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House: Histories

Dr. Foreman is convinced that a homeless woman is faking seizures just so she can get a free meal. However, Dr. Wilson is determined to keep her from falling between the cracks of the system. Soon, her symptoms actually do get worse, and House and his team feel that getting an accurate history of the patient will be the key to solving the mystery. Foreman believes that she has contagious meningitis, but when he goes to tell her, she has disappeared. She soon returns, after being tasered by police, which ends up giving House a clue to the real diagnosis. Meanwhile, House is supposed to be helping two med students with their case studies, but chooses to blow them off with mixed results.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: HOU-111
Airdate: Tuesday February 08th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Nov 23, 2006
Czech Republic Dec 06, 2006
NL (SBS 6) Jun 24, 2008

Guest Stars
Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
As Victoria Madsen
Larry ClarkeLarry Clarke
As Officer Gilmar
Smith ChoSmith Cho
As Julia
Ogy DurhamOgy Durham
As Chris

Co-Guest Stars
Farrah Skyler GreyeFarrah Skyler Greye
As Nurse
Kevin MoonKevin Moon
Suzanne FordSuzanne Ford
As Mrs. Whitney (Angela Whitney)
Tomiko MartinezTomiko Martinez
As Tall Girl
Patty OnaganPatty Onagan
As Girlfriend
Troy RobinsonTroy Robinson
As Cop #1
Paul SklarPaul Sklar
As Cop #2
Main Cast
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Lisa EdelsteinLisa Edelstein
As Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar EppsOmar Epps
As Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean LeonardRobert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Jesse SpencerJesse Spencer
As Dr. Robert Chase
Jennifer MorrisonJennifer Morrison
As Dr. Allison Cameron


A woman, Victoria, approaches an old house where a rave is occurring. She offers to pay the $20, but the doorman figures she doesn't have it. When she gives a fake story about a boyfriend named James, he lets her in. Once inside, Victoria calls out for James. A girl jokingly offers to help Victoria find James, and then hits on her. Her girlfriend shoves Victoria into the wall, and then the police arrive to break up the rave. When Victoria tries to interfere, she collapses and the cops take her to the hospital...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dave MatthewsWaste 
MutaytorOn Fire Like Thisplaying at the rave

Episode Quotes
Dr. Wilson: Fake low blood sugar. Now that's acting.

Dr. Cameron: A twitch could indicate a brain tumor.
Dr. Foreman: Or about a dozen other things. Come on, there’s two things homeless people are good at-–getting sick, and running scams. If you’re so worried about it being a brain tumor, get her an MRI. When she’s clear on that, then you can bounce her out of here.
Dr. Wilson: Well, you’ve got her all figured out.
Dr. Foreman: I’ve known a lot more homeless people than you have.
Dr. Wilson: Yes, you’ve got that going for you.

Dr. Wilson: He's wrong.
Dr. House: Foreman is wrong? The neurologist is wrong? About a neurological problem?

Dr. Foreman: Okay. Why are we on this case--just because Wilson asked?
Dr. House: Do I need a better reason?
Dr. Foreman: Most people wouldn’t, you do.

Dr. Foreman: Okay. Even if she’s not faking, what’s so fascinating about this case?
Dr. House: At the moment, how much you don’t want me to take it. That’s pretty fascinating.

Dr. Cuddy: I can't believe you authorized this.
Dr. House: Really? It sounds exactly like something I'd do.

Dr. House: Hey, (Foreman) knows more homeless people then any of us. Go check out the ‘hood, dog.

Dr. Foreman: That's why you insisted on the MRI? So you could remove the surgical pin from her arm?
Dr. House: You didn't think I was going to do it to save your sorry ass, did you?

Dr. House: And you still think nothing's wrong with her.
Dr. Foreman: Well, nothing’s changed.
Dr. House: You almost killed her–-that’s different.

Dr. House: I hate to cite a cliché, but... Dad on the streets?
Dr. Foreman: Dad's with Mom.
Dr. House: They're both living on the streets?

Dr. House: Your turn. You gonna tell me why this case?
Dr. Wilson: She's my new girlfriend. I'm having a tattoo designed. I was hoping you could find out her name.
Dr. House: So she's just another sick person that kindly Dr. Wilson has made sure doesn't get lost in the big, ugly system.
Dr. Wilson: Yes, I forgot. I need a reason to give a crap.
Dr. House: You're giving two craps.
Dr. Wilson: The metric system always confuses me.

Dr. Wilson: You really don't need to know everything about everybody.
Dr. House: I don't need to watch The OC, but it makes me happy.

Dr. Wilson: You know, in some cultures it's considered almost rude for one friend to spy on the other. Of course, in Swedish the word "friend" can also be translated as "limping twerp."

