House, M.D. - 2004-Current (Not Rated)

House, M.D.: Season One - 2004-2005 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2004, 2005
Year of DVD Release: 2005
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 972 minutes
Format(s): DVD (3 discs)
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Warning: This crafty new medical drama about
a team of CSI-minded docs and their hatefully
brilliant mentor may prove addictive."

-Damian J. Holbrook, TV Guide

Go deeper into the medical mysteries of House, TV's most compelling new drama. Hugh Laurie stars as the brilliant but sarcastic Dr. Gregory House, a maverick physician who is devoid of bedside manner. While his behavior can border on antisocial, Dr. House thrives on the challenge of solving the medical puzzles that other doctors give up on. Together with his hand-picked team of young medical experts, he'll do whatever it takes in the race against the clock to solve the case. It's the intriguing new serives TV Guide's Matt Roush hails as "...the uncommon cure for the common medical drama."

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Episode Summary: (From

Episode 1: Pilot
Young kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses in her classroom after uncontrolled gibberish slips out of her mouth while she is about to teach students.

Episode 2: Paternity
The team help a high school boy (16) who has double vision and night terrors. (Clinic Cases: Unvaccinated baby, man with boil on leg.)

Episode 3: Occam's Razor
A college boy whose low blood pressure does not respond with IV fluids piques House's curiosity. Clinic Cases: A woman who had a cold last week, man with a sore throat, woman whose leg hurts after running 6 miles, a boy and his MP3 Player.

Episode 4: Maternity
A nightmare scenario hits Princeton Plainsboro when babies in the maternity ward are hit by a potentially fatal epidemic. Clinic Cases: Woman with a parasite!

Episode 5: Damned If You Do
A nun arrives at the clinic with what appears to be a skin rash caused by an allergy, and starts to go into anaphylactic shock in reaction to the medication Dr. House gives her. When he then gives her an injection of epinephrine, she goes into cardiac arrest, leading Dr. Cuddy to assume that House gave her an accidental overdose. Absolutely sure that he gave the patient the correct dosage, House begins a series of unorthodox treatments to uncover the truth, and also does a bit of snooping into the sister's past.

Episode 6: The Socratic Method
When it appears that Lucy Palmeiro, a schizophrenic mom with deep vein thrombosis, is lying about her alcohol intake, Dr. House is the lone voice of reason. Under the scrutiny of her hyper-vigilant teenage son, House takes Lucy off all her medication and secretly sends Foreman and Chase to search her apartment for clues.

Episode 7: Fidelity
A woman comes down with symptoms of African sleeping sickness, but there seems to be no way she could have contracted it. House and his aides must ask a few tough questions and make some tough decisions in order to try to save her.

Episode 8: Poison
A high school boy has hallucinations and collapses during an exam. When he does not respond to treatments, and the normal tests are negative Foreman presents the case to House. Clinic Cases: A happy old lady.

Episode 9: DNR
A famous and paralyzed jazz musician has trouble breathing and passes out during a session, but it is his unexplained paralysis that concerns him most. The team's job is made more complicated by a DNR order that House thinks is a mistake. Clinic Cases: A diabetic man in denial.

Episode 10: Histories
A homeless woman collapses at an illegal rave house. Foreman blows off the consult that Wilson asks for, and House is intrigued by Foreman's and Wilson's reactions. Clinic Cases: A mother with lots of kids; House pretends to be ill so he ends up teaching med students about taking histories.

Episode 11: Detox
A girl crashes a Porsche after her boyfriend starts coughing up blood and continues to have unexplained bleeds. Clinic Cases: Cuddy give House a month off clinic duties if he can spend a week off his pain meds.

Episode 12: Sports Medicine
A detoxed sports star about to make his comeback breaks his arm due to brittle bones. Clinic Cases: Woman with leg pain; man trying to remove his contact lenses; a dentist with various issues and a hung over teenager; all in 70 seconds.

Episode 13: Cursed
A young boy has a fever for over a week after a Ouija board predicts he will die. Clinic Cases: Chase's case of a man with numb fingers.

Episode 14: Control
Could House save a high powered female executive from the same problem that left him in constant pain? A new head of the hospital board could cause problems. Clinic Cases: A boy and his mute dad.

