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Season 5

Aired 11 years ago - May 11, 2009

House and the team are intrigued by Scott, a man whose left brain and right brain operate independently, leaving him with two distinct personalities and no control over some of his actions. As the two sides of Scott’s brain struggle for dominance, his warring personalities make it increasingly difficult for the team to figure out what is causing the unique problem. The team is forced to use some unusual methods to get him to cooperate with their necessary testing. Meanwhile, when House refuses to make an appearance in the clinic, Cuddy takes an unconventional approach to force House to make up the time with a particular patient. MORE -LESS

Aired 11 years ago - May 04, 2009

House and the team take on the case of a ballerina whose lungs collapse in the middle of a performance. When the treatment causes her skin to fall off, the dancer faces not only the prospect of never dancing again but also of dying an agonizing death. The team must use their imaginations to carefully choreograph ways to test and treat her delicate body without killing her. Meanwhile, House continues to suffer from what he thinks is insomnia, and he is willing to go to desperate measures to cure it. MORE -LESS

Aired 11 years ago - Apr 27, 2009

The team takes on the case of a deaf 14-year-old named Seth who collapsed after he started “hearing” explosions while competing in a wrestling match. When the team tries to test him for seizures, Seth loses vision in one eye, complicating House’s bunk theory of “Exploding Head Syndrome.” As his condition worsens, the team has an ethical disagreement about the patient and his mother’s adamant decision to forego cochlear implants to supplement his hearing. When the prospect of giving Seth the ability to hear for the first time in his life arises, House and the team are faced with a resounding decision. Meanwhile, House’s lack of sleep starts to play tricks on his mind, but he finds his insomnia may be a gift instead of a burden MORE -LESS

Aired 11 years ago - Apr 13, 2009

Cameron postpones her vacation with Chase in order to ask House to accept the case of an environmental radical who collapsed at a protest with unexplainable symptoms. Although suspicious of her motives, House agrees. Since she pushed him to take the case so emphatically, House forces Cameron to take the lead and run many of the tests on the patient. Meanwhile, House is unsure of Wilson’s new healthy diet. MORE -LESS

Aired 11 years ago - Apr 06, 2009

Charlotte, an older woman who has spent the last six months taking care of her dying husband Eddie, is rushed to Princeton Plainsboro after collapsing from respiratory failure. The couple becomes a double mystery for the team when Eddie begins to improve as Charlotte’s condition worsens. The previously unthinkable becomes real when it seems that Charlotte will die before Eddie, and the team will be forced to make a difficult decision. MORE -LESS

Aired 11 years ago - Mar 30, 2009

A man awakens in New York after a bicycle accident unable to move or communicate in any way. House, himself injured in a motorcycle mishap, occupies the hospital bed next to Lee and quickly annoys the doctors treating them both by insisting that Lee has “locked-in” syndrome.

Aired 11 years ago - Mar 16, 2009

Morgan works in a nursing home with a pet cat who only sleeps next to people if they are about to die - and does so with alarmingly accuracy. When it seems the cat has predicted her own death, Morgan, convinced she is about to die, fakes a seizure in order to get to House to have him diagnose her before it’s too late.

Aired 11 years ago - Mar 09, 2009

House and the team take on the case of Nick, a book editor who loses his inhibitions. The team realizes Nick has frontal lobe disinhibition, which causes him to speak his mind having no control over what he says and making him just like House. Meanwhile, House suspects Wilson and Taub are keeping something from him.

Aired 11 years ago - Feb 23, 2009

A patient with both male and female DNA has the team stumped. Meanwhile, House starts acting nicely, raising Cuddy's and Wilson's suspicions that something is terribly wrong.

Aired 11 years ago - Feb 16, 2009

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 MORE -LESS

Aired 11 years ago - Feb 02, 2009

House and the team take on the case of a woman who collapsed in the middle of a cooking class, and they soon learn she is a highly-renowned cancer researcher who recently gave up her entire career in order to pursue her own personal happiness. Though the team struggles to understand how the woman could give up saving lives for the sake of her own contentment, each grapple with the pursuit of happiness (or lack thereof) in their own lives. As the patient’s condition continues to worsen, so does Thirteen’s as she begins to suffer serious and life-threatening reactions to the experimental Huntington’s Disease clinical trial. Meanwhile, Cuddy attempts to make House’s life miserable for him in retaliation for his part in her own unhappiness. MORE -LESS

