House and the team treat a woman who suffers from a sudden paralysis of the hands that causes an injury to her daughter while she's spotting her at an indoor rock-climbing wall. As House probes the woman and her injured daughter for any leads as to what might be causing her condition, House is convinced that the woman is withholding information. When the woman's daughter reveals some very descriptive details about her mother's personal life, House isn't so sure the woman hides anything about herself from the people around her, especially her daughter. As the team runs tests to find out what caused her paralysis, the woman loses her eyesight and her system begins to shut down, and House and the team are baffled as to whether it is the woman herself, or her own physiology that is lying to them. Meanwhile, House lets his team participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange, but he puts his own twist on the holiday tradition. Written by
Blue, taken from the FOX website.
Did You Know?
The indoor rock climbing scene at the beginning was filmed at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing in Thousand Oaks, California (the tallest indoor climbing gym in Southern California). She is climbing on "The Prow", a 45' slightly overhanging wall with lead and top-rope routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.12. See more
In the beginning of the episode, during the climbing scene, it is show that the rope runs out, thus leading to the fall. This physically impossible while top-roping. See more
Dr. Lawrence Kutner
[referring to a wrapped box on House's desk
Who's that from?
Dr. Gregory House
Santa evidently. I worship him you know. Or is that Satan. I get them confused.
References It's a Wonderful Life
Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas
Written by Deanie Parker
Performed by The Staple Singers See more