When Della, a seemingly healthy and active 14-year-old, suddenly collapses during a skateboarding exhibition, House and his team struggle to diagnose her condition and reassure her parents who already have to cope with their son's terminal illness. After her body rejects a donor lung, and with time running out to save her life, Della's family is left with little hope of securing a new donor and faced with a seemingly impossible decision regarding the fate of both children. Meanwhile, House tries to appease an elderly father and his son at the clinic, and House and Cuddy begin to face the challenges of taking their romantic relationship into the workplace. Written by
Did You Know?
This is the second time House refers to the fictitious 'Tiburon Swab Technology', previously mentioned in Season 6 Episode 5 House M.D.: Brave Heart
(2009) in a similar manner - to give a pretend medical justification for a lie. See more
When House is examining the 102-year-old man, the old man is wearing a jacket. The shot cuts to House for a brief second, then back to the old man again, who is now without jacket. See more
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
That fight... it was the first honest interaction you and I have had since we came back to work. If we are painfully, brutally honest with each other, maybe we'll get lucky again.
Dr. Gregory House
You've got a big ass.
References Ordinary People
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