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.
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.
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.
|#4||TB or Not TB|
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.
A student who just graduates from Princeton experiences severe spasms at a graduation party. Meanwhile, House's parents drop by but he is reluctant to see them, igniting curiousity among the hospital staff
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.
House is confronted by a Kalvin, a flamboyant homosexual 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.
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.
A woman who has a seizure 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.
|#10||Failure to Communicate|
A famed journalist 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.
|#11||Need to Know|
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.
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.
Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner (story) February 20, 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.
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.
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.
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.
|#18||Sleeping Dogs Lie|
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.
|#19||House vs. God|
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.
|#20||Euphoria, Part 1|
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.
|#21||Euphoria, Part 2|
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.
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.
|#23||Who's Your Daddy?|
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.
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, 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.
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