A surprising visitor makes House an offer he can't refuse by giving him the opportunity to help the Princeton Plainsboro team treat a unique patient in order to save the life of an organ recipient being administered by Wilson. Although House finds himself back on familiar ground, he quickly realizes that much has changed since he left, and he is forced to work on the case with smart yet timid resident Dr. Chi Park. After several inconclusive treatments and with time running out, House and Dr. Park are left with one last option to examine the patient's medical history that could compromise House's conditional agreement with the hospital. Meanwhile, House makes an effort to reconnect with Wilson despite a cold reception.
Did You Know?
In the first ten minutes of the episode, House compares Dr. Chi Park to "Kato" and her car to "Black Beauty"; this is a reference to the Green Hornet series and movie. The movie came out earlier in 2011, starring Seth Rogen as Britt Reid (Van Williams in the series from the sixties) and Kato played by Jay Chou (Bruce Lee in the series). Notably, neither Asian actor shares exactly the same heritage as Dr. Park's character, which is the point of House's mockery. See more
After they discard the lead hypothesis, Park considers 'other heavy metals, like beryllium.' Beryllium is not a heavy metal. See more
Dr. Gregory House
Just, do what you have to do to get over this. Punch me in the face, kick me in the nuts: either/or, both seems excessive.
References Touch of Evil
Yesterday Was Hard On All of Us
(plays during the closing credits)
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