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Monday, January 25, 2010

House MD Season 6 Episode 12 Recap


House is evading a former colleague from medical school. He's been sleeping in Wilson's office in order to avoid the old schoolmate.

The patient is a woman who is suffering from excruciating pain. In the show opening a coworker starts feeling intensely ill, just before she suffers intense pain in her head. She is being scanned by Thirteen who says that she has no ability to feel love. She is a psychopath.

The schoolmate of House tracks him down, thanks to an assist by Wilson. House has coffee with Lorenzo Wibberly, awkwardly attempting to make small talk, he asks what Lorenzo has done since medical school. He says that he never graduated. He works in a grocery store. His dad got sick, and he wound up one credit short. House asks which credit. He says he failed on the paper that House had switched on him.

House says, "you're the CEO of this supermarket?" To which Lorenzo says he's a bag boy. "Life works out weird sometimes," he says.

House asks the patient how long she has been a psychopath. She looks surprised. He rattles off a list of things that qualify her as psychopathic, including being a pathological liar. They ask if she poisoned her coworker. She says she just gave hi something to make him feel like vomiting. It wasn't quite a poisoning. House figures out she has a heart arrhythmia.

House finds out the sob story of his former classmate gets worse and worse. His fathers medical bills are piling up, and he was one of "those idiots that got a mortgage with a balloon rate." He's losing his home.

Valerie, the patient, taunts Thirteen, and points out that she can't feel anything (remorse) for doing so. Then Thirteen grabs her arm, and she screams out with agony. Thirteen says she didn't know what happened, but the patient filed a formal complaint against her. Thirteen and Foreman argue about the treatment. House says, "Those of you who haven't slept together can go." Taub stands by and says, "Sorry. That was our secret." Then splits. House tells Foreman and Thirteen to have sex or quit.

Thirteen asks Valerie's husband about where the patient may have become exposed to any sort of toxins. Perhaps in landscaping class. House asks the patient, "when you watch Star Wars, which side do you cheer for?" She points out that Dr. Hadley said she is like House. She says he's as warped as she s and that's why he likes to talk to her.

Her husband finds out that she was not attending a landscaping class. He accuses her of having an affair. She manipulates him saying he can go ahead and check out her story. She makes him feel guilty for accusing her of an affair. He says he's sorry and hugs her, while she glares at Thirteen so as to say, "I played him like a fiddle."

The patent is demanding that Cuddy fire Thirteen. Cuddy says that the patient will not sue, or her husband will find out the truth, and that Dr. Hadley will be removed from contact with her. The patient asks Thirteen if she is going to cry, "because that is one I just can't do."

She gets a phone call and bursts in screaming about the patient accusing her of sexual harassment. Foreman makes her get out of the room. He says that he knows that the charges are bogus, and it will all play out. He then apologizes for firing her. He says he was wrong for doing it.

Foreman explains an emergency surgery to the husband. He says Valerie always made all the decisions. Foreman says it's time to step up and make a decision. The husband asks if she was lying. Did she cheat on him. Foreman says he can't discuss it. The husband says he feels like he doesn't even know her anymore. He sigs and tells Foreman to do whatever needs to be done.

Chase says he gives her a day, maybe two. House says, "Great, you be the clock, everyone else be the doctor."

Wilson asks House what he is doing. He says he's paying Wibberly's mortgage for a few months. Wilson asks why he will help Wibberly but won't apologize to Cuddy. He says that he can't make amends with someone he actually cares about, and that is why he still won't apologize to Cuddy.

Valerie's sister, Sarah, comes to the hospital. Thirteen says she is surprised. She says, "You know what she's like." Sarah says she is not that bad. Her dad was a mean drunk. She wasn't always like this, but she changed in adolescence.

Thirteen tells this to House. He says, "Liver, heart, brain, starts at puberty." House mutters something about raw food diet. Then he says he knows about lipstick lesbians. "Are there nail polish remover bisexuals?" She has an inability to process copper. They are going to treat her with chelation. She asks if that will fix her psychopathy.

Thirteen warns Valerie's husband that she is playing him. She is going to pretend that she is a whole new person once she gets treatment, but she tells him that it won't be real. He says it felt real, and maybe that is enough.

Wibberly asks House if he's really going to pay his mortgage. He says he can't take House's money. He lied. He got an A on the paper and was an orthopedic surgeon for years. He blew it all away on a gambling addiction. House asks why the sob story. Wibberly says he though House would be the same SOB he was in college. House demands he take the check. Then demands again even more forcefully.

