OK!’s Joyce Eng breaks down the TV show of the night: A Super Bowl special House!
House: First off, I just have this to say: Cutthroat Bitch!!!! She’s back! And dating Wilson. WTF? Back to that later. Dr. Kate Milton (Mira Sorvino), a psychiatrist, has fallen ill — with vomiting and a collapsed lung to boot — in the South Pole and enlists House’s help via webcam. She puts up quite a fight against many of his diagnoses, including kidney stones, cancer and an autoimmune disease. During a lymph node search, Kate must give herself a body examination nude while House watches on from the comfort of his living room. She refuses at first until he shows her his digs, and he does, to which she replies, "You’d rather show me your soul than show me your leg." Dead on. And just as the examination was heating up, House pops in "Let’s Get It On." Classic. These two have major chemistry just from the computer screens. They find a swollen lode in her abs and she performs a biopsy, which leads to House diagnosing it as an autoimmune disease. She declines to take Prednisone, so Foreman suggests she go outside to see if she feels better, which would confirm it as autoimmune. She faints before she can get a shoe on. One of her crew guys, Shawn (Jeff Hephner), comes to her rescue and House orders him to drink her urine to see if the disease is in the kidneys or in her brain. He doesn’t object and House realizes he’s in love with her and would do anything. Drinking urine = true love! It tastes watery, which means it’s in the brain so he drills into her skull. She wakes up and House is at a loss. After getting a stern talking-to from House earlier about standing up to him instead of wimping around afraid of getting fired (he made them try to convince Cameron to get free cable back for the hospital), Kutner mans up and suggests she could have fat emboli in her system. House realizes he never saw her feet during the exam because she didn’t want to take off her socks — well now she does and she has a broken toe! The bone marrow oozed out of the toe into her body but she didn’t feel any pain in her foot because she was numb. All that from a broken toe! In a delicious B-plot, Wilson has a new gal pal whom he keeps hiding from House – it’s absolutely hilarious when he awkwardly bolts from the hospital to avoid more questioning – and it turns out to be none other than CTB to House’s and my shock! I knew she wasn’t gone for good! What a random yet brilliant coupling! – Joyce