Melinda Bardach has been kept in a quarantine bubble at home by her over-protective parents since her heart-transplant months ago. After a kiss from her adolescent boyfriend Dan, she is brought in with a sudden series of symptoms varying from anaphylaxis, heart failure to paralysis. According possible syndromes must be eliminated, including her penicillin allergy as House cleverly guesses that Dan felt guilty he might contaminate her so took pills. However he wasn't sure which exactly, and that residue can be passed on through otherwise healthy semen, but again another theory is needed. Meanwhile House now is determined to keep poor divorcing Wilson in his home, mainly to torture the tidy gentleman. Written by
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The film that House and Wilson are watching at the end of this episode is Vertigo
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Dr. Foreman explains to the patient's parents that when blood is spun in a centrifuge, the white blood cells, being heaviest, migrate to the bottom of the tube, followed by red cells, platelets, and plasma, in that order. In fact, the red cells are heaviest and fill the bottom of the tube, followed by white cells and platelets (more or less together), and plasma. See more
Dr. Gregory House
[Snatching the marker back from Foreman who was writing on the board
Sorry, there's a reason they call it the *white* board. It's not my rule. What ties both of these conditions together?
Dr. Eric Foreman
[the others can't come up with anything that ties the two conditions together
OK, we can all stare at each other or we can investigate what caused the heart failure. Just the heart failure. You wanna give me that *black* marker?