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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Kurtwood Smith plays the father of Dave Matthews character. He also played Robert Sean Leonard's father in Dead Poets Society (1989). See more »

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Dr. Eric Foreman: I need to say something.
Dr. Gregory House: Something personal?
Dr. Eric Foreman: Yeah.
Dr. Gregory House: I can't leave because you have something interesting in that file.
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Dr. Gregory House: Can we get to the "but" part of this speech?
Dr. Eric Foreman: But I like you.
Dr. Gregory House: No you don't. You're just reacting to the perception of my death. Need to put things in order, feel guilt.
Dr. Eric Foreman: Just shut up!
Dr. Gregory House: See? I annoy you.
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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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