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House Boxing
House (Hugh Laurie) works out at the boxing gym in "The Fix" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
2011 FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Credit: Adam Taylor/FOX

Editor's Note: Hugh Laurie has actually taken up boxing to stay in shape.

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Broadcast:
May 9, 2011 (episodes usually run a minute into next hour)
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Teleplay by
Thomas L. Moran & David Shore
Story by
Thomas L. Moran
Directed by
Greg Yaitanes
Music at the end:
Unseen Eye from Sonny Boy Williamson
From Fox Broadcasting Company:
A WASHED-UP BOXER IS GIVEN A FIGHTING CHANCE ON AN ALL-NEW "HOUSE" MONDAY, MAY 9, ON FOX

When House and Wilson bet on a boxing match and disagree over the outcome, Wilson gives him exactly one day to pay up or prove him wrong. House presses the boxer for more information to help prove his case and ends up attempting to breathe new life into the losing fighter's career. Meanwhile, the team begins to suspect House may have another type of drug problem in the all-new "The Fix" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HOU-721) (TV-14 D, L)
Timeline

Patient of the Week
  1. Wendy Lee makes bombs and after a successful test has a seizure.
  2. And then there is a boxer about whom House becomes obsessed running down why the boxer Wilson bet on won and this one lost.
How House gets involved:
House brings the case but then becomes uninterested in it and gets interested in a boxer who he is sure is sick but all his tests don't show anything wrong.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach / Rule Breaking
Foreman and Taub break into the patient's home and Chase and Thirteen break into the home of a former boyfriend who her current boyfriend says has been stalking her.
Preliminary diagnoses:
  1. The team members without House early suspect poisoning but all tests are negative. Then they go around in circles as the patient gets worse. They think she is an alcoholic but she claims she just collects bottles for an artist friend. Then she has a heart attack and almost dies. Then they decide that it must be radiation poisoning and they put her in isolation and she gets better.
  2. House thinks the boxer has Wolff-Parkinson-White's disease but when the tests don't show it, he thinks it is something like it. Later thinks it is water intoxication with a kidney disorder but the boxer sails past the test.
The final diagnosis
  1. Chase and Thirteen confront Wendy's current boyfriend and through trickery get him to admit that he has been giving Wendy toxic doses of Spanish Fly.
  2. Glomus tumor in the back of the neck.
Who Came up with final diagnosis
  1. A nurse sees that Wendy Lee has swollen genitals and she shows them to Foreman. We don't see who decides then that Wendy has been given the poison but since Chase and Thirteen confront the boyfriend, it seems the whole team may have been involved.
  2. House is pleased with himself when he grows muscle back in his leg and swings his cane around and hits himself in the back of the neck and that gives him the idea that the boxer has a problem there.
Clinic Patients
none
Additional Information:
  • House has been taking something that is being used experimentally in rats to grow muscles
  • At the end the rats die.

Cuddy and Foreman
Foreman (Omar Epps) tries to convince Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) there is something wrong with House in "The Fix" episode of HOUSE airing Monday, May 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
2011 FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY
Credit: Adam Taylor/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: Kevin Phillips as Terry; Linda Park as Dr. Lee; Kevin Daniels as Cesar; John T. Woods as Tony; Drew Cohn as Glenn; Ken Olandt as General Spain; Brian Huskey as Dr. Riggin; Frank Drank as Bartender; Denice Sealy as Nurse Gibbs; Helena Apothaker as Nurse Ellen Hoffner; Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue, Scenes:
  • Foreman goes to Wilson and tries to pay House's bet in order to get Wilson to tell him that he concedes the bet so that House can get back to work. Wilson tells Foreman, "If he's ignoring you, its because he trusts you."
       "No, its not."
       "No, its not but he does."
       "Thanks. I feel warm inside. Right now I'm debating which bad idea I should pretend is a good idea and force everybody to implement."
       "I think this is good form him."
       "Obsessing over a bet is good? And doing his actual job treating an actual patient---that is bad?"
       "House only doing what House wants is the only way her can function. Since the break up, he's been seeking crazier and crazier things to do because their crazy. This is---well, it's not crazy."
       "No, just irresponsible and possibly dangerous."
       "By House's standards, its dull. This he's doing just because he's interested. I think House getting back to doing stupid House stuff for stupid House reasons is the best thing that could happen to him."

  • House asks the team to help him diagnose the boxer and Taub objects. ""
       "You want us to help you get out of paying your bet while your real patient lies in agony."
       "Who's the real bad guy here? The guy who doesn't care enough to help or the four guys who aren't competent enough to help?"

  • Foreman then goes to Cuddy to tell him House is letting his patient die while going off doing other things. Cuddy isn't impressed and says in Hebrew, "Ma Nistanah" Foreman doesn't recognize the phrase. "You made it through medical school without ever attending a seder? It means, 'Why is this night different from any other night?
       Foreman thinks this is different. "...We could assume that something is seriously wrong with House and try to do something about it. That way even if we're wrong nobody dies." Cuddy turns away, and Foreman stops her. "I'm explaining my theory: He's avoiding you and you're avoiding him and this patient is going to die."
       "Not if you do your job."
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