Charity Case

Season 8, Ep 3, Aired 10/17/11
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  • Episode Description
  • House and Park treat a patient, Benjamin, who collapsed after making a surprisingly large charity donation, and come to suspect that the altruistic behavior is a symptom of a deeper disorder. When the patient offers to donate an organ for another patient, the doctors must convince Thirteen to help them confirm whether Benjamin is in his right mind or not. Meanwhile, House cons Dr. Adams into volunteering her time as part of his team.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Wentworth Miller

    Benjamin Byrd

  • Hugh Laurie

    Dr. Gregory House

  • Omar Epps

    Dr. Eric Foreman

  • Toni Trucks


  • Joanna Strapp


  • Photos (10)
  • Fan Reviews (13)
  • Great send-off for Olivia Wilde!

    By Lisa__S, Oct 24, 2011

  • More of the same

    By ActiveSparkles, Oct 31, 2011

  • There are almost 20 producers, co-producers, executive producers, and co-executive producers... you think it would show a bit more.

    By aldaros23, Nov 04, 2011

  • loved that song!

    By EdFr50, Oct 18, 2011

  • A Change of Heart

    By Neksmater, Oct 19, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Dr. Adams: You said we were meeting for coffee.
      House: Well, when someone asks you if you want coffee, they obviously don't just mean coffee. Wait, did you think I was referring to sex? (to Park) Would you shut the blinds on the way out?

    • House: In the meantime, there's no way a do-gooder like you isn't volunteering all over town. Ladling kittens, spaying soup.
      Dr. Adams: There is a free clinic in Trenton.
      House: Well, think of it as today's free clinic, only with fewer bums with herpes.

    • Dr. Park: That's naive and sick. You really want to improve things, you do it through policy. This guy empties his pockets, what really changes?
      House: That's right, all those babies with AIDS, they're just using us.

    • House: You know, the down vibe in here is totally ruining my Charlie's Angels fantasy. (to Park) And that haircut isn't helping, either.

    • Dr. Foreman: House, I worked for you for seven years. I know how you operate. So when I see symptoms magically show up right when you need them...
      House: And I was your boss for seven years, and I know what a suspicious, micromanaging hardass you are.

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    Notes (2)

    • Music: The Ballad of el Goodo (The Wellspring)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: October 17, 2011 on Global
      UK: October 20, 2011 on Sky1
      Israel: January 18, 2012 on HOT3
      Germany: March 20, 2012 on RTL
      Sweden: September 18, 2012 on TV4
      Czech Republic: December 10, 2012 on TV Nova
      The Netherlands: January 10, 2013 on SBS6
      Slovakia: January 22, 2013 on STV1
      Finland: August 12, 2013 on MTV3

    Trivia (1)

    • At the 21-minute mark, a redheaded extra with a distinctive lavender shirt walks by House and Wilson once in one shot, and then again going the same direction in the very next.

    Allusions (2)

    • House: And Adams, when you treat and he gets better, and doesn't give Bob Cratchit his Christmas day off, you owe me a coffee.
      Referencing Charles Dickens' 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. Bob Cratchit is the impoverished employee of Ebenezer Scrooge, the father of Tiny Tim. Despite being abused by his employer, Bob remains loyal to Scrooge and is rewarded in the end when Scrooge has a change of heart and embraces the Christmas spirit.

    • House: You know, the down vibe in here is totally ruining my Charlie's Angels fantasy.
      Referencing the ABC series (1976-1981) starring three beautiful women who work for a private detective agency run by a mysterious patron known only to them as Charlie. The show was remade the same year as this episode premiered, but it had already been cancelled when the episode aired.

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