Top Secret (House)

Last updated
"Top Secret"
House episode
Episode no.Season 3
Episode 16
Directed by Deran Sarafian
Written byThomas L. Moran
Original air dateMarch 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)
Guest appearance(s)
Episode chronology
 Previous
"Half-Wit"
Next 
"Fetal Position"
House (season 3)
List of House episodes

"Top Secret" is the sixteenth episode of the third season of House and the sixty-second episode overall. In the episode, a man claims to have Gulf War Syndrome, while Cameron seduces Chase, and House has a urination disorder due to Vicodin.

Contents

Plot

The episodes opens with a US Marine Humvee being hit by an RPG in Iraq. One man drags out a Marine with a severed leg into a clearing and then the Marine is shown to be House. The whole scenario turns out to be House's dream, and when he wakes up, Cuddy presents him with a new case. House recognizes him as the man who dragged him out of the burning vehicle from the dream. House treats the man, whom Cuddy reveals to be the nephew of a hospital donor and a recently discharged Marine, who complains of Gulf War syndrome. The fact that House had a dream in his office just before being given the case that included this patient causes House to try to figure out how he could have possibly met this man before. House sends his team to investigate the patient's identity as well as his condition.

During a polysomnogram, the patient is left alone in an observation room during which Cameron "seduces" Chase into having sex next door. Foreman casually comes in to check on the patient, who is overwhelmed by a foul odor, which turns out to be bacteria in his mouth. Foreman questions Cameron and Chase later about why they were absent. Cameron admits having sex with Chase, but Foreman takes it as a joke.

Meanwhile, House ultimately relieves his urination problem by inserting a catheter in himself. Following this relief, he is able to sleep, leading him to have another dream. House wakes up and correctly diagnoses the patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, surprising the team.

House finally recognizes the patient and approaches Cuddy for lying to him that the patient was the nephew of a hospital donor. House realizes where he met the patient before, one of Cuddy's dates, and confronts Cuddy who responds that House only remembered the man because he was Cuddy's date. Cuddy tells House to get over her.

House catches Cameron and Chase in a storage closet while disposing some files, leaving both of them with shocked expressions on their faces at House's seemingly apathetic attitude to catching them.

Reception

Soundtrack

Source: [2]

Guest appearances

Source: [3]

Related Research Articles

Eric Foreman fictional human

Eric Foreman, M.D., is a fictional character on the Fox medical drama House. He is portrayed by Omar Epps.

"Hunting" is the seventh episode of the second season of House, and twenty-ninth overall. It premiered on Fox on November 22, 2005, and was written by Liz Friedman and directed by Gloria Muzio. House is confronted by a homosexual man who demands treatment when other doctors diagnose him with AIDS, something he admits he does have. House begins making moves on Stacy using sensitive information on her relationship with Mark.

"Que Será Será" is the sixth episode of the third season of House and the fifty-second episode overall.

"Son of Coma Guy" is the seventh episode of the third season of House and the fifty-third episode overall.

"Who's Your Daddy?" is the twenty-third episode of the second season of House and the forty-fifth episode overall. The title is in reference to two separate stories in the episode.

"Needle in a Haystack" is the thirteenth episode of the third season of House and the fifty-ninth episode overall.

"The Jerk" is the twenty-third episode of the third season of House and the sixty-ninth episode overall.

"Mirror Mirror" is the fifth episode of the fourth season of House and the seventy-fifth episode overall. It aired on October 30, 2007.

"Let Them Eat Cake" is the tenth episode of the fifth season of House and the ninety-sixth episode overall. It originally aired on December 2, 2008.

"Big Baby" is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of House and the ninety-ninth episode overall. It aired on January 26, 2009.

"Unfaithful" is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season of House. It aired on February 16, 2009.

"House Divided" is the twenty-second episode of the fifth season of House. It aired on April 27, 2009.

"Instant Karma" is the fifth episode of the sixth season of House. It aired on October 12, 2009.

"Known Unknowns" is the seventh episode of the sixth season of House and 117th overall. It aired on November 9, 2009. The team tries to diagnose a teenage girl while House is away at a medical conference with Wilson and Cuddy. At the conference House finds something out about Cuddy.

"Teamwork" is the eighth episode of the sixth season of House. It aired on November 16, 2009. This episode marks the departure of Jennifer Morrison from the series, since it was stated by Fox that Morrison's character would be written out of the series by the middle of season six.

"The Tyrant" is the fourth episode of the sixth season of House. It first aired October 5, 2009.

"Lockdown" is the seventeenth episode of the sixth season of the American medical drama House. It aired on April 12, 2010. This episode also marks the directorial debut of Hugh Laurie on the show.

"Small Sacrifices" is the eighth episode of the seventh season of the American medical drama House. It aired on November 22, 2010.

"The Dig" is the eighteenth episode of the seventh season of the American medical drama House. It first aired on April 11, 2011. This is the 150th episode of the series and marks the return of Thirteen, whose whereabouts have been unknown to House's team for the last year. Wilson and Cuddy do not appear in this episode.

References

  1. Krause, Staci (28 March 2007). "House: "Top Secret" Review". IGN . Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  2. "TOP SECRET". Fox Broadcasting Company . Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  3. "Top Secret - Guest Cast | TVmaze". www.tvmaze.com. Retrieved 2020-08-06.