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House Episode: "Lockdown"

Season 6, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: When the hospital goes into lockdown after a newborn disappears from the nursery, House and his team members must remain where they are. This gives them time to reflect on their pasts, their relationships and their regrets. Hugh Laurie directed.
Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2010
Guest Cast Vernee Watson: Nurse Smits Riki Lindhome: Sarah Shelly Cole: Nurse Maldonado Neill Barry: Donald Riley Thomas Stewart: Walker David Strathairn: Nash
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Season 6, Episode 17
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Length: 44:05
Aired: 4/12/2010
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House Episode Recap: "Knight's Fall" Season 6, Episode 17

Wilson's ex-wife returns as his new girlfriend, and House tries to sabotage their relationship

Wilson's ex-wife returns to his life as his new girlfriend, and House is less than thrilled about it. Meanwhile, House and the doctors visit a Renaissance village after one of its knights in shining armor suffers a mysterious seizure.

 The Patient

Following a medieval swordfight in a Renaissance village, a knight named William is victorious in his battle. But when the queen comes to congratulate him, his eyes begin to hemorrhage and he passes out. The fictional world comes to a halt as an ambulance is called and William is brought to Princeton-Plainsboro.

During an MRI, William vomits and the team suspects food poisoning may have played a role. Foreman and Thirteen visit the Renaissance village to gather samples and find a pile of puke in William's camping site. Within the vomit, they find a plastic cow eye — amongst other nasty things — which the king, Miles, made them eat the night before as a ritual.

William develops a rash and the doctors think it's the lethal bacteria known as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (better known as MRSA).

Wilson Recycles Love

House wakes up and heads into the kitchen stark naked, where he runs into a blonde woman, Sam (Cynthia Watros, who plays Libby on Lost), exiting Wilson's room. He introduces himself -- still naked -- and eventually throws on an apron during their exchange of formalities.

At first, House thinks she's just a new woman Wilson is dating, but it doesn't take long for him to realize Wilson was trying to hide her from him because she's his ex-wife Samantha. "The soulless harpy you were married to before we met?" House asks.

Sam tells Wilson she wants to get to know House better -- namely because she thinks Wilson hid her from him -- so Wilson invites him to join them for dinner, and adds that he doesn't need House to protect him from getting hurt again. Though Wilson fully expects him to be his usually selfish self, he never would have guessed House would show up with a transgendered woman as his date. But the plan backfires on House when it turns out that his date has a lot in common with Sam and Wilson and they wind up having a fun evening.

House tries to make it up to them by making dinner at the apartment, but the second Wilson steps away, House shares his true feelings with Sam by telling her she's a stone-cold bitch and that there's no way he'll allow her to hurt Wilson again like she did in the past. Sam seems to take it all with in stride because she hates House just as much. But when Wilson returns, they put on their fakest smiles and continue with their evening.

After House has Lucas do some digging on Sam, she shows up at House's office to make the civil request that he at least let her and Wilson see where this newly recycled relationship is going. After Sam leaves, House is about to open her confidential files, but after a moment of thought, he throws them away.

House Goes Renaissance

The doctors rule out MRSA, and a few other environmental theories after running some more tests. House is still convinced William's condition was caused by environmental factors, so he sends Chase and Thirteen to the patient's apartment. There they discover the knight is also a witch who has been dabbling in alchemy.

House and Thirteen head to the Renaissance village — this time in costume — and visit the village alchemist. Turns out the guy running the place has zero clue what anything is and apparently sold King Miles hemlock thinking it was a wild carrot. The docs automatically assume Miles purposefully tried to poison Samuel with the hemlock because of the knight's very obvious crush on his fiancée Shannon. But treatment for the hemlock doesn't work, so poisoning is ruled out.

House's light-bulb moment comes when he realizes that William has been juicing up on steroids. Thirteen is confused as to why he would be willing to break his knight's code, but not be willing to come clean to Shannon about his love for her. He says it's because Miles can provide her a much better life. Noble, yes. But as Thirteen also points out, it's thoroughly idiotic.

What did you think of this week's episode? Do you like the new story line with Wilson, Sam and House? How do you think things will turn out for the couple?

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Wilson's ex-wife returns as his new girlfriend, and House tries to sabotage their relationship

Wilson's ex-wife returns to his life as his new girlfriend, and House is less than thrilled about it. Meanwhile, House and the doctors visit a Renaissance village after one of its knights in shining armor suffers a mysterious seizure.

 The Patient

Following a medieval swordfight in a Renaissance village, a knight named William is victorious in his battle. But when the queen comes to congratulate him, his eyes begin to hemorrhage and he passes out. The fictional world comes to a halt as an ambulance is called and William is brought to Princeton-Plainsboro.

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