List of House episodes

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House (also known as House M.D.) is an American medical drama series produced by David Shore and Bryan Singer. The pilot episode premiered on Fox, a terrestrial television network, on November 16, 2004. The series revolves around Dr. Gregory House, a maverick medical genius who heads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.[1] House and his team use differential diagnosis[2] to arrive at initial diagnoses, which are often wrong, on account of the unusual cases that Dr. House accepts. House frequently clashes with his boss Cuddy, and his friend, Dr. Wilson.

After the pilot episode attracted approximately seven million viewers,[3] it was quickly picked up for a full season of 22 episodes. House gained high ratings and critical praise after it was placed in the time slot following American Idol during the spring of its first season.[4] Seasons two and three both aired 24 episodes from September to May of the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 television seasons respectively. Season four, however, was cut short by the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, and only aired 16 episodes. The fifth season began airing on September 16, 2008. In January 2009, House was moved to a new timeslot: Monday night at 8:00 EST, before 24. As of April 2, 2009 a total of 105 episodes of House have aired. House airs in 28 countries.

The first four seasons have been released on DVD by Universal, in regions 1, 2 and 4. The first season is also available on DVD in region 5.


[edit] Series overview

Seasons Episodes Premiere DVD release dates US Viewers
US Ratings Reference
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 Region 5 Overall
Rank Ratings/
1 22 2004–2005 August 30, 2005[5] February 27, 2006 November 28, 2005 March 2009 13.3 #24 #20 5.2/13 [6]
2 24 2005–2006 August 22, 2006[5] October 23, 2006 October 23, 2006 TBA 17.3 #10 #6 6.8/16 [7]
3 24 2006–2007 August 21, 2007[5] November 19, 2007 September 19, 2007 TBA 19.4 #7 #3 8.1/20 [8]
4 16 2007–2008 August 19, 2008[5] October 27, 2008 August 20, 2008 TBA 16.2 #7 TBA 7.4/18 [4]

