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Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) challenges House in the "Recession Proof" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Trae Patton/FOX

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Februaty 28, 2011 (ran less than a minute long)
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Written by
John C. Kelley
Directed by
S.J. Clarkson
From Fox Broadcasting Company:

A patient is admitted after breaking out in a severe rash triggered by caustic chemical exposure at his blue-collar job. As the team treats him, they discover that he has led his wife to believe that he is still maintaining his once-lucrative real estate career. Meanwhile, Cuddy is honored with an award and needs House to be at the charity event for support, but his attendance is threatened when his patient's battle to survive forces him to question his practice and his own happiness. Also, Chase and Masters teach each other a lesson in forging meaningful personal and professional relationships in the all-new "Recession Proof" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-714) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Patient of the Week
Bert, who was a real estate developer, hasn't told his wife that he lost his job in the recession and is now taking odd clean-up jobs. At a dinner with her at a nice restaurant, he suddenly can't breath and develops a rash.
How House gets involved:
House brings the case.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
Foreman and Taub do go to the patient's storeroom.
Preliminary diagnoses:
At first it seems it must be an allergic reaction. Then when they discover that he works with crime scene clean-up and other really bad jobs, they think it must be either a fungal infection or a bacterial infection. Next they think it might be boric acid exposure and later systemic fungal infection and after that a brain tumor.
The final diagnosis
CAPS, Muckle-Wells Syndrome, which is a very rare genetic reaction to cold.
Who Came up with final diagnosis
House, while going over the symptoms on the board asking what preceded the rash and being told it came back after the patient complained of cold in the CT scan room.
Clinic Patients
Additional Information:

House (Hugh Laurie, second from R) and the team (L-R: Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson and Amber Tamblyn) discuss a case in the "Recession Proof" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, Feb. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Trae Patton/FOX
Additional Resources
Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase; Olivia Wilde as Thirteen/Dr. Remy Hadley; Peter Jacobson as Dr. Chris Taub

Guest Cast: Amber Tamblyn as Martha Masters; Adrian LaTourelle as Bert; Ashley Jones as Diane; Tom Connolly as Officer Smith; Mike Moh as Waiter; Frank Drank as Bartender; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
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  • After the patient dies Wilson checks in with House. "You okay?"
       "Why wouldn't I be. I solved my case."
       "But you patient died."
       "I didn't say in time. It happens. I can't save everyone."
       "I just came to apologize. You're right. I am turning bitter and cynical inside." At first House says that that must mean that Wilson is putting down the cat but Wilson just glares at him at that.

  • The roommate situation between Foreman and Taub has not been working out and they have said some pretty mean things to each other. Finally Taub said earlier that he will move out the following week. Now Foreman says, "You don't have to move out. If you don't want to. I realize uyou might have had a point. I've been alone a long time. And I don't want to end up like House."
       "What you said about me and my marriage was---"
       "I was being an ass."
       "True. But you were right. I needed to hear it."
       Foreman holds out his hand. "So, we're good?"

  • It turns out House is not okay. He doesn't show up for Cuddy's award ceremony and Wilson finds him drinking alone in a bar. "All of them are gone, Wilson. They're all dead because I screwed up."
       "You've lost one patient. And it wasn't you're fault."
       "What about that Mom? Who gave her baby cancer. If I had figured that one out quicker she'd still be a mom. Alive."
       "She refused treatment when it was offered. How is that your fault?"
       "Then there was that guy I spent a day trapped in isolation with. He was five feet away the whole time. Just watched him die like an idiot."
       "Yeah, you've lost patiens before. And you'll lose patients again."
       "Exactly. Why? Because love and happiness are nothing but distractions. The only thing my relationship with Cuddy has done for me is make me a worse doctor."
       Wilson laughs at his friend. "Right. The great Dr. House doesn't deserve to be happy. You know its not true."
       "My happiness has been paid for by other people's lives. I gotta tell her the truth, Wilson."
       Wilson strongly advises against this and won't let him drive so he walks to Cuddy's and wakes her up and demands that she sit and listen to him. "I've made a decision. Being happy and being in love with you makes me a crappy doctor."
       "Shut up. You're too drunk to end this relationship."
       "I am drunk. I'm also right. You have made me a worse doctor. And people are going to die because of that." House pauses and then tells Cuddy. "And you are totally with it. If I had to choose between saving everyone and loving you and being happy. I choose you. I choose eing happy with you. I'll always choose you."

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