Dr. Wilson has made a deal with detective Tritter and now House has a choice: Jail or Rehab. While actively ignoring these options House takes a clinic case from Dr. Cuddy about a dwarf with ear infections. Dr. Cuddy and Dr. Wilson take away House's pain medication hoping to force him to take the deal taking him off of the case while he detoxes. Stuck in his apartment and trying to deal with the pain, the rest of the team with the addition of Cuddy and Wilson stumble while trying to solve the case without House. Foreman and Cameron both visit House on separate occasions to ask for help. The pain becomes to much and House eventually takes painkillers from one of Wilson's patients that has passed away. House solves the case while high on the painkillers proving that the dwarf had growth hormone deficiency. When the bottle of pain medication is empty House goes to Tritter to take the deal, but in Tritter's glee he finds House's mistake and is preparing to take him down.
Did You Know?
Meredith Eaton guest stars in this episode. She is also known for playing a recurring character on NCIS, another show with a curmudgeonly boss who pushes his team to solve puzzles. Unlike House, NCIS's Gibbs has a good heart despite his rough exterior. See more
When House is trying to scam a clinic doc out of Vicodin, the clinic doctor declines because of the hospital's policy of not prescribing opiates to new patients. However, the doctor was ready to provide House Tylenol with codeine. Codeine is an opiate. See more
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