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Chase (Jesse Spencer) worries when the team must document the treatment of President Dibala in the HOUSE episode "Instant Karma" airing Monday, Oct. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Chris Haston/FOX
October 12, 2009
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Written by
Thomas L. Moran
Directed by
Greg Yaiyanes
Within a week or so of the last episode.
Patient of the Week:
Jack Randall, son of billionaire, Roy Randall. Doctor after doctor fail to figure out what is killing him.
How House gets involved:
Roy Randall demands of Cuddy that House work on the case.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
\Ghase, Foreman and now House keep dealing with what Chase did last week with more lies and cover-ups. Chase tries to confess to Cuddy about the murder. Then House engages in insider trading and he might get caught later!
Preliminary diagnoses:
After all their previously wrong suggestions, House tells his team and then the father that it is Degos disease, a terminal problem caused by inflammation and blockage of small medium sized blood vessels. Jack goes into cardiac arrest and everyone expects to die within hours.
The final diagnosis
The cardiac arrest suddests large blood vessels are involved so House deterimines that it is Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome which is treatable and the boy recovers.
Who Came up with final diagnosis
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:
  • House still sleeping on Wilson's couch.

House, Cameron, Chase & Foreman
House (Hugh Laurie, L) works with his original team (L-R: Jesse Spencer, Omar Epps and Jennifer Morrison) in the HOUSE episode "Instant Karma" airing Monday, Oct. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Chris Haston/FOX
Additional Resources
Cast:Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase; Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub; Olivia Wilde as Thirteen
Guest Cast: Lee Tergesen as Roy; Tanner Maguire as Jack; Steve Kramer as Ken; Michael Dean Connolly as Oliver; M.K. Bakshi as Pete; Tim Kahle as Dr. Johnson; Gigi Hessamian as Marina; Liz Benoit as Nurse Anne; Cindy Lu as Nurse Diane

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • House goes to see Thirteen. "Are you trying to save my relationship with Foreman?"
       "God, no. I'm tring to save my relationship with Foreman Right now I'm Kobe, playing the game I love, however the hell I want and Phil Jackson has to listen to everyone else bitch about it."

  • Someone has sabatoged Thirteen's plane reservation so she goes to House who claims not to know where she was plannong to go. "I told you: Thailand."
       "I assumed you were lying; because it would be idiotic to tell me the truth. Yet another reason I have no use for you."

  • Cuddy asks House, "You really want Foreman to stay in charge of the team?"
       "Makes sense. He loves power, and I love puzzles."
       "You love power and puzzles."
       "True. But when I had them both—"

  • Roy Randall, the rich father, is about to ruin himself fiancially. His lawyers point out the fact. House tells them, "That's the point. The billionaire thinks the gods will treat him better if he's broke. I suddested he give it to me—"
       Randall tells them, "There's got to be some sort of balance. You can't have all the good fortune in just one area of your life. It's not how the world is suppose to work."
       "Who said the world is supposed to work?"
       "He's insane," says a lawyer.
       House argues, "He's irrational. So are most people. Unfortunately that doesn't make him insane.... People don't get what they deserve. They just get what they get, and there's nothing any of us can do about it."

  • Thirteen accuses Weloson og breaking in to her email accopunt to cancel her escape on a trip to Thailand. Wilson suggests it was House and then playsalong without lying: "Obviously House decided he needs you more than he's—"
       "I already asked House."
       "And he'd certainly never lie —"
       "No. He'd lie. Except he wants me gone. And he'd do a better job of lying than you just did"
       "Really? It was that bad?"
       "No, actually. But it doesn't matter anymore. Why? Because of House or Forman?"
       "You're good for both of them but Forman's not my best friend."
       "House will be fine."
       "Maybe. But with you on the team, he'd be better. He needs someone who doesn't need him. You're the only one he's never been able to suck into his crazy House vortex. Keeps him grounded. His ego in check... This is a great job. Maybe even better now that House is at least trying to have relationships with people." Thirteen looks at him. "I said trying."

  • House realizes his diagnosis was wrong and he cures the boy who he had thought was about to die any moment. The father assumes it was due to him bankruptinh himself and tells House, "It worked."
       "The medicine worked."
       "It worked."

  • House has figured out what Chase did and so in private, Chase asks him, "What now?"
       "I'm not the boss."
       "You don't think I should be fired? Why?"
       "I doubt we ever will be treating a genocidal dictator again. Better murder that's misdiagnosed."
       ""Whether you want to be in charge or not, you are. And you always will be."

  • Ends with, Cameron waking up alone, Thirteen boarding a flight to Thailand, Foreman presenting the details of the case of the Tyrant, Chase and Cuddy listening to that presentation, the billionaire's house for sale and him happy with his recovering son, and House thinking.

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