The patient of the week for last night's episode of House was, well, vintage House - medical mystery, intriguing, and immense risks. We had a cop who, thinking that he was going to die by the time he's 40, was wont to put his life in danger every day. Initially, the hereditary issue wasn't quite up to House's alley and he didn't want to take it on, but Foreman decided to take it.
Going forward, however, the tests didn't reveal anything irregular - so he was discharged from Princeton Plainsboro, tricked into thinking that he was given real meds but not really. Four hours later though, wouldn't you know it the patient croaked. House of course was hard on himself for missing something - vintage House. He decided to stay on the case for the autopsy, but lo and behold, there wouldn't an autopsy because the patient was alive - and screaming.
Thanks to House
's ever-reliable epiphanies, he realized, gasp, that it's hereditary intracranial berry aneurysm that's messing up his brain, and somehow his heart ultimately. After a brain surgery, he turned out all right.
Of course 13 was no where in sight, and as a sort of build-up to the impending exit, Cameron was shown as drifting sort of farther away from Chase, who's still reeling from sort-of-but-not-exactly killing the patient two episodes back. She wants her to talk about it, but he's obviously still guilt-ridden and anxious, so it's a no.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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