Can House save a high powered female executive from the same problem that has left him in constant pain? A new head of the hospital board could cause problems. Clinic cases: A boy and his mute dad.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carly Forlano
Mr. van der Meer
Joshua Miller ...
Ricky van der Meer
Cardiac Surgeon #2


A $100 million dollar donation brings along a new Chairman of the Board to the hospital, with both Cuddy and Wilson seeing a clash coming against House. Meanwhile, as Cameron exercises newly acquired manipulation skills on her colleagues, House and team take a look at a high-ranking business woman experiencing a severe leg pain. In the clinic, House meets a man rendered mute from knee surgery, who sued the hospital successfully. Both may be cured, but somewhat surreptitiously. Written by statmanjeff

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Drama | Mystery


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15 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Two characters, the mute man and his son with strep throat, bear the surname of one of the show's producers, Gerrit van der Meer. See more »


House mispronounces Wernicke's, which should be pronounced with a V and a hard E (Ver-ni-kee's). House pronounces it as "Wer-nicks." See more »


Dr. Robert Chase: You guys don't think it's weird House knew the patient needed a heart transplant before we did any heart tests?
Dr. Allison Cameron: That's House. He knows things.
Dr. Robert Chase: But usually he's putting it in our face, telling us how cleverly he figured it out. This time, nothing. Just "I had a hunch."
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References The Omen (1976) See more »


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Written by Pete Townshend
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Dual plots that add something
26 March 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

House treats a Type A business executive -- worse yet, a female -- whose leg has suddenly gone numb, and the hospital gets a new boss, a pushy, bottom-line multimillionaire who immediately targets House's department for removal. Chi McBride plays the new boss in truly menacing fashion. Meanwhile, the female executive must deal with a lot worse than a numb leg before the finale, and House gets himself in a major heap of trouble by withholding crucial data from his boss, Cuddy, about the female executive, in order to get her on a transplant list. The new boss strongly resembles the Kingpin from DAREDEVIL, and makes a great foil for House to play against in this and upcoming episodes. Cuddy is caught in the crossfire, and Lisa Edelstein gets to do some superior acting as she seeks to defend House and her own position from the tyrannical McBride.

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