A Pox on Our House

Season 7, Episode 7 -  Air Date: 11/15/2010
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After a 200-year-old medicine jar found on an off-shore shipwreck shatters in a teenage girl‘s palm, she is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for symptoms closely linked to smallpox. When the Center for Disease Control‘s Dr. Dave Broda institutes a lockdown on the hospital and suspends House‘s team‘s ability to diagnose, Masters grows suspicious of Broda‘s motives and becomes convinced that the patient is suffering from a different disease. The girl‘s father soon experiences similar symptoms, and House is forced to make a precarious decision that puts his own life in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Wilson and Sam comfort a 6-year-old chemotherapy patient who prompts them to examine their relationship.

‘House‘ Fan Columnist: Almost Dying Changes Nothing

How can you tell a sweeps month episode of House from a regular episode? Well, add in a dash of epidemic, put House in danger, kill a patient, and mix in a scantily clad woman.  In this week‘s episode, "A Pox on our House," we have all four pieces of the sweeps puzzle.  Of course, never for a second did I worry that House was in actual danger. The real Housian parts of this episode were his reactions to the possibility that he might die. And Cuddy‘s piece in that brought over from last week‘s episode. Now, there‘s no way that this argument is the end of their relationship, but it did throw an undeniable kink in the way things have been going, which I‘m assuming will be resolved by next week‘s episode aptly named "Small Sacrifices."
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