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House resigns his position as chief diagnostician at Princeton, much to the surprise of his co-workers. Foreman immediately leaps in to take command and is given one chance to prove himself. However, his first case is a videogame magnate suffering from burning hands and swollen lymph nodes, and insists on consulting the Internet for medical solutions. Meanwhile, Thirteen tries to reconcile herself with this new side of her boyfriend, Taub looks for employment elsewhere, and Wilson discovers that his new roommate is obsessed with cooking.
Video game designer and millionaire Vince is testing his soon-to-be-released virtual reality game with his employee Lee and Roy. When Vince disappears, they remove their helmets and check in his office. He's seated on the couch and says that his hands are burning. They take him to the Princeton ER and Hadley can't find anything wrong. She says she'll send him to a neurologist but Vince wants House to see him...Read the full recap
Dr. House: I quit.
Dr. Foreman: You can't quit.
Dr. House: I think you're confusing me with Jake Gyllenhaal.
Dr. House: I'm sorry. I know this will affect both of you.. and Thirteen... and the one with the nose.
Dr. Cuddy: But House was a genius.
Dr. Foreman: House was an egotistical pill-popping lawsuit magnet... and a genius.
Dr. Cameron: You know how House feels about people touching his ball.
Dr. Foreman: No. Chase refuses to tell me.
Dr. Cameron: Right. My husband's gay. Witty.
Dr. House: You already made me get a roommate. Wilson's got one bedroom. We can't get any more connected without unzipping.
Instructor: In a lot of ways, cooking is like music. Different elements combine to make a symphony.
Dr. House: Difference is that Beethoven's 5th isn't going to be poop tomorrow.
Dr. Wilson: What was my one condition for allowing you to tag along?
Dr. House: "Try not to be a jerk". I'm trying. I'm just failing.
Dr. Wilson: Roll your meatballs and keep an open mind. (House smiles) How hard are you trying not to make a ball joke right now?
Dr. House: They're smoking. Your balls.
Dr. Wilson: Oh! Ow. No, no. They're browning way too fast.
Dr. House: Blue is the color you've got to watch out for.
Dr. Wilson: Enough. My god, they're... they're still raw inside. By the time they're cooked through, the outside will be burned.
Dr. House: I think there's a medicated powder for that.
Dr. Wilson: Did you even go to bed last night?
Dr. House: Bed is for sissies, unless you're having sex. In which case.. no, bed is still for sissies.
Dr. Hadley: This might be the best thing I've ever eaten. (House smirks) And, yes, I'm including what you're thinking of now.
Dr. Wilson: You said it was keeping your mind off the pain.
Dr. House: That was before I discovered the Biggest Loser marathon on cable. I like to pretend they can see me eating.
Dr. Foreman: I brought you a doughnut. The florist was closed.
Dr. Hadley: I'll get a vase and put it in water.
Dr. House: Et tu, butte?
You can't quit.
I think you're confusing me with Jake Gyllenhaal.
A reference to the movie Brokeback Mountain
, in which Jake Gyllenhaal's shepherd character, Jack, says, "I wish I knew how to quit you"
Dr. House: That was before I discovered the Biggest Loser marathon on cable.
The Biggest Loser is a reality tv/game show which pits overweight people against one another to see which one can lose the most weight while achieving various episode specific challenges while also resisting temptations to cheat, in a Survivor-like format.
Dr. House: Et tu, butte?
"Et tu, Brute?" is purported to be the line Julius Caesar uttered when, in his last moments in the Roman Senate, after being stabbed by many of them already, he was also betrayed and stabbed by his trusted ally, Brutus.