House M.D.: Season 4, Episode 6

Whatever It Takes (6 Nov. 2007)

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House is taken by black helicopter to help diagnose a dying CIA agent, leaving Foreman in charge of the team trying to find out why a young woman passed out after a drag car race.


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House is taken by black helicopter to help diagnose a dying CIA agent, leaving Foreman in charge of the team trying to find out why a young woman passed out after a drag car race.

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The opening shows the patient driving a dragster, however it is no a top fuel car but a Top Alcohol dragster, and would not have achieved the time and speed that is shown after the race ends. E/T was mid 4.5 at 327mph , and the typical times are in the 5 seconds at 270mph. This is a huge difference in drag racing. See more »


Dr. Eric Foreman: That's it? You're just gonna let him walk.
Dr. Gregory House: Of course, I want him as far away from the hospital, before YOU call the police on this nutbag!... Who did I leave in charge?
Taub: Foreman.
Dr. Gregory House: See? There's a *reason* for that. Next time, listen to him.
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References Speed Racer (1967) See more »


Whatta Man
Written by Cheryl 'Salt' James, Dave Crawford and Herbie Azor
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue
Played on House's phone as the ringtone
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Oh No! Not Her!
14 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Hugh Laurie and am a huge fan of this show. It is, without any doubt, one of the best programs on television. However, why the addition of Michael Michelle? (sp.) She almost completely ruined one of another television program that could not be surpassed, "Homicide: Life on the Street." A less talented and more charisma challenged actress never appeared in any medium. I am very disappointed in whoever responsible amongst the House production teem decided this was a good creative choice. House doesn't need the addition of someone who just ruins the show. What were they thinking? Did they possibly believe this would give the program sex appeal. I would rather see the other characters, especially Wilson, have a bigger part in the proceedings. I can only hope this is only a phase and that dear Michelle moves on quickly. House has not been up to standards previously met and this certainly makes things no better. Hugh Laurie and the rest of the excellent cast deserves better than this.

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