Season 5 Episode 19

Locked In

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 30, 2009 on FOX

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  • A really good episode

    In this episode of House, the following happens. We open this episode with a man in a coma, and everyone thinks that he is dead. Luckily for him, House is in the hospital and believes that the man has locked in syndrome. House is there after having a motorcycle accident. Soon House calls in the team to help him to understand what has happened to the man, and to see if they can cure him. We also spend this episode, hearing the man's thoughts, which is really interesting and yet similar to what ER did in one of their episodes, with Cynthia Nixon off of Sex and the City. Soon as the doctor treating him doesn't believe House that he has cancer. When the evidence proves that he does, the wife agrees to transfer her husband to House's hospital. The team keep running tests hoping to learn what has caused the patient to become locked in. The team soon learn that he has an infection which he caught through a paper cut. They start him on treatment and by the end of the episode the patient starts to move his finger, which is a good sign. Soon he is able to talk again.