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Season Seven
Season Seven, Episodes 133 - 155
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Season Premiere September 20, 2010
Season Finale May 23, 2011
Viewers (in millions) 10.54
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The seventh season of House premiered on September 20, 2010 and ended on May 23, 2011. This season marks the final appearance of Lisa Cuddy in the series, as Lisa Edelstein announced that she wouldn't come back for the next season. The main storylines for this season include House's relationship with Cuddy - which has a terrible end for both of them, Wilson's break up with Sam, the sudden departure of Thirteen and her replacement with Masters and Taub cheating on his ex-wife and subsequent news of a double pregnancy (from both Rachel Taub and a nurse).

This season featured the first change in the opening credits. Both Olivia Wilde and Peter Jacobson were promoted to the main cast (after being recurring cast for three years) and Jennifer Morrison's name was eliminated (due to her character leaving during the first half of the previous season).

Prior to the start of the remainder of the season in 2011, it was announced that a multi-episode arc that would feature House on the road was scrapped, forcing David Shore to return to the show to rework the rest of the season. Furthermore, Fox ordered one more episode for the season, bringing the total number of episodes to 23.

ProductionEdit

"I'm seeing Cuddy... generally without any clothes on."
―House breaks the news to Wilson and the team.

House, M.D.'s seventh season premiered September 20, 2010. It had a total of 10.54 million U.S. viewers.[1]

House and Cuddy attempt to make a real relationship work and face the question as to whether their new relationship will affect House’s ability to diagnose patients. [2] Meanwhile, Remy Hadley takes personal leave and her position is eventually taken over by a bright young medical student, Martha M. Masters [3](Amber Tamblyn)[4], whose only fault is that she's not quite qualified as a physician. Also, Cuddy's mother (Candice Bergen) and sister (Paula Marshall) show up for the first time in the series [5] [6] A story-arc featuring House on the road over a series of episodes was scrapped by David Shore, bringing him back from working on a reboot of The Rockford Files to rework the rest of the season. Furthermore, FOX requested that one more episode be created for the season, bringing the total number of episodes to 23.[7] Near the end of the season, Remy Hadley returns as Masters departs from the hospital. What's more, most if not all of the intimate relationships of the characters blow up by the end of the season. [8] [9]. In the episode Bombshells Cuddy finally breaks up with House, and the fallout of their relationship takes us to the end of the season. Although the producers hinted about “wedding bells”, the only wedding was an immigration driven marriage between House and Dominika Petrova, a young Ukrainian immigrant who needed a green card.

The season ended with the final episode Moving On on May 23, 2011. It was confirmed by Fox as of May 10, 2011, that there was a Season 8, which premiered on October 3, 2011.

OverviewEdit

House and Cuddy make their relationship public, but despite the fact that they are both happier than they have been for years, they both see problems. House is sure that Cuddy is merely hopped up on the sex and good feelings that are typical early in the relationship and that she will dump him once she realizes what she's gotten herself into. Cuddy is sure that her supervisory role over House is either going to poison their relationship or ruin House's medical skills, and she's uncomfortable with many aspects of House's past, such as the prostitute he's still seeing for non-sexual purposes. House is also not certain he wants to have a role in Rachel Cuddy's life and starts to balk at the responsibility, although towards the end of the season, House and Rachel seem to share a strange bond over a cartoon about pirates.

Throughout the season we see that House chooses his own interests over Cuddy until Cuddy comes down with what seems to be cancer that has metastasized, which will most likely result in her death. It is learned, though, that the tumor is benign and the metastasis was just harmless inflammation, and what was thought to be the cancer spreading was an allergy to antibiotics. Even so, Cuddy is disappointed in House for never truly being there for her, and furthermore that he decided to take Vicodin before showing up for her surgery, and thus ends her relationship with him. House returns not only to his Vicodin habit, but also appears to lose his interest in even the medical puzzles he once found fulfillment in solving.

