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
The car that the teenagers drove was a 2005 911 Carrera. It has 4 wheel Anti-lock brakes standard. Porsche brakes are well known for their tremendous stopping ability and resistance to fading. The stunt car's ABS system had obviously been disabled. The 911 should have stopped straight and true with absolutely no skidding. See more
Dr. Gregory House
Your fourth diagnostic criterion for lupus is psychosis. This is just a kid missing his cat.
Dr. Robert Chase
He was being attacked by an animal that wasn't in the room! That's psychosis.
Dr. Gregory House
There is a difference between psychosis and hallucination.
Dr. Eric Foreman
So if he was imagining a fake cat it would be lupus, but since it was a real cat it's not?
You Don't Have To Worry
Written by Wayne Jones
and Windy Wagner
Performed by Windy Wagner See more