Valerie tells her husband he's pathetic. She says it was one thing before he knew, but he knows now and that makes him a chump. He walks away. Thirteen asks why she drove him away. Valerie says it's because he's pathetic. Thirteen says, no. He hasn't changed, but she has. She says Valerie is feeling something or she would just keep sucking him dry. The treatment must be changing her brain. She asks, "what are you feeling?" Valerie says she doesn't know, but it hurts.

Foreman congratulates Thirteen on the diagnosis, while the two make up. Musical outro begins while house looks at Cuddy and Lucas happily together. He takes the mortgage check and slips it in Wibberly's mail slot.

Monday, January 11, 2010

House MD Season 6 Episode 11 Recap

The Down Low

During a drug deal, one drug dealer collapses. House goes all Jack Bauer on him, yelling at him< "Where's the Cocaine!" He mentions that the technique seems to work for Jack Bauer (Not the first time House has referenced Jack bauer, BTW). The drug dealer says he's in textiles, not drugs.

Meanwhile, Wilson is chatting up a neighbor. She tells him about where to get the best pizza, the best coffee, and where to get his dry cleaning done. It seems like all is going well, until he asks her out. She says to bring the good looking man with the cane. She implies that House is Wilson's love interest. Wilson says that they're not gay, but she doesn't seem to believe him.

Foreman wants a raise, so the team members play a joke on him that they make more than he does.

House asks the drug dealer about what textiles he is in. He says, "Is it H, by which I mean hosiery?" The dealer says it's Culottes. House asks culottes with a C or a K. With a C,the dealer says. "Nobody wants K anymore." The only thing I've ever heard of referred to as K is Ketamine. It's also the symbol for Potassium, but I don't see much street value for that unless you want to stop someone's heart to kill them. Anyone know what K is?

Then House asks Wilson what Culottes are. Wilson says that they are pants that wear like a skirt. The drug dealer looks at him with a look of "Sure you're not gay."

Wilson comes in to House's interrogation, and tells him that the cute neighbor girl thinks they are gay. House says she'll figure it out sooner or later. Wilson says he wants her to figure it out sooner, so House decides to begin acting gay. He has a big poster of "A Chorus Line," and is listening to showtunes.

Wilson's attempts to convince his neighbor that he is not gay fail. He says that there is no furniture in the apartment. There are no "window treatments." She says that her ex didn't even know what window treatments are. She says if he wants to spend more time with "Greg" that he should just tell him.

House figures out the patient is not actually a drug dealer, but is a cop instead.

The cop won't tell them about where he has been and what he has been doing because he needs to protect his identity and make the big bust. There's just no way he's going to talk. The patient says that there is a big - no huge - deal about to go down and he has to get out of the hospital to make the bust. Now he has a G.I. infarction and they had to remove a foot of his bowels.

They go talk to one of the actual drug dealers and try to convince him that he is sick too. He says he's not sick, he's drugged. He knows the difference, but then he shows that he cares for Mickey and says he'll take them to the stash.

Thirteen and the dealer go to some warehouse, and someone bursts in. He thinks she called the cops but it's one of his cronies. She plays up like she's a prostitute to get rid of him and says it will cost extra to bring a friend.

House is out to dinner with the girls Wilson wants. Wilson bursts in on their date. Wilson says
"I love this man, and I will not waste another moment of my life denying that. Gregory House, Will you marry me?"
He holds out a ring. Now that House's date bolts, Wilson sits down and dips from the cup of victory.

There are some sort of petroleum or dry cleaning chemicals in the drugs, but nothing yet that explains what is wrong with the patient. The patient is coughing up blood while the drug dealer tenderly attends to him. The patient says he shouldn't have taken Thirteen to the stash. He says, "you're my friend. You'd do it for me." He asks if Mickey wants him to stay. He says no. You have to be there. Sorry I can't go with you.

Cuddy chastises the team for play a joke of Foreman and they say that he deserves a raise and they want her to take it out of their paychecks.

House comes clean with the neighbor, Nora. He says he just went with the gay thing because it was a fun way to mess with Wilson. He says their not closeted because their not gay. House just wanted to "Touch her boobies." He actually hates Evita. House has his epiphany.

The patient has Hughes-Stovin, and auto-immune disease that is terminal. He's going to keep having pulmonary aneurysms until he dies. While his drug dealing cohorts go down, he dies.

Wilson says he actually kind of likes the way Nora thinks of him as a bit of a bad boy. He complains about the couch, and bursts into singing a showtune.