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House Season 2 Episodes

24 Episodes 2005 - 2006

The second season of House finds Dr. House (Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie) determined to win back the affections of his ex-wife (Sela Ward), but rather lands in the midst of a deadly medical mystery. His methods of medical research remain as unconventional as ever (among his tactics include breaking and entering), but his team remains loyal, and his patients, with a little luck and a lot of research, remain alive.

Episode 1

Acceptance

Tue, Sep 13, 2005 60 mins

House battles to save the life of a volatile death-row inmate (LL Cool J) who collapses in an exercise yard after hearing the "voices" of the four people he murdered. Just getting him to the hospital requires legal gymnastics, and recently rehired hospital lawyer Stacy Warner (Sela Ward) performs them---without Cuddy's knowledge. Meanwhile, Cameron refuses to believe a young woman's lung-cancer diagnosis.

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Episode 2

Autopsy

Tue, Sep 20, 2005 60 mins

A child cancer patient (Sasha Pieterse) hallucinates for no apparent reason, and bravely undergoes numerous procedures to determine the cause---too bravely, House suspects. He thinks her bravery could be a symptom of a brain tumor. Meanwhile, in the clinic, House must deal with a young man who unsuccessfully tried to alter his appearance. Elvis Costello covers Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" for the show.

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Episode 3

Humpty Dumpty

Tue, Sep 27, 2005 60 mins

A young handyman (Ignacio Serricchio) working for Cuddy falls from her roof, and his condition worsens in the hospital. Meanwhile, a black clinic patient complains of racism when Foreman gives him a blood-pressure medication targeted to blacks.

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Episode 4

TB or Not TB

Tue, Nov 1, 2005 60 mins

A doctor (Ron Livingston) who's famous for his humanitarian work in Africa collapses while giving a presentation in a drug-company boardroom. He assumes he has TB, but House, who (not surprisingly) scoffs at the doctor's mission, suspects that something else is wrong. Meanwhile, an imperious clinic patient doesn't like Foreman's bedside manner and complains to Cuddy about it. Trouble is, Foreman was wearing House's name tag at the time.

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Episode 5

Daddy's Boy

Tue, Nov 8, 2005 60 mins

Diane Baker and R. Lee Ermey appear as House's parents in an episode in which a soon-to-graduate Princeton senior complains of shocklike sensations just before collapsing while taking part in a frat-party drinking contest. Then, in the hospital, he suddenly becomes incontinent after his father tells him that his mother, who had died 15 years earlier in an auto accident, hadn't been killed by a drunken driver. Meanwhile, House's parents are in the area, and House doesn't want to see them.

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Episode 6

Spin

Tue, Nov 15, 2005 60 mins

A champion bicycle racer has difficulty breathing during a race and collapses. House suspects doping and he's correct. But the guy doesn't respond to treatment. Meanwhile, House and Stacy (Sela Ward) are already sniping at each other before House confronts her husband, Mark (Currie Graham), at his support-group session.

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Episode 7

Hunting

Tue, Nov 22, 2005 60 mins

A scuffle with House lands a gay man with AIDS (Matthew John Armstrong) in the hospital, where he provides the disagreeable diagnostician with a medical puzzle. It's a messy one: The man coughs up blood on Cameron, who begins behaving uncharacteristically. Elsewhere, House finds an unusual (though not at all uncharacteristic) way to spend time with Stacy (Sela Ward). Mark Warner: Currie Graham. Michael: Wings Hauser.

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Episode 8

The Mistake

Tue, Nov 29, 2005 60 mins

Chase makes a fatal mistake, and Stacy questions him about it prior to a disciplinary hearing. The case is seen in flashbacks.

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Episode 9

Deception

Tue, Dec 13, 2005 60 mins

Hard-drinking woman falls ill at an offtrack betting parlor right after meeting House.

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Episode 10

Failure to Communicate

Tue, Jan 10, 2006 60 mins

While House and Stacy are in Baltimore to defend his billing practices to Medicaid, a famous journalist (Michael O'Keefe) with substance abuse in his past collapses, hits his head and suddenly can speak only gibberish. Cameron, Chase and Foreman can't agree on a diagnosis. As the patient's condition deteriorates, House is available by phone, but he and Stacy are snowed in at the airport. Elizabeth: Erica Gimpel. Greta: Mimi Kennedy.

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Episode 11

Need to Know

Tue, Feb 7, 2006 60 mins

A 34-year-old supermom is hospitalized after spasms in her arms cause an auto accident. Then she has a stroke. Meanwhile, Stacy and House try to come to grips with their encounter in Baltimore; and Cameron is reluctant to take a test that will determine once and for all if she's HIV positive. Margo: Julie Warner. Mark Warner: Currie Graham.

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Episode 12

Distractions

Tue, Feb 14, 2006 60 mins

A 16-year-old who crashes his ATV suffers severe burns. Then he develops heart trouble and brain dysfunction, and has a seizure as well. Meanwhile, it's payback time for a doctor who ratted out House for cheating in med school 20 years ago: The doc has come up with a migraine therapy House thinks is bogus, and he sets out to prove it---by experimenting on himself.

