Science and faith are called into question when a patient is admitted to the hospital following his reenactment of the Crucifixion. The patient, Ramon Silva, refuses to undergo the prescribed treatment, and the team learns that after his daughter's cancer was cured, he pledged an oath of self-sacrifice to God. With little time to save Ramon's life, the team struggles to understand his reasoning and seemingly extreme religious convictions, but eventually learn that faith is not an argument. Meanwhile, Taub questions his wife Rachel about her relationship with an infidelity support group member and the team attends a co-worker's wedding where Wilson's relationship with Sam takes an unexpected turn. Written by
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House: If you prick us do we not bleed. Possibly a reference to Shylock's monologue from Shakespear's The Merchant of Venice. See more
When House is talking to Ramon, the position of the oxygen tubes changes from running down the front of his chest to running behind his back depending on the angle of the shot. See more
Dr. Gregory House
I've been an idiot. I got this argument stuck in my head. If everybody lies, then trust is not only unfounded and pointless, it's... fictional. But trust is not an argument that can be won or lost. Maybe I just have to suspend my cynicism and believe. Maybe it's time I took a leap of faith. I'm sorry. I won't lie to you again.
Dr. Lisa Cuddy
References Ordinary People
Shark in the Water
Performed by V.V. Brown
Plays as Chase joins Foreman at the bar See more