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Recession Proof

Season 7, Episode 14 -  Air Date: 2/28/2011
3 Ratings

Synopsis

From FOX: A patient is admitted after breaking out in a severe rash triggered by caustic chemical exposure at his blue-collar job. As the team treats him, they discover that he has led his wife to believe that he is still maintaining his once-lucrative real estate career.

‘House‘ Fan Columnist: Your Love is My Drug

Do we always get what we deserve? Or do we get what we get? Can we have it all? This week‘s House seems to address those questions, framing them in our ever-flailing economic circumstances, and more specifically, the 2010 buzzword "recession." Recessions can be applied to all aspects of this episode, whether it‘s the slowing down of House‘s medical reaction time, as if Cuddy is his own personal drug, or it‘s our patient Bert who‘s been beaten down by the recession so hard that he is now having to clean up brain matter and blood at crime scenes. The rest of the team also faces their own personal slumps, like Master‘s lack of friends and Chase‘s meaningless, yet meaningful relationships. While this week didn‘t break any formats, even though the patient of the week died, House has hit a milestone, and that happened in the last three minutes of the episode. 
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