After a 200-year-old medicine jar found on an off-shore shipwreck shatters in a teenage girl's palm, she is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for symptoms closely linked to smallpox. When the Center for Disease Control's Dr. Dave Broda institutes a lockdown on the hospital and suspends House's team's ability to diagnose, Masters grows suspicious of Broda's motives and becomes convinced that the patient is suffering from a different disease. The girl's father soon experiences similar symptoms, and House is forced to make a precarious decision that puts his own life in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Wilson and Sam comfort a 6-year-old chemotherapy patient who prompts them to examine their relationship. Written by
Did You Know?
The language spoken on the ship at the beginning of the episode is actually Afrikaans and not Dutch as implied. Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa (Hence the South African actor as ship captain) and in neighboring Namibia. Afrikaans originates from Dutch and is thus fairly similar. Afrikaans is said to be the youngest language on earth. See more
Aboard the slave ship, the doctor and captain are shown covering their mouths - knowledge of airborne particles/infection did not exist at that time. See more
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
I don't care right now that you lied to me. I want you to stay alive.
References The Stepford Wives
All That We See
Performed by The Black Ryder
Plays during the closing scenes See more