[edit] Seasons

[edit] Season 1: 2004–2005

The first season of House premiered November 16, 2004,[9] and ended May 25, 2005.[10] The pilot episode attracted approximately seven million viewers,[3] and gained mixed reviews from critics.[11][12] It was picked up by FOX, for a 22-episode first season.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Final Diagnosis
1 (1-01) "Pilot" Bryan Singer David Shore November 16, 2004 Neurocysticercosis
Rebecca Adler (Robin Tunney), a 29-year old preschool teacher, becomes dysphasic and collapses in her classroom. Dr. Gregory House initially refuses the case until Dr. James Wilson tells him that Adler is Wilson's cousin. When Dr. Lisa Cuddy tries to make House fulfill his clinical duties, he refuses but is forced to do them when his authorization to the MRI is revoked. He diagnoses Adler with cerebral vasculitis and her condition improves with treatment. To find the source of Adler's seizures, House convinces Dr. Eric Foreman to break into Adler's house. At the hospital, Adler suddenly loses her vision and suffers another seizure. Foreman discovers ham at Adler's house, revealing both Wilson's lie (Wilson is Jewish) and the cause of the seizure—tapeworms. When Adler refuses treatment, House persuades her otherwise by proving her condition with a non-invasive X-ray
2 (1-02) "Paternity" Peter O'Fallon Lawrence Kaplow November 23, 2004 Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
A 16-year-old high school student, Dan (Scott Mechlowicz), starts suffering night terrors and frequent hallucinations after playing lacrosse at school. The parents take him to Dr. House after receiving a letter that Cameron sent in House's name and House starts a bet on whether they are his biological parents. After Dan exhibits more symptoms, including a myoclonic twitch and a blocked blood vessel, House diagnoses Dan. Dan suffers from an auditory hallucination during a procedure, however, ruling out House's diagnosis. Using the coffee cups from the parents, House does a paternity test and discovers that neither parent is biologically related to Dan. When he remembers a case he had earlier, when the mother of a baby did not want vaccination for her child, he theorizes that Dan is suffering from a measles virus contracted during his childhood. House confirms his diagnosis with a retinal biopsy and successfully cures Dan. 
3 (1-03) "Occam's Razor" Bryan Singer David Shore November 30, 2004 Colchicine poisoning
A college student named Brandon (Kevin Zegers) collapses after having sex with his fiancée. His symptoms seem too numerous to be explained by just one disease. Foreman and House each suggest different diagnoses and argue that his own respective theory better conforms to Occam's Razor. But when Brandon's white blood cell count drops, proving both doctors wrong. At the clinic pharmacy, House theorizes that Brandon was accidentally given colchicine instead of cough medicine, which explains all of his symptoms aside from his cough. House gives Brandon the cure, and he immediately begins to recover, yet the doctors are unable to find the source of the colchicine. However, when Brandon comments that his old cough medicine did not have letters on it like his current pills, House discovers colchicine pills that look similar to cough medicine, revealing the source and confirming House's diagnosis. 
4 (1-04) "Maternity" Newton Thomas Sigel Peter Blake December 7, 2004 Echovirus 11
After overhearing a conversation about a sick baby, House investigates the maternity ward and predicts an epidemic. After realizing the severity of the disease, Cuddy quarantines the maternity ward. In an effort to discover the source of the epidemic, House begins treating the children. However, when the kidneys of two of the children shut down, House is forced to test which drug caused the failure, causing one of the babies to die. Following an autopsy, the team discovers the presence of Echovirus 11, CMV, and Parvovirus B19 antibodies. They test the mothers and decide the cause of the epidemic is the Echovirus. Using an experimental anti-virus, they cure the babies. House, determined to find the entry point of the virus, finds an elderly hospital volunteer coughing and wiping her nose as she pushes around a cart of baby toys and blankets and makes the connection. 
5 (1-05) "Damned If You Do" Greg Yaitanes Sara B. Cooper December 14, 2004 Copper allergy
Sister Augustine (Elizabeth Mitchell), a nun, arrives at the hospital with her hands covered in boils, but House quickly dismisses the case after treating with antihistamines, suspecting an allergic reaction to dish soap. However, she has an asthma attack and House administers epinephrine, causing her heartbeat to increase. House's team suspects that House made a mistake, but when they try to find the source of her problems, she suffers convulsions and a rash appears on her leg. Cuddy pulls House off of the case when she hears of House's methodology. An investigation of the convent reveals figwort tea, which caused the reaction with the epinephrine, but the Sister's original symptoms are still unexplained. When she is placed in a hypoallergenic room and still has an allergic reaction, but her shouts that she has God inside her allow House to find a copper IUD inside Sister Augustine's uterus, which she is allergic to. The cross is surgically removed and she fully recovers. 
6 (1-06) "The Socratic Method" Peter Medak John Mankiewicz December 21, 2004 Vitamin K deficiency, hepatocellular carcinoma, and Wilson's disease
A mother, Lucille Palmeiro, collapses after a blood clot travels from her leg to her heart. After arriving in the hospital, she begins to vomit blood, causing House to expect a Vitamin K deficiency. House's team discover unused Ampicillin and frozen microwave burgers, supporting House's diagnosis. An ultrasound of Lucille's liver reveals cirrhosis and a cancerous tumor. House treats the tumor with ethanol, but is unable to explain the cirrhosis. However, Lucille, in a decision House claims to be inconsistent with her schizophrenia, calls Social Services to take her son. House realizes that Wilson's disease explains the cirrhosis and an eye exam shows copper-colored rings around her corneas. Lucille receives treatment, is healed, and reunites with her son. 
7 (1-07) "Fidelity" Bryan Spicer Thomas L. Moran December 28, 2004 Human African trypanosomiasis
Two men are out jogging – one of them (guest star Dominic Purcell) returns home to his bedridden wife, who lashes out at him. Believing there is something wrong, she is sent to Princeton-Plainsboro, and when all the treatments fail, House concludes she has African sleeping sickness. However, neither the wife nor her husband have ever been to Africa. The woman will die without proper treatment, but neither one will also admit to having an affair
8 (1-08) "Poison" Guy Ferland Matt Witten January 25, 2005 Phosmet poisoning
House and his team investigate the mysterious poisoning of high-school student Matt Davis, until another teen is brought in with all of the same symptoms but almost nothing else in common with Matt. 