Episode 15: Mob Rules
A Mob informer collapses before trial. Is he faking or is he really in a coma? Clinic Cases: A pair of brothers come in when the youngster gets toys stuck up his nose.

Episode 16: Heavy
A morbidly obese ten-year-old girl has a heart attack, and her mother insists that House and his team look past her weight to find the diagnosis. Meanwhile, Vogler pressures House to fire a member of his staff. Clinic Patients: Unidentified man with an infected pierced scrotum; overweight woman with a 30-pound tumor on her ovaries who refuses to have it removed, because she worries she will be unattractive.

Episode 17: Role Model
House treats a Black presidential candidate, whom House is convinced has AIDS, but the Senator's passion convinces him otherwise. Also, Vogler forces House to give a speech endorsing a new drug from Vogler's company, but House has plans of his own.

Episode 18: Babies & Bathwater
While House and his team scramble to discover what's causing brain and kidney dysfunction in a pregnant woman, Vogler is on the warpath to get House fired.

Episode 19: Kids
During a meningitis outbreak which overwhelms the clinic, House is drawn to a single patient: a 12-year-old competitive diver whose symptoms don't quite match everyone else's.

Episode 20: Love Hurts
House apparently triggers a stroke in a clinic patient, but the major topic of discussion is House's imminent date with Cameron. The team must deal with the patient's odd lifestyle, overbearing "friend", and reluctant parents in order to stop the strokes and try to save his life.

Episode 21: Three Stories
House's ex Stacy Warner asks him to treat her husband. House takes over a diagnostics class for a day and presents the class with three case studies of leg pain. As House tells his story and the class gradually fills up with listeners, the class learns a lot about how to be better doctors, and Chase, Foreman and Cameron learn some important details of House's past.

Episode 22: The Honeymoon
House doses his ex-girlfriend's husband in order to get him into hospital after she begs House to treat him. Is House treating Mark differently in order to get back at Stacy for his leg?

My Comments:

This is a really good show, held together by a strong cast and interesting medical cases. Hugh Laurie is especially wonderful as the sarcastic, self-centered genius who doesn't like people and avoids actual contact with his patients as much as possible. His American accent took some getting used to but that's not to say that it is at all unconvincing, it's just that I'd grown so used to his character George, from Blackadder - a stupid, blindly optimistic Brit.

There is one big problem with this show, however, and that is that it is formulaic to the extreme. The basic plot of EVERY episode is this:

A patient with a mysterious illness arrives at the hospital and is put in the care of Dr. House and his team who proceed to make several misdiagnoses and nearly kill the patient. At some point, Dr. House will do something cruel to Dr. Wilson and do something to piss off Dr. Cuddy. Just as it appears that the patient won't make it, Dr. House has an epiphany, makes the correct diagnosis and the patient is saved.

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House, M.D.: Season Two - 2005-2006 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2005, 2006
Year of DVD Release: 2006
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 1044 minutes
Format(s): DVD (6 discs)
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"HOUSE is one of the most provocative programs on right now."
-Ron Simon, Curator of the Museum of Television and Radio, USA Today

Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie is on call as sardonic Dr. Gregory House in Season Two of the smash-hit House, television's most intelligent and provocative drama. This 6-disc collection features all 24 innovative episodes, exclusive bonus materials and some of today's brightest guest stars, including Sela Ward, Ron Livingston, LL Cool J. and Cynthia Nixon. Be a part of this medical mystery-solving team as House an his staff take on baffling cases in the gripping show critics are calling "both hilarious and heartbreaking; this could be network TV's best current series." -David Kronke, Los Angeles Daily News

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Episode Summary:

Episode 1: Acceptance
House rushes to be put behind bars when a death row inmate collapses, but Dr. Cameron argues that a struggling cancer patient is really more deserving of his attention.

Episode 2: Autopsy
A surprisingly lucid and mature 9-year-old girl with terminal cancer has House suspicious that her hallucinations are not all they seem.

Episode 3: Humpty Dumpty
Medical theories are literally falling to pieces around House and his team when a worker slips off Dr. Cuddy's roof and then discovers his hand is decomposing.

