When Benjamin suddenly collapses after making a rare and generous donation, House and Dr. Chi Park are convinced that his extreme altruistic behavior may indicate a deeper medical disorder. With no definitive explanation for Benjamin's loss of consciousness and unresponsiveness to treatment, House pushes just the right buttons to recruit former prison doctor Jessica Adams to volunteer her time and expertise to the case. Benjamin then makes a bold but life-threatening offer that could save another life, and the team must diagnose his disorder before he puts his own life on the line. Meanwhile, Adams and Park test each other's outlook on generosity and gratitude, and Thirteen's guilt conflicts with her pursuit of personal happiness.
Did You Know?
The name of the charity organization is the Phoenix Foundation, the same as the organization central to the show MacGyver. See more
The patient points out that 70.000 people a year need a kidney transplant, but only 10.000 people die each year. House then answers that 60.000 more people should die, but that's nonsense. Since (virtually) every dying person will have two kidneys to offer, and each patient will be happy with one transplanted kidney, only 25.000 more people would have to die. See more
Dr. Gregory House
Racing heart: Medical condition. Bleeding heart: Stupid condition.
References Charlie's Angels
The Ballad of El Goodo
Written by Chris Bell
& Alex Chilton
Performed by Talia Osteen
& Dov Rosenblatt (The Wellspring)
Published by Universal Music Publishing / ASCAP
Song plays in the final scene of the episode, as Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) leaves the series when House "fires" her, and the two say their final goodbyes. See more