9 (1-09) "DNR" Frederick King Keller David Foster February 1, 2005 Arteriovenous malformation
A legendary jazz musician named John Henry Giles (Harry J. Lennix) collapses during a performance. House and his team are told to only treat him for his pneumonia, and not his partial paralysis. John Henry files a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, and chokes during a routine exam. House ignores the DNR order and ends up in court. All the doctors, including John Henry's own doctor, except for House believe that he has ALS. Cameron notices a blood clot, which is removed with surgery. John Henry recovers, and an MRI shows that he had suffered from Arteriovenous malformation. Meanwhile, Foreman receives a lucrative job offer from John Henry's doctor, but turns it down. 
10 (1-10) "Histories" Dan Attias Joel Thompson February 8, 2005 Tuberculoma and rabies
Dr. Foreman believes an uncooperative homeless woman is faking seizures to get a meal ticket at the hospital. But her situation strikes a chord with Dr. Wilson and he resolves to keep her from falling between the cracks. Meanwhile, House has an audience of two medical students who are learning how to do case studies. 
11 (1-11) "Detox" Nelson McCormick Lawrence Kaplow and Thomas L. Moran February 15, 2005 Naphthalene poisoning
While trying to figure out why a young patient will not stop bleeding after a car wreck, House accepts Cuddy's challenge and goes off Vicodin for a week in exchange for no clinic duty for a month. As House's withdrawal symptoms become severe, his methodology for his patient are more harsh and risky, and Foreman and Cameron are afraid he may not be thinking clearly enough to save the patient's life. 
12 (1-12) "Sports Medicine" Keith Gordon John Mankiewicz and David Shore February 22, 2005 Cadmium poisoning
A severely broken arm reveals a bizarre case of bone loss and ends the comeback plans of major league pitcher Hank Wiggen. House suspects Hank – with a history of drug abuse – is lying about using steroids, as his condition worsens. When Hank's kidneys start to fail, his wife offers to donate hers, but she will have to abort her early pregnancy, something Hank does not want. Meanwhile, Foreman dates a pharmaceutical representative and House is stuck with an extra ticket to a monster truck rally
13 (1-13) "Cursed" Daniel Sackheim Matt Witten and Peter Blake March 1, 2005 Anthrax and leprosy
After consulting a Ouija board, a young boy believes he is going to die, and is sent to Princeton-Plainsboro after suffering from pneumonia. Dr. Chase's estranged father (guest star Patrick Bauchau) comes to the hospital and helps House diagnose the kid. 
14 (1-14) "Control" Randy Zisk Lawrence Kaplow March 15, 2005 Congestive heart failure onset by bulimia and regular use of ipecac
Billionaire entrepreneur Edward Vogler donates $100 million to Princeton-Plainsboro and becomes the new Chairman of the Board. Vogler intends to turn the clinic into a profitable venue for his biotech venture and plans to eliminate House's financially draining department. Meanwhile, a businesswoman has it all – perfect life, perfect body, perfect job – until she finds herself inexplicably paralyzed. When he diagnoses her condition, House must risk his job and his medical license to save her. 
15 (1-15) "Mob Rules" Tim Hunter David Foster and John Mankiewicz March 22, 2005 Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency
House is placed under a court order to determine what is ailing a mobster due for federal testimony and the Witness Protection Program. The witness's brother, a lawyer, works against the team and the testimony when his brother is diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Cuddy continues to battle Vogler over House's importance to the hospital. 
16 (1-16) "Heavy" Fred Gerber Thomas L. Moran March 29, 2005 Cushing's disease secondary to pituitary adenoma
House and his team investigate an overweight ten-year-old girl who has a heart attack. Adding to his stress, Vogler demands House get rid of a member of his team. 
17 (1-17) "Role Model" Peter O'Fallon Matt Witten April 12, 2005 Delayed-onset CVID secondary to phenytoin-mediated Epstein-Barr virus infection.
A popular U.S. senator and presidential candidate succumbs to illness at a fundraiser and Vogler assigns House to his case. He also tells House he can keep his whole team if he endorses Vogler's pharmaceutical company. The Senator's initial diagnosis seems to point to AIDS, but House digs deeper for another answer. Meanwhile, he also handles a case of a woman who apparently gets pregnant without having sex. 
18 (1-18) "Babies & Bathwater" Bill Johnson Peter Blake and David Shore (teleplay)
Peter Blake (story)
April 19, 2005 LEMS secondary to Small cell lung carcinoma
A pregnant woman arrives at the hospital with brain and kidney problems and House must contend with her condition and Vogler's eagerness to see the doctor removed by using the board members. The patient and her husband must decide between her life and their unborn child's, after the team discovers small cell lung cancer. 
19 (1-19) "Kids" Deran Sarafian Thomas L. Moran and Lawrence Kaplow May 3, 2005 Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura secondary to pregnancy
House fights off a meningitis outbreak and Cuddy gives his team an hour to produce results after he singles out a young patient who does not quite fit the criteria. House tries to get Cameron to return in the wake of Vogler's departure, but she demands House tell her why he really wants her back. 
20 (1-20) "Love Hurts" Bryan Spicer Sara B. Cooper May 10, 2005 Fulminating osteomyelitis
The teaching hospital buzzes with rumors of House's upcoming date with Cameron. After House is harsh to an awaiting clinic patient (guest star John Cho), the man develops a mysterious stroke. At the same time, House also deals with an elderly couple whose overactive sex life causes them problems. 
21 (1-21) "Three Stories" Paris Barclay David Shore May 17, 2005
House receives a visit from an ex-girlfriend, Stacy Warner, who seeks his help for her husband. Cuddy forces House to give a lecture to medical students on diagnosing patients and presents three scenarios, each with different reasons for their leg pain (with guest star Carmen Electra). 
22 (1-22) "Honeymoon" Frederick King Keller Lawrence Kaplow and John Mankiewicz May 24, 2005 Acute intermittent porphyria
House diagnoses Mark, Stacy Warner's husband. Although the tests do not indicate a condition and Mark claims to be fine outside of stomach pain, it appears his brain is dying. House finds abdominal epilepsy, but cannot detect any memory loss. After Mark begins developing paralysis, House decides to treat him for Guillain-Barré syndrome. After confiding in Stacy that he still has feelings for her, House realizes that Mark had experienced delusions, and actually suffered from acute intermittent porphyria (AIP). With support from Stacy, but not from his team, House gives Mark a dangerous drug cocktail to confirm that he really has AIP. Cuddy decides to hire Stacy as the hospital's lawyer. 

