House, M.D.

House, M.D. (2004)

7 corrected entries in season 2

(1 vote)

Safe - S2-E16

Corrected entry: While in the elevator with House and Melinda, Foreman gives her Atropine to stabilize her heart, which has slowed to a dangerous rate while House is looking for the tick. Atropine affects the vagus nerve to increase a patient's heart rate. This nerve is cut during the heart transplant procedure which would render Atropine completely ineffective with patients such as Melinda. The only treatment for her is a pacemaker, otherwise, she most likely would have died in the elevator.


Correction: Atropine acts on the heart in more than one way, the antimuscarinic action of atropine will lead to an increase in the heart rate despite the Vegas nerve being severed...the action will not be quiet as potent but it does lead to an increased heart rate. As demonstrated by the effect of cardiac stimulants experiment on frogs' hearts.

Acceptance - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When they do the MRI on the death row guy, House says that the ink will get sucked out due to the strong magnet. This is incorrect; the only thing that can happen is a bit itchiness or skin irritation.

Ronnie Bischof

Correction: He isn't serious, he's saying it to scare the inmate.

House vs. God - S2-E19

Corrected entry: The scene with the poker game. House claims to have a straight flush. His cards showing are 2, 6, 8, 4 of clubs. He then is called, turns over his last card and says, "Nine bucks for a straight flush". A straight flush consists of five cards in a row, the same suit. No card could have made his hand.

Correction: He was bluffing. In poker you can tell people anything to get them to fold.


Distractions - S2-E12

Corrected entry: House says Einthoven was Belgian, but in fact he was Dutch. It does not serve a further purpose in the episode, and it would have been the character's mistake if that character hadn't been House. Because the series is based on House being near omniscient, it must be a factual mistake.

Correction: House often makes mistakes in the show. For example, in the Season 1 episode "DNR," House thinks that the jazz player has Wegner's Disease, and is proven wrong, even stating, "Another mistake."

Skin Deep - S2-E13

Corrected entry: In the men's room, the father admits to having had sex with Alex, but gives no details. House goes back and tells his team that the father said yes and was drunk. We don't learn he was drunk until later when Alex is talking to Cameron.

Correction: House is making an educated guess that the father was drunk.

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Sex Kills - S2-E14

Corrected entry: House is told Laura can't donate her heart because she has Hepatitis C. He declares that she doesn't have hep c, since it doesn't present with a fever and an upset stomach, which Laura had that morning. While hep C doesn't present that way, people with chronic hep C still get fevers and stomach problems like everyone else. Her fresh symptoms are completely irrelevant when it comes to whether or not she has hep C.

Correction: The implication is that House changed Laura's medical records to show she had Hep C so that her heart would be rejected.

Need to Know - S2-E11

Corrected entry: When House gets called back into work by Cameron it is almost midnight, as stated by Cameron. House then goes up on the roof, where the sun is shown either setting or rising. He then goes back down to his team and checks his watch to note when midnight occurs and Foreman's four weeks in charge are over. This episode takes place in the days directly following last week's episode, which was set during winter (complete with a heavy snowstorm). In winter the sun neither sets nor rises around midnight.

Correction: Given that hospitals are open on a 24 hour basis, House is likely calculating the end of the 4 weeks as being the start of the morning shift on the 29th day.He comes in at midnight, some time passes, sees the sun rise from the roof, then the 28th day ends. No problem.BTW, the sun never rises or sets near midnight in Princeton, New Jersey so proving that it was winter is overkill..


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