This is exactly why I watch House- brilliant drama and storytelling, mixed with humour and emotion. The actor who played Lee, a patient who can only communicate by blinking, was absolutely brilliant, and easily one of the best guest actors they have had on the show.
I loved the beginning of the episode, when House continuously outsmarts the New York doctor. I also loved how we saw a lot of the episode through the patients eye. It gave a new insight to the familiar characters, especially a more caring Taub who is now desperate to keep his job.
I also loved the ending, where House himselves seems to be "Locked In"- he seems socially inept of communicating or having a proper relationship with anyone.
Overall, this episode was pure gold from start to finish- a must see.