[edit] Season 2: 2005–2006

On May 24, 2005 FOX announced that House would be returning for its second season.[13]

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Final Diagnosis
23 (2-01) "Acceptance" Dan Attias Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner September 13, 2005
House is brought in for a consult on a Death Row inmate (guest star LL Cool J) with mysterious symptoms. Cameron feels the hospital's resources are better used elsewhere for a young cancer patient. House and Stacy try to establish a good work relationship, especially after he lies to her to secure the transfer of the inmate to the hospital. 
24 (2-02) "Autopsy" Deran Sarafian Lawrence Kaplow September 20, 2005 Thrombosis
A nine-year-old cancer patient is brought before House after she experiences hallucinations. House figures out a way to help her, but it will involve serious risk. They discover she has a tumor on her heart, but when it turns out to be benign, the team decides a clot may be navigating her body. 
25 (2-03) "Humpty Dumpty" Dan Attias Matt Witten September 27, 2005 Endocarditis due to psittacosis
Cuddy feels responsible when her handyman falls off her roof then exhibits weird symptoms. House's team amputates the handyman's hand to prevent the spread of infection, but when the other hand starts showing similar signs, they must seek out the source before it kills the patient. 
26 (2-04) "TB or Not TB" Peter O'Fallon David Foster November 1, 2005 Nesidioblastoma and tuberculosis
A famous doctor (guest star Ron Livingston) falls ill when working in Africa, and is sent to House for treatment. Tensions mount when House refuses to believe he has tuberculosis, but everyone else believes so. 
27 (2-05) "Daddy's Boy" Greg Yaitanes Thomas L. Moran November 8, 2005 Cavernous angioma and radiation poisoning
A student who just graduated from Princeton experiences severe spasms at a graduation party. Meanwhile, House's parents drop by but he is reluctant to see them, igniting curiosity among the hospital staff. 
28 (2-06) "Spin" Fred Gerber Sara Hess November 15, 2005 Air embolism, pure red cell aplasia, thymoma, and myasthenia gravis
A famous cyclist is brought to Princeton-Plainsboro after collapsing during a race. He is surprisingly honest about several illegal medications and techniques he applies to himself, but his sickness is not caused by any of these. 
29 (2-07) "Hunting" Gloria Muzio Liz Friedman November 22, 2005 Echinococcosis
House is confronted by a Kalvin, a flamboyant gay man who demands treatment when other doctors diagnose him with AIDS, something he admits he does have. House begins making moves on Stacy using sensitive information on her relationship with Mark. 
30 (2-08) "The Mistake" David Semel Peter Blake November 29, 2005 Behcet's disease, then hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma from a liver transplant
A lawsuit is brought against Chase and House for the death of a mother who comes in with stomach pain. A disciplinary committee convenes to determine whether either of them is at fault. 
31 (2-09) "Deception" Deran Sarafian Michael R. Perry December 13, 2005 Clostridium perfringens and Munchausen syndrome
Anica (guest star Cynthia Nixon), is at a horse race track where House observes her have a seizure. She is admitted to the hospital but Cameron wants her to be discharged when they discover she has Munchhausen syndrome, however, House believes she has an underlying condition. 
32 (2-10) "Failure to Communicate" Jace Alexander Doris Egan January 10, 2006 Cerebral malaria
Whilst House and Stacy are in Baltimore, a famed journalist (guest star Michael O'Keefe) collapses in his magazine company's office. While he acts nonchalantly after getting up, it becomes clear from his word-salad-inflected speech that he is suffering from aphasia
33 (2-11) "Need to Know" David Semel Pamela Davis February 7, 2006 Ritalin use and hepatocellular adenoma
Cameron worries about the potential results of her HIV test and House basks in the afterglow of his kiss with Stacy, but Wilson tells him to keep a level head about things. House must dig through the life and lies of a busy housewife to find the true reason why she is showing signs of physical and mental degeneration. 
34 (2-12) "Distractions" Dan Attias Lawrence Kaplow February 14, 2006 Serotonin syndrome
The team struggles to diagnose a teen suffering from spasms when severe burns following an accident make most of their usual diagnostic tests impossible. Meanwhile, House exacts revenge on a doctor who turned him in for cheating in medical school. 
35 (2-13) "Skin Deep" Jim Hayman Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner & David Shore (teleplay)
Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner (story)
February 20, 2006 Male pseudohermaphroditism and testicular cancer
House treats a teenage supermodel who gets into a catfight on the catwalk and then passes out. When her tox-screen shows heroin, she is treated for addiction; unfortunately, her symptoms continue after she is weaned off the drugs. Meanwhile, House fights off increasingly bad leg pain. 
36 (2-14) "Sex Kills" David Semel Matt Witten March 7, 2006
House treats a man who has a seizure but does not realize it and needs a new heart. When the transplant committee votes "no", House tries to get one from a dead woman whose organs are also rejected by the committee. 
37 (2-15) "Clueless" Deran Sarafian Thomas L. Moran March 28, 2006 Gold sodium thiomalate poisoning
When a man cannot breathe during sexual role playing with his wife, House questions the motives behind their marriage; Wilson's presence in his house begins to take a toll on him. 
38 (2-16) "Safe" Félix Enríquez Alcalá Peter Blake April 4, 2006 Tick paralysis
Melinda (guest star Michelle Trachtenberg), a troubled teenager who is immuno-compromised as a result of medications she must take after a heart transplant, has a severe allergic reaction and goes into shock when her boyfriend visits her. Meanwhile, House and Wilson continue to work out the problems in their new living arrangement. 
39 (2-17) "All In" Fred Gerber David Foster April 11, 2006 Erdheim-Chester disease
The hospital is hosting an oncology benefit poker tournament when a six year-old boy is brought in exhibiting symptoms identical to those of a patient House had twelve years ago. House is convinced the boy's case is identical and he can predict the course of the young patient's illness, which ended in the first patient's death. 
40 (2-18) "Sleeping Dogs Lie" Greg Yaitanes Sara Hess April 18, 2006 Bubonic plague
A young woman's health becomes a question of ethics when she is unable to sleep for ten days. It is not until House discovers she will need a liver transplant that he also uncovers some vital information about her and her partner Max. Meanwhile, Cameron accuses Foreman of plagiarism when an article he authors appears remarkably similar to one of hers. 
41 (2-19) "House vs. God" John F. Showalter Doris Egan April 25, 2006 Tuberous sclerosis and herpes encephalitis
House wants to call a 15-year-old faith healer's bluff, but when the boy is admitted into the hospital he seemingly causes a cancer patient's condition to go into remission. After being diagnosed, the boy refuses brain surgery, but when his condition worsens, House and his staff have to make a decision. 
42 (2-20) "Euphoria, Part 1" Deran Sarafian Matthew V. Lewis May 2, 2006 Secondary legionellosis but no final diagnosis
House is trying to cure a crooked cop who acts turbulent and laughs uncontrollably, but he and his team are unable to determine the cause. When Foreman starts showing similar symptoms, the situation gets far worse than anybody expected. 
43 (2-21) "Euphoria, Part 2" Deran Sarafian Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & David Shore May 3, 2006 Induced legionellosis and primary amoebic meningoencephalitis due to infection by Naegleria fowleri
With the police officer dead and fearing for his life, Foreman contacts his father who rushes to his son's side. Meanwhile, House and the rest of the team are still trying to do everything they can to help Foreman. 
44 (2-22) "Forever" Daniel Sackheim Liz Friedman May 9, 2006 Pellagra, coeliac disease and MALT lymphoma
On his way out the door, a man vomits and decides to stay home from work, only to find his wife in the bathtub having a seizure and their newborn infant drowning. 
45 (2-23) "Who's Your Daddy?" Martha Mitchell John Mankiewicz & Lawrence Kaplow (teleplay)
Charles M. Duncan & John Mankiewicz (story)
May 16, 2006 Haemochromatosis and zygomycosis
A 16 year-old Hurricane Katrina victim suffering from horrifying hallucinations is brought to House by a former bandmate who recently discovered the girl is his daughter. Although House fears his friend is being scammed, he takes the case. As he works his way through the girl's lies in order to diagnose and treat her, he is forced to tell a few lies of his own. 
46 (2-24) "No Reason" David Shore David Shore (teleplay)
Lawrence Kaplow & David Shore (story)
May 23, 2006 No diagnosis (hallucination by House)
When House and his team are working on the diagnosis of a man with a swollen tongue, the husband of a former patient walks into House's office and shoots him. House continues to treat his patient from his ICU bed with the shooter (guest star Elias Koteas), who is shot by hospital security and handcuffed to his bed, as his roommate. When the after effects of the shooting begin to impact House, he starts to question his own ability to diagnose properly. As his patient's body deteriorates, House struggles through self-doubt and must trust his team to find a way to solve the case. 