Episode 4: TB Or Not TB
A renowned physician and advocate for fighting tuberculosis in Africa believes he has the disease. The doctor goes on air to call attention to his cause, but House argues that politics are getting in the way of good medicine.

Episode 5: Daddy's Boy
Trust issues between a father and a son threaten to overshadow the team's ability to make an accurate diagnosis after a recent college grad's collapse. Meanwhile, House has family problems of his own as he tries to get out of dinner with his parents.

Episode 6: Spin
House puts the brakes on diagnosing the collapse of a famous pro cyclist when he gets the athlete to admit that he's been using performance-enhancing drugs.

Episode 7: Hunting
It's stalking season when a man with full-blown AIDS follows House home and demands to be seen by him, and Stacy needs the doctor's help to exterminate a mouse.

Episode 8: The Mistake
A disciplinary committee holds the careers of House and Dr. Chase in their hands as they probe the decisions and possible miscalculations that led to the death of a patient suffering from stomach pains.

Episode 9: Deception
When it's discovered that an off-track gambler has been seeing numerous doctos with various ailments, most of the team shrugs off her latest collapse as Munchausen syndrome. But House believes there just might be more fact than fiction to the beleaguered woman's case.

Episode 10: Failure To Communicate
A journalist finds himself at a loss for the right words when a head injury prevents him from communicating clearly to House's team.

Episode 11: Need To Know
Sometimes the truth is the most bitter pill of all, especially when a young housewife descends into paranoia. House confronts his reawakened feelings for Stacy, and Cameron refuses to get the results of her HIV test.

Episode 12: Distractions
Innovation is key when a young man with severe burns and unusual blood test results forces the team to come up with new ways of searching for a diagnosis before his internal organs shut down.

Episode 13: Skin Deep
Appearance collides with reality when House treats a young supermodel with a heroin addiction, a male patient with unusual hormone levels experiences his wife's pregnancy and labor, and Wilson hopes that House's leg pain indicates nerve regeneration.

Episode 14: Sex Kills
A dead woman holds the key to saving a dying man's life - if only House and his team can diagnose what killed her in time!

Episode 15: Clueless
When a couple's bedroom romp results in the man experience a respiratory attack, House suspects that the wife has a deadly secret.

Episode 16: Safe
It's a medical affair of the heart when a teenage transplant patient has an allergic reaction after surgery. House rushes to determine the cause of her condition while he also attempts to deal with her mother and boyfriend.

Episode 17: All In
A young patient's unique set of symptoms reminds House of a former case that ended in death, and he must battle the clock to stop the same thing from happening twice.

Episode 18: Sleeping Dogs Lie
A patient with a life-threatening case of insomnia presents House and his team not only with a medical quondary but also an ethical one.

Episode 19: House Vs. God
A 15-year-old faith healer refusing brain surgery forces House and his staff to confront their religious beliefs.

Episode 20: Euphoria - Part 1
The situation is anything but funny when a wounded police officer can't control his laughter and is then wracked with excrutiating pain...and Foreman starts showing the same symptoms.

Episode 21: Euphoria - Part 2
In this heart-pounding conclusion, Foreman confronts his own mortality when the police officer dies, and House races to find the cause of the illness before a brain biopsy is performed.

Episode 22: Forever
A woman has a seizure while bathing her newborn, and the baby almost drowns. Both mother and child become House's patients, and medical and emotional complications follow.

Episode 23: Who's Your Daddy?
House's ex-bandmate brings in a 16-year-old Hurricane Katrina victim suffering from hallucinations and making surprising claims about the identity of her father.

Episode 24: No Reason
When House is shot by the husband of a former patient, he administers care from his own room in the ICU - which he must share with his attacker.

My Comments:

More medical mysteries solved by epiphanies. More House pissing off Cuddy and being mean to Wilson.

