October 11, 2011 08:52:35 GMT
In addition to the 'Prison Break' alum, the October 17 episode also has Olivia Wilde reprising her role as Thirteen, who says she is no longer a doctor.
Wentworth Miller visits "House M.D." in an upcoming outing which preview has landed online. In the episode, he portrays Benjamin, a man who suddenly collapses after making a rare and generous donation. True to his cynical nature, the titular character will question the motive behind the patient's charitable action. This time, he gets support from Dr. Chi Park who also believes that Benjamin's extreme altruistic behavior may indicate a deeper medical disorder.
With no definitive explanation for Benjamin's loss of consciousness and unresponsiveness to treatment, House pushes just the right buttons to recruit former prison doctor Jessica Adams to volunteer her time and expertise to the case. Olivia Wilde's Thirteen is also back, but House's hope to get the band back together might be ruined when she says that she is not a doctor anymore.
Benjamin then makes a bold but life-threatening offer that could save another life, and the team must diagnose his disorder before he puts his own life on the line. Meanwhile, Adams and Park test each other's outlook on generosity and gratitude, and Thirteen's guilt conflicts with her pursuit of personal happiness.
"Charity Case" will air Monday, October 17 at 9/8c on FOX.
The medical drama series has just unveiled Dr. Eric Foreman as the new Dean of Medicine at Princeton Plainsboro hospital in this week's episode. Speaking of how his alter ego will try to manage House under his control, Omar Epps told TVLine, "He's definitely going to have to up his game. He's going to have to enforce the new lay of the land, let House know that Foreman isn't Cuddy and at the same time command his respect."
"He knows there's a certain space you have to give House in order for him to operate at his full capacity, so what's interesting in the first few episodes is both of them trying to find that 'comfort zone'," he continued dishing on his character who now becomes House's boss. "Foreman knows House is going to be House, that he's going to pull shenanigans and what have you. But Foreman's ready - it's the new regime, and he believes in himself and he got the job for a reason."