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Fourth Season Episodes ::  #413 "No More Mr. Nice Guy"

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House (Hugh Laurie) treats a patient he believes is just too nice in the HOUSE episode "No More Mr. Nice Guy" airing Monday, April 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX
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April 28, 2008
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Written by
David Hoselton & David Shore
Directed by
Deran Sarafian
The strikers are in T-shirts and so is the delivery guy who they hold up for 15 seconds. In New Jersey that would indicate at least mid to late spring, maybe around the end of April.
Patient of the Week:
Jeff, a really nice guy, collapses is brought to the ER during a nurses strike. He fainted and has a problem with his sense of taste
How House gets involved:
House runs into him in the ER and thinks his niceness is a symptom
The privacy invasion / ethical breach
House and his team do tricks on each other. The team testing his blood was probably unethical. House was just playing head games, which was probably not unethical. We assume that they didn't have permission to go to the patient's house but that wasn't ever specified.
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House decides Jeff has Williams Syndrome but that is disproved. Later House decides it is neurosyphilis and indeed the test comes out positive. And later he tests positive for hepatitis, as well.
The final diagnosis
After he finds out that House faked his syphillis results, Kutner realizes that there is another condition that produces a positive test for syphillis: Chagas Disease. This is caused by a parasite that Jeff picked up in the Peace Corps (or Habitat for Humanity, which is also mentioned) in Costa Rica.
Clinic Patient(s)
Additional Information
  • Opens with strikers on a picket line. Is it possible that the writers had the recent writer's strike on their minds? "adfan" posted on Television without Pity that the strikers had "the same clothing/signs like the WGA".
  • House fools his team into believing he has syphillis. He doesn't have it and it is because House doesn't have it that Kutner was able to solve the case.
  • House and Amber fight over access to Wilson and Wilson sits back and lets them and at the end laughs at what that gets them.

House Team
House assignes Foreman (Omar Epps) to give the team performance reviews in the HOUSE episode "No More Mr. Nice Guy" airing Monday, April 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Also pictured: Kal Penn and Peter Jacobson.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX Universal/FOX
Additional Info on this episode:
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; Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub; Kal Penn as Dr. Lawrence Kutner; Olivia Wilde as Thirteen

Guest Cast: Anne Dudek as Amber; Paul Rae as Jeff; Chad Morgan as Deb; Marwan Ghazali as Delivery Man; Chris Emerson as Young Man; Dina Defterios as Luisa Maria; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes (Quotations), Dialogue
  • When House runs into a patient in the ER who is patient and happy and assumes everyone is doing their best, House asks Cameron, "Is he Canadian?" When she doesn't indicate that he is, House diagnoses that he is, "Happy. I have to stop this before it spreads."
  • House and Chase are bowling and Chase says it was nice of House to invite him even it was because Wislon wasn't available. He adds, "This is fun."
    "No, it wasn't. No, it isn't. I didn't invite you to be nice. I invited you because bowling isn't one of the two things guys do by themselves."
    "What's the second thing?"
    "Other hand."
  • House demands time with Wilson. Amber tells Wilson, "Deal with him!"
    "...I don't know how to deal with him when he's being reasonable."
    "This is reasonable? This is crazy...."
    "No, crazy is what House would normally do in this situation, swap your lubricant with superglue."
    "The man knows me."
    "This is his way of accepting us."
    House and Amber can't work out an agreement so House says, "Wilson make a ruling."
    Wilson says, "No. You two are like dogs circling each other in the park. And I say that with all the love in the world.
  • Amber and House turn to Cuddy to arbitrate the agreement they are trying to form over who gets to see Wilson when. Cuddy gives House his performance review in front of Wilson and Amber, "Your treatment of patients is reprehensible.... Your management of employees borders on abuse.... You are overtly contemptuous of hospital hieriacrhy."
    "And covertly," he interrupts to say. "That's--- I suppose you didn't know about that." - Shop Now

    "Your attitude towards supervisory personnel disrespectful. And a disturbing large proportion of your comments are racist or sexist."
    "That top makes you look like an Afghani prostitute --- would be an example of that." Cuddy then demands that House write up performance reviews of his team and then she sides with Amber.
  • The patient's wife tells Kutner about her extraordinarily nice husband, "You ever know anybody who's just too nice?"
    "It's annoying --- then you realize its annoying because they remind you of what you are not; that you'll never be as good as they are. And then you think, why can't I? And before you know it, that naive idiot you laughed at has made you a better person. You really think I've been in love all these years with a symptom?"
  • House and Wilson go out drinking and House encourages Wilson to drink, even though he knew ahead of time, what Wilson tells him about his sexual disfunction with alcohol. House admits, "Yes, I knew about your issue with alcohol, and yes, I intentionally got you drunk to provoke an argument between you and Amber. Why I would do such a thing is an interesting question. What's more interesting is that you knew as much as I did and you were the one who was pouring down the drinks. Why?"
    "Because I thought I was out having fun with a friend . I didn't know the drinks had subtext."
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