When six year-old Ian Alston is brought in with sudden bloody diarrhea, only House guesses a fatal syndrome. He steals the patient from Cuddy, ordering Wilson to keep her occupied at the benefit gala poker tournament. Cruelly chases Chase's date there to help solve this case. A case similar to a fatal one twelve years earlier (involving elderly Esther). The symptoms follow her pattern to a point, which is explained by the age difference, then converge again despite more ideas and tests. Cuddy finds out from the frightened parents and shuts House's team down, but he continues with biopsy tissue and a surprise move. Written by
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"Frankie Say 'Relax' T-shirts" House talks about the staff wearing "Frankie Says Relax" t-shirts 12 years ago. That would be 1994, which appears off by a decade, since Frankie Goes to Hollywood released "Relax" in 1984. After reaching #1, it dropped, then re-climbed the charts until it occupied the #2 spot behind the FG2H hit "Two Tribes" at #1 on the UK pop charts. This was the first such simultaneous UK charting by a group since The Beatles in the 60s. However, the song was re-mixed and re-released in 1993, and achieved a measure of prominence in dance clubs, which fits the 1994 reference. See more
When House begins the heart biopsy, the room blinds are open and Ian's parents can be seen peering into the isolation room. In fact, Chase offers to close the blinds but House says, "No, let them watch. I do my best work on the big stage." When Ian goes into cardiac arrest we can see that the blinds are now closed; however, the parents can be seen behind the blinds. Next we see the hospital staff respond to the code blue. As the staff run towards the patient's room, Ian's parents appear across the hall and are now stepping towards their son's room in response to the commotion. See more
I have a question, and I need to go to the bathroom.
Which would you like to do first?
Where's the bathroom?
Hymn to Freedom
by Oscar Peterson
Performed by Hugh Laurie See more