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House:Charity Case

Updated on April 21, 2013



Charity Case

House takes a case in which he has a patient who is suffering from Altruism. He takes the case initially hoping to get his diagnostic team back but his patient is truly ill. As usual House bullies and pushes and pulls everyone to far in order to get what he wants. But Foreman has really come along as the Dean of Medicine and seems not to fall for Houses drama.

House works the patient over for cash and the patient offers him a million dollars within a few moments.

The patient’s obsession with Altruism has destroyed his life. He is divorced ad has paid minimal child support for the duration of his children's life. He soon develops neurological symptoms.

13 and House seem to find some peace between them. 13 wants to move to Greece and leave medicine behind and House wants her back desperately on his diagnostic team.

Eventually House decides to discharge his wealthy altruistic patient but when Wilson informs House the patient has just volunteered to donate a kidney House realizes the patient’s neurological status is declined. Wilson is upset as his patient will not get the new kidney. Wilson gives House a lecture in ethics and then Wilson completely changes his mind.

House was right about his patient as he is sick fortunately before they take his kidney out everyone finally figures that out.

Foremen accuses House of dosing the patient which House admitted to.

Carp and Adams are playing game son each other.

13 asks the patient for both kidneys and he agrees to give them both away.

Wilson loses his patient because he didn’t get the kidney. The things take a very interesting turn.



You will have to see this episode in order for you to truly appreciate it. I believe it maybe Olivia Wilde’s last appearance. House seems to have some balance back in his life and seems to be a bit remorseful for his past especially when he fires 13.

Hugh Laurie is brilliant. I absolutely adore him and this series and the irascible character of Gregory House. An ex-con recovering addict who was just starting over in his life. It is great that Hugh Laurie has been willing to play this character to the depths of his darkest recesses and House is a dark character driven by demons. It will be interesting to see if House improves as a doctor once he sets his demons free.

This is a fantastic show which everyone should see.


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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi MarloByDesign,

      My one typo is corrected. I type in word and then cut and paste articles into Hubpgaes. Atleast we know for certain all of my writing is originaly.



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      MarloByDesign 6 years ago from United States

      I think you spelled "Charity" incorrectly in your first line - "Chairty Case". Just trying to help out a fellow Hubber!

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Lesleysherwood,

      Hugh Laurie translates well to America. I have lived in Europe and found things that I thought were absolute rubbish to be embraced in American and vice versa. Europeans often love things Americans do not.

      The writing on the show is excellent and Hugh Laurie manages to play a irascible sardonic drug addicted doctor who is also an ex-con.

      Most of our actors have speech coaches which I am certain Hugh Laurie has had as well. Since we have so many dialects and such an international population Laurie pulls off a reasonable American accent but to perfect. You can still here to my ears an Irish accent. An occasional twirled "r" here or there and he gives himself away. But it is rare and I am not absolutely positive.

      That is what is great about America. You can be successful here and brilliant here like no other place on the planet. The land of opportunity. I am half English myself and my family is second generation migrants so I welcome the British. It is family moving into the hood.

      I look forwarding to reading your Hugh Hub. I am following you now for the day you publish it. Thanks for the vote up.

      All My Best,


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      Lesleysherwood 6 years ago

      I'm amazed how everyone in America loves Hugh Laurie as House. I think Hugh Laurie is great, but in England he played a blubbering posh idiot for years (absolute years) so I could never take him seriously. I tried watching House and all I could hear was this funny voice. My mum loved it though. How is his American accent? Does it sound authentic? I wish I could watch it, it must be good, it has had such brilliant reviews. In fact you have inspired me to write a hub about Hugh then and Hugh now. Thanks for writing this hub. I voted UP.