When six year-old Ian Alston is brought in with sudden bloody diarrhea, only House guesses a fatal syndrome. He steals the patient from Cuddy, ordering Wilson to keep her occupied at the benefit gala poker tournament. Cruelly chases Chase's date there to help solve this case. A case similar to a fatal one twelve years earlier (involving elderly Esther). The symptoms follow her pattern to a point, which is explained by the age difference, then converge again despite more ideas and tests. Cuddy finds out from the frightened parents and shuts House's team down, but he continues with biopsy tissue and a surprise move.
Did You Know?
The coffee machine in the office has a sign on it saying, "Good Coffee: Cheaper than Prozac!" See more
In the scene where Ian goes into Cardiac arrest, his hands jump from on his stomach to by his side between shots. He also moves his hand when he is supposed to be unconscious. See more
Dr. Gregory House
You do realize that the point of metaphors is to scare people from doing things by telling them that something much scarier is going to happen than what will really happen. God, I wish I had a metaphor to explain that better.
Hymn to Freedom
by Oscar Peterson
Performed by Hugh Laurie See more