House and the team take on the case of James Sidas, an exceptionally brilliant physicist and author who traded his successful career for a job as a courier. For the ailing patient, intelligence is a miserable burden that has prompted depression and addiction, and this, coupled with his myriad unusual symptoms, nearly stumps the team. Meanwhile, the doctors at Princeton Plainsboro wrestle with strained personal relationships. Written by
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As House and Lucas are talking the pillow beside Lucas on the sofa goes from disheveled to upright and neat to disheveled again. See more
Dr. Chris Taub
[Reading some of James's notebooks
This isn't some homework assignment his parents forced on him. This is passion. Why would he want to stop doing this?
Dr. Robert Chase
Marriage destroyed his soul.
References Ordinary People
Performed by James Taylor
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