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House Episode: "5 to 9"

Season 6, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: A day at the hospital, as seen by Cuddy, who must deal with hospital issues and staff disputes while juggling personal issues. Lucas: Michael Weston.
Original Air Date: Feb 8, 2010
Guest Cast Anthony Tyler Quinn: Eli Morgan Kim Estes: Hall Tracy Vilar: Nurse Regina Maurice Godin: Dr. Hourani Nigel Gibbs: Sanford Wells Patrick St. Esprit: Tannenbaum Bernardo Verdugo: Martin John Lacy: Dr. Dave Thomas Liz Benoit: Nurse Anne Jeremy Howard: Oscar J.D. Jackson: Ronald Ron Perkins: Dr. Simpson Mark Espinoza: Stan
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Season 6, Episode 14
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Length: 44:03
Aired: 2/8/2010
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House Episode Recap: "Private Lives" Season 6, Episode 14

The team treats a famous blogger, but things become difficult as her condition continues to worsen and she insists on discussing all procedures and doctors on her blog. Meanwhile, House and Wilson learn secrets about each other, and the two of them go speed dating along with Chase.

The Patient
After finding spontaneous bruising on her face and coughing up blood, a famous blogger named Frankie (That '70s Show alum Laura Prepon) is brought into Princeton Plainsboro. Thirteen and Taub go to search her apartment and suspect it's the rat poison she had been disposing of. Throughout her stay, Frankie continues to blog her experience about her treatment, even if it means posting the negatives aspects of the doctors.

Wilson and the Wood Nymph
When Wilson learns House is going to spend his downtime watching porno, he tells House to join him at speed dating. House begrudgingly agrees and finds Wilson also invited Chase along to help him get back in to the dating game. But according to House, Chase is far too pretty to partake in speed dating. Chase isn't buying that women are solely attracted to him based on looks, so he makes a bet with House and acts like a complete a--hole during the mini-dates to prove it. But Chase loses a hundred dollars when he receives a stack of call-back numbers despite his jerky behavior. Wilson and House aren't so lucky considering one took the role of a therapist and the other didn't lack in social niceties. You can figure out which had which problem.

The next day at the hospital, House makes a scene over the fact that Wilson returned his porno. But later, House tells Wilson he returned to the video store to get the porno back only to discover his roommate returned only two of the three and said he lost one. Leave it to House to put two and two together and figure out the reason Wilson did away with the third video was because Wilson stars in it: Cut to a college-aged Wilson dressed as a forest nymph (complete with antlers) frolicking through the woods with a catch phrase, "Be not afraid." Turns out he was helping out a college buddy finish a film assignment, but the guy later added some raunchy stunt double footage so he could sell it as a porno. House promises not to say a word, but next thing you know, Wilson's office is decorated in posters from the porn and the entire hospital is mocking him.

Time is Ticking
After Frankie suffers from kidney failure, Chase realizes something is up with her heart valves and they need to be replaced with either pig or plastic valves asap. She turns to her blog to post the doctor's recent findings, much to her boyfriend Taylor's dismay, but things go from bad to worse when the doctors suspect she has advanced lymphoma. She agrees to try an experimental treatment, but when that fails, House discovers her liver is failing and can't figure out the cause. She now has only three or four days to live, and after reading her blog, which tells every facet of her life inside and out, House is stumped.

Wilson Wants Revenge
Mortified by the porno debacle, Wilson goes to Chase for some dirt on House. The only thing they discover is that House is hiding the fact that he's reading a book of sermons written by a Unitarian minister. The only thing is they can't figure out why. Chase calls the author for copies the out-of-print book and the team pokes fun at House.

Wilson finally confronts House about the book, and House brushes it off as no big deal. But Wilson keeps digging only to discover that the Unitarian minister who wrote it is House's biological father. He asks House why someone as brazen as he is wouldn't just call his father and talk to him rather than read a book of what House considers crap. And that brings us to our House epiphany of the week: Crap.

House's Light Bulb Moment
Immediately following Wilson's mention of the word "crap," House runs off to Frankie's room to inquire about the one aspect of her life she didn't blog about — her bowel movements. Based on her description of how things changed over the months because of what she thought was the result in a change in diet (I'll spare you the descriptive words), it's determined that Frankie has Whipple's disease and can be treated back to health.

After all is well with the patient, Wilson catches up with House to finish their conversation, but he has already figured out that House wasn't reading the book for profound meaning within the sermons. Instead, House was analyzing the writing to see if he could figure out how his father's mind works to see if there's anyone else out there that thinks like him. But according to House, the only thing he found under the God-stuff is more God-stuff.

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The team treats a famous blogger, but things become difficult as her condition continues to worsen and she insists on discussing all procedures and doctors on her blog. Meanwhile, House and Wilson learn secrets about each other, and the two of them go speed dating along with Chase.

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