House Season 1 Episode 22: Honeymoon
House is occupied balancing spoons when Stacy shows up to get her husband, who needs a check-up due to abdominal pains, infantile regression, etc. Mark claims he's under stress and doesn't need help, House isn't too enthused about checking him out, and neither gets along with the other too well. But in the middle of a toast Mark collapses thanks to House drugging him to get him to the clinic.
The team go over Mark's case and House orders a battery of tests – Wilson suspects he's trying to look good for Stacy and get her back. Cameron begins to swali House's persistence in the matter when he orders exploratory surgery. House and Stacy spar in the waiting room as the surgery goes well but discovers nothing. House goes over the video and finally spots something – abdominal epilepsy, representing some kind of problem with his brain.
They pick up a discrepancy in the brain waves and global axial nerve-destruction that will result in an agonizing death. House continues to order a thorough investigation, much to Cameron's dismay. She suspects Alzheimer's, which Stacy dismisses. They have a chat about House and what he was like before his leg (he was the same) and the test hakikisha Mark doesn't have Alzheimer's and encephalitis. At the house, Chase and Foreman find kuki, vidakuzi left for them kwa Stacy and a secret stash of amphetamines. They're a dead-end – they don't belong to Mark. They administer maswali while monitoring brain activity and House gets involved with some probing maswali about Mark's marriage, who talks about their honeymoon in Paris.
Stacy has words with House about his invasion of their privacy, and he admits he doesn't know what's going on. Stacy turns to him for comfort but all they can do is wait. Mark panics as his extremities go numb and then paralyzed.
House comes up with a theory but if he's wrong, Mark will die. Mark begins to panic at the thought of Stacy and House together and then his throat closes up – House (correctly) deduces it's simply panic rather then the result of the virus au the treatment. Stacy and House both begin to wonder what's going on and if they should stay away from each other au get together – Stacy opts for staying away. Later that night Wilson catches up to House after he discovers Mark isn't responding to the treatment.
But when talking to Stacy, House realizes they never went to Paris. Since he was being scanned at the time, his brain "confirms" he thinks he was telling the truth. With that additional symptom of delusions, House deduces it's Acute Intermittent Porphyria (AIP), which involves light sensitivity – and Mark had switched from mountain biking to indoor yoga. They can only test for it in his urine when he's having an attack to hakikisha he needs the otherwise lethal treatment, so House proposes to instigate an attack. Stacy and Mark discuss it and Mark refuses House's proposal. Stacy insists he be tested and House refuses – Stacy believes he's doing it as payback.
Mark still refuses treatment and House administers the trigger, but Foreman intervenes and Chase and Cameron oppose him. Stacy insists and House feints and injects him. Mark goes into seizures and he keeps them from giving him painkillers. When the catheter comes out, House sticks a syringe into his bladder to get the urine symptom. The test proves positive for AIP and they give Mark the treatment – he revives and the couple share a moment as House looks on. Later Stacy admits she isn't over House but she can't be with him. Later Cuddy tells House they're going to hire Stacy back while her husband receives monitoring, but only if it's okay with him . . . he agrees. And alone at his apartment, House struggles to get along without his cane... then reverts back to his vicodin.
Not written kwa me. Credit to Tv.com