Thirteen arranges personal leave and the team decides she's off to Rome for experimental treatment for her Huntington's. However, when she doesn't appear on the clinic's patient list, they realize she's disappeared without a trace. A year later, however, House has figured out that Thirteen has been in jail for the past six months, and therefore goes to meet her the day she was due to be released. On their road trip, Thirteen and House catch up, with House continually trying to deduce why she was in jail despite claiming down to excessive prescribing. After a hard reveal by House that Cuddy and him were an item and currently aren't, Thirteen reveals that she killed a man. However, the next day, at the spud gun competition, Thirteen slips in her story by saying "us", which then leads House to solve the puzzle and deduce that Thirteen euthanized her sibling with Huntington's Disease, meaning the original leave was to take care of her dying brother. Even so, House allows her in on the case he was on during the road trip, and to the team's surprise, Thirteen solves the case for them. Afterward, House promises to be there to euthanize Thirteen when the time comes in her own battle with Huntington's.

While Thirteen is absent, Cuddy insists that House hire a new female to replace her for the time being, but when House fires the initial new fellows, Cuddy sticks him with a bright young medical student, Martha M. Masters. This leads to various collisions of personalities when Masters reveals herself to be rather intelligent academically, rather awkward socially, and very persistent about telling the truth. However, her nature tends to lead to contradictions in thought and action, as evidenced when she allows herself to break the rules by falling for a patient while chiding House for using narcotics while on duty and on the hospital's premises. Despite this push and pull, House finally offers Masters a job when she graduates medical school, only to yank it away when she refuses to hand in a log book with a lumbar puncture she didn’t actually perform as a final test from House. However, after doing one more case with House and bending ethics to save her patient, Masters decides to re-evaluate her decision to become a surgeon and to see if she can’t truly excel.

Chase deals with his estrangement from Cameron by engaging in promiscuous sex. After he‘s pranked by a woman who he passed over, and Masters confronts him over his behavior, Chase decides to try celibacy with mixed results.

On the other hand, Wilson seems to be rebuilding his relationship with Sam Carr, only for it to fall apart after a misunderstanding between them over an issue regarding some of her patient files which Wilson feels were falsified but Sam insists were honest mistakes. Wilson decides to fix it by taking in a diabetic cat, and although he was taken out to a bar by House, he finds that he is not ready to date yet.

Feeling that he is a continuing disappointment, Taub divorces his wife. Thrown out of his home, he builds a relationship with Eric Foreman and moves into Foreman‘s spare room. However, when Taub starts dating both a beautiful young CNA, Ruby, and his ex-wife, his life is complicated beyond belief when both women get pregnant.


