Last week, in our review of “Bitch Tape 6,” we wondered who Nurse Jeffrey was speaking of when he told us, “If I can make lovers whimper, I can make Ronnie talk.” Well, thanks to a message from Patrick Price himself, we now know that “Ronnie” is actually Dr. Hourani (played by Maurice Godin). Hourani is the doctor who, in “Bitch Tape 6,” refused to talk on camera as part of Jeffrey’s scheme to ruin House. Hourani has never been on good terms with House; the animosity between the two is evident in a number of House episodes including “5 To 9,” “Alone,” and “Detox,” which goes back to season one.
Our apologies for the gaffe.
As this week’s appisode opens, Nurse Jeffrey is ‘on location’ at the nurses station, optimistic that Hourani has changed his mind about joining the cause. Sure enough, Hourani approaches the desk and immediately asks Jeffrey to turn on the camera. After giving us two thumbs up, Jeffrey sets the video in motion.
Hourani, looking like he would like nothing better than to fall into a deep black hole, produces a large paper bag. The huge grease stain on the bag’s bottom is a sure sign that this is not something Hourani is pleased to have in his possession. With a minimum of prodding from Jeffrey, we learn that the bag contains an elephant turd. “Apparently,” Hourani explains, “you can buy them over the Internet.”
“House sent you an elephant turd?” Jeffrey is joyfully incredulous. When Hourani goes on to reveal how House went so far as to warm the turd in his microwave, Jeffrey responds with an ecstatic, “Eww...”
“How do you know it was House?” Jeffrey continues.