A patient is admitted after breaking out in a severe rash triggered by caustic chemical exposure at his blue-collar job. As the team treats him, they discover that he has led his wife to believe that he is still maintaining his once-lucrative real estate career. Meanwhile, Cuddy is honored with an award and needs House to be at the charity event for support, but his attendance is threatened when his patient's battle to survive forces him to question his practice and his own happiness. Also, Chase and Masters teach each other a lesson in forging meaningful personal and professional relationships. Written by
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House rushes into an elevator to hide from Cuddy, and she gives chase on a second elevator. They arrive on the top floor as can be seen with the only down arrow lights at the top of the elevator, but when house talks with her and the camera turns around, you can see the hospital's entrance again. See more
I put making friends and having relationships on hold so I could concentrate on studying. I always thought, there'll be plenty of time for that in the future... but now - when I do want them - I can't even get a date to this charity event. If I can't establish a relationship in my personal life, how will I ever do it with a patient?
Dr. Robert Chase
...Be honest with her. If it comes down to a choice between the brutal truth and hope: side with hope.
References Touch of Evil