Season 1, Episode 22
House's ex-girlfriend Stacy (Sela Ward) arranges for him to examine her husband, who's experiencing unexplained abdominal pain and mood swings. Other doctors say the cause is stress, but Stacy thinks otherwise. She also thinks that she and House might not be over each other.
Sela Ward guest stars as House's former girlfriend, a one-time lawyer at the hospital, who wants House to figure out what's ailing her husband. Meanwhile, the dour doc is persuaded to teach a med-school diagnostics course, and his lecture is illustrated with fantasy sequences.
Season 1, Episode 20
Cameron returns on one condition---that House goes on a date with her. In the clinic, meanwhile, House berates a young man (John Cho), who then has a stroke that will be the first of many. Also, House plays romantic referee to a seventysomething couple (June Squibb and Peter Graves).
Season 1, Episode 19
During a meningitis outbreak that fills the hospital, a 12-year-old diver exhibits many of the disease's symptoms, and some other ones, too. Meanwhile, with Vogler out of the picture, House offers Cameron her job back.
It's payback time for Vogler (Chi McBride) after House's speech, leading to boardroom sessions that would make Donald Trump blanch. But House is focused on his patients: a pregnant 39-year-old who has trouble swallowing; and a low-weight baby whose parents have been feeding her a vegan diet. According to social-services authorities that constitutes child abuse.
Season 1, Episode 17
Vogler offers House a way out of his personnel problem. Meanwhile, a senator (Joe Morton) with presidential ambitions doesn't believe it when House tells him he has AIDS. And a clinic patient (Mindy Crider) doesn't believe it when House tells her she had a miscarriage. She says that she hasn't had sex in a year.
Season 1, Episode 16
Vogler (Chi McBride) is forcing House to fire one member of his team. Which one? He lets them fight it out as they struggle to save an obese 10-year-old who had a heart attack. Meanwhile, a woman with a huge belly won't hear of it when House tells her she's pregnant.
Season 1, Episode 15
A mobster about to enter the Witness Protection Program collapses before testifying. His coma doesn't last long, but there's something seriously wrong with his liver. Meanwhile, Vogler leans on Cuddy to fire House while House tries to find out who ratted him out to Vogler about his lie to the transplant committee. And in the clinic, House must deal with a 2-year-old who keeps getting things stuck up his nose. Vogler: Chi McBride. Bill: Danny Nucci. Joey: Joseph Lyle Taylor.
Season 1, Episode 14
While House treats a 32-year-old cosmetics CEO whose leg pain turns much more serious, the hospital welcomes its new board chairman (Chi McBride). He's donated $100 million to the Princeton-Plainsboro, and now wants to run it. Not surprisingly, he isn't happy with House or his department. Carly Forlano: Sarah Clarke.
Season 1, Episode 13
A 12-year-old who says he's cursed collapses after developing pneumonia-like symptoms and a rash. He had been hanging out in a dusty attic and had scraped his arm. And none of the doctors are pleased to be around the sick boy's very rich and very demanding father (Nestor Carbonell). Meanwhile, Chase's father (Patrick Bauchau), an eminent rheumatologist, arrives from Australia, but Chase is not at all happy to see him. Sarah: Tracy Middendorf.
A major-league pitcher with a history of drug abuse (Scott Foley) develops brittle bones. Steroids could be the cause, but he insists he's clean, and tests back him up. He doesn't appear to have cancer, either. And in the clinic, House treats, if that's the word for it, five patients in three minutes. Meanwhile, Foreman is seeing an attractive drug rep, and House and Cameron share a social evening: They attend a monster-truck rally. Lola: Meredith Monroe.
Season 1, Episode 11
A 16-year-old boy starts bleeding just before the car crash that lands him in the hospital, and the symptoms add up to nothing but a likely death. Meanwhile, Cuddy suggests an unorthodox approach to get House off his painkillers. He takes her up on it and what follows isn't likely to be pleasant for anybody.
Season 1, Episode 10
A homeless Jane Doe (Leslie Hope) collapses while confronting police at an all-night rave, then has a seizure in the hospital. She turns out to be a talented cartoonist, who's diabetic and has a twitch. Wilson suspects ovarian cancer, and Foreman thinks she's faking. House, of course, has another view. He also has another audience: two medical students (Smith Cho, Ogy Durham), who are learning to take case histories.
Season 1, Episode 9
A jazz musician (Harry Lennix), who's already paralyzed from the waist down, collapses at a recording session (which features a cameo by Brandy). His L.A. doctor (David Conrad) is treating him for ALS, and he signs a "do not resuscitate" order. But that's not about to stop House. Meanwhile, that doctor offers Foreman a job.
Season 1, Episode 8
Something poisoned a high-school student who became ill during a calculus exam, and House and his team must figure out what it was, while battling the young man's mother, who doesn't trust any of them. In the clinic, meanwhile, House admits an older woman (Shirley Knight) for tests because of a personality change: She's suddenly very interested in sex.
Season 1, Episode 7
A 31-year-old woman (Myndy Crist) sleeps 18 hours a day, and when she's awake she's irritable. It isn't depression, but it will be fatal if House doesn't figure out what it is. Ed: Dominic Purcell. Samantha: Clementine Ford.
A 38-year-old mentally ill woman (Stacy Edwards) has a pulmonary embolism, something a 38-year-old shouldn't have. This intrigues House, so much that he actually wants to meet her (not just treat her condition). Knowing the woman's reality all too well is her teen, who supports her much more than she supports him.
At Christmastime, a nun (Elizabeth Mitchell) arrives at the clinic with symptoms resembling stigmata, and House's initital treatment (for an allergic reaction) nearly kills her. Subsequent efforts don't work either, and lead to much soul-searching. Meanwhile, House has a highly unusual remedy for a man with an inflamed bowel.
Season 1, Episode 4
House sees two infants in the neonatal ICU and determines immediately that an infection is spreading through the hospital. He's right, of course, but what caused it? House's approach is Solomonic, in a way. Meanwhile, one of House's clinic patients is a young woman who has what he calls a “parasite.” Karen: Ever Carradine. Ethan: Sam Trammell. Kim: Alexandra Chun. Jill: Hedy Burress.
A 22-year-old man who had just called out sick from work loses consciousness after having sex with his fiancée. So he really is sick, but with what? Meanwhile, House tries out his gruff and sarcastic bedside manner on all the clinic patients at once.
Season 1, Episode 2
A 16-year-old boy has night terrors after getting hit on the head by a lacrosse ball, and House (Hugh Laurie) immediately suspects he's a victim of sexual abuse. Later, he changes the diagnosis to MS, and that night the youth disappears from his hospital bed. In the clinic, House treats a baby whose mother has an aversion to inoculation, and a man with an infected knee who's almost as obnoxious as House is. Dan: Scott Mechlowicz. Andy: Robin Thomas. Paula: Wendy Gazelle. Funsten: Alex Skuby.
In the series pilot, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher (Robin Tunney) suffers from mysterious seizures that no one on Dr. Greg House's diagnostic-medicine team can explain. Hugh Laurie, Linda Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard.