First Aired: Sep. 21, 2009 on FOX
Summary: House awakens in the Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital after suffering through the painful effects of Vicodin withdrawal. Feeling better, he wants to leave. Dr. Nolan refuses to sign a recommendation to the board of medicine saying he is able to return to work. House resigns to stay at the…
Main Characters in this Episode
Dr. Gregory House: Would you believe me if I said "yes."
Dr. Beasley: No.
Dr. Gregory House: Then yes.
Dr. Gregory House: They didn't break me. I am broken. Now stop worshipping me and go worry about your own loser life.
- Goof (factual errors): 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.
- The "M.D." is removed from the title as House doesn't have his license in this double episode.
- SPOILER: The music box plays "Das klinget so herrlich" from Act One of "The Magic Flute" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the opera, a band of men are about to seize Papageno, who then plays the tune on his glockenspiel (in some productions a hand-cranked music box is used). The music enchants the men and they sing happily and exit. This is a parallel to the music box beginning the healing of the mute cellist.
- Main titles are not used in this episode. House (Hugh Laurie) and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), are the only regulars to appear in the episode.
- Ana Lenchantin, who plays the mute cellist patient, is actually a professional cellist.