House M.D.: Season 3, Episode 15

Half-Wit (6 Mar. 2007)

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House struggles to find out why a pianist savant is losing his ability to play. Ultimately, a decision must be made as to how much brain is necessary for a normal quality of life.

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Musical savant Patrick Obyedkov ends up at Princeton-Plainsboro care after he suffers muscle spasms in his left hand during a piano concert. House learns that Patrick was in a terrible bus accident at age 10, which resulted in severe brain damage - and a sudden, inexplicable ability to play the piano perfectly despite having had no musical training. House and his team race to find the cause of Patrick's rare movement disorder and bleeding problems in time to save the savant's life. Meanwhile, Cuddy suspects that House has applied for a job with another hospital in Massachussetts, only to learn that he was really applying to be a patient in a clinical trial studying brain cancer. Written by elizabethbennet135

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In That '70s Show (1998), Kurtwood Smith's character had a son called Eric Forman. In House MD, Eric Foreman is one of the three hand-picked doctors on House's team. See more »

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House and the piano genius
25 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

House encounters a half-wit who is only that in everyday life. A bus accident has turned him into a musical genius when he was a kid. As House is trying to diagnose what is causing seizures and his losing the ability to play, his team and colleagues try to find out why House himself is planning on traveling to Boston. At first they assume it's for a job interview but they soon find out it's a much less nicer opportunity. Watch how his team cares for their bad*ass boss and how he tries to push everyone away again as each lackey tries to break through House's hard defense mechanisms. In the meanwhile, always a sucker for good music, House is moved endlessly by piano playing of Patrick, played by none other than Dave Matthews. Brilliantly, may I add.


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