House must diagnose a man who became sick and experienced difficulty breathing during sex-play but all tests keep returning normal. Wilson experiences close-up what living with House is like. Clinic case: Herpes



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After one of their sexual experiments in a happy marriage, Bob Palko is brought into hospital by wife Maria with symptoms that indicate a serious allergy. Tests, however, for the source all fail. While Foreman keeps whining about his lupus theory, House insists on tests for heavy metal poisoning; his prime suspect being Maria. Bob develops a number of other frightening symptoms, including heart failure, which viral cures don't solve. House gives Dr. Wilson, who is getting divorced, marching orders after a day for no reason. House also diagnoses Vincent Lambert with herpes, but neither he nor his wife Charlotte accept that they are to blame; House outsmarts them. Written by KGF Vissers

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28 March 2006 (USA)  »

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While Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) questions House (Hugh Laurie) about his DVR library, the list of House's recorded television shows is visible on screen. Among other shows listed is an episode of "Blackadder". Though not specific as to which Blackadder series, Hugh Laurie played in Black-Adder II (1986), Black Adder the Third (1987), Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) and several specials. See more »


When House pulls up to his home on his motorcycle, the house address reads "221". In Season 2, Episode 3, the house number was shown as "221B", a reference to Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221B Baker Street, and shared several character traits with Dr. Gregory House. See more »


Maria Palko: Marriages don't fail because couples get bored. They fail because, while they're dating, people pretend to be the person they think their partner wants and then - well, there's only so long you can keep that up.
Dr. Allison Cameron: Maybe they are that person when they're dating, but then they change.
Maria Palko: People thinking their partner will change? That's another reason marriages fail. People don't change. At least not in any way that really matters.
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


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Tough love
4 September 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Samantha "Broken Arrow" Mathis teaches the romantically misguided Cameron a hard lesson about love and fidelity in an episode that has a loving but swinging husband come down with what House swears must be "heavy metal" poisoning. Early in the episode, House announces he is convinced Mathis is slowly killing her husband, but how to prove it? And what is she doing it with? Tests for numerous substances get the team nowhere, and they are not convinced House has made the right diagnosis. Meanwhile, the husband keeps getting sicker. Mathis is fine as the apparently devoted and distraught wife, and she provides an Emmy-worthy moment with House as he confronts her and reveals her true nature near the end.

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