A young homeless man who is a former drug addict is found in a park showing signs of olfactory impairment and horrific scars and burn marks on his chest. With an uncertain identity and the patient's severely worsening conditions, the team looks to the patient's personal records and family history in order to understand his detachment. Meanwhile, Cuddy confides in Wilson and expresses her guilt for ending her relationship with House, and just as the team warms up to the patient, they discover a disturbing secret about the man whose life they saved. Written by
Did You Know?
House: Since I'm assuming "Ferris Bueller" is not his real name. Referencing Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which chronicles the adventures of a determined high school senior (Matthew Broderick) intent on ditching for a day and taking time with his girlfriend and best friend, seeing the sights in Chicago. See more
When Chase suggests a possible meningioma or plasmacytoma, he says it may have started out pressing on the olfactory nerve and is now pressing on the optic nerve. Anything affecting the optic nerve would only affect one eye, not both. It's possible Chase meant to say "optic nerves," but a tumor is too slow-growing to cause such a sudden and severe symptom of one eye, much less both simultaneously. There is just no way what he suggests could occur. See more
Dr. James Wilson
You're the first boss he's ever had who could handle him. Before you, he was either fired or buried under a mountain of malpractice suits. He *needs* someone to say no. He needs someone he'll listen to when they say no. If you really care about him, you'll stop feeling sorry for him and get out there and start kicking him where he needs kicking.
References Ferris Bueller's Day Off