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House, M.D.: Season Three - 2006-2007 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2006, 2007
Year of DVD Release: 2007
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 1050 minutes
Format(s): DVD (5 discs)
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"House continues as one of the best shows on television."
-Kelly Jane Torrance, The Washington Times

Two-time Golden Globe winner and Primetime Emmy Award nominee Hugh Laurie is back making "House" calls in all 24 engaging episodes of this hit medical series! Dr. Gregory House (Laurie) still has the most unapologetically prickly bedside manner ever, but his genius for solving medical mysteries other practitioners can't has earned him the respect of his team. In this provocative and compelling season, House's unpredictable cases - from killer germs to killer secrets - strain his already tenuous relationship with his co-workers and put his own health at risk. Take the doctor's orders: Make House: Season Three a habit!

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Episode Summary:

Episode 1: Meaning
Despite recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, House is back on his rotations with a new attitude, forcing Cuddy and the rest of the staff to wonder if he's really up to the task.

Episode 2: Cane & Able
A medical case has never been more out of this world than when a young boy claims to have been abducted by aliens and the team uncovers medical evidence that backs him up.

Episode 3: Informed Consent
House and his team find themselves at odds with one another when a patient - and renowned medical researcher - demands they help him end his life.

Episode 4: Lines In The Sand
When House develops an unusual relationship with a severely autistic boy, he finds that his own personal grudges may help break through the boy's shell.

Episode 5: Fools For Love
A young couple's related illnesses have House playing sleuth into aspects of their married life that most outsiders never see.

Episode 6: Que Será Será
Appearances can be deceiving, especially when a 600-lb man refuses to believe that his recent coma has anything to do with his weight.

Episode 7: Son Of A Coma Guy
Family ties are tested when House awakens a man who's been in a coma for ten years in order to uncover what might be ailing his son.

Episode 8: Whac-a-Mole
A young man is forced with the most difficult choice of all when House's treatment forces him to decide between his own life and custody of his two orphaned siblings.

Episode 9: Finding Judas
It's time to lay down the law when House is forced to take a young patient's divorced parents to court in order to get his treatments enforced.

Episode 10: Merry Little Christmas
It's the time for peace and goodwill, but House feels none of it when he discovers that Wilson has ratted his Vicodin problem to Detective Tritter.

Episode 11: Words And Deeds
Pride goes before the fall when House refuses to apologize to Detective Tritter in order to avoid jail time, and a firefighter chooses a dangerous treatment to avoid revealing a shocking secret.

Episode 12: One Day, One Room
In order to repay Cuddy, House reluctantly works clinic duty, where he meets a rape victim who compels him to examine his own life as he attempts to help her.

Episode 13: Needle In A Haystack
House and his team try to help a 16-year-old with internal bleeding, but the young man's family refuses all modern medical treatment.

Episode 14: Insensitive
A car crash victim arrives at the hospital, where it quickly becomes evident that she is unable to feel pain, which makes for a difficult and dangerous diagnosis.

Episode 15: Half-Wit
A musical savant whose talents inexplicably appeared after a bus accident comes under the care of House, who continues to struggle with his own health issues.

Episode 16: Top Secret
An ex-Marine, recently home after serving two years in Iraq, complains of various non-specific ailments, and the team questions the validity of his case.

Episode 17: Fetal Position
The picture isn't pretty when a celebrity photographer's unborn child is threatening her health - and even her life.

Episode 18: Airborne
Drama is at a whole new level when a violent and contagious illness spreads among the passengers on House and Cuddy's flight home from Singapore.

Episode 19: Act Your Age
When a 6-year-old girl collapses, House's team quickly realizes that her symptoms are usually found in much older patients and they race against the clock to find the cause.

Episode 20: House Training
Foreman's judgment of a young, underprivileged patient causes him to reflect on his own humble background, while House delves into Wilson's romantic past.

Episode 21: Family
A young boy about to donate bone marrow to his leukemia-stricken older brother becomes sick himself, and so desperate measures must be taken to save both lives.

Episode 22: Resignation
Hosue stubbornly sticks to his original diagnosis of a severely sick college student despite the fact that her symptoms suggest there may be another cause.

Episode 23: The Jerk
An obnoxious chess prodigy arrives at the hospital with mysterious symptoms and an obvious ability to annoy everyone on the staff.

Episode 24: Human Error
A Cuban couple makes a life-threatening journey across the ocean in order to receive medical treatment from House.