CastEdit

Main CastEdit

Recurring CharactersEdit

Notable Guest StarsEdit

Major EventsEdit

  • House and Cuddy start a sexual relationship, which they soon announce to the hospital.
  • Thirteen takes personal leave. She misleads the rest of the team that she is seeking treatment for her Huntington’s disease in Rome, but in reality she is leaving to take care of her older brother, who is in the final stages of the disease.
  • House and Cuddy get into their first fight over House’s use of a masseuse who also used to be one of his prostitutes. He finally switches to a new masseuse.
  • House babysits Rachel Cuddy for the first time and it turns into a disaster when she gets into some change and seems to have swallowed some. When the dime doesn’t pass, House later figures she didn’t actually swallow any, but when the dime turns up in her diaper and Cuddy finds it, Rachel points the finger directly at House.
  • After House hires and fires three female fellows in quick succession, Cuddy sticks a medical student, Martha M. Masters, on his team. Despite Masters unfailing honesty, she makes a bigger contribution to the team than the other three members.
  • Sam Carr asks Wilson to review some of her treatment records to please her new supervisor. Wilson finds what appear to be dosing errors that he feels were an attempt by Sam to treat particularly aggressive cancer. He proposes marriage to Sam saying that he admires her for taking those risks, but Sam is taken aback and says they really were errors. She breaks up with him instead.
  • Sanford Wells marries a woman much younger than he is. Chase goes to the wedding and scores with three women. Foreman strikes out.
  • House meets Cuddy’s mother Arlene, with disastrous consequences for all involved.
  • Taub becomes the face of Princeton-Plainsboro when his picture is plastered on billboards all over town. Initially, his wife becomes much more affectionate but he realizes that neither one is enjoying it the way they are supposed to and he decides to ask for a divorce.
  • Someone pranks Chase’s social networking account. He finally finds its one of the women he blew off at the wedding because she said she didn’t sleep with guys after just meeting them.
  • House secretly preps Rachel Cuddy for a pre-school evaluation. She aces the evaluation but the teachers are suspicious. However, Rachel lies rather than tell anyone that House helped her.
  • Cuddy’s mother is admitted with a mysterious illness. After the mother throws House off the case, they must work secretly to help her. Despite a threat by House to end her medical career, Masters finds out about the deception and informs Cuddy’s mother. However, Cuddy manages to convince her mother to stay at the hospital and House manages to successfully diagnose her.
  • Taub fails his board exams in pathology and, facing being fired, turns to Foreman for assistance. However, Taub winds up cheating instead.
  • House tries to pull strings with Sanford Wells to get Rachel Cuddy admitted to an exclusive pre-school. However, in exchange, Wells asks House to go to Career Day. The consequences are disastrous.
  • House loses another patient and figures his relationship with Cuddy is affecting his ability to do his job. He tells Cuddy this, but instead of breaking up, he tells her he would rather be happy than be a good doctor.
  • Cuddy gets a cancer scare and House is AWOL during the whole process. When he finally shows up and the scare turns out to be a false alarm, Cuddy realizes House took Vicodin again. She breaks off the relationship.
  • House descends into a haze of Vicodin, booze and hookers.
  • House marries a Russian immigrant, Dominika Petrova, so she can get her green card.
  • Masters develops a crush on a patient - a professional rodeo bull rider.
  • The team treat a patient who later turns out to be a serial killer.
  • Thirteen is released from prison to find House waiting to drive her to a spud gun competition. House finds out that Thirteen gave her brother a fatal overdose when he was suffering from the final stages of Huntington’s disease and she was sentenced for excessive prescribing because the D.A. couldn’t prove she administered the drugs.
  • Masters graduates medical school. House offers her an internship, but he withdraws it when she won’t falsify records. She goes into a surgical program, but when the patient she was treating gets worse, she returns to finish the case and bends medical ethics to get her patient treated. She leaves to re-evaluate her future.
  • In a desperate attempt to get Cuddy and House back together again, Cuddy’s mother tries to get them to unite against her by threatening to sue the hospital. However, House figures out the plan and when confronted, Cuddy’s mother admits it.
  • House starts taking an untested experimental drug that re-builds muscle tissue. It starts to work.
  • House finds out the rats being tested with the drug have all gotten tumors. He scans himself and finds three growing in his thigh. He tries to operate on himself without success. When no-one else answers his calls, he contacts Cuddy, who gets him to the hospital.
  • Cuddy and House finally confront each other about their breakup. However, when House finds out Cuddy is dating someone new, he crashes his car into her living room and runs off to a tropical island to escape arrest.

False RumorsEdit

  • Initial reports were that the season premiere was going to be called "Thunder Roadtrip" and depict House and Cuddy taking some time off at the beach. The producers went as far as taking promo shots of Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein in order to throw viewers off track. However, all the interaction between House and Cuddy takes place at House's apartment.
  • Jennifer Morrison was supposed to return for a mini-arc, but did not.
  • There was no intimate relationship between Thirteen and Masters.
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo was rumored to be playing the mother of House’s immigration wife, Dominika, but instead played a completely unrelated role.


EpisodesEdit

Image Title Original Airdate U.S. Viewers
(in millions)
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1. "Now What?" September 20, 2010 10.54

Plot: After admitting their deep attraction for each other, both House and Cuddy try to get away from the pressures of the hospital by spending the day together without being distracted by what is going on at the hospital. Meanwhile, due to a colleague’s illness, Princeton Plainsboro is left without a neurosurgeon on site, threatening the hospital’s accreditation as a Level 1 Trauma Center. House works to keep this information from reaching Cuddy as the team attempts treatment to get their sick colleague back to work. When they discover there is more to the illness than they originally suspected House remains elusive, leaving the team on its own.

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2. "Selfish" September 27, 2010 10.18

Plot: When Della (Alyson Stoner), a seemingly healthy and active 14-year-old, suddenly collapses during a skateboarding exhibition, House and his team struggle to diagnose her condition and reassure her parents who already have to cope with their son's terminal illness. After her body rejects a donor lung, and with time running out to save her life, Della's family is left with little hope of securing a new donor and faced with a seemingly impossible decision regarding the fate of both children. Meanwhile, House tries to appease an elderly father and his son at the clinic, and House and Cuddy begin to face the challenges of taking their romantic relationship into the workplace.

