Season 7 Episode 21

The Fix

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 09, 2011 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Rather than deal with his current case of a missile developer, House takes a boxer under his wing after trying to win a bet with Wilson, while the team suspects that House has a different drug problem.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • I think you think this- I think you think that because I think this.

    Did the writers let the interns write this episode, leaving only the guidelines- "have everyone question everyone elses motives about 4 times per scene, and then pad it out with some really poor and boring medical mystery."

    Honestly, I was so tired of the dialogue by the end of this episode that I found myself decreasing the volume without even noticing I was doing it. I love house and have been willing to overlook some of the flaws that have been showing up in the past season, but this just drove me to the point of boredom. The stuff with the boxer became dry nearly as fast as the uninspired and poorly resolved main mystery (if you can call it that)

    Genuinely shocked to see this weeks average score on it.moreless
  • so so episode

    Tonight's episode is a bit boring. House's fixation on the case of the boxer seems irrational since his group has a responsibility of solving a case which he accepted. I think that is not good medical etiquette but well, that is what House is known for anyway. The redeeming factor I think is 13. Though a bit like House in character, cynical and a bit dark, she seems to be the only one that has a back bone to stand against House and even be brutally honest to her patients. I don't like the direction of the Wilson character. It seems like his role for the past episode is just to nag House.moreless
  • Wow..who missed the Point..Great episode.

    This was a great episode. Co-written by co-creator David Shore this is what House is about--dealing with pain and the control it has over people's lives. House has always gone for the experimental drugs. He has tried injections into his leg that did not work. He has tried therapy, pain pills, and now an experimental rat treatment for cell growth of damaged muscle. This was extremely well written and detailed. The case also was an oddity. They did suspect poisoning and it was. I admit the boyfriends reaction to being caught was strange (no reaction and no attempt to escape) so I deduct ONE point for that error but the overall case was quite interesting and impressive. The BOXER that House befriended was reminscent of the relationship House developed with his bunkmate in the Pyschiatric Institution and I enjoyed the interplay, very amusing.

    House and 13 are forging a rare bond that the others are not sharing. Cuddy was called out, (finally) by Foreman correctly for her attitude and she responded "Do your job" which was the appropriate comeback since Taub, Foreman and Chase seem to RELY on HOUSE for almost every diagnosis. Great episode and part two seems all the more interesting.

    BTW--David Shore wrote the all time best (by far) episode of House-- "Three Stories." he is the best writer on House and only does maybe ONE or two scripts per season. Quality vs Quantity.moreless
  • I just can't describe it

    I just can't describe it. I was disturbed by House's attitude this week. He was obsessed (more than usual), plus I really thought that he was shooting heroin, but the color of the drug was off. Then we learned that, he is benefiting from an experimental treatment, which is being experimented on rats. Apparently, the compound CS-804 is regenerating the muscle tissue. We can conclude by saying that it's obvious that they are preparing us for the season finale (otherwise, there is no need for this storyline).

    House didn't even bother to check on the patient. Was it the first time? or am I mistaken? But, it was quite funny to see him chase after the boxer. We got to see what kind of doctors are Taub, Foreman, Chase and Thirteen are without taking any advice from House. However, they solved the case. Kudos !

    All in all, a very enjoyable episode.moreless
  • Fixed (Spoilers Ahead)

    House is seemingly taking a new drug that may be heroin but actually turns out to be an experimental muscle growth formula tested on rats. A weapons developer gets admitted to Princeton Plainsboro after collapsing at work but the team is down one House since he takes an interest in a young boxer Wilson and he made a bet on and he believes that young man either threw the fight or has something wrong with him medically. As the team gets continually frustrated with House's absence and struggle to diagnose the patient House stalks and tries again and again to prove the young man has something wrong with him. I really enjoyed this episode especially since House is taking an active step towards recovery, of course we've seen someone having poisoned their significant other before on this show. His beating Wilson at the bet and finding out his leg as more mobility now thanks to the drugs mean that he's on the right path possibly. But the biggest step that this season needed was this episode showing an episode having House be House without Cuddy and getting along with an interesting story in a seemingly underwhelming season.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Thirteen: Karma's a bitch.
      Dr. Foreman: You think her seizures are the result of bad karma?
      Thirteen: I think if you spend your days designing ever more effective ways to blow people up, stuff's bound to come back to you.

    • Dr. Wilson: You know that just because I was right about this one fighter doesn't make you any less than a man.
      House: Actually, it would if you were right.

    • Dr. Wilson: If he's ignoring you, it's because he trusts you.
      Dr. Foreman: No, it's not.
      Dr. Wilson: No, it's not, but he does.
      Dr. Foreman: Thanks. I feel all warm inside.

    • Taub: Underlying neurological condition exasperated by an acute UTI brought on her sexual escapades.
      Thirteen: Slut? Escapade? How do we treat? A scarlet "A"?
      Taub: Sorry. Acute URI brought on her by her healthy enjoyment of her womanhood.

    • Terry: What the hell?
      House: Don't worry. It's just epinephrine.
      Terry: Ep... is it dangerous?
      House: In the wrong hands, very. So... yeah, sort of.

    • House: Compound CS-804. It's an experimental drug that's supposed to regrow muscle.
      Thirteen: This experiment was done on rats.
      House: It's groundbreaking. Huge success.
      Thirteen: In rats.
      House: Well, they got four legs. Think how fast it should work on one.

    • Dr. Foreman: Is it possible something got perforated during surgery?
      Taub: Is that an accusation?
      Dr. Foreman: Sounded like a question. Just a straightforward inquiry that only someone with serious insecurities would take issue with.
      Taub: Okay, so in answering, I have to decide between the only two possibilities. "No" and "Yes, we might have screwed something up but are intentionally hiding it because we are incompetent and we're asses." Answer is "No." Glad we didn't shortchange that avenue.

    • House: What I meant to say was: why don't scientists have groupies? 'Cause I'd do you right now if society wasn't telling me that you're just an underpaid dork.
      Dr. Riggin: Thank you.

    • House: Leg hurts. Would you mind getting me a coffee?
      Dr. Riggin: How does coffee help your leg?
      House: It will prevent me from walking to get the coffee.
      Dr. Riggin: Right.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: Unseen Eye (Sonny Boy Williamson)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: May 9, 2011 on Global
      UK: May 12, 2011 on Sky1
      Australia: June 13, 2011 on Channel Ten
      Germany: November 29, 2011 on RTL
      Poland: January 26, 2012 on TVP2
      Sweden: February 28, 2012 on TV4/TV4HD
      Czech Republic: March 5, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: August 16, 2012 on STV1
      Finland: July 8, 2013 on MTV3