A young man collapses at his job, and House makes a game of establishing the diagnosis until things turn critical, and Tritter increases the pressure on Wilson.



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Jack Walters
Kama Walters
Will Walters
Dustin Seavey ...
Bruce Steinerman
Marco Pelaez ...


A young man collapses at his job, and House makes a game of establishing the diagnosis until things turn critical, and Tritter increases the pressure on Wilson.

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Drama | Mystery


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21 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Consistent with House's parallels with Sherlock Holmes, when he challenges his team to solve the puzzle of the diagnosis, he writes it on a piece of paper, puts it in an envelope and on the envelope writes "The game is a itchy foot." This is a play on words of Holmes' popular phrase, "The game is afoot." See more »


[Around 00:24:40] Dr Cameron tosses House a bottle of pills that "takes the edge off" her PMS, as a substitute for his vicodin®. The only acceptable substitute for vicodin, a combination opiate analgesic of hydrocodone, is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug (NSAID). NSAIDs are usually prescribed for dysmenorrhoea, which Dr Cameron wrongly referred to as her PMS. Dysmenorrhoea is a pain that occurs around the time of menstruation, while PMS is a psychosomatic disorder that begins around the time of ovulation and actually gets better around the time of menstruation. The treatment of PMS is largely dietary restrictions and antidepressant medications. Most people confuse the terminology of PMS with dysmenorrhoea, but Cameron, being a doctor herself, should not have used the incorrect term. See more »


Dr. Eric Foreman: No. No one's gonna die.
Kama Walters: [sarcastically] In the whole world ever? That's so great.
Dr. Eric Foreman: [chuckles] I meant...
Kama Walters: I know what you meant.
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »

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Poor Wilson
2 December 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Tritter never makes an appearance, but his presence is strongly felt as Wilson's med writing days are put to an end and he decides to shut down his practice. House continues to expect Tritter to fold first, and remains resolute not to apologize, no matter what. The patient of the week is a teenage male who faints and later bleeds and convulses. He is also full of tumors. Sadly, he is guardian to a younger brother and sister, and stands to lose them. House is all over the case, and his shoulder begins mysteriously aching. The explanantion at episode's end is pretty obvious. House is grimmer than ever, and more insufferable than ever. I am afraid this continued characterization will cost him fans.

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