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Chase's (Jesse Spencer) judgement is compromised when he performs a risky surgery in the "Chase" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
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February 13, 2012 at 9 ET & PT, 8 CT & MT (New Time)
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Written by
Peter Blake & Eli Attie
Directed by
Matt Shakman
Towards the end: "Promise" from Ben Howard
From Fox Broadcasting Company:

Chase takes on a patient, Moira (guest star Julie Mond), who is a cloistered nun on the verge of making her life-changing vows, and through the treatment process, he and Moira form a unique connection that tests their faith and reason. But when Moira’s condition worsens and requires a risky surgery, Chase's judgment is compromised. Meanwhile, House and Taub try to remain one step ahead of each other's pranks in the all-new "Chase" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-812) (TV-14 D, L, S)
Three weeks after Chase was stabbed on February 3, 2012 so around February 24, 2012
Patient of the Week
Moira, who is about to take her final vows to become a cloistered nun, has a shoulder pain. Chase finds a small mass and swollen lymph nodes and admits her to the hospital.
How House gets involved:
Chase goes to the team to get possible diagnoses and House interrupts to come up with one. Later Chase goes to House and the team to ask for more ideas.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
Chase sleeps with a patient/former patient and then operates on her even though it is proven that doctors are not fully rational when operating on people they are involved with.
Preliminary diagnoses:
Chase at first thinks it is breast cancer and he takes it to Wilson who says it isn't. House's first idea is a fungal infection. As new symptoms are exhibited, Adsms comes up with vasospasm and that seems to work so that Moira is discharged from the hospital and it is after that that she comes to Chase's apartment and they spend the night together. The next morning Moira has new and life threatening symptoms and Chase rushes her to the hospital and against the better judgement of the rest of the team, he operates. Later Foreman takes him off the case for doing so. Chase finds something unusual while operating and House thinks she has tertiary syphilis. But that doesn't pan out and later the whole team agrees with a new House diagnosis of disseminated T-Cell lymphoma which fatal. But while sitting with her, she mentions to Chase that her words feel heavy and Chase comes up with the final diagnosis.
The final diagnosis
Giant cell arteritis, a treatable condition.
Who Came up with final diagnosis
Chase, who checked it with House.
Clinic Patient (Chase's)
Same as main patient.
Additional Information:

House (Hugh Laurie) goes against Foreman's (Omar Epps) instructions and takes on a peculiar case of a deceased patient in the "Dead & Buried" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Nov. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Ray Mickshaw//FOX
Additional Resources
Coming soon.
Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase; Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub; Odette Annable as Dr. Jessica Adams; Charlyne Yi as Dr. Chi Park

Guest Cast: Julie Mond as Moira; Valeri Ross as Sister Joan; Jessica Luza as Cindy; Kandis Erickson as Leisha; Josh Waters as Lorne; Terrence Beasor as Elderly Man; Liz Benoit as Nurse Anne; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • House keeps calling Chase and Chase keeps ignoring the calls. So, House shows up at Chase's apartment and doesn't get a warm reception. He tells Chase, "I'd apoplogize again, but I'm still waiting for you to accept the first one."
       "I don't know when I'm coming back. I don't know if I'm coming back. You have a problem with that?"

  • House is devoted to convincing Taub that taking a self-defense class is not his best route not to be stabbed (or something like it) himself someday. Taub does pretty well at defending himself by trying to think ahead of House but sometimes he tires of it and Chase finds him hiding out in one of the clinic rooms. Taub tells Chase what he thinks of House. "He's annoying. He's madding. But he makes us all better."

  • Chase had told Moira that he had been trained in a seminary but he never told her why he left. After telling her she has terminal cancer (even though it later turns out she doesn't), she says, "You still never told me why you left the seminary."
       Chase reluctantly admits it was. "Mary Knnoller, the gamekeeper's wife. He caught me with her...."
       "Why didn't you tell me that before."
       "Because it was so shallow. I wasn't ecactly wrestling with great theological questions.... I always wanted to believer. Would have made my life a lot easier. It never took."

  • Chase wants to present his patient/lover with evidence that lack of oxygen to the brain caused her epiphany and not a message from God. House is sure he will regret taking away her illusion although House normally is all for truth but he feels Chase is delivering a truth to benefit the change he says he wants to make in his life. Chase responds angrily. "This has nothing to do with the truth. You don't like that I am reassessing my life. That I want to change it. That I can."
       "Anyone can screw up a life. I never said that wasn't possible."
       "You're incapable of human connection so you want everyone to be like you."
       "If I wanted you to be like me---" House pauses to reach for a truth he doesn't like to admit. "I would be urging you to make a stupid, stubborn decision that blows up your life and leaves you lonely and miserable." An even longer pause. "You reassess your life whe you've made mistakes. You didn't. You just got stabbed."



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