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3. "Unwritten" October 4, 2010 10.78

Plot: When Alice Tanner (Amy Irving), the author of a popular children's book series, inexplicably suffers from a seizure moments before an attempt to take her own life, the Princeton-Plainsboro team faces the challenges of evaluating both her underlying medical conditions, as well as her unstable psychological state. Unable to diagnose Alice, House becomes particularly motivated, as he's a fan of her books, and is convinced that the key to unlocking the mysteries of Alice's condition lies in the pages of her most recent novel. Meanwhile, House takes Cuddy on a double date with Wilson and his girlfriend, Sam (guest star Cynthia Watros), and makes a discovery that proves that life imitates art as the couple continues to make compromises in order to make their relationship work.

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4. "Massage Therapy" October 11, 2010 9.69

Plot: When a patient named Margaret McPherson is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro after suffering severe and uncontrollable vomiting, House and the team make unexpected discoveries about her identity as they assess her symptoms. When the symptoms don't improve, the team looks to the patient's medical history to unearth more about her past. Meanwhile, House gives Chase's new hire a cold welcome, and a visit from House's massage therapist forces House and Cuddy to confront the reservations in their relationship.

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5. "Unplanned Parenthood" October 18, 2010 9.65

Plot: A newborn baby is in deep distress and nothing the neo-natal intensive care unit does seems to help. However, when the baby’s health cycles from better to worse, the team starts to realize that the real problem may be elsewhere. Meanwhile, House’s first attempt to babysit Rachel Cuddy turns into a disaster when it appears that his negligence places Rachel’s health at risk, and he must monitor her constantly to insure Cuddy doesn’t find out about it. The hunt for Thirteen’s replacement continues with House rejecting Foreman’s choice out of hand just to make sure Foreman’s authority is only illusory. When the task of hiring a replacement falls to Taub, he tries to manipulate the master manipulator to try to convince House it was his idea to hire a new pediatrician.

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6. "Office Politics" November 8, 2010 9.63

Plot: When a campaign manager falls ill with liver failure and temporary paralysis in the midst of an election race, the team must look to the managers candidate and his surprising announcement to solve the case. Meanwhile, Cuddy forces House to hire a new female fellow, one who has past connection with Taub. Chase enjoys watching Masters get insulted by House. Taub also tires of Foreman's insults about his age and challenges him to a game of basketball. Taub loses to Foreman 7-11 but Foreman realizes that Taub‘s sudden concern about his age is misdirected anger against Masters. Chase, Foreman and Taub get caught breaking into a patient's home and get arrested, leaving House alone with Masters to try to work out a treatment plan.

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7. "A Pox on Our House" November 15, 2010 10.77

Plot: A girl is admitted with symptoms that appear to indicate smallpox, and the CDC institutes a lockdown. However, House is skeptical. When the doctor in charge forbids House's team from diagnosing, Masters believes he has an ulterior motive. House, convinced he is right, he breaks quarantine, seemingly at the risk of his own life. Meanwhile, Wilson and Sam re-examine their relationship while treating a young chemotherapy patient. House worries that Cuddy has uncovered his deception with a previous patient and the effect it will have on his relationship.

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8. "Small Sacrifices" November 22, 2010 9.24

Plot: A patient is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro after re-enacting the Crucifixion. The team finds the diagnosis, but the treatment will test the patient‘s faith. House, Cuddy, Sam, Wilson, and the team attend the Chairman of the Board‘s wedding, and Wilson's relationship with Sam unexpectedly changes, while Taub questions his wife's friendship with a member of her infidelity support group. After getting caught up in another lie, House can’t convince Cuddy that “work lies” should be treated differently from “relationship lies” and instead has to try to convince Cuddy that she will lie to serve her own purposes when it suits her.

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9. "Larger than Life" January 17, 2011 10.52

Plot: The team treat a man who collapsed after selflessly saving a fellow commuter who had fallen on railway tracks. House is sure that the man’s selflessness is a symptom of a much deeper condition, while Masters insists that anyone is capable of a random act of heroism and focuses instead on the more prosaic symptoms, fighting with House all the while about the proper way of going about the diagnosis. Meanwhile, House’s hypochondriac clinic patient turns out to be Cuddy’s Mom and he finds himself at a loss for words when he’s required to sit in on Cuddy’s birthday dinner with her mother and Wilson.

