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?
At the end of the episode, Cuddy was unable to forgive House for lying to her even thought he almost died. House was nearly killed by a virus that was only brought to light through information about a cat. In some mythologies, a Cat's vengeance can last for seven generations. Cuddy's grudge may be somewhat symbolic considering that this was the 7th episode of the 7th season. 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. Robert Chase
So if he responds to treatment, that proves he doesn't have smallpox.
Dr. Chris Taub
Then what does the daughter have?
Dr. Robert Chase
Damn. I was hoping you weren't gonna ask me that. Can we please just focus on the disease we've just diagnosed, and can treat?
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