The case this week involves a prosecutor who suffers a heart attack right before winning a case. Except it's not a heart attack! Also, his house hides a secret bunker filled with guns, which his wife didn't know about. This leads to a lot of scenes where Park and Adams argue while House encourages them to fight for his amusement. He also tries to make Park think that nobody respects her medical abilities, but her self-image seems to be strong enough to repel that assault. Anyway, the prosecutor turns out to have diphtheria, which he got as a result of not getting vaccinated.
Park, meanwhile, eventually gets fired up enough by the House-instigated fighting that she asks Chase out for a drink. That kind of came out of nowhere, and I admit that I don't really care. It would be fun if it were never mentioned again, but I guess we're going to have a Chase-Park thing to deal with when the show comes back.
We've got a couple more tiny subplots to deal with. Taub thinks Foreman should be dating more, which results in Foreman seeing a married woman. But she's really, really fit, which I guess is what happens when you date people you meet at the gym. And Wilson thinks House has a gun but can't find it, which leads to a pretty funny scene where Wilson's trapped in a net, hanging from House's ceiling. I said it was funny, not plausible. I'll take what I can get.
We start with a trial. Uh oh! I think this show has jumped the tracks and turned into a lawyer show! Well, let's get into it. The witness is providing an alibi for the defendant. His story is that they were at his place watching a hockey game, which was won by the Devils when Martin Brodeur got a shutout. But the lawyer has a sports page! Unfortunately, it just says what the witness already said. But then he's got another one that corrects the other sports page. So the witness apparently got his information from the sports section of the newspaper, which misidentified a different goalie as Martin Brodeur. This will teach the defendant to research his alibis a little better. Maybe check the Internet rather than just glancing at an old sports page? It's just a suggestion. The prosecutor demands to know if the witness and the defendant really watched the game on television. But before the witness answers, the lawyer approaches the bench and says he's having a heart attack. And an inconveniently timed one, too. He did manage to ask for a continuance first, which is a good sign. The guy's pretty professional, at least!
Foreman tells House it wasn't really a heart attack. House says it was an anxiety attack. But the patient's wife says he's been feeling fine. And the medicine has failed to cure his problem. Foreman lied to the patient, telling him he had an easily cured problem, but it stuck around, proving that it wasn't anxiety. House admits that he's interested.
House sets up an espresso machine in his office while his team throws out the traditional round of wrong ideas. I choose to believe that his espresso machine is a reference to the still in M*A*S*H. Adams has a story about somebody poisoning his cellmate with chlorine gas while trying to stay safe on the top bunk. House says to alkalinize the patient's urine in case he's being poisoned. He sends Adams to the house and Chase to check on the wife on the grounds that that's who normally poisons people. He encourages them to bring whoever they want, and they both want to take Taub. Adams ends up with Park, apparently reluctantly. Park is not delighted.
In the elevator, Chase and Taub greet Foreman and make a big deal out of him lying to the patient. They think he should get a girlfriend. I'd like to see more scenes of them ribbing Foreman. They worked together for a long time, so why not explore the changed dynamic a little?
Adams is driving Park to the house. I would like you to know that I keep wanting to capitalize the word "house" even when it's not supposed to be. Adams tries to talk about her car's fancy curve control. Park would prefer to address the way Adams didn't want to bring her. Adams says that House is just causing trouble. Yeah, probably.