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
Did You Know?
The film that House and Wilson are watching at the end of this episode is Vertigo
(1958). See more
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
[Dan is busy getting a semen sample in the bathroom
Dr. Allison Cameron
Too bad it's not you giving the sample. We'd be done by now.
References Tarzan the Ape Man
Pain In My Heart
Performed by Otis Redding See more