It's election season, and in the midst of a tight campaign, an incumbent New Jersey senator's campaign manager falls ill with liver failure and temporary paralysis. Cuddy pushes House to add a female doctor to his team by hiring brilliant third-year medical student Martha Masters in Thirteen's absence. House and the team are wary of the young doctor's lack of experience and medical perspective, but are forced to give their new by-the-book teammate a chance to prove herself. After the campaigning senator makes a surprising announcement, House and the team look to the candidate to find clues about the patient's condition. Meanwhile, Foreman learns that Taub has a past connection to Masters, and in an effort to save his patient's life, House must make a critical decision that may compromise his relationship with Cuddy. Written by
Did You Know?
Reference to Sherlock Holmes when the patient asks House how many high functioning heroin users does he know? See more
When considering schistosomiasis during the differential, Dr. Taub says "... tropical bacteria like schistosomiasis". Schistosomiasis is a disease caused by parasitic flatworms in the genus Schistosoma, not by bacteria. See more
How can we ask our patients to trust us, if we're not honest with them?
Dr. Chris Taub
How can we ask a patient to trust us, after we tell him he can't trust us? Fine. Tell him. Clear your conscience because that's what's important.
References Pippi Longstocking
I Start to Run
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Plays as Taub and Foreman play basketball See more