House begins a detox program at Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital to get the Vicodin out of his system in an attempt to control his hallucinations. House plans to leave the treatment facility once he is clean, but he is strong-armed into staying by his attending physician, Dr. Darryl Nolan. Dr. Nolan agrees to write a recommendation to reinstate House's medical license only if House agrees to further treatment. When House is moved to a new ward in the hospital, he develops a close relationship with his new roommate, Alvie, and Lydia, a frequent visitor who helps House bend the rules. House asks Alvie to help him uncover incriminating information about Dr. Nolan that would allow him to blackmail his way out of the treatment center and convinces Lydia to loan him her car to sneak out a delusional patient in an attempt by House to undermine Dr. Nolan's course of treatment. But when devastating events ensue, House is humbled into reluctantly accepting help.
Did You Know?
This episode was written to closely resemble the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) with Jack Nicolson. See more
House and Alvie stage a fight in order to get a pill of Haldol to trade with Hal for a phone call. In an emergency situation (such as a fight) Haldol would be administered by injection, as a pill would take minutes to absorb. See more
Juan 'Alvie' Alvarez
They broke you!
Dr. Gregory House
They didn't break me. I am broken. Now stop worshipping me and go worry about your own loser life.
References Annie Hall
I Love Paris
Music by Cole Porter
Lyrics by Cole Porter
Played by the jazz combo at the cocktail party. See more