[edit] Season 3: 2006–2007

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Final Diagnosis
47 (3-01) "Meaning" Deran Sarafian Lawrence Kaplow & David Shore (teleplay)
Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Lawrence Kaplow & David Shore (story)
September 5, 2006
House has recovered from his gunshot wounds and is back at work, taking on two cases simultaneously: Richard, paralyzed after brain cancer surgery eight years ago, who drove himself on his motorized wheelchair headfirst into a swimming pool, and Caren, a young woman paralyzed from the neck down after a yoga session. As House begins to diagnose and treat them, the team notices a distinct change in his attitude toward his patients. 
48 (3-02) "Cane and Able" Daniel Sackheim Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner (teleplay)
Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, Lawrence Kaplow & David Shore (story)
September 12, 2006 Chimerism
Seven year-old Clancy is admitted to the hospital with rectal bleeding, claiming alien abduction. The team runs tests, but when they get different results from the same tests, in addition to finding a metal object in his neck, they are forced to give Clancy's testimony a little more credence. Amidst this, Cuddy and Wilson decide not to tell House the truth about his last case, thinking he will learn some humility, while Cameron is outraged at their actions. When a frustrated House gives up on the boy, Cuddy is forced to re-think her decision to hold back the truth. 
49 (3-03) "Informed Consent" Laura Innes David Foster September 19, 2006 Congestive heart failure secondary to senile cardiac amyloidosis
House's new patient is Ezra Powell (guest star Joel Grey), a renowned medical research pioneer who collapses in his lab. House puts Ezra through diagnostic rigors, but the team is unable to come up with a conclusive diagnosis and Ezra's health continues to deteriorate. Ezra ultimately demands the team help him end his life, but each member has divergent opinions on the morality of helping Ezra die, especially since the possibility of a cure is still in question. Meanwhile, the teenage daughter of a clinic patient has developed a disturbing crush on House. 
50 (3-04) "Lines in the Sand" Newton Thomas Sigel David Hoselton September 26, 2006 Baylisascaris
House takes the case of Adam, a 10 year-old severely autistic boy, who screams loudly for no apparent reason. Cuddy makes a minor change to House's office and he refuses to use it until it is returned to its original state; thus, he finds himself wandering the hospital in need of a temporary office. Meanwhile, the teenage clinic patient still has a crush on House and is becoming a nuisance. 
51 (3-05) "Fools for Love" David Platt Peter Blake October 31, 2006 Hereditary angioedema
House takes the case of a young woman who is rushed to the hospital with problems breathing and severe stomach pain, after she and her husband are robbed. But when her husband collapses, the team believes the couple's illnesses are related. Meanwhile, clinic patient Michael Tritter causes problems for House. 
52 (3-06) "Que Será Será" Deran Sarafian Thomas L. Moran November 7, 2006 Small cell lung carcinoma
A morbidly obese man is found in a coma after a fire accident and is admitted to Princeton-Plainsboro. Upon waking up, he demands to be discharged, refusing to be tested for any disease possibly caused by his weight. 
53 (3-07) "Son of Coma Guy" Dan Attias Doris Egan November 14, 2006 MERRF syndrome
House decides to awaken a comatose patient so he can question the man regarding the family history of his son, who may have a genetic condition, and the father is the only living relative. Meanwhile, Wilson confronts House about the stolen prescription as Tritter approaches Cameron, Chase, and Foreman in an attempt to divide the team and reveal their loyalties. 
54 (3-08) "Whac-A-Mole" Daniel Sackheim Pamela Davis November 21, 2006 Chronic granulomatous disease
House's newest patient is 18 year-old Jack, brought to the hospital after experiencing a heart attack and massive vomiting. Jack has been the sole parent to his younger brother and sister since their parents died. After a brief review of his file, House thinks he has got the diagnosis, seals it in an envelope and turns the process into a game, challenging Cameron, Foreman and Chase to figure it out on their own. Meanwhile, in an attempt to extract a confession, Tritter makes it impossible for Wilson to practice medicine, driving a wedge between the two friends. 
55 (3-09) "Finding Judas" Deran Sarafian Sara Hess November 28, 2006 Erythropoietic protoporphyria
House and the team take on the case of Alice, a young girl with pancreatitis. Since her divorced parents cannot agree on how to proceed with her treatment and will not let House bully them into making a decision, House's only option is to take them to court and let a judge rule on the matter. Meanwhile, House's reduced access to Vicodin is beginning to take its toll and he asks Cuddy for more, but instead of writing a prescription, she strictly rations his pills. 
56 (3-10) "Merry Little Christmas" Tony To Liz Friedman December 12, 2006 Langerhans cell histiocytosis
It is Christmas at Princeton-Plainsboro and Wilson has a present for House: he and Detective Tritter have struck a deal and House has three days to accept it. Cuddy receives a patient afflicted with dwarfism, who has a variety of symptoms and is recovering from a recently collapsed lung. Cuddy is eventually forced to make a difficult and potentially life-threatening choice between her patient and House's well-being. 
57 (3-11) "Words and Deeds" Daniel Sackheim Leonard Dick January 9, 2007 Spinal meningioma
House is forced to respond in court to the criminal charges against him regarding illegal possession of narcotics, and the judge sets a date for a preliminary hearing. Cuddy insists that House apologize to Tritter; meanwhile, the most recent case at the hospital is a firefighter suffering from disorientation and extremely high body temperatures. Because of misinterpreted information, the firefighter is eventually forced to make a decision to undergo a radical brain treatment which will have a serious effect on his life. 
58 (3-12) "One Day, One Room" Juan J. Campanella David Shore January 30, 2007 Chlamydia and pregnancy due to rape
House beats the drug charges and is back at the hospital after a short stint in rehab. Tired of House's disdain for patients, Cuddy turns his clinic duty into a game, with the stakes raised to a level that speaks to House: challenge. When he encounters Eve, who is tested positive for an STD and admits she has very recently been raped, she refuses to be treated by anyone but House. Meanwhile, Cameron encounters a homeless man (guest star Geoffrey Lewis) who is very different from how he originally seems. 
59 (3-13) "Needle in a Haystack" Peter O'Fallon David Foster February 6, 2007 Undigested toothpick
16 year-old Stevie Lipa is admitted to Princeton-Plainsboro with a serious respiratory condition and internal bleeding. He is assigned to House, but he is busy fulfilling a dare given to him by Cuddy. A startling secret is revealed about Stevie, and the team encounters troubles with his parents, thus Foreman is forced to ask Stevie to lie directly to his parents, risking his medical license. 
60 (3-14) "Insensitive" Deran Sarafian Matthew V. Lewis February 13, 2007 Diphyllobothrium latum causing Vitamin B12 deficiency
A girl (Mika Boorem) with CIPA, a rare condition in which the sufferer cannot feel pain, gets in a car accident. Once her testing is done, she begins developing high fevers with multiple seizures and is rapidly deteriorating. 
61 (3-15) "Half-Wit" Katie Jacobs Lawrence Kaplow March 6, 2007 Takayasu's arteritis
A brain-damaged musical savant (guest star Dave Matthews) has seizures despite being on anti-seizure medications. When everyone learns that House has entered himself for brain cancer treatment, they attempt to comfort him, but House simply turns them away. 
62 (3-16) "Top Secret" Deran Sarafian Thomas L. Moran March 27, 2007 Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
House treats a U.S. Marine returning from Iraq, who has symptoms consistent with Gulf War Syndrome. However, following a dream about the Marine, the case becomes more complicated, alongside a physical problem that House has to overcome. 
63 (3-17) "Fetal Position" Matt Shakman Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner April 3, 2007
A famous, pregnant photographer, Emma Sloan, is brought to the hospital after suffering a stroke in the middle of a photo shoot. Although Emma's condition initially stabilizes, her health takes a turn for the worse when her kidneys fail and Emma is more concerned about her baby's well-being than her own. Meanwhile, the secret relationship between Cameron and Chase is exposed to Foreman and Cuddy, and House makes extravagant plans to take a much-needed vacation. 
64 (3-18) "Airborne" Elodie Keene David Hoselton April 10, 2007
House and Cuddy face a widespread outbreak on their plane back from a symposium in Singapore, while Wilson and the rest of the team treat a woman with constant seizures. 
65 (3-19) "Act Your Age" Daniel Sackheim Sara Hess April 17, 2007 Precocious puberty due to externally applied testosterone
A six year-old girl suffers ailments expected in much older patients. Tensions mount between Chase and Cameron, leading House to intentionally assign them to the same tasks, including investigating the young girl's home, where they find something possibly incriminating on the girl's father. 
66 (3-20) "House Training" Paul McCrane Doris Egan April 24, 2007 Staphylococcus aureus infection
A scam artist loses her ability to make decisions. While House and the team struggle to find the underlying cause, the case becomes personal for Foreman. 
67 (3-21) "Family" David Straiton Liz Friedman May 1, 2007 Histoplasmosis
A 14 year-old leukemia patient's only hope of survival is a bone marrow transplant from his younger brother, but when he gets sick, the team must race against time to save both sibilings. Meanwhile, Foreman must deal with the consequences of the previous case. 
68 (3-22) "Resignation" Martha Mitchell Pamela Davis May 8, 2007 Bacterial infection due to suicide attempt
Speculation over Foreman's resignation continues, while a young girl named Addie is admitted after bleeding from the mouth during martial arts practice and House and Wilson are secretly concerned about each other. 
69 (3-23) "The Jerk" Daniel Sackheim Leonard Dick May 15, 2007 Haemochromatosis
House meets his match in the form of Nate, an obnoxious 16 year-old chess prodigy with intense head pain and behavioral issues, who manages to annoy and offend every member of the team during his course of treatment. Meanwhile, Foreman's frustration with House reaches a new level when he believes House sabotages his job interview with another hospital. 
70 (3-24) "Human Error" Katie Jacobs Thomas L. Moran & Lawrence Kaplow May 29, 2007 Congenital heart defect (infected third coronary artery ostium)
House and the team take on the case of a young woman who, along with her husband, is rescued at sea en route from Cuba in a desperate attempt to personally see House and get a diagnosis for her illness. During her stay in the hospital, she develops a new symptom: her heart stops – but she miraculously keeps talking. Foreman prepares for his last day at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. 

