House Training is a third-season episode, which first aired in the United States on April 24, 2007.
Recap Sửa đổi
The show opens with an African American man running a three card monte. He invites a Latino woman to "find the queen". She guesses correctly, then takes an offer to double-up on her winnings. She finds the queen again, and when given a third chance, she seems utterly confused and frantically repeats "I can't decide" and "I don't know" several times before collapsing onto the sidewalk.
The woman is taken to Princeton-Plainsboro where she recovers. Foreman describes it as abulia - the inability to make decisions - caused by TIA, a blockage of the blood flow to the frontal lobes of the brain. He asks her if she's taking drugs, and any jobs she's had. She lists an extensive list of all her past jobs in reverse chronological order. Dr. House consults with his assistants about the TIA, and they discuss possibilities, considering her tox screen is negative. House notices Wilson talking to a woman outside the window, who turns out to be his second ex-wife trying to give Wilson custody of her dog Hector. House then finds that Wilson is going out with Cuddy on the date that he had previously invited her on and is disappointed she chose Wilson over him. Wilson says he enjoys her company.
House tells his assistants to investigate the woman's lack of free will. On the way to the labs, Foreman runs into his father, who tells him that he's rented a nearby hotel room with his wife, Foreman's mother, who will be turning sixty soon. It is implied that Foreman's mother has Alzheimer's and that Foreman should "talk to her while she still remembers him" since he hasn't been home in eight years. Foreman is upset that his mother doesn't always recognize him, but his father says he should concentrate on the times she does.
At the woman's residence, Foreman finds a crack pipe and volunteers to do the tests, but Chase agrees to do them in his stead so Foreman can be with his family.
House interrogates Cuddy about going to out with Wilson, and House "warns" her about Wilson "always marrying them in the end". He once again asks why she wouldn't go up with him. She says Wilson is a safe choice, and House thinks that it's cool that he's not safe.
Foreman stops by his parents' hotel room, and is welcomed joyously by his mother. However, he is not as joyous. His mother wants to know if he's happy. He says everything is fine. His mother seems lucid.
At the hospital, Foreman tells the woman how she may have arsenic poisoning from her drug abuse, but she says the crack pipe is her boyfriend's. Suddenly her face turns blue and she begins to cough up blood as well as going into respiratory arrest.
The patient tests positive for arsenic, but not enough to cause her symptoms. Cameron and Chase conduct tests while Chase tries to get Cameron to go out with him again, but she's not interested. He says he's going to ask her out every Tuesday. Cameron notes a mass, which means the woman's body is attacking its own white blood cells, meaning she has an autoimmune disease. Foreman gives several possibilities, all which should be treated with steroids, and finally House agrees to the treatment.
House is taking a tour of a house with Wilson's ex-wife. House tries to make like he remembers her and Wilson's first date, but obviously doesn't. Meanwhile, Wilson and Cuddy are at an art gallery. The exhibit is the wrong one, and quite kinky. Wilson stammers several times and begins to flirt with Cuddy. Wilson's ex-wife tells House more about her relationship with Wilson, and how he started out only wanting to be her friend and how he reeled her in. She notes how amazing Wilson was at sex, but how they had sex after they were emotionally attached, which made it harder for her to dump him before they got married. She asks House to ask Wilson to take Hector.
Back at the hospital, Foreman talks to the patient, who thinks Foreman is judging her. She does admit to using drugs occasionally. She thinks he thinks people who don't make it out of the ghetto are not as good as he is. He tells her to go back to school. He shines a light in her eyes and notes that they have a yellow tinge showing her liver is failing. Foreman notes how her brain, lungs, or liver are failing and it can't be an autoimmune disease - it has to be cancer. He suggests total body radiation which, despite the risks, may have the positive side effect of suppressing the renegade immune system if it is an autoimmune disease. House agrees to the treatment and he talks to the woman about the side effects of radiation, but he keeps asking about why she doesn't like Foreman. He eventually pushes a form in front of her to consent, and noting she can't decide, asks her several questions that are much simpler, like who she likes better as James Bond. She begins panicking from her inability to decide and goes passes out again as House tells the nurses that she should be given blood thinners and taken to radiology.
