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Second Season Episodes ::  #222 "Forever"

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House (Hugh Laurie) questions Dr. Foreman's (Omar Epps)
level of recovery in the HOUSE episode "Forever"
airing Tuesday, May 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX.
May 9, 2006
Written By / Directed By
Liz Friedman / Daniel Sackheim
The patient of the week
Kara, a young mother who is found in her bath having a seizure - her baby sunk to the bottom of the tub.
How House gets involved
Chase is working in the neonatal intensive care unit when Kara and the baby are brought in. He tells Cameron who brings it to House.
The mis-diagnoses
Kara keeps getting worse and she ends up killing her baby son but why? Alcoholic DTs? Psych problems? Whipple? Lithium? When they can't come up with anything new, House tells the team, "Ideas are not soda cans. Recycling sucks. We need something new and shiny. Or go retro. Take an old idea, shine it up."
The privacy invasion / ethical breach
Foreman, just recovered from something he caught investigating a patient's apartment is sent to this patient's home to check it out."
The final diagnosis
After the baby's death they discover he had celiac disease which he had inherited from his mother and in her, it had caused stomach cancer and without treatment disrupted her system enough to cause psych problems, etc. She refuses treatment preferring not to live with having killed her son.
The clinic patient(s)
Notable Incidents
  • Foreman returns after recovering from his brain biopsy.
  • Cuddy asks Wilson to dinner but never tells him why.
  • House deduces that Cuddy is taking fertility treatments.
  • Chase admits to working during his vacation for the money.
House (Hugh Laurie) treats a young mother (Hillary Tuck)
with a unique and intense type of postpartum depression
in the HOUSE episode "Forever" airing Tuesday,
May 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX.
Additional information on this episode:
Guest Cast: Hillary Tuck as Kara; Kip Pardue as Brent; Toni Lewis is NICU nurse; Kevin Moon as EMT.
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.
Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue:
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  • Wilson: "Dinner with Cuddy...."
    House, after Wilson explains: "She asked you?"
    Wilson: "She's smart. She knows if she buys me enough alcohol my defenses just might be weakened."
    House: "Doesn't make sense. Unless she ran out of batteries."
    Wilson: "Hey. I'm recently single. She's single."
    House: "You're too nice for her to like you. She's not needy enough for you to like her. She's got an agenda. Just not one that includes an appearance by 'little Jimmy'."
  • Cuddy, when she finds House waiting in her office: "What do you want?"
    House: "I want to talk about your date with Wilson."
    Cuddy: "It's not a date."
    House: "This is fun. Spring Chase from NICU and I'll shut up about your date."
    Cuddy: "NICU is short-staffed.
    House: "You suddenly lost the ability to lie. Nobody's quit NICU in two years and if you're making up reasons that means there is no reason. Which means he asked for the assignment, didn't he?"
    Cuddy: "If Chase needs a break from you, he should take it."
    House: "Absolutely."
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    House: "Why don't you want to work for me. I'm nice and fun at parties."
    Chase: "I'm not working NICU because of you...."
    House: "So, why are you down here? Hoping to expand your make-out pool to include the preemie to nine-year-old demographic?"
    Chase: "I needed a break. From the patients. They lie to us all the time. Foreman almost died trying to save a drug-dealing cop. I just wanted to get away from that for a while."
    House: "What a complete load of crap. What am I a nurse you're trying to prep with this vulnerability thing?"
  • Wilson telling House that his theory that Cuddy wanted to consult because she had cancer was wrong: "It was a date."
    House: "What are you doing?"
    Wilson: "PCR test."
    House: "You're doing it yourself. In the middle of the night. On a spoon. Cuddy's spoon."
    Wilson: "I'm checking her saliva for cancer markers."
    House: "Yeah— I do that after all my dates, too. People think you're the nice one."
    Wilson: "Why are you so worried about Cuddy?"
    House: "You go first. You desperately want this to be a date."
    Wilson: "Because the alternative is cancer."
    House: "Just admit that you like her. She's smart, funny. Got a zesty bod. It's great you can look beyond the fact she's the devil"
    Wilson: "I stole a spoon. You stole her garbage.
    House: "She's my boss. She gets sick, the hospital might replace her. Especially if she dies. I'd have to learn how to manipulate someone new."
    Wilson: "Whoa. I think I'm gonna cry."
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