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2004, TV Show

House Episode: "Wilson"

Season 6, Episode 10
Episode Synopsis: Wilson works on a case involving his old friend (Joshua Malina), and he makes a bet with House that the diagnosis is not the return of cancer. Meanwhile, Cuddy has questions about real estate, so she turns to Wilson.
Original Air Date: Nov 30, 2009
Guest Cast Christina Vidal: Sandy Marnette Patterson: Ashley Anna Khaja: Dr. D'Razio Willie C. Carpenter: Del Joshua Malina: Tucker Robert Katims: Saul Katherine La Nasa: Melissa
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Season 6, Episode 10
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Length: 43:56
Aired: 11/30/2009
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House Episode Recap: "The Down Low" Season 6, Episode 10

When a drug dealer collapses in the middle of exchange, his partner brings him to be treated at Princeton-Plainsboro. Meanwhile, the team plays a practical joke on Forman, and House and Wilson compete for the same woman in their new building.

The Patient
This week's episode starts when a drug dealer, Mickey (Ethan Embry), appears to have been shot, but he really just mysteriously collapsed. His partner in crime, Eddie, accompanies Mickey as he is evaluated by House, who quickly deducts that the two are drug dealers. House determines that Mickey has induced vertigo (he collapses when he hears loud noises), and has the team test his ears. House, on the other hand, pretends he's Jack Bauer and interrogates Eddie with operating room lights in hopes that he'll tell him if Mickey uses the drugs he deals. They speak in textile code words about the "culotte" they deal (i.e. cocaine), but Eddie assures House that Mickey never touched the product. 

Foreman Feels Unappreciated
During brainstorming, Foreman finds Thirteen's pay stub (which is higher than his) and thinks Thirteen planted it to get him going. Foreman shows it to Taub, but other than Thirteen's middle name being Beauregard, Taub thinks nothing of it because he says he makes the same amount. Foreman asks Chase, who's now sporting a little boy's haircut, what he makes shortly after. And as expected, it's more than Foreman. Foreman goes straight to Cuddy's office to ask for a raise, and she says that since no other offer is on the table, he'll have to wait until his review.

Mickey, who is extremely anxious to leave, requests a discharge, but Thirteen and Chase tail him through the seedy part of town. During the car ride, we learn that Thirteen, Chase and Taub are all in on this fake pay stub that was planted in order to bring Foreman down off his high horse. But the car ride is cut short when Thirteen runs a red light and gets pulled over.

House and Wilson Meet Their New Neighbor
Now in a new apartment with House, Wilson meets a new neighbor named Nora. The two seem to be hitting it off, and Wilson asks her out. But Nora insists that Wilson bring his "partner" along to dinner. Wilson tries to tell her he's not gay, but she's not buying it.

When Wilson tells House of his encounter with their new neighbor, House seizes the opportunity to implement his well-thought out schemes. He strategically bumps into Nora, backs Wilson in denying they are a gay couple, but then has her help him bring up a giant framed poster of A Chorus Line. Wilson confronts House about it, and House admits he's going to pretend they're a closeted couple, become best friends, get drunk and ultimately have sex with her. Wilson tries to play the "I saw her first" card, and the two wind up competing for her attention.

Wilson tries to tell Nora about House's plan, but she thinks Wilson is just jealous of the time she's spending with his man. House takes Nora out to dinner to discuss how hard his relationship with Wilson has been, and in walks Wilson to give House a taste of his own medicine. Wilson not only publically proclaims his love for House in the middle of the restaurant, but proceeds to get down on one knee and propose to him with a ring. Nora leaves to let them talk, and Wilson snaps the ring box closed, takes Nora's seat, and proceeds to finish her wine. Ha.

Mickey Takes a Turn for the Worst
Mickey returns to the hospital as his condition worsens, and more tests are run. Mickey is experiencing multiple aneurysms, and House realizes Mickey is on beta blockers to control his stress levels. Mickey says it's because he has trouble doing bad things to good people, but House soon realizes he's lying. Turns out Mickey is an undercover cop who has been working to bust a huge drug lord for 16 months. With a massive sting scheduled to go down the next night, Mickey refuses to give the team any details about his environment that would help with the diagnosis because it could risk everything he worked for.

The team turns their attention to Mickey's friend Eddie for information on Mickey's environmental conditions. Thirteen tries to drug him to make him think he is also sick, but Eddie is on to her. With the idea of his friend drowning in his own blood, he takes the risk and brings Thirteen to where Mickey lives — a dry cleaner. She tries to gather samples, but another drug dealer catches the two of them there. Thirteen thinks quick and pretends she's a hooker, and the other drug dealer dismisses the whole thing.

Mickey tells Eddie he shouldn't have risked bringing Thirteen there, but Eddie says he did it because they're friends. Eddie even offers to stay with Mickey during the big deal the following night, but Mickey encourages him to go, knowing full and well that a sting is about to go down.

When Nora shows up to see House at work, House comes clean about his plan to pretend he was gay to mess with Wilson — and cop a feel of her boobs. But as he bitterly leaves, House has his light bulb moment and realizes Mickey has an autoimmune disease that is irreversible. Mickey calls his wife who watches him take his last breath while the camera cuts to Eddie and the crew being busted by the police.

Foreman Gets the Last Laugh
Foreman tells the team that he told Cuddy he had an offer from another hospital, but was bluffing — and she called his bluff. So Foreman says he's leaving. Feeling bad for costing Foreman his job, Thirteen, Chase and Taub confess to Cuddy about their practical joke and asks her to give him a raise. Cuddy says she can't just give Foreman a raise, so the three say the raise can be taken from their salaries. Cuddy agrees, but as they turn to leave, she says Foreman never told her about any other offer. Foreman is all smiles as the team walks out and learn they've just been burned.

What did you think of the post-break episode? Were you hoping for more about the House-Cuddy-Lucas triangle? What did you think of the patient? Do you like Chase's new haircut? Discuss!

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When a drug dealer collapses in the middle of exchange, his partner brings him to be treated at Princeton-Plainsboro. Meanwhile, the team plays a practical joke on Forman, and House and Wilson compete for the same woman in their new building.

The Patient
This week's episode starts when a drug dealer, Mickey (Ethan Embry), appears to have been shot, but he really just mysteriously collapsed. His partner in crime, Eddie, accompanies Mickey as he is evaluated by House, who quickly deducts that the two are drug dealers. House determines that Mickey has induced vertigo (he collapses when he hears loud noises), and has the team test his ears. House, on the other hand, pretends he's Jack Bauer and interrogates Eddie with operating room lights in hopes that he'll tell him if Mickey uses the drugs he deals. They speak in textile code words about the "coolats" they deal (i.e. cocaine), but Eddie assures House that Mickey never touched the product. 

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Premiered: November 16, 2004, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: He has little patience for patients, but misanthropic Gregory House is a brilliant diagnostician who probes life-and-death medical mysteries while 'CSI'-style graphics follow each disease's progression. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer is one of the executive producers.

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