House and Wilson share a coffee as Wilson accuses him of hanging around with his ex. House suggests that Wilson sleep with Cuddy before they start liking each other to "end the chain of exes" before she becomes the fourth ex-Mrs. Wilson.
When Foreman tells House about the pain, House suggests that the woman is septic. Foreman is incredulous, but has to agree. She has an infection and the radiation has wiped out her immune system. House tells Foreman to conduct an echocardiogram and tell the patient that the treatment has killed her.
House is soon thereafter visited by Wilson's ex, and they exchange harsh words over his deception. She tells House how Wilson gave him more attention than her. He tells her to get a new career.
Foreman asks Wilson about how he talks to terminal patients. Wilson tells him not to control how the patient feels, and to wait for her to process the news, then tell her that he will be there to the end. He tells Foreman it's okay to freak out when you've made a bad call and trying to hide it from the patient is a bad idea.
Foreman goes to the woman and tells her she will be dead within a day. Foreman is fully honest with her and explains that she has an infection that has spread to her heart and beyond, and that the radiation exposure killed the immune system she needed to fight it off - it was the worst treatment they could have chosen. Antibiotics need the immune system to work. The infection is everywhere and replacing the organs won't help. However, instead of accepting the news, she begins crying and yells at Foreman to get out. Foreman leaves the room and then punches a large dent in the wall, breaking his hand.
Foreman receives and rejects sympathy from Cameron, who tells him that House went to the ICU. Foreman confronts House, who is still trying to test the patient. House wants to know what they missed, but Foreman stops him. He has the woman moved back to her room because being in ICU won't extend her life. When he gets to her room, she expresses apathy and hostility to him when he asks her forgiveness, although he doesn't expect it. She notes how she didn't make much of an impact with her life. He admits that he does feel superior to people who are still poor, but tells her that he too has made bad decisions, including killing her. However, he got a second chance, and since then he's always wanted to be number one because if he figured he wasn't, they would figure out he didn't belong there. He tells her how small his room felt when he returned home, and he hasn't felt the same about it since he last visited. He wants to distance himself from people who he thinks are just like him. The patient admits she didn't take her second chances because she felt she would have more time. He tells her he's not going to leave her alone to die.
The patient dies and House gets ready to perform an autopsy. Chase offers to get Foreman drunk, but he only wants to go do paperwork. Chase tells Foreman how he talks to God when he feels bad. He reminds Foreman even House was wrong on this case. House finds out that the patient got sepsis from a scratch she got from her bra hook. She died from staphylococcus and "some bad decisions".
House tells Foreman that everyone makes mistakes and that it wouldn't be his last death; that he couldn't forgive Foreman because there's nothing to forgive. He also tells Foreman that in this line of medicine, they will lose more patients than most doctors do.
House and Wilson get into the elevator as House notes he has a dog at home to feed.
Foreman goes to his mother to tell her about his bad deed, but his mother tells him it wasn't his fault and forgives him because she knows he would never hurt anyone on purpose. Foreman asks if she knows who he is and that he is Eric, but she is confused and believes that her son Eric is still a young boy.
Major Events Sửa đổi
- Rodney Foreman returns to the hospital.
- Foreman visits his mother for the first time in eight years.
- House starts hanging out with Wilson's third ex-wife, Bonnie.
- Wilson and Cuddy go to an art gallery.
- It is soon discovered that the patient has a simple infection which leaves Foreman feeling completely guilty.
- Wilson gives Foreman advice on how to tell the patient that she's dying.
- In a moment of anger over his patient's impending demise, Foreman punches a hole in the wall and breaks his finger in the process.
- Foreman reveals that he was previously a thief who stole cars and broke into people's houses but he soon got a second chance, eventually turning his life around.
- With the patient dead, House performs an autopsy to find out what infection killed her.
- House reveals that he's taken in Hector, Wilson and Bonnie's pet dog.
- It's hinted that Foreman's mother suffers from Alzheimer's.
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