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?
"Frankie Say 'Relax' T-shirts" House talks about the staff wearing "Frankie Says Relax" t-shirts 12 years ago. That would be 1994, which appears off by a decade, since Frankie Goes to Hollywood released "Relax" in 1984. After reaching #1, it dropped, then re-climbed the charts until it occupied the #2 spot behind the FG2H hit "Two Tribes" at #1 on the UK pop charts. This was the first such simultaneous UK charting by a group since The Beatles in the 60s. However, the song was re-mixed and re-released in 1993, and achieved a measure of prominence in dance clubs, which fits the 1994 reference. See more
House's cigar disappears from his mouth between two shots of him getting up from the poker table. See more
Dr. Robert Chase
This kid is not Esther. You screwed up, she died. I'm sorry, but that does not mean this kid is dying as well.
Dr. Gregory House
Geez. You get testy when you don't get any fuzz.
Hymn to Freedom
by Oscar Peterson
Performed by Hugh Laurie See more