My Comments:

Having grown tired of the show's formula, I actually quit watching in the middle of this season. Of course, given my luck, I chose the worst possible time to do that. Though the show did not entirely abandon its formula, some major changes happened this season, culminating in House's entire team either quitting or being fired.

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House, M.D.: Season Four - 2007-2008 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2007, 2008
Year of DVD Release: 2008
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 704 minutes
Format(s): DVD (4 discs)
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"A show that continues to dazzle."
-The Boston Globe

Prepare for even more baffling, complex and shocking medical mysteries than ever before as every season four episode of House arrives on DVD! Reunite with the perplexing and prickly Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie in his two-time Golden Globe-winning role) as he tackles impossible cases while putting a new staff of potential team members - including Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle), Peter Jacobson (The Starter Wife), and Olivia Wilde (The Black Donnellys) - through the medical wringer with his trademark sarcasm and irreverent bedside manner. Get ready for another dose of one of TV's most original dramas and what Entertainment Weekly calls "One of the most compelling characters in TV history."

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Episode Summary:

Episode 1: Alone
An office building collapses on a woman, and House must diagnose her without the help of a team.

Episode 2: The Right Stuff
House interviews potential new staff members and treats an astronaut with a disorder that causes her to convert visual images to sound.

Episode 3: 97 Seconds
The final ten fellowship candidates are divided into two teams and ruthlessly compete on a case involving a wheelchair-bound man with muscular atrophy.

Episode 4: Guardian Angels
The number of contenders is now down to seven, and they work with a patient who believes she can talk to the dead.

Episode 5: Mirror, Mirror
House's candidates learn about themselves as they attempt to diagnose a patient with an unknown identity who mirrors the behavior of those around him.

Episode 6: Whatever It Takes
The CIA recruits House to treat a deathly ill agent with a mysterious illness, and the fellowship contenders clash with Foreman over a case involving a stock car driver.

Episode 7: Ugly
A teenager with a facial deformity suffers a heart attack just before undergoing a reconstructive procedure, and House and his team are called in to determine the cause.

Episode 8: You Don't Want To Know
The final five candidates work to help a magician, but is his illness just smoke and mirrors?

Episode 9: Games
When House is ordered to make a final decision on his team, he gives the remaining candidates a demanding case of a punk rock star with a history of civil disobediance.

Episode 10: It's A Wonderful Lie
A mother experiences rapid paralysis that has tragic consequences for her daughter, but House begins to wonder if his patient is withholding information that could lead to a cure.

Episode 11: Frozen
Long-distance diagnoses are put to th test when House and his team help a doctor at the South Pole who has fallen gravely ill and must treat herself.

Episode 12: Don't Ever Change
When a newly converted Hasidic Jewish woman falls gravely ill at her own wedding, House digs into her former life in the fast lane for signs of foul play.

Episode 13: No More Mr. Nice Guy
House becomes highly suspicious of an emergency room patient with a sunny disposition, sure that the "niceness" is a symptom of something seriously wrong.

Episode 14: Living The Dream
Reality and fantasy collide when House is convinced that one of the actors on his favorite soap opera, "Prescription Passion," has come down with a grave illness.

Episode 15: House's Head
In the gripping first-part of the two-episode season finale, House survives a terrible bus accident and immediately pushes himself to remember anything vital from the moments before the crash.

Episode 16: Wilsons' Heart
As House continues to search his memory in order to save another person from the bus accident, his friendship with Wilson is tested as more painful memories resurface.

My Comments:

While House's little "Survivor" style method of hiring was quite interesting, the real treat - if you can call heartache a treat - this season was the finale.

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House, M.D.: Season Five - 2008-2009 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2008, 2009
Year of DVD Release: 2009
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 1060 minutes
Format(s): DVD (5 discs)
My Rating: Not yet seen

From Back Cover:

"...this is House at the top of its game."
-Matt Roush, TV Guide Magazine

Hugh Laurie returns to his Golden Globe-winning and Primetime Emmy Award-nominated role as Dr. Gregory House in House: Season Five! House pushes new boundaries in medicine while dealing with emotional chaos as personal and professional boundaries blur in all 24 episodes from the compelling fifth season. Featuring guest appearances by Primetime Emmy Award winner Zeljko Ivanek (Damages), Mos Def (The Italian Job) and Carl Reiner (Ocean's 13), House is the Primetime Emmy Award-winning series that critics rave is "...a terrific show with an A-list cast and first-rate writing..." (Michael Starr, New York Post).

