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
The slave ship at the beginning is of mid 17th century design, but the ship is supposed to be sinking in the mid to late 18th century. See more
Dr. Gregory House
You know how you can tell there's nothing to be done? Chase showed up.
Dr. Robert Chase
I was here at 9.
References The Stepford Wives
All That We See
Performed by The Black Ryder
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