[edit] Season 4: 2007–2008

Note: Season interrupted by 2007-2008 WGA Strike, with the number of episodes reduced to 16 instead of the normal 24.
Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate[14] Final Diagnosis
71 (4-01) "Alone" Deran Sarafian Peter Blake & David Shore (teleplay)
Peter Blake (story)
September 25, 2007 Allergic reaction to cephalosporins in misidentified patient
When an office building collapses, House has to work fast to diagnose a young woman, Megan, who survives the disaster. House, without a full team, talks through his ideas with a janitor at Princeton-Plainsboro and as he persists in diagnosing Megan by himself, he realizes the case is not what it appears, and that solitude may not be the answer. 
72 (4-02) "The Right Stuff" Deran Sarafian Doris Egan & Leonard Dick October 2, 2007 Von Hippel-Lindau disease
House systemically eliminates his new team candidates, until he is approached by a fighter pilot named Greta, a candidate for NASA’s astronaut training program. Greta suffers from a neurological disorder, where she converts sounds to visual images. Knowing NASA will reject any possibility of her becoming an astronaut if they knew of her problem, Greta begs House to treat her in secret. Meanwhile, House is ruffled when he thinks he sees Cameron, Chase and Foreman in the hospital hallways. 
73 (4-03) "97 Seconds" David Platt Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner October 9, 2007 Strongyloidiasis
The final ten fellowship candidates compete ferociously when House splits them into two teams by gender. They are assigned to diagnose and treat a wheelchair user with spinal muscular atrophy who is slowly suffocating. As the teams try to one-up each other, complications arise. Meanwhile, Foreman runs his own team at another hospital, and resorts to using a very “House-like” treatment to help a patient. 
74 (4-04) "Guardian Angels" Deran Sarafian David Hoselton October 23, 2007 Ergotism
While having a seizure, a funeral home cosmetician hallucinates she is being violently raped by one of the cadavers. When she is admitted to the hospital, she acts as though her dead mother is in the room with her. While Cameron offers advice to one of the remaining candidates for House's team, Foreman has lunch with Cuddy, discussing his current situation. 
75 (4-05) "Mirror Mirror" David Platt David Foster October 30, 2007 Eperythrozoon infection (resulting from exposure to pig feces)
Foreman returns to Princeton-Plainsboro and is assigned to oversee House's candidates. A man is mugged and suffers from a respiratory arrest. Though he has no memories of who he is, he can read the personality of the most dominant person in the room, applying it to himself to create a temporary identity. House becomes intrigued by the accuracy of this judge of character and manipulates the patient to judge others, while a team member wonders if House is more dominant than Cuddy. 
76 (4-06) "Whatever It Takes" Juan J. Campanella Thomas L. Moran & Peter Blake (teleplay)
Thomas L. Moran (story)
November 6, 2007
House is recruited by the CIA to help diagnose a deathly ill agent. The agent's case is spearheaded by Dr. Samira Terzi, who offers very little information on the agent's history or previous assignments. With limited information, House uses some unorthodox methods to try and determine a diagnosis in time to save his patient's life. Meanwhile, Foreman faces resistance from the remaining fellowship candidates when they question his judgment and argue over the diagnosis of a female drag car racer who passes out after a race. 
77 (4-07) "Ugly" David Straiton Sean Whitesell November 13, 2007 Lyme disease
House and his team are followed by a documentary film crew as they treat a teenager with a major facial deformity, who suffers a heart attack prior to a reconstructive procedure. As they work to diagnose the teen, House finds himself distracted by several of the candidates vying for a spot on his team, causing him to question his own motives for having chosen them. 
78 (4-08) "You Don't Want to Know" Lesli Linka Glatter Sara Hess November 20, 2007 Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in systemic lupus erythematosus
House encounters a magician whose heart fails when performing an underwater escape act. While the remaining fellowship candidates work to diagnose him, House is determined to prove he is a scam artist faking his ailments to cover up the fact he nearly drowned during his act. In the meantime, House pits his team against one another in a challenge involving Cuddy, granting the winner immunity from elimination and a chance to nominate two other candidates to be put on the chopping block. 
79 (4-09) "Games" Deran Sarafian Eli Attie November 27, 2007 Measles
House assigns the candidates to a particularly challenging case involving an uncooperative punk guitarist with a history of drug abuse and civil disobedience, while Cuddy orders House to make a final decision and hire his new team. House promises a guaranteed position for the candidate who correctly diagnoses the patient. Meanwhile, Wilson informs a former patient he misdiagnosed him with terminal cancer and is now going to live and must deal with the consequences of his procedures. 
80 (4-10) "It's a Wonderful Lie" Matt Shakman Pamela Davis January 29, 2008 Breast cancer in displaced breast tissue
House and the team treat a woman who suffers from a sudden paralysis of the hands, causing an injury to her daughter while she is watching her at an indoor rock-climbing wall. As House probes the woman and her injured daughter for any leads as to what might be causing her condition, he is convinced the mother is withholding information. 
81 (4-11) "Frozen" David Straiton Liz Friedman February 3, 2008 Fat embolism from unrepaired broken toe

When Dr. Cate Milton (guest star Mira Sorvino), a psychiatrist trapped in the South Pole and the research station's only doctor, becomes ill in the middle of her assignment, she and House are thrust into a long-distance relationship of sorts. Unable to get Cate out or any additional medical supplies to the South Pole station, House and his team must resort to treating her via webcam. Meanwhile House sends Taub, Kutner and Thirteen to harass Cameron until she gets cable for his office, and he attempts to discover Wilson's new girlfriend.