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Episode Summary:

Episode 1: Dying Changes Everything
Amber's death causes Wilson to resign from Princeton Plainsboro and House to evaluate his role in her demise.

Episode 2: Not Cancer
Several people suddenly die five years after receiving transplants from a single organ donor, forcing House and his team to rush and save the two surviving recipients.

Episode 3: Adverse Effects
A struggling portrait artist's undiagnosed illness distorts his perception, threatening both the professional and personal aspects of his life.

Episode 4: Birthmarks
Family histories affect House, who receives word that his father has died, and his patient, a young woman who collapsed in China while searching for her birth parents.

Episode 5: Lucky Thirteen
The line between business and pleasure blurs for Thirteen when her one-night-stand has seizures and is rushed to Princeton Plainsboro.

Episode 6: Joy
Cuddy's decision to adopt a baby puts her in a difficult situation when the birth mother becomes seriously ill.

Episode 7: The Itch
When an agoraphobic man becomes mysteriously sick but refuses to leave his home for treatment, the team makes a House call.

Episode 8: Emancipation
A parentless, 16-year-old factory manager requires treatment when her lungs suddenly fill with fluid.

Episode 9: Last Resort
House, Thirteen and several patients are taken hostage by a man with an unexplained illness who says he's willing to kill for a diagnosis.

Episode 10: Let Them Eat Cake
When a well-known fitness trainer collapses, the hospital staff discovers a slimming secret that may be contributing to her condition.

Episode 11: Joy to the World
It's not the most wonderful time of year for a bullied teenager who passes out during her school's Christmas program.

Episode 12: Painless
Cameron urges House and his team to take on the case of a patient whose chronic pain has caused him to become suicidal.

Episode 13: Big Baby
House and Cameron conflict in a power struggle while treating a Special Ed teacher who House considers too good to be true.

Episode 14: The Greater Good
The pursuit of happiness becomes a pressing issue when the team takes on the case of a sick cancer researcher who recently gave up saving lives in order to save herself.

Episode 15: Unfaithful
The staff must take a leap of faith while assisting a priest who claims to have seen a bleeding figure of Jesus hovering at his doorstep.

Episode 16: The Softer Side
When the team discovers that a teenage boy has both male and female DNA, they and the boy's parents must decide whether to tell him that his gender was chosen at birth.

Episode 17: The Social Contract
House deals with a patient who has suddenly become his equal in brutal honesty while trying to figure out why both Wilson and Taub are being evasive at work.

Episode 18: Here Kitty
A nursing home worker becomes paranoid that she's going to die soon when the facility's feline - who has an eerie attraction to the soon-to-be-deceased - takes a sudden liking to her.

Episode 19: Locked In
House finds himself playing physician from the patient's position when a motorcycle accident lands him in a hospital bed next to a severely injured man who is "locked" in his own body.

Episode 20: Simple Explanation
The doctors are forced to make a difficult and emotionally brutal decision when a suddenly ill wife insists her long deteriorating husband get her heart if she should pass away first.

Episode 21: Saviors
Cameron is emphatic that an environmental radical who collapsed at a protest with unexplainable symptoms be admitted, so House forces her to take the lead on the case.

Episode 22: House Divided
A deaf 14-year-old begins "hearing" explosions while competing in a wrestling match, but House and the team must deal with his mother's decision to forego cochlear implants.

Episode 23: Under My Skin
House carefully choreographs a series of tests for a ballerina with a collapsed lung when a treatment causes her skin to come off.

Episode 24: Both Sides Now
It's mind over matter when House and the staff use some extremely unusual methods to test a man whose left and right sides of the brain are battling for dominance.

My Comments:

I haven't watched this season yet.

