When it appears that Lucy Palmeiro, a schizophrenic mom with deep vein thrombosis, is lying about her alcohol intake, Dr. House is the lone voice of reason. Under the scrutiny of her hyper-vigilant teenage son, House takes Lucy off all her medications and secretly sends Foreman and Chase to search her apartment for clues.
Did You Know?
In a conversation with Dr. Wilson around 7 minutes into the episode, House mentions a "guitar player from an English band" and moments after reveals it as being Pink Floyd. That is a reference to Syd Barrett
, former guitar player who left the band in 1968 due to his deteriorating mental condition after struggling with LSD and mental health problems. See more
In this episode, the patient is finally diagnosed with having Wilson's Disease by Foreman's confirmation of a copper-colored ring around her cornea. This ring, called a Kayser-Fleischer Ring, actually presents itself as a gray-green color. See more
Dr. James Wilson
Well, schizophrenia explains one mystery: why you're so fascinated by a woman with a bump in her leg. It's like Picasso deciding to whitewash a fence.
References Marcus Welby, M.D.
Happy Bithday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill
and Mildred J. Hill
(as Patty and Mildred J. Hill) in 1893 as "Good Morning to All" and published in its final form in 1912
Played by Hugh Laurie on piano See more