Oh good work, assumptions are so much faster than actual questions."
  • House: "What's the good news, what's the bad news?"
    Chase: "Congestive heart failure."
    House: "Is which?"
    Chase: "Good news."
    House: "Why?"
    Chase: "I don't know, it just sounded like you."
    House: "New puzzle piece, always good news. What's the bad news?"
    Foreman: "We've got two puzzle pieces from two different puzzles."
    House: "Seems that way."
  • House to Wilson about staying at his place: "Decided I wanted you to stay."
    Wilson: You're miserable, and you're lonely, and you're going to trap me here to keep me every bit as miserable and lonely too!
    House: Yeah, and you're happy happy happy.
    Wilson: Ok, hey, I'm obviously going through a rough patch here. Your wife leaves, tends to bum somebody out....
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    House: So what? What did I do to you? I scammed you into doing the dishes, made you sit on the steps. I didn't kill your puppy. I did not make you miserable.
    Wilson: Oh, so this is therapy?
    House: No... just makes me smile.
    Wilson: All right, I'm finding a new place tomorrow.
    House: Right, but not tonight.
    Wilson: Well I figure you wanna shave my eyebrows while I'm asleep I wouldn't want to deprive you of that last smile.
    House: You're not going anywhere. You're going to sit on my couch, and depress us both because you just can't admit that it's over with your wife.
    Wilson: That's right, I'm here on vacation.
    House: You gotten a lawyer yet?
    Wilson: That's— that's— not—
    House: You even called one? As long as you're here, it's just a fight. As soon as you get a place, then it's a divorce. Everything sucks. Might as well find something to smile about."

Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase.

Guest Cast: Michelle Trachtenberg as Melinda; Mel Harris as Barbara; Lance Guest as Lewis; Jake McDorman as Dan.


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