This episode originally aired in the United States outside of its regular time slot, immediately following FOX's broadcast of the Super Bowl XLII post-game show
82 (4-12) "Don't Ever Change" Deran Sarafian Leonard Dick & Doris Egan February 5, 2008 Nephroptosis
House and the team encounters a woman (guest star Laura Silverman) admitted to Princeton-Plainsboro after she collapses at her wedding. Her test results come up negative for a variety of common diseases, which leads the team to suspect foul play, but when they discover the woman is a former music producer living in the fast lane until she began to practice Hasidic Judaism, House insists people do not change, and her seemingly rash decision may be a symptom of the underlying condition. 
83 (4-13) "No More Mr. Nice Guy" Deran Sarafian David Hoselton & David Shore April 28, 2008 Chagas disease
House suspects an emergency room patient has a bigger problem than the E.R. initially diagnosed based on the fact that the patient is too nice. A skeptical House questions the patient's sunny disposition as the team tries to get to the bottom of his illness, but disagrees with House that niceness is a symptom. Meanwhile, House is at odds with Wilson's girlfriend about how much time they each get to spend with Wilson, and Cuddy demands House give his team performance reviews. 
84 (4-14) "Living the Dream" David Straiton Sara Hess & Liz Friedman May 5, 2008 Hypersensitivity vasculitis due to Quinine allergy
House is convinced one of the actors on his favorite soap opera (guest star Jason Lewis) has a serious medical condition, after observing his symptoms on television. He decides to intervene and take matters into his own hands, but both the actor and House's team dismiss his assessment and do not believe there is anything wrong. Meanwhile, Wilson and his girlfriend have their first argument and Cuddy tries to keep up appearances when an inspector makes an unexpected visit to Princeton-Plainsboro. 
85 (4-15) "House's Head" Greg Yaitanes Peter Blake & David Foster & Doris Egan & Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner May 12, 2008 Air embolism from dental work
House finds himself dazed, confused and covered in blood after surviving a bus accident that left dozens seriously injured. Unable to clearly recall the events leading up to the crash due to his head injuries, House is convinced through his flashbacks a fellow bus passenger is exhibiting signs of a deadly illness prior to the crash. Much to the team's dismay, House pushes through the pain of his injuries, desperate to piece together the fragments of his shattered memory in order to save someone who might not even know he could be dying. 
86 (4-16) "Wilson's Heart" Katie Jacobs Peter Blake & David Foster & Doris Egan & Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner May 19, 2008 Amantadine poisoning
Clues inside House's head hold the key to a patient's condition, and House's friendship with Wilson is tested beyond limits as murky memories from the bus accident the night before threaten to change their lives forever. 

