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Benjamin, a wealthy man intent on giving away his money to charitable causes, collapses on the street. House doesn't believe there's anything seriously wrong with him, but treats him so that he can convince Benjamin that he's "cured" and to donate money to fund House's diagnostic team. However, when Benjamin starts showing serious symptoms, House realizes that he has a real illness on his hands. Meanwhile, Thirteen must decide whether to return to the hospital or go to Greece with her girlfriend, and new volunteer team member Dr. Adams tries to determine why Park won't take a gift.
Benjamin Byrd, an unemployed man, goes to a job placement office and the counselor, Trina, shows him around and explains what services they can provide. She assures him that they can help him if he has a drug addiction, but admits that they don’t have a childcare program due to a lack of financing. As Trina takes a call, Benjamin says that he’ll be back. As he goes, Trina notices that he’s dropped an envelope. When she opens it, she finds a cashier’s check for one million dollars. She runs after Benjamin to thank him, but he collapses on the sidewalk...Read the full recap
Dr. Adams: You said we were meeting for coffee.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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?
Dr. House: That's right, all those babies with AIDS, they're just using us.
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...
Dr. House: And I was your boss for seven years, and I know what a suspicious, micromanaging hardass you are.
Dr. House: What's with you and Park?
Dr. Adams: Nothing.
Dr. House: I expect my people to lie better than that.
(to Clancy, after perusing the boy's irritated palms)
Dr. House: Here, have this lubricant. Unfortunately, it's too late for the eyesight.
Dr. House: I'm not joking. You're fired. Don't come in tomorrow.
Dr. Hadley: House...
Dr. House: I can work with people who've got nowhere else to go. People who've got something to prove. People who just get off on weird cases. but I can't work with someone whose here so she doesn't have to feel bad.
Dr. Hadley: You're trying to save me.
Dr. House: Yes. I think that little of you and that much of me.
When House, Dr. Park, and Dr. Adams are sitting at the table and discuss the case, the coffee cup that Park gave Adams appears and disappears.
Dr. 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.
Bob Cratchit is a secondary character in Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol, who works for Scrooge at a pauper's wage.
You know, the down vibe in here is totally ruining my Charlie's Angels
is an ABC series, 1976 to 1981, which featured three beautiful women who work for a detective agency. A remake
premiered in 2011, the same season this episode premiered.