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10. "Carrot or Stick" January 24, 2011 10.45

Plot: An instructor at a military style detention camp collapses. The team is stumped until one of the teenagers at the camp is admitted with similar symptoms and the team finds something else they have in common. Meanwhile, Chase's womanizing seems to catch up with him when embarrassing photos show up on a social networking site and he desperately tracks down his recent encounters to find out who is responsible. House starts to seem genuinely concerned about Rachel Cuddy when Lisa Cuddy starts worrying about whether Rachel will get into a prestigious pre-school, so House starts coaching Rachel to improve her chances.

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11. "Family Practice" February 7, 2011 12.33

Plot: Cuddy's mother Arlene is back, and Cuddy insists that House deal with her mother's recent symptoms by coming up with a diagnosis that will satisfy her. Cuddy forbids House from relying on a diagnosis of psychosomatic illness. However, House wonders if Arlene's condition is related to the fact that when they last met, she accepted that she had drunk enough alcohol to pass out. Meanwhile, Arlene reveals that she has had a lengthy affair with a married man that she has frequently discussed with Julia but kept from Lisa, leaving Lisa to wonder how close her relationship to her mother really is. However, when Mother Cuddy throws House off of her case, House must play on the fears of his entire team in order to make one desperate stab at treating her. Meanwhile, it appears Taub has found a way to earn a little extra money.

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12. "You Must Remember This" February 14, 2011 9.86

Plot: When a waitress (guest star Tina Holmes) with a perfect memory suffers temporary paralysis, her older sister (Claire Rankin) visits her in the hospital, which triggers high stress levels and even more health complications. The patient’s sharp memory proves detrimental when a grudge she’s been holding against her sibling gets in the way of receiving proper medical treatment, and Masters discovers that patching a broken sisterhood may prove to be more complex than diagnosing the patient. Meanwhile, Foreman volunteers to help Taub prepare for a make-up exam for his pathology boards, but wonders how Taub failed an examination on work he performs every day. House, determined to help Wilson get back in the dating scene, discovers Wilson’s secret new companion.

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13. "Two Stories" February 21, 2011 10.41

Plot: Cuddy's attraction to House has worn a bit thin and when he behaves as usual Cuddy tells him she's fed up with his selfishness. In an attempt to do a good deed, House agrees to attend a career day at an exclusive private school and proceeds to tell various medical stories of questionable accuracy to the children. In the process, House also pokes fun at various cultural references, such as the movie "A Few Good Men" and "Pulp Fiction." However, the experience for everyone involved soon starts to resemble a disaster movie of epic proportions. House winds up in the principal’s office with a young couple who want to know about why House’s relationship with Cuddy is suffering. However, despite the disaster at career day, House comes out of it with a new appreciation for how important Cuddy is to him. In the middle of all this, the team tries to treat a patient with increasingly severe breathing problems and are hampered by House’s distraction with his relationship problems.

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14. "Recession Proof" February 28, 2011 11.01

Plot: Cuddy wins an award and wants House to attend the presentation and seemingly will go to any length to make sure he shows up. However, it appears House has plans to make the award ceremony a night to remember. The team treat a patient who even ultra-trusting Martha Masters thinks is being dishonest, and it turns out he has lied to his wife that he has given up a lucrative job in real estate for blue collar work. Although his initial symptoms appear to be explained by occupational exposure, when he takes a turn for the worse House has to decide whether his relationship or his patients are more important. New roommates Foreman and Taub try to settle into a routine, but wind up getting on each other‘s nerves. Chase starts to push Masters about her naiveté and inexperience, but Masters stars pushing back at Chase's womanizing and lack of respect for women and in the end, they wind up teaching each other an important lesson.

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15. "Bombshells" March 7, 2011 11.08

Plot: House treats a teenager who coughs up blood during a basketball game, but he's distracted when Cuddy has symptoms of her own and has to go through her own diagnosis. The character's hopes, fears and aspirations start playing out as fantasies and dreams. When Cuddy’s prognosis gets worse, House can‘t bring himself to face her until he turns to an "old friend."

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16. "Out of the Chute" March 14, 2011 10.41

Plot: House has to deal with both his breakup with Cuddy and his return to his Vicodin habit, both of which quickly become known to his team. He deals with his problem by checking into a hotel and ordering a steady stream of booze, Vicodin and prostitutes. Wilson tries to pick up the pieces and once again suggests they start living together. The team is left alone to treat the victim of a rodeo accident who also has an underlying neurological problem. Foreman once again tries to assert his authority over the other fellows, only to see Chase once again push back. Masters has to come to terms with both her astonishment that House is openly allowed to use narcotics while working at the hospital and her sexual attraction to the patient.

