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'''Instant Karma''' is a [[Season 6|sixth]] season episode of [[House (TV series)|''House'']] which airs on October 12, 2009. A wealthy businessman brings his teenage son, who is suffering from inexplicable stomach pains, to [[Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital|Princeton Plainsboro]] and insists on having [[Gregory House|Dr. House]] handle the case. The father of the patient believes the karmic penalty of his financial success is that he is victim to personal tragedy, and that the answer to his son's medical mystery lies in a reverse of fate rather than medical treatment. Meanwhile, [[Eric Foreman|Foreman]] and [[Robert Chase|Chase]] prepare to present information on the [[President Dibala|Dibala]] case.
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'''Instant Karma''' is a [[Season 6|sixth]] season episode of [[House (TV series)|''House'']] which airs on October 12, 2009.A billionaire insists his son be treated by House after several doctors failed to diagnose his dying son. Cuddy appoints House to make all the final diagnostic decisons, although Foreman is still in charge of the department. The father believes that his son's condition is the result of karma, saying that "everything he touches turns to gold" except for when it comes to his family. His son's health continues to decline and House diagnoses his son with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degos_disease Degos], an incurable disease. House says that his son has one more day to live, at most. The father then signs a deal that is guaranteed to make him bankrupt in hopes of making his son's health improve by evening out the success in his life, since he is a strong believer of karma. House soon after diagnoses his son with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiphospholipid_syndrome Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome], a manageable disease. The bankrupt father is later shown with his healthy son happily sharing pizza.
   
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Cuddy also has Foreman conduct a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morbidity_and_mortality morbidity and mortality] conference regarding the Dibala case in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tyrant_(House) The Tyrant]. Foreman privately discusses the matter with Chase, telling him to tie up any loose ends that the participants of the M&M might question. Chase almost admits to Cuddy that he tampered with Dibala's test results but is interrupted. He later finds the documents he needs left on the table in a blank envelope; after asking Foreman, he realises that House has figured out that he killed Dibala and tells him he'll always been in power no matter what.
   
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Thirteen makes plans to travel for an indeterminate amount of time. After her flight plans to Bangkok are cancelled by someone, she tries to find out who. She confronts House, who says that he wanted her gone. House later confronts Foreman who says that he is over the breakup with Thirteen and didn't cancel her plans. Thirteen eventually visits Wilson who admits to the hacking. Wilson says that House needs her on the team, even if he doesn't admit it, and that she is the only one whom House hasn't influenced negatively in some way. Later, he confronts House about it, leading him to admit that he cancelled it from Wilson's office. The episode ends with Thirteen boarding a plane headed for Bangkok.
 
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Instant Karma
Instant Karma
Director(s)
Unknown
Writer(s)
Unknown
Airdate
October 12, 2009
Episode Number
6.04(114)
TV.com Rating
?/10
Guest Star(s)
None
Final Diagnosis
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Zebra Factor
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Instant Karma is a sixth season episode of House which airs on October 12, 2009.A billionaire insists his son be treated by House after several doctors failed to diagnose his dying son. Cuddy appoints House to make all the final diagnostic decisons, although Foreman is still in charge of the department. The father believes that his son's condition is the result of karma, saying that "everything he touches turns to gold" except for when it comes to his family. His son's health continues to decline and House diagnoses his son with Degos, an incurable disease. House says that his son has one more day to live, at most. The father then signs a deal that is guaranteed to make him bankrupt in hopes of making his son's health improve by evening out the success in his life, since he is a strong believer of karma. House soon after diagnoses his son with Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome, a manageable disease. The bankrupt father is later shown with his healthy son happily sharing pizza.

Cuddy also has Foreman conduct a morbidity and mortality conference regarding the Dibala case in The Tyrant. Foreman privately discusses the matter with Chase, telling him to tie up any loose ends that the participants of the M&M might question. Chase almost admits to Cuddy that he tampered with Dibala's test results but is interrupted. He later finds the documents he needs left on the table in a blank envelope; after asking Foreman, he realises that House has figured out that he killed Dibala and tells him he'll always been in power no matter what.

Thirteen makes plans to travel for an indeterminate amount of time. After her flight plans to Bangkok are cancelled by someone, she tries to find out who. She confronts House, who says that he wanted her gone. House later confronts Foreman who says that he is over the breakup with Thirteen and didn't cancel her plans. Thirteen eventually visits Wilson who admits to the hacking. Wilson says that House needs her on the team, even if he doesn't admit it, and that she is the only one whom House hasn't influenced negatively in some way. Later, he confronts House about it, leading him to admit that he cancelled it from Wilson's office. The episode ends with Thirteen boarding a plane headed for Bangkok.

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