Wilson is preparing his 14-year-old patient, Nick, for a bone marrow transplant when the donor, Nick's younger brother Matty, suddenly starts sneezing. Since Nick's immune system has been destroyed by the chemotherapy for his cancer, he cannot risk a marrow donation from Matty while Matty is ill. House decides that the fastest way to find out what's wrong with Matty is to make him worse. As the boys get sicker and sicker, House and his team race to cure Matty before both brothers die. Meanwhile, House battles Hector (his newly adopted dog) for supremacy and Foreman can't stop thinking about last week's mistake.
Did You Know?
Another Sherlock Holmes reference occurs at the start of the scene in the tobacco shoppe where he will purchase his new cane: House tries out a curved styled pipe which resembles a calabash pipe. The calabash pipe, magnifying glass, and deerstalker hat are accouterments that the famed detective uses in the cinema and theatrical versions of his adventures and which are used on occasion as stunt props in House M.D. See more
Everything the team says about GVHD (graft-versus-host disease) has nothing to do with reality. GVHD is the most common complication after transplantation and with 4 out of 6 match can't be as dangerous as the characters say. See more
We just had to make sure you weren't exposed to any bugs, because your healthy bone marrow is what's gonna cure your brother's leukemia.
Ain't No Reason
Written by Brett Dennen
Performed by Brett Dennen See more