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17. "Fall from Grace" March 21, 2011 9.49

Plot: A homeless man with history of drug abuse is admitted to hospital with burns and scars on his chest. Meanwhile, House presents to the team to a woman called Dominika played by Karolina Wydra, who appears to be his fiance. As the patient gets worse, the team must find his history in order to understand his situation. On the other hand, Cuddy reveals her guilt to Wilson about breaking up with House.

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18. "The Dig" April 11, 2011 8.93

Plot: House finds out that as part of her "leave of absence" Thirteen spent the last half of it in jail. House finds out she pled guilty to a charge of excessive prescribing, but realizes that she was charged with another crime and wants to know what she really did. Thirteen puts up her usual wall of privacy and shuts him out. In an attempt to bring her out, he keeps her away from the hospital by enlisting her skills in controlled combustion to help build a championship calibre "spud gun" to beat one of House's younger rivals who has won the contest for several years running. While House is away, the team treats a science teacher with a respiratory problem who is a hoarder, and finds something even more interesting hidden in the hoard. Foreman is astounded when Taub starts dating a beautiful woman half his age, is even more astounded when Taub stands her up, and is entirely shocked when he finds out why.

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19. "Last Temptation" April 18, 2011 8.80

PlotMartha M. Masters has finally reached her goal of completing medical school, but now she is faced with an unexpected choice. House has posted an opening on his team for an intern, but all the candidates realize that House doesn't want an intern, he wants Masters. Instead of continuing on her original path to be a surgeon, Masters decides to accept the unique opportunity to be on House's team. Her first case is a 16 year old girl who gets sick just before she plans to leave on a solo circumnavigation of the world. In the patient, Masters sees another person who excelled at a very young age, and Masters starts to look to the patient for career advice. The patient's parents see the illness as only a small blip on their daughter's plans and keep acting as if her increasingly severe illness is only a minor hurdle to their daughter's ambitious goals. This leads to a bold move on Masters' part when she makes a decision that not even House sees coming regarding their patient's treatment. Meanwhile, Thirteen gets her license back, but to cover for her, House says she‘s been in rehab. House and Wilson have a bet to see who will be the first to "chicken out".

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20. "Changes" May 2, 2011 8.57

PlotArlene Cuddy returns and House andCuddy's jobs are in danger when Arlene threatens to sue the hospital. Cuddy, House and Wilson decide that appeasement is the best course of action, but when they take a conciliatory approach, Arlene's demands for compensation keep escalating. Meanwhile, House and the team treat a recent lottery winner who has reunited with an old girlfriend who Thirteen thinks is just interested in the patient's new found wealth.

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21. "The Fix" May 9, 2011 7.94

Plot: House and Wilson bet on a boxing match, but after the fight, Wilson insists he's won because he's backed the fighter who was given the decision. However, House refuses to pay up because he claims the fight was fixed. Wilson gives him one day to prove he's right or pay up. House goes to the losing fighter to look for clues and winds up trying to restore the fighter's career instead. This leaves the team to deal with the case of a missile scientist who is suffering from mysterious symptoms, leaving the team to believe that House is hooked on a new drug.

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22. "After Hours" May 16, 2011 8.92

Plot: A woman Thirteen knew in prison shows up at her apartment in need of urgent medical attention. However, the friend is running from the police and if she goes to the hospital, she will be going back to jail. She turns to Chase for help. Meanwhile, House finds out the compound that has restored the muscle in his leg has been causing tumors in the rats its been tested on. Meanwhile, Taub deals with a natural but unexpected side effect of his relationship with Ruby, the young CNA.

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23. "Moving On" May 23, 2011 9.11

Plot: Well-known performance artist Afsoun Hamidi (guest star Shohreh Aghdashloo) is admitted to the hospital. House is intrigued enough to take her case even though he's confined to a hospital bed. When the team learns that her symptoms may have been self-inflicted as part of a documentary for her latest performance piece, and later find evidence that the patient has been doing research on House, they begin to question whether treatments are necessary and if they are unwittingly participating in the creation of a piece of her art. Meanwhile, Cuddy’s insistence that House deal with the fallout of their break-up prompts House to do something very unexpected, a move that could change his relationship with Cuddy and Wilson permanently.

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