Half-Wit
Episode 15 of 24 within Season Three. Item 62 of 179 overall.
Production number S3-E15.
Lawrence Kaplow - Writer
Katie Jacobs - Director
8.35
19 votes

Patrick Obyedkov, a 35-year-old musical savant, is in the middle of playing a piano concert when he suffers a painful involuntary muscle contraction in his left hand. After Patrick is admitted to Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital with a rare movement disorder, his case attracts the attention of Dr. House. House learns from Patricks father, Dr. Obyedkov, that Patrick suffered severe brain damage at age 10 from a bus accident that also killed his mother. House is intrigued as to why Patrick, who was a healthy 10-year-old at the time of his accident with no prior musical training, could suddenly play the piano flawlessly after suffering a severe injury. He pushes for further testing on Patricks brain even though the team has diagnosed him with a simple muscle-contraction problem.

original airdate--March 6,2007            rating--24.40 million

songs--Theme Song: "Teardrop" by Massive Attack

  1. "Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 Waldstein: Allegro Con Brio" by Beethoven. 
  2. "I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats. House & Patrick play the piano.
  3. "Symphony in C: III. Scherzo. Allegro Vivace" by Georges Bizet. 
  4. "Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 Waldstein: Rondo (Allegretto moderato, Prestissimo)" by Beethoven. 
  5. "Rainy Day Lament" by Joe Purdy.
  6. "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin. 
  7. "See the World" by Gomez.

 

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