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.
- House: Twenty Vicodin
A summary and review of the premiere of the FOX television show House; Twenty Vicodin on October 3, 2011 at 9pm EST.