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.
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Did You Know?
House sang "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" in a more baritone voice near the end of the episode: "God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay. Remember, Christ, our savior was born on Christmas day to save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray..." See more
When Dr. Taub is intubating the patient when her lymph nodes block her airway, he stands behind her and forgets to remove the pillow from under her neck, one needs to extend the neck to intubate. Also he holds the laryngoscope in the wrong way , the blade should face the leg of the patient. See more
Dr. Lawrence Kutner
[referring to a wrapped box on House's desk
Who's that from?
Dr. Gregory House
Santa, obviously, 'cause you know I worship him. No wait, I mean Satan. I always get them confused.
References A Christmas Story
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Written by J. Fred Coots
and Haven Gillespie
Performed by Ramsey Lewis Trio See more