Ugly is a fourth season episode of House which first aired on November 13, 2007. A documentary crew follows a young man through surgery to correct his severe facial deformity. However, when the man becomes too sick to operate upon, the crew turns its attention to the diagnostic process and House doesn't appreciate the publicity. When Cuddy insists, House goes out of his way to ditch the documentarians and keep his applicants focused on the case. Taub thinks House is just trying to keep the patient from getting his reconstruction surgery, and openly defies him. Although House is angry, he's also intrigued, and he begins to wonder why a successful plastic surgeon is competing for a fellowship position. Meanwhile, House worries that he is overestimating the abilities of the female applicants he finds attractive, and fears he must fire both Samira Terzi and Thirteen, but one of them proves she's as smart as House thought she was.
A documentary film crew follows a teenager with a serious facial disfiguration in order to make a film about his reconstructive surgery. Just before they start operating, Chase talks to the documentary crew about the surgery, but suddenly the patient's heart rate rises, and he starts to defibrillate and is soon in cardiac arrest. They manage to use the defibrillator to revive him, but they can't stabilize his heartbeat. They have to fit him with a pacemaker wire.
Wilson tells House that he hires beautiful women because he's incapable of having a relationship, firing them and then asking them out. Suddenly Thirteen shows up saying it is Lyme disease, a disease she suggested earlier but which House rejected because the patient didn't have a rash (less than 50% have the rash, the rash appears only several weeks after the tick bite and disappears after awhile anyways, so it was wrong to dismiss lyme disease just based on that). She says the discoloration is evidence of the telltale target-like rash, a theory which is confirmed once the patient's hair is shaved.
Reviewed by: Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed Melanie Kirkwood Ahmed, Samira Love, Hate, and Other Filters. Soho Teen, 2018 [288p] ISBN 978-1-61695-847-3 $18.99 Reviewed from galleys R Gr. 9-12 Meet Maya Aziz, a seventeen-year-old Indian American girl, who sees her world, especially her budding love life, as the aspiring filmmaker she is. She's caught between her newly reciprocated crush on Phil, the most popular boy in school, and her mature and passionate connection with Kareem, sophomore at Princeton and the perfect parent-approved match. The future that Maya really seeks is being a student at NYU's film program, but when a terrorist attack hits all too close to her home, ramping up her parents' concerns and leading to backlash against her family, her dream is in trouble. Ahmed brings glorious life to Maya's story, providing cultural details that are relatable to many whether from Maya's specific background or not; her narration is dramatically intercut with third-person accounts of the progression of events leading up to the terrorist incident and its subsequent news coverage. Readers will appreciate Maya's passionate pursuit of her dream and her journey to embrace and respect her cultures while remaining true to herself. MK 781b155fdc