Dr. Wilson: Did your pager really go off, or are you ditching the conversation?
Dr. House: Why can't both be true?

Dr. House: And what is the treatment for advanced ovarian cancer?
Dr. Foreman: Pine box.

Dr. Foreman: A tuberculoma doesn't give you a temperature of 105.
Dr. Chase: Then it's a tuberculoma and something else.
Dr. Wilson: The "something else" is going to melt her brain.
Dr. House: "Poach." Better metaphor.

Dr. House: Okay, you two--grab some scalpels and settle this like doctors.

Chris: You're reading a comic book.
Dr. House: And you're calling attention to your bosom by wearing a low-cut top. Oh, I'm sorry--I thought we were having a "state the obvious" contest. I'm competitive by nature.

Julia: I thought you were supposed to be listening to our patient histories?
Dr. House: No, I'm supposed to be teaching you. If I can do that without listening, more power to me.

Dr. Wilson: You don’t walk out of a room with ten milligrams of Haldol in your system, you don’t walk at all.
Dr. Foreman: It was ten milligrams, I gave it to her...
Dr. Cuddy: It doesn’t matter! Bacterial meningitis, highly contagious, if she is out of the hospital, we are so liable.
Dr. Wilson: Not to worry. She’ll be dead before she can kill anybody.

Dr. House: Wrong coat. The cape’s in the closet, I had it cleaned.
Dr. Foreman: Funny.
Dr. House: You gonna save her?
Dr. Foreman: In her comics, Mr. Fury lives in Sloan Harbor. The night she came in, she was at a rave at 1408 Sloan Street.
Dr. House: You’ve been reading. My, how you’ve changed.
Dr. Cuddy: You are a doctor; do what doctors do. Pick up the phone, dial 911 and a cop on the other end does what cops do and finds the missing person! I assume the rest of you have doctor things to do. (to House) I know you do.

Dr. Wilson: Didn't we have a conversation about friendship?
Dr. House: Yeah--I had some follow-up questions.

Episode Goofs
The $100 bill that House tries to bribe the cop with is clearly a fake. The portrait of Ben Franklin is facing the wrong way.

Cultural References
Dr. House: I don't need to watch The OC, but it makes me happy.

House is referring to one of FOX's other popular series.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Executive ProducerDavid Shore  |  Bryan Singer  |  Katie Jacobs  |  Paul Attanasio
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Mankiewicz
Supervising ProducerMatt Witten  |  Thomas L. Moran
ProducerGerrit Van Der Meer
Consulting ProducerSara B. Cooper  |  Peter Blake (2)  |  Daniel Sackheim
Associate ProducerSteven Heth  |  Marcy G. Kaplan
Production DesignerMark Hutman
EditorMarta Evry
CastingAmy Lippens
Unit Production ManagerGerrit Van Der Meer
First Assistant DirectorChris Stoia
Second Assistant DirectorKorey Pollard
MusicJason Derlatka  |  Jon Ehrlich
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerCathy Crandall
Key GripDale Alexander
Camera OperatorJohn L. Wagner
Set DesignerPeter Clemens
Set DecoratorCindy Carr
Location ManagerMichelle Latham
Transportation CoordinatorSteve De Leon
Property MasterTyler Patton
Production Sound MixerBeau Baker
Script SupervisorIra Hurvitz
Production CoordinatorTammi Campbell
Script CoordinatorDustin Paddock
Assistant EditorJudd Maslansky
Post Production SupervisorAllen Marshall Palmer
Supervising Sound EditorBarbara Issak
Re-Recording MixerRichard Weingart  |  Gerry Lentz
GafferBrad Lipson
Director of PhotographyRoy H. Wagner
Story EditorJoel Anderson Thompson
Art DirectorRobert Henderson (1)
Post Production CoordinatorJulie Hrebec
Executive Story EditorLawrence Kaplow
Costume SupervisorKaren Bellamy
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack  |  Jon Ehrlich
Visual Effects SupervisorElan Soltes
Production AccountantJane Williams (2)
Department Head HairKarl Wesson
Casting AssociateStephanie Laffin
Medical Technical AdvisorLisa Sanders  |  Michael Giordano  |  Harley Liker  |  Bobbin Bergstrom
Department Head Make-upVivian Baker
Executive In Charge Of ProductionAlex Garcia (2)  |  Brian Pines
Assistant To The Executive ProducerRachel Light  |  Jenny Paul  |  Matt Lewis  |  Jason Taylor (3)
Video CoordinatorMatt Bosson
Video Graphic ArtistSimon Knights
Technical ConsultantDavid Foster (1)
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