House uncovers a startling secret when he treats a teenage supermodel for heroin addiction.
Meanwhile, Wilson hopes the increased leg pain in House's leg is an indication his leg nerves are regenerating.
original airdate--February 20,2006 rating--14.18 million
songs--Theme song--"Teardrop" by Massive Attack
- "Atom Bomb" by Fluke.
- "Suite No. 5 in G Major BWV 816: I. Allemande" by Bach.
- "Desire" by Ryan Adams.
- Heroin addiction (which she has and they are afraid the symptoms are masking some other problem) so they put her through a rapid detox procedure ("Put her in a coma, pump her full of naltrexone") - this causes a heart attack and when she comes out of the coma "Anterograde amnesia, short term memory loss, evidence of a hypoxic brain injury" which House says is due to "post traumatic stress disorder" caused by sexual abuse. When she has symptoms that can't be due to that, he assumes it must be cancer but Wilson can't find any cancer.
Final Diagnosis--Testicular cancer
- "He has cancer, on his left testicle." Alex has "male pseudohermaphroditism." House tells Alex, "in about 1 in 150,000 pregnancies a fetus with an XY chromosome, a boy, develops into something else. Like you. Your testes never descended because you're immune to testosterone. You're pure estrogen, which is why you get heightened female characteristics; clear skin, great breasts. The ultimate woman is a man."