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Episode 13

Skin Deep

Mon, Feb 20, 2006 60 mins

A 15-year-old supermodel collapses on a catwalk after seeing double and inexplicably attacking another model. At the hospital, she has short-term memory loss, and a tox screen finds heroin in her system. But could the drug be masking her illness? Meanwhile, no amount of Vicodin can mask House's worsening leg pain. Alex: Cameron Richardson. Martin: Tom Verica.

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Episode 14

Sex Kills

Tue, Mar 7, 2006 60 mins

A man (Howard Hesseman) suffers a seizure, then bacteria attack his heart, and he needs a transplant immediately. But the only potential donor was suffering from a mysterious illness that renders her heart unusable. At least that's what the protocols say. House isn't about to let that---or standard medical ethics---get in his way.

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Episode 15

Clueless

Tue, Mar 28, 2006 60 mins

A man stops breathing during rough sex with his wife (Samantha Mathis), then he develops an agonizingly itchy rash, but those symptoms belie his test results. Meanwhile, House diagnoses a Wall Street workaholic with herpes. The man swears he had sex only with his wife, who swears (loudly to Cuddy) that she hasn't been cheating, either. And Wilson, who's soon to be single again, moves in with House. They make an odd couple indeed.

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Episode 16

Safe

Tue, Apr 4, 2006 60 mins

A 16-year-old girl (Michelle Trachtenberg) with a history of allergic reactions and a transplanted heart goes into shock at home, then suffers congestive heart failure at the hospital. "We've got two puzzle pieces from two different puzzles," says a puzzled Foreman. Meanwhile, House proves to be a predictably difficult roommate for Wilson. Barbara: Mel Harris. Lewis: Lance Guest. Dan: Jake McDorman.

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Episode 17

All In

Tue, Apr 11, 2006 60 mins

A 6-year-old's intestinal ailment leads to kidney and pituitary-gland failure. It's the same thing that happened to a 73-year-old woman who died---in one day---on House's watch 12 years earlier, and he's determined not to have it happen again. Cuddy has treated the boy before, but she doesn't know how sick he is because she's in the lobby downstairs, drinking heavily at a hospital-benefit poker tournament, and House isn't about to tell her.

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Episode 18

Sleeping Dogs Lie

Tue, Apr 18, 2006 60 mins

A young woman (Jayma Mays) swallows a bottle of sleeping pills---not to kill herself but to go to sleep, something she says she hasn't done in 10 days. Then her case deteriorates, but her partner (Dahlia Salem) is in a perfect position to help her. Meanwhile, House keeps falling asleep because living with Wilson has disrupted his sleep pattern. And Cameron's mad at Foreman for swiping her ideas for a medical-journal article, and at House for letting him do it.

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Episode 19

House vs. God

Tue, Apr 25, 2006 60 mins

A 15-year-old faith healer (Thomas Dekker) collapses after laying his hands on an old woman in a walker. An MRI finds a brain abnormality, but he doesn't want it treated for fear that it might affect his healing capabilities. While in the hospital, the teen uses his power on a terminal patient (Tamara Braun) Wilson is treating. Elsewhere, Wilson moves out of House's apartment, but he still wants in on House's weekly poker games. Walter: William Katt.

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Episode 20

Euphoria

Tue, May 2, 2006 60 mins

Part 1 of two: An inner-city cop (Scott Michael Campbell) laughs as he corners a suspect, and even thinks it's funny when the suspect shoots him. But the gunshot wound isn't why he's in danger. Meanwhile, Foreman takes an immediate dislike to the officer. In fact, when his condition deteriorates, Foreman starts laughing. Then the doc gets sick as well.

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Episode 21

Euphoria

Wed, May 3, 2006 60 mins

Conclusion. Now it's Foreman's turn to go blind and suffer agonizing pain from whatever it was that struck Off. Joe Luria, and a stumped House calls on his pet rat, Steve McQueen, to see what he can sniff out in Joe's filthy apartment. Rodney Foreman: Charles S. Dutton.

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Episode 22

Forever

Tue, May 9, 2006 60 mins

A mother almost drowns her newborn son when she has a seizure while bathing him, but that's not what's causing his serious illness. And the mother's "seizure" turns out not to be a seizure at all. Meanwhile, Chase begins working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Cuddy and Wilson have dinner together; and Foreman's back at work, though his mental acuity isn't all the way back.

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Episode 23

Who's Your Daddy?

Tue, May 16, 2006 60 mins

A 16-year-old Hurricane Katrina victim goes into cardiac shock after having hallucinations on a plane. At the hospital, her heart's fine but she quickly deteriorates. The case is of personal interest to House because her dad (D.B. Sweeney)---who was only recently told he fathered her---is his former bandmate. House is skeptical about his old friend's paternity. He's also skeptical about Cuddy's decision to have a child by artificial insemination. And his leg hurts more than usual.

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Episode 24

No Reason

Tue, May 23, 2006 60 mins

House is shot, but that doesn't stop him from working on the vexing case he was handling before the attack. He does, however, have an unusual attitude about it. As for his own case, the surgeon who operated on him was also able to make his leg pain disappear, but House isn't especially grateful. Primarily, he's concerned about what might have been done to his mind. Moriarty: Elias Koteas. Vince: Chris Tallman. Judy: Michelle Clunie.

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