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House, M.D.: Season Six - 2009-2010 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2009, 2010
Year of DVD Release: 2010
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 969 minutes
Format(s): DVD (5 discs)
My Rating: Not yet seen

From Back Cover:

"From the two-hour premiere, to the moving finale, this has been one stellar year."
-Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

Get ready for a full dose of medical mysteries with 21 episodes of the riveting drama series, House. Hugh Laurie is joined by James Earl Jones (Star Wars), Laura Prepon (That 70's Show) and David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum) in guest appearances as he returns to his Golden Globe-winning and Primetime Emmy Award-nominated roles as Dr. Gregory House. In this brilliant sixth season, House finds himself in an uncomfortable position - away from the examination room. As he works to regain his license and his life, his coworkers deal with the staff shakeups, moral dilemmas and their own tricky relationships with House. And when House returns more obstinate than ever, Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital will never be the same again.

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Episode Summary:

Episode 1: Broken
Hoping to get his hallucinations and Vicodin addiction under control, House reluctantly checks into a psychiatric hospital, but soon tries to undermine his doctor in an attempt to get out early.

Episode 2: Epic Fail
While Foreman deals with the pressures of House's former position, the team's efforts to diagnose a video game creator are complicated by his online postings about his condition.

Episode 3: The Tyrant
When a controversial African dictator with a history of crimes against humanity is brought to the hospital, the team struggles with the moral ramifications of saving him.

Episode 4: Instant Karma
As Foreman, Chase and Cameron deal with the suspicious discrepancies in the dictator's death, House looks into the highly unusual illness of a billionaire's son.

Episode 5: Brave Heart
Matters of the heart come to the forefront as the staff treats a police detective who's convinced he's going to die at forty, Chase is racked with guilt, and House hears disturbing voices at Wilson's place.

Episode 6: Known Unknowns
While the diagnosis of a teen girl is complicated by the fact that her condition makes it difficult for her to distinguish fact from fiction, House makes a drastic decision that will affect Wilson's career.

Episode 7: Teamwork
House gets his medical license reinstated and immediately uses an adult-film star's strange case to get his old team together again.

Episode 8: Ignorance Is Bliss
A brilliant but ailing physicist troubles the staff with bizarre symptoms and, moreover, his belief that his intelligence prompted his depression and addiction.

Episode 9: Wilson
Wilson puts himself on the case of an old friend and former patient whose arm is paralyzed, and searches for a cause more optimistic than House's diagnosis of cancer.

Episode 10: The Down Low
A drug dealer mysteriously collapses and then refuses to disclose the personal information needed for treatment, so House's team uses their detective skills to uncover the facts.

Episode 11: Remorse
House takes the case of an attractive female who is experiencing random episodes of terrible pain, by only Thirteen looks beyond the superficial in an attempt to find the root of the woman's illness.

Episode 12: Moving the Chains
When a college football champion experiences an onslaught of unusual symptoms, House and his team have trouble agreeing on how to treat the patient in time for him to finish NFL tryouts.

Episode 13: 5 to 9
The inner workings of the hospital are seen through Dean of Medicine Cuddy's eyes as she juggles a myriad of hospital issues, staff disputes and her own complicated personal life.

Episode 14: Private Lives
Privacy becomes an issue when an avid blogger details her treatments online, and House and Wilson uncover uncomfortable secrets from each other's past.

Episode 15: Black Hole
House tries a controversial experimental procedure on a teen girl who is having vivid hallucinations and it's up to the team to decipher what her imaginings really mean for her deteriorating condition.

Episode 16: Lockdown
A newborn goes missing from the nursery and Princeton-Plainsboro is placed on lockdown, trapping the staff in various areas of the hospital and House with a nosy patient.

Episode 17: Knight Fall
When a man who lives in a medieval-style, isolated community becomes ill, the team searches his village for environmental factors.

Episode 18: Open and Shut
The term "lovesick" takes on a new meaning when a woman living in an open marriage becomes sick after her husband walks in on her and her boyfriend.

Episode 19: The Choice
A woman whose fiance is a patient at the hospital is shocked when she learns of the secrets he's been hiding from her.

Episode 20: Baggage
House tells Nolan about a former patient who suffered from both an illness and amnesia, and how he worked to solve both mysteries.

Episode 21: Help Me
Cuddy, House and the team join forces with a desperate search-and-rescue squad to provide assistance at the scene of a dire emergency.

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I haven't watched this season yet.

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