16-year-old Keith Foster suddenly starts bleeding while joy-riding with his cheeky girlfriend Pam behind the wheel of his dad's Porsche. Mr. Foster fears ex-junkie Pam got his good boy on drugs. Keith tests clean yet shows a confusing set of symptoms, including blood clots, hemophilia, liver failure, vomiting and hallucinations. After various negative tests and Chase's success at preventing him going blind, only hyper-rare hepatitis E (possibly caught on foreign travels) or lupus (immunity turning against the patient himself) seem likely. House, grumpier than usual, remains increasingly distracted due to a wager with Cuddy: one month off clinic duty for one week off Vicodin (to prove he's no addict). Through his haze of pain, House comes upon a possible clue to Keith's life-threatening ailment- a death in the family no one felt worthy of mention. Written by
KGF Vissers/revised by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
About 21 minutes in, as House and his team discuss possible diagnoses, there's a bag of "Wawa" brand coffee behind House, although it's blotted out, probably due to brand copyrights. The medical establishment that serves as the setting of House MD is in Princeton, NJ, and Wawa's are popular convenience stores that are spread throughout the tri-state area (NJ, PA, DE) and also in Maryland. See more
Keith vomited onto Pam's chest. yet when he is on a gurney and moving between rooms, her clothing is clean. See more
Dr. Gregory House
That's why you're here? She wants you to keep an eye on me, make sure I don't cheat.
No, I wanted to make sure you don't start firing shots from the clock tower.
Written by Dave Mason
Performed by Joe Cocker See more