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House: Deception

After a gambler collapses in front of House while they’re both betting on horse races, the team soon discovers she’s been seeing a number of doctors for a variety of supposed illnesses. This leads everyone, but a skeptical House, to believe that it is Munchausen’s which is a disease that causes people to fake symptoms for the medical attention. Of course, with Foreman as House's supervisor, it becomes more difficult for him to get things done his way.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: HOU-209
Airdate: Tuesday December 13th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

Norway May 02, 2007
Czech Republic May 21, 2007
FI (MTV3) Nov 08, 2007
NL (SBS 6) Nov 04, 2008

Guest Stars
Bru MullerBru Muller
As John
Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon
As Anica Jovanovich
David DeSantosDavid DeSantos
As ER Doctor
Larry WeissmanLarry Weissman
As Fat Man
Nell RutledgeNell Rutledge
As Hailey
Patrick LoSassoPatrick LoSasso
As Do-Gooder
Peter AbbayPeter Abbay
As Cab Driver
Rod BrittRod Britt
As Teller
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Vince Guaraldi TrioChristmas Time Is Here 

Episode Quotes
Dr. Foreman: Dr. Wilson, can I talk to you about something in confidence?
Dr. Wilson: Of course.
Dr. Foreman: It’s about House.
Dr. Wilson:: Oh, then no.

Dr. Cameron: There's even books in the bathroom.
House: She's either very smart or has a severe fiber deficiency.

House: Chase killed that woman and Foreman’s in charge?
Dr. Cuddy: Yeah, we have a pecking order here. If Cameron kills someone, Chase takes over. We have a flowchart in the lobby.

Woman: I didn't want to get pregnant. Jake's not into rubbers, so I got on the jelly. You think I'm allergic or something?
House: You have an infection. Gonna need a sample.
Woman: I brought the jar.
House: No, I meant a sample of your – (sees her holding a jar of strawberry jelly) Okay, we have a neurological problem here.
Woman: There's something wrong with my brain?
House: Oh yeah. You can cover yourself up, got what I need.

House: At the end of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” the wolf really does come. And he eats the sheep, and the boy, and the parents.
Dr. Chase: The wolf doesn’t eat the parents.
House: It does when I tell it.

House: You probably shouldn’t have sex for a while.
Hailey: For how long?
House: On an evolutionary basis, I’d recommend…forever.

Dr. Cameron: She's got an appointment with her ophthalmologist on Tuesday and an appointment with her gynecologist on Thursday. Multiple appointments with multiple doctors...symptom of Munchausen's.
House: Or, just thinking outside the box here, she has a vagina and trouble reading.

Dr. Cameron: It’s the irony of women in charge, they don’t like other women in charge. What, you think it’s something else?
Dr. Chase: You sabotaged yourself. You went on a date with House, you slept with me. Putting you in charge of this department is like a sexual harassment suit waiting to happen.
Dr. Cameron:Yeah, they’re really worried that I’m going to create a hostile work environment.
Dr. Chase: Maybe that’s the problem. Being in charge means having to say no to House. Would you hire you for that?

Dr. Foreman: What do you expect me to do, House? Quit? Cry?
House: Actually, I expect you to act like what you are - my employee, my subordinate, my bitch.

Cultural References
House: I love the smell of pus in the morning – it smells like victory.

This is a paraphrase of a famous line from the 1979 film Apocalypse Now spoken by Kilgore (Robert Duvall): "I love the smell of napalm in the morning You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
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