House Season 1 Episode 14: Control
A businesswoman, Carly, is planning a business acquisition in Asia when her leg is paralyzed and she calls an abrupt end to the meeting. She comes to the clinic for treatment while Cuddy announces their new chairman of the board, Edmund Vogler, who has donated $100 million to the clinic. Vogler is big on running the clinic as a business, and naturally House catches his attention. House is equally skeptical, believing Vogler plans on using the clinic for experimentation.
The tests on Carly prove negative but she is in incredible pain. Cameron, trying out new management techniques, suspects cancer. While they test Carly further, House is intrigued by the father of a patient who is rendered mute after knee surgery and received a large settlement from the clinic. Wilson determines Carly doesn't have cancer in her leg but suspects colon surgery via transferred pain, but she refuses to be invasively tested. Wilson comes up with a virtual diagnosis but that comes up clean as well. When House rechecks her angio test, he discovers her toes are backward – in other words Chase screwed up, as he was flirting with the radiologist at the time. As Forman administers a new angio, Carly goes into respiratory arrest as her lungs fill with fluid. They drain off the fluid, while House concludes she's ashamed of something. House concludes she needs a heart transplant but can't reveal anything to Wilson as he's on the transplant committee. Unfortunately Chase and Cameron come to the same conclusion and reveal she needs the transplant.
Vogler is skeptical of the diagnosis department, which is consuming three million a year and only curing one patient a week. House confronts Carly, noting she is bulimic and using ipecac, which is causing the muscle and heart damage. He can't reveal to the upcoming transplant board meeting that she's bulimic, as it would disqualify her from receiving the transplant. Carly reluctantly admits she doesn't want to die and House resolves to lie for her. Cuddy is skeptical of House's story to the board and gets tough on him since Vogler suspects her prior involvement with House (!) might be messing with her judgment. House continues to stick to his story and she gets the transplant.
Even the staff are skeptical of House's story, and Chase discovers that Carly was taking ipecac. Cameron comes clean admitting she's been manipulating people out of concerns they like her but don't respect her, and House claims he doesn't like her. Carly's surgery goes well, and House confronts the mute patient whom he believes he cured with a botox injection. The patient won't concede he can speak because he'll lose the money he got in the settlement, but House agrees to cover his secret. House shares a moment with Carly and then Vogler finally meets with House. Vogler knows about the ipecac but House denies it – he has tenure and for the moment they're stuck with it.
Not written by me. Credit to Tv.com