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
Did You Know?
At the start of the episode, the teacher tells her class that deoxygenated blood returning to the heart is a "deep purple". This is in fact a myth; deoxygenated blood appears a darker red. Your veins only appear to flow with purple blood because of how your skin absorbs and reflects light. See more
When House pulls a file out of his desk drawer, the patient's first name according to the file is Ester; however, he later writes her name on the white board as Esther. See more
Dr. Gregory House
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Hymn to Freedom
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