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House and his team take on the case of an ailing businesswoman, Valerie, who suffers from ear pains. As her condition worsens, the doctors realize that Valerie is a clinical psychopath. However, they're not sure if it's a symptom or a psychological condition... and time is running out.
Valerie and Russ are accompanying their boss, Norris, to his plane. They’re both trying to avoid taking the blame for a recent screw up. As they approach the plane, Valerie produces a text message showing that she notified Russ of the change in plans, clearing her. Russ suddenly staggers, and then insists he isn’t drunk. He feels nauseous and throws up on Valerie’s shoes, and then goes back into the terminal. Valerie apologizes to Norris, saying that she had no idea that Russ as drinking again. As she starts back toward the terminal, she suddenly clutches at her ears in agony...Read the full recap
Dr. Taub: If I ask why we're in Wilson's office, is there any chance I'll get a straight answer?
Dr. House: Try it! Try it!
Dr. House: Some idiot I went to med school with keeps leaving messages. Wants to drop by for lunch.
Dr. Wilson: So tell him no.
Dr. House: It's complicated.
Dr. Wilson: It's too complicated for you to tell someone you don't like to screw off? That's practically your hobby.
Dr. House: In the great game of chess that is our relationship, Wilson sees only one move ahead. I see dozens. That is why he will never mate me. That's a chess term.
Dr. Hadley: Why do you want to meet her so badly?
Dr. House: Psychopaths always fascinate me. I think it's their cultural literacy and strong family values. Or is that Jews?
Dr. House: Those of you who haven't slept together, you can go. Everyone else, stay behind.
(Taub stays behind with Foreman and Hadley)
Dr. Taub: (to Hadley)Oh. Sorry. That was our secret, right?
Dr. Hadley: No one's going to risk their life to save hers.
Dr. House: Man, one false accusation from a psychopath, and you turned out to be a real bummer.
Dr. Wilson: Wait a minute, is that acutally a check for him?
Dr. House: No. It's a giant novelty item for winning the lottery. You're just standing really far away.
Dr. Foreman: Discharge summary. Taub's handwriting isn't helping much. Apparently on the third day of admission, apparently the patient underwent rabbit thumping.
Dr. Hadley: Um... Radiotherapy.