[edit] Season 5: 2008–2009

House's fifth season began airing on September 16, 2008. It began to air in a new timeslot from September to December: Tuesday 8/7c.[15] Starting January 19, 2009, House has been moved to Mondays at 8/7c. In the UK, Channel 5 was to begin airing Season 5 in spring 2009 but due to scheduling conflicts, The Mentalist will take House's timeslot and therefore postpone House until Autumn 2009.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate[16] Final Diagnosis
87 (5-01) "Dying Changes Everything" Deran Sarafian Eli Attie September 16, 2008 Diffuse lepromatous leprosy
Four months after Amber's shocking death, Wilson resigns from the hospital, while Cuddy desperately tries to get the two to repair their friendship. Meanwhile, Thirteen struggles with her medical problems and helps to treat an executive assistant with a similar personality to her own. 
88 (5-02) "Not Cancer" David Straiton David Shore & Lawrence Kaplow September 23, 2008 Transplanted cancer stem cells
An organ donor's organs are responsible for the deaths of several patients, and the team works to save the last two recipients. Meanwhile, House hires private detective Lucas (Michael Weston) to spy on Wilson, as well as his team during the differentials. 
89 (5-03) "Adverse Events" Andrew Bernstein Carol Green & Dustin Paddock September 30, 2008 Food Bolus Bezoar complicated by massive drug intake
A painter's undiagnosed illness begins to affect his work, after his girlfriend notices the grotesqueness of his paintings. He is brought to Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital, though he claims that he is getting better. House grows suspicious when he learns that the painter was fearful of a test involving the injection of a dye. It is later revealed that he is on three separate drug trials, which he was hiding from his girlfriend. Meanwhile, House continues to use Lucas to obtain information about his team and to learn more about Cuddy's personal life. 
90 (5-04) "Birthmarks" David Platt Doris Egan & David Foster October 14, 2008 Metal pins in brain displaced by a magnet.
House is coerced into going to his father's funeral despite his protests. The team takes the case of a young woman who collapsed while in China looking for her birth parents. House works with the team via cell phone, while Wilson drives him to the funeral. House’s phone is taken by a cop mid-diagnosis and the team must decipher House's last statement. Meanwhile, the story of how House and Wilson met for the first time is revealed. 
91 (5-05) "Lucky Thirteen" Greg Yaitanes Liz Friedman & Sara Hess October 21, 2008 Candidiasis secondary to Sjögren's syndrome
Thirteen takes a woman with whom she had a one-night stand to Princeton-Plainsboro after the woman has a seizure in Thirteen's apartment. House and the team take on her case, with House using the case as an opportunity to explore Thirteen’s personal life. Thirteen ends up finding out the patient only slept with her to get to House, who had been rejecting the woman as a patient for many years. Meanwhile, Lucas continues on Wilson's trail. 
92 (5-06) "Joy" Deran Sarafian David Hoselton October 28, 2008
The team take on the case of a middle-aged man who has been experiencing recurring blackouts, time lapses and sleepwalking. They soon find out that the man's 12-year-old daughter has also been experiencing sleepwalking spells. The man's condition deteriorates and his daughter also begins to experience more symptoms. Meanwhile, House finds out Cuddy is going to adopt a baby that is due in two weeks. However, the birth mother is noticed to have a strange rash on her arm, with Cuddy taking on her case as both a doctor and a potential mother. 
93 (5-07) "The Itch" Greg Yaitanes Peter Blake November 11, 2008 Lead Poisoning
An agoraphobic man falls ill and refuses to leave his home to be treated at the hospital. Therefore, House and the team go to his home to figure out what might be wrong. Cameron takes charge of the case as she had treated the patient in the past and she and the team figure out ways to treat him at his home. However, the patient’s condition worsens and it becomes difficult to treat him at his home, therefore House and the team plan to get the man into the hospital for surgery without causing any problems. Meanwhile, Cameron and Chase attempt to work through issues in their relationship, and House deals with an annoying itch he cannot seem to scratch, with Wilson making his own analogies about the problem. 
94 (5-08) "Emancipation" James Hayman Pamela Davis & Leonard Dick November 18, 2008
The team takes on the case of a 16-year-old factory manager who collapsed when her lungs suddenly filled with fluid while at work. The teenager informs House and team that she has been an emancipated minor ever since her parents passed away. Meanwhile, Foreman asks for House’s permission to work on a clinical trial and House rejects his proposal. In an effort to prove himself capable of working without House’s supervision, Foreman takes on his own pediatric case. But when the unexplained illness brings the child to the brink of death, Foreman is left questioning his ability to work free from House’s custody. 
95 (5-09) "Last Resort" Katie Jacobs Matthew V. Lewis & Eli Attie (teleplay); Matthew V. Lewis (story) November 25, 2008 Melioidosis
A man takes over Cuddy's office and holds House, Thirteen, and several patients hostage, demanding a diagnosis. The man forces Thirteen to act as a guinea pig for his treatments and House has to end the standoff before a SWAT team opens fire. 
96 (5-10) "Let Them Eat Cake" Deran Sarafian Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner December 2, 2008
A fitness guru known for her "natural" lifestyle collapses while shooting an infomercial. Meanwhile, Thirteen participates in a clinical drug trial for Huntington's Disease led by Foreman; Kutner operates an online medical-advice clinic under House's name; and Cuddy moves into House's office while hers is being repaired, much to House's dismay. 
97 (5-11) "Joy to the World" David Straiton Peter Blake December 9, 2008 Post-partum Eclampsia
A troubled teen collapses during her high-school Christmas program; Foreman and Thirteen learn more about each other as they work together on the Huntington's disease drug trial; House gives and receives holiday gifts, leading to team speculation; and Cuddy receives a gift as well. 
98 (5-12) "Painless" Andrew Bernstein Thomas L. Moran & Eli Attie January 19, 2009 Epilepsy
At Cameron's urging, the team takes the case of a suicidal man who suffers from excruciating chronic pain--pain that mirrors House's. Meanwhile, Cuddy discovers that caring for her new foster baby leaves her little time to run the hospital; and Foreman and Thirteen continue to explore their complicated relationship as they work together on their Huntington's disease drug trial. 
99 (5-13) "Big Baby" Deran Sarafian Lawrence Kaplow & David Foster January 26, 2009 Patent ductus arteriosus
Cuddy decides to spend more time at home to take care of her new foster baby and gives Cameron the responsibility of overseeing House. The team treats a special education teacher whose seemingly inherent goodness is actually a pathology. Foreman must make a potentially dangerous decision about Thirteen's participation in his drug trial. 
100 (5-14) "The Greater Good" Leslie Linka Glatter Sara Hess February 2, 2009 Ectopic endometriosis
House and the team take on the case of a woman who collapsed in the middle of a cooking class. When they learn that the patient gave up her career as a highly renowned cancer researcher in order to pursue her own personal happiness, the members of the team question their own happiness (or lack thereof). Meanwhile, Thirteen begins to suffer serious and life-threatening reactions to her experimental Huntington's Disease clinical drug trial, and Cuddy retaliates against House and gives him a taste of his own medicine. 
101 (5-15) "Unfaithful" Greg Yaitanes David Hoselton February 16, 2009 Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
When a priest who runs a homeless shelter sees a bleeding Jesus hovering at his doorstep, he is admitted to the ER. House takes on the case as a distraction for the team while he confronts Foreman and Thirteen about their relationship. The team soon learns the priest had been involved in a molestation scandal that caused him to lose his faith. However, just as they are about to dismiss his case, the patient’s condition takes a drastic turn for the worse, and House grapples with his past and his belief in the ΄Unfaithful". 
102 (5-16) "The Softer Side" Deran Sarafian Liz Friedman February 23, 2009 Kidney dysfunction secondary to dehydration and Contrast-induced nephropathy
The team encounters a teenage boy who collapsed from severe pelvic pain after playing basketball. The boy was born with a condition called genetic mosaicism, or both male and female DNA, and the boy’s parents inform House and the team that the boy is unaware of his condition. They chose a gender for him when he was born and raised him accordingly. However, when his condition worsens and his life is threatened, the parents wonder whether they made the right decision. Meanwhile, Cuddy and Wilson suspect something is wrong with House when he starts acting way too nice. 
103 (5-17) "The Social Contract" Andrew Bernstein Doris Egan March 9, 2009 Autoimmunity secondary to Doege-Potter Syndrome
House and the team take on the case of Nick Greenwald (Jay Karnes), a book editor who loses his inhibitions and starts insulting coworkers at a dinner party one night before falling ill. The team realizes Nick has frontal lobe disinhibition, which has caused him to lose his filter and vocalize all of his innermost thoughts, resulting in extremely insulting outbursts. As Nick’s free speech leads to some amusing and insightful comments regarding the team, he must deal with the consequences of being unable to lie to his wife and everyone else important in his life. Meanwhile, House suspects Wilson and Taub are keeping something from him when he catches them both in a lie. 
104 (5-18) "Here Kitty" Juan J. Campanella Peter Blake March 16, 2009 Appendiceal cancer
Nursing-home worker Morgan (guest star Judy Greer) fakes sick to get House's attention after the home’s pet cat sleeps next to her. It seems that the cat only pays a visit to people if they are about to die and does so with alarming accuracy. While House dismisses Morgan as a nut job, he is intrigued by her theory on the kiss-of-death cat, and sets out to disprove it. When Morgan falls seriously ill, he and the team are forced to get to the bottom of both mysteries. Meanwhile, Taub struggles with his finances and reconnects with an old high school friend at the clinic whose business successes present Taub with an entrepreneurial opportunity he had not previously considered. 
105 (5-19) "Locked In" Dan Attias Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner & David Foster March 30, 2009 Locked-in syndrome secondary to Leptospirosis
House is injured in a motorcycle accident in New York and finds himself in bed next to a patient (Mos Def) suffering from complete paralysis from a bicycling accident. As House transfers the patient to Princeton to determine what's wrong with him, Wilson tries to find out why House was in New York in the first place. 
106 (5-20) "Simple Explanation" April 6, 2009
The team deals with an older woman who has been tending to her dying husband but is stricken down with an unknown disease that threatens to kill her before her husband. 
107 (5-21) "Saviors" April 13, 2009
Cameron and Chase are going on vacation when they meet an enviromentalist who collapses in the middle of a protest. They postpone their vacation and ask House to take on the case. 
108 (5-22) "A House Divided[17]" April 27, 2009
109 (5-23) "Samsara" May 4, 2009
110 (5-24) "Both Sides Now" May 11, 2009

[edit] References

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  2. ^ Holtz, p. 2
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  17. ^ Ask Ausiello Mar 4, 2009, 5x22

[edit] Further reading

  • Holtz, Andrew (2007). House, M.D.La ciencia médica. Oknos Biomedical. ISBN 978-84-935809-0-2. 
  • Jacoby, Henry (2008-12-03). House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies. Wiley. ISBN 0470316608. 
  • Wilson, Leah (2007-11-01). House Unauthorized: Vasculitis, Clinic Duty, and Bad Bedside Manner. Benbella Books. ISBN 1933771232. 
  • Benson, Kristina (2008-08-21). House MD: House MD Season Two Unofficial Guide: The Unofficial Guide to House MD Season 2. Equity Press. ISBN 1603320652. 
  • Challen, Paul (2007-11-01). The House that Hugh Laurie Built. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-803-X. dd

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