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House Episode: "Private Lives"

Season 6, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: A blogger (Laura Prepon) who's admitted with unexplained bruises and bleeding blogs about her symptoms and possible diagnoses---and about the doctors treating her. She also solicits advice from her readers about her treatment. This unsettles the team, especially after House and Wilson learn secrets from each other's pasts online. Meanwhile, Chase begins dating again, warily.
Original Air Date: Mar 8, 2010
Guest Cast Catherine Kresge: Joan Anise Fuller: Melodie Christina Vidal: Sandy Tonya Kay: Chloe Elena Evangelo: Belinda Lindsay Halladay: Nicole Gonzalo Menendez: Stuart Tracy Esposito: Leeanne Laura Prepon: Frankie Adam Rothenberg: Taylor
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Season 6, Episode 15
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Length: 44:05
Aired: 3/8/2010
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House Episode Recap: "Black Hole" Season 6, Episode 15

A high school student is admitted to the hospital and suffers from hallucinations. Meanwhile, Taub complains about his wife's distrust, and Wilson tries to furnish his condo.

During a field trip to the planetarium, a high school senior named Nick sneaks in some vodka and shares it with his girlfriend, Abby. Soon, she lands in Princeton-Plainsboro.

The docs suspect excessive drinking may have affected her heart, but her boyfriend vouches that she rarely drinks. Turns out he may be right because the X-rays show she has a black hole in her heart that they can't diagnose.

Abby begins to crash during a test, so they cut her open and manage to massage her heart back to life. Once alcohol abuse is ruled out, their next guess is she has an allergy to something in her system -- Nick's semen. That forces the kids to discuss their sex lives in front of their parents.

Taub is late to work and lies to House by blaming a flat tire, even though he knows House is well aware it's because he was fighting with his wife. He tells Thirteen he's lying because that way he won't have to explain what they are fighting about. Doesn't Taub know House knows everything? Thirteen throws in her two cents and tells Taub that his wife is questioning if he's having an affair because of his past ways.

Turning to Foreman for advice, Taub asks how long it takes for a woman to get over suspicions about his fidelity. Foreman says it only shows she cares, but that doesn't make Taub feel any better because he doesn't seem too keen on waiting for her to get over it.

Taub tries to text his wife from his hospital to give her more attention, but House gets a hold of the cell -- and sext-messages her. Later, Taub asks his wife to stop by for an afternoon quickie in the car, but she hesitates, assuming he had a romp in the car before this. Of course, House breaks up the session by tapping his cane on the window to get Taub back inside to the patient.


When Abby starts showing blood in her urine, they do a full body scan. She starts to hallucinate that she's being sucked into some black hole (similar to the one in her heart and the title of the episode).

Nick remains by her side and she begins to see a little girl (a younger version of herself) who keeps insisting to Abby that she reveal her secret to him. Amid all this, Abby barely notices Nick gets down on one knee and proposes. The whole scene is something straight of one of those creepy kid movies. Nothing's more unsettling than ghostly children delivering cryptic messages.

House wants to use cognitive pattern recognition, in which her brain would clue them in to the problem through her subconscious. Foreman begrudgingly agrees to run the test considering they are at a diagnostic dead end. Once Abby is all hooked up, the doctors can, amazingly, see vague images of what she's thinking.

An hour passes and Abby's mind shows images of the night sky and her dead father. The team can't make anything of it, and House becomes irritable as he struggles to figure out what's failing Abby's system. House even pulls one over on us by feigning his "light-bulb moment" look, only to tell Foreman, "I got nothing."


Finally, while harassing Taub about whether he is having an affair, House has a real light-bulb moment — and this one's a real doozy. He figures out Abby was exposed to a foreign parasite that she's allergic to, except she was given the parasite by Nick's father who travels a lot for his work -- an Egyptian parasite living in his semen, to be precise. To save Abby, the father admits the truth so House can treat her properly — which he does. Nick doesn't take his father's  "we were drunk" excuse very well.

"All things considered, it's actually great news," House says.

That night, Taub proposes to "be better" at marriage to his wife. House, being the all knowing doctor he is, asks Taub the next day if his wife believed him. Taub says she did, and House says, "Good for you." It appears as though House believes him, too — until he sees Taub canoodling with a nurse.

Meanwhile, after House returns all of Wilson's home furnishing rentals to stop letting other people define him, he comes home and sees Wilson let an interior decorator choose all the furniture. House is disappointed — until he sees an organ. House is pleased. And he plays "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum on it as the episode ends.

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A high school student is admitted to the hospital and suffers from hallucinations. Meanwhile, Taub complains about his wife's distrust, and Wilson tries to furnish his condo.

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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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