Melinda Bardach has been kept in a quarantine bubble at home by her over-protective parents since her heart-transplant months ago. After a kiss from her adolescent boyfriend Dan, she is brought in with a sudden series of symptoms varying from anaphylaxis, heart failure to paralysis. According possible syndromes must be eliminated, including her penicillin allergy as House cleverly guesses that Dan felt guilty he might contaminate her so took pills. However he wasn't sure which exactly, and that residue can be passed on through otherwise healthy semen, but again another theory is needed. Meanwhile House now is determined to keep poor divorcing Wilson in his home, mainly to torture the tidy gentleman.
Did You Know?
The film that House and Wilson are watching at the end of this episode is Vertigo
(1958). See more
After House finds the tick and he and Wilson are walking down the hall House falls down. It is discovered that Houses cane has broken and Wilson informs him that somebody must have filed his cane in half while he (House) was sleeping. If that was the case then moments earlier when House used his cane to keep Foreman from accessing the elevator buttons then the cane would have broken during that struggle. See more
Dr. Gregory House
[snatches the black marker back from Foreman who was writing on the whiteboard
Sorry, there's a reason they call it the whiteboard. It's not my rule. What ties both of these conditions together?
Dr. Eric Foreman
[the others can't come up with anything that ties the two conditions together
OK, we can all stare at each other or we can investigate what caused the heart failure. Just the heart failure. You wanna give me that black marker?
Performed by Alexi Murdoch See more