When a man puts his life on the line to save a stranger who fell onto the subway tracks, he emerges from the dramatic scene miraculously unscathed but then suddenly collapses. Both the hospital and the town become captivated by the man's selfless deed, but as the team works to diagnose his symptoms, they discover that the hero's seemingly life-changing deed failed to break old habits. Meanwhile, House tries to avoid Cuddy's birthday dinner with her opinionated mother Arlene, and Taub draws unexpected attention when his face graces billboards advertising the hospital. As Taub and his wife reignite a physical relationship, Masters' outside perspective helps him realize that it's time to take action on his crumbling marriage. Written by
Did You Know?
Although the background music while Cuddy and House wash the dishes may have been "Wacht Auf" from Bach's Cantata 140 (a choral piece) when the episode originally aired (2011), in the episode as presented on Netflix streaming video (as of June 2014), the music is the second movement from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 (commonly called "Air on the G String"). See more
In S04E12 Dr. Taub says to the husband of the patient that he has been married for 12 years. However, in S07E09 he tells Masters that he has been married for 22 years. See more
Dr. Gregory House
[House turns around finds Wilson and Cuddy
I forgot. you guys talk. Look, no offense to either of you, but dinner with your mom? Come on, I- I have to act like a decent human being, and you know what a strain that puts on me. And *you*. Ever since you broke up with Sam, you've done nothing but mope and whine. It's an unbelievable bummer.
Dr. James Wilson
And just what is so exciting you have to blow off both of us to do it?
Dr. Gregory House
I just want to sit on my couch in my underwear, drink Scotch and watch the Real ...
References Ordinary People
Start a War
Performed by The National
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