Question: I think House is one of the best new shows I've seen in a long time. Any scoop? — Matt

Ausiello: This season's second-to-last episode — airing May 17 — will explore Dr. Grumpy's past via flashbacks. "House is going to be lecturing students about [his experiences as a doctor], and it's going to give you a glimpse of his perspective on the practice of medicine," series creator David Shore tells me. The episode will also reveal what happened to the doc's leg and introduce Sela Ward as his ex-girlfriend. It'll all set the stage for an emotional season finale that puts House in what can best be described as a very unenviable situation. (Hint: It involves his ex's new husband.)