Aired 11 years ago - Jan 26, 2009

Cuddy decides to spend more time at home to take care of her newly adopted baby and passes some of her day-to-day responsibilities off to Cameron, including supervising House. Cameron is forced to play House’s games and becomes involved in a power struggle as he and the team take on the case of a Special Education teacher who collapsed after spitting up blood in the middle of class. As House tests Cameron’s tolerance for his extreme measures, the patient continues to fall ill and House insists the teacher’s seemingly inherent goodness is actually a pathology. MORE -LESS

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like babysitting you.
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29-year-old Special Ed. teacher coughs up blood
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Toss out a lame idea, instead of agreeing
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Time Zero.
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If you ever meet our boss, just yes or no answers, okay?
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She cries, she eats, and she poops.
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Sorry.
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Either you folded because I gave you crap,
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On the other hand,
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So, yeah, slightly convoluted.
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She's on the placebo.
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That it's a load of crap.
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No problem.
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Who has to go pee in the middle of a nuclear procedure?
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Not medically, no.
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Unless the new mother brings the baby to work
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but the kid--
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Why would she do that?
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I'll close the blinds so the nurses don't ask questions.
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but not "curing Huntington's" good.
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Cameron tell you to be here?
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Now they're both talking.
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classic marker for number confusion.
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The platelet dysfunction and cardiac arrest
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You don't think we have time for an ERCP? - The heart attack was six hours ago.
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And the patient's brain, or pancreas,
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I've been wondering if he's right.
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But she deserves to be loved.
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I'm the last person you'd ever come to for ethical advice,
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There, that wasn't so hard, was it?
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Do we have to tell him?
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It explains the heart, the blood, and her lungs.
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that was an A.M.A.-approved treatment for M.S.
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is gonna hate you until the day she dies next week.
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that sleeps, and poops, and cries.
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[both sigh]
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You brought me three dead bugs and a runny nose.
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and placing electrodes on her brain is insane.
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[chuckles]
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Please, turn that phone off!
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She had low blood pressure.
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You trying to annoy me?
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we have to walk upright,
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Didn't look in the heart part.
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Which means that when you get stressed, you get unstressed.
Aired 11 years ago - Jan 19, 2009

House and the team try to diagnose a man living with severe, chronic pain; Thirteen and Foreman explore their complicated relationship; Cuddy discovers that caring for her baby leaves her with little time to run the hospital.

Aired 11 years ago - Dec 09, 2008

House and his team deal with a bullied girl who collapses during her school's Christmas program. Meanwhile, Foreman and Thirteen grow closer during the Huntington's disease drug trials, House gives a patient a gift, the staff wonder who gave House a special gift, and Cuddy gets an unexpected gift.

Aired 11 years ago - Dec 02, 2008

The team takes on the case of a fitness guru on an all-natural diet who collapsed while filming a video. Meanwhile, Foreman conducts Huntington's Disease drug trials and Thirteen signs on as a subject, Cuddy is forced to move into House's office, and Kutner uses House's name to run an online medical-advice website.

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The patient holding the gun to my head was the one directly responsible.
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left her open to a pulmonary infection.
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Except EIA doesn't account for the elevated BP,
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But a whim every now and then can make life a little...
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You wanna work in here?
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- How come you haven't said anything? - It's no big secret.
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Should we treat her like a 60-year-old asian man too?
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Gastric bypass only makes her skinny on the outside.
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You didn't need to come and screw with us.
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When I got the surgery, I got healthy.
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I'm doing my famous Socrates impression.
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That amount of encapsulation's normal.
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What does that mean?
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Numbness means her nerves are breaking down.
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She has sleeves of tattoos and piercings from God knows where.
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All that is needed for evil to succeed
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I wanted to find proof that you were slipping back
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It's human.
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- Even a small hole could cause... - This started in the lungs,
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patients compare to the pain of over-exercising.
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She could be having a partial seizure right now.
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Not in addition to. Instead of.
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One you can test for non-invasively.
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You're still here because you have the hots for me.
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It seemed like the logical next step.
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Can't. Schedule's full.
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You want me to find Cuddy and get her approval for the brain biopsy?
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She doesn't always get what she wants.
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- What did you give her after the mri? - I didn't give her anything.
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Not an attempt to defraud in any way.
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Open the hangar. Here comes the plane.
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I bought that it was really about trying to make people's lives a little better.
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That's not the one I ordered.
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Aired 11 years ago - Nov 25, 2008

A man seeking the right diagnosis for his illness is willing to take on the hospital and the SWAT team to get it. He takes thirteen and several patients from the waiting room and puts them in Cuddy's office. To put an end to the crisis they must come up with the right diagnosis, treat the wounded, and hold off a SWAT team.

Aired 11 years ago - Nov 18, 2008

While Foreman takes on a pediatric case on his own, the rest of the team deals with a 16-year-old factory manager and emancipated minor who collapses at work. When Foreman's patient takes a turn for the worse, he's forced to question whether he can deal with the situation on his own, or if he needs House's help.

Aired 11 years ago - Nov 11, 2008

The team must treat an agoraphobic who refuses to leave his house, and have to work around Cuddy, who is less than thrilled at having hospital equipment relocated. Meanwhile, House is plagued by an itch, and Cameron and Chase have relationship issues.

Aired 12 years ago - Oct 28, 2008

An ailing man suffers from blackouts and sleepwalks, leading the team to wonder if his sleepwalking is a symptom, or how the man is becoming exposed to something else. When the man's daughter grows ill as well, the team must provide a diagnosis before both die. Meanwhile, Cuddy adopts a newborn but when the birth mother displays a rash, she has to make a decision between putting the mother or daughter at risk. MORE -LESS

Aired 12 years ago - Oct 21, 2008

Thirteen brings her one-night stand to the hospital after the woman has a seizure. However, the woman admits she slept with Thirteen just so she could get to House and have him diagnose her condition. Meanwhile, House continues to pay Lucas to spy on Wilson.

Aired 12 years ago - Oct 14, 2008

While en route to his father's funeral, House must help the team with a differential diagnosis on a young Chinese girl who has collapsed under mysterious circumstances.

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Your mother called-- twice.
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I don't know what your daddy issues are, but don't deflect them on me.
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I'm deflecting because I'm avoiding something shallow.
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I'm a technician and a doctor.
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Okay, well, so call it "ars."
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they yanked my brother and sister out of college.
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What's going on? I need to know what's going on. That's my daughter.
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we need to pinpoint which defect she has so we can start her on the right anticoagulant.
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There's a rest stop in five miles.
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She wants to think,for a moment, that she had a happy family.
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Thanks. But they don'tlet you smoke inside.
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Your mother will hold the funeral till we get there.
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What do you think House would send, the "gentle comfort" arrangement or the "warm thoughts" bouquet?
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Whatever House says or doesn't say, I'm sure the guy's a mess.
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His second toe is longer than his big toe.
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Anybody in their right mind would have ratted me out.
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If wilson was getting handcuffed on the hood of his car, would I be carrying on a differential?
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It's a really old warrant.
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Not if your mother's alive,you don't.
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I was at the hotel bar trying to unwind, have a drink.
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And I paid for the mirror.
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He--he's a fugitive from justice.
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They're not now.
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Bubbles.
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Good heavens,we haven't missed it after all.
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The war is over, greg.
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We've been supportive, we've been combative.
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Compulsively showing up four hours late, ignoring discipline,ignoring rules.
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Including some from the corps.
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The world sucks, and you didn't have time to brace yourself.
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The problem wasn't the cyst. It's advanced dilated cardiomyopathy.
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You know, you could just wait for the mri to have your curiosity satisfied.
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Girl comes to you, says that she's your long-lost daughter.
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Who freaks out like she's seen a ghost 25 years later when the girl shows up.
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I already had this conversation with wilson--just go with it.
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shockingly, not all religious leaders are honest.
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Please. She's fragile.
Aired 12 years ago - Sep 30, 2008

A painter's undiagnosed illness affects his work, and House and his team must look at the man's paintings to determine what's wrong with him.

Aired 12 years ago - Sep 23, 2008

The team deals with an organ donor whose organs prove fatal, and the two surviving patients. Meanwhile, House hires a private detective to spy on Wilson, but hears a few things about himself that he'd rather not.

Aired 12 years ago - Sep 16, 2008

In the aftermath of personal tragedy, Wilson resigns from the hospital... and from his friendship with House. Meanwhile, Thirteen struggles with her personal medical problems while helping treat an executive assistant with a similar situation to her own.