16 Episodes 2007 - 2008
During his fourth season, the dyspeptic medical detective (Hugh Laurie) is consumed by his search for a new team of associates to replace Foreman and Cameron (Omar Epps, Jennifer Morrison), who quit on him, and Chase (Jesse Spencer), whom he fired. Eventually, he narrows the field to Jeffrey Cole (Edi Gathegi), Amber Volakis (Anne Dudek), Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson), Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn) and "Thirteen" (Olivia Wilde). He also hires a CIA doctor (Michael Michele) who doesn't want the job---only to fire her when she reconsiders. House dismisses Cole and Volakis (also known as "cutthroat bitch") as well, but she doesn't go away. House's sexually tense love-hate relationship with Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) intensifies, and Foreman, Cameron and Chase all return to Princeton/Plainsboro, although only Foreman returns to House's team. And through it all, House continues to perform his unique brand of medicine.
Tue, Sep 25, 2007 60 mins
House is working solo (with some diagnostic help from a hospital janitor) as Season 4 begins. While Cuddy and Wilson nag him to hire a new team, he must treat a young woman who was injured in an explosion. But her injuries aren't what's killing her. Indeed, her repeated crises, each of which House treats successfully, seem to be caused by personal behaviors that baffle her boyfriend. Meanwhile, House's new prized possession, a 1967 Gibson Flying V guitar, is missing.
The Right Stuff
Tue, Oct 2, 2007 60 mins
A prospective astronaut has an attack of synesthesia in a flight simulator, then asks House to diagnose her off the books. House shares the case with the candidates he has rounded up to replace Cameron, Chase and Foreman (40 of them, initially). Meanwhile, House sees his three former underlings in the hospital---or thinks he does.
Tue, Oct 9, 2007 60 mins
When a man in a wheelchair who fainted while crossing a street arrives at the hospital, House tells the 10 remaining candidates to divide themselves into teams. The one that diagnoses the man properly won't be fired. They split up based on gender, but one woman (Anne Dudek) opts to join the men. Meanwhile, a patient sticks a knife into a wall socket for reasons that intrigue House; and Foreman's new diagnostic team at Mercy Hospital in Manhattan faces a tough case.
Tue, Oct 23, 2007 60 mins
While having a seizure, a funeral-home cosmetician (Azura Skye) hallucinates that she's being assaulted by one of the corpses she's working on. And later, in the hospital, she acts as though her dead mother is in the room with her. Meanwhile, Cameron offers advice to one of the seven candidates for House's team; and Cuddy hires Foreman back.
Tue, Oct 30, 2007 60 mins
A mugging victim with amnesia apes people around him. He also has a protein abnormality that's turning his blood to "sludge." Meanwhile, Cuddy assigns her latest hire to be her "eyes and ears" on House's team, displeasing House considerably; and doctors around the hospital (candidates included) are betting on House's hiring decision.
Whatever It Takes
Tue, Nov 6, 2007 60 mins
House is recruited by the CIA to help diagnose a dying agent, but the agency doctor (Michael Michele) spearheading the case offers very little information about the agent's history or previous assignments. That means House must improvise. Meanwhile, House's six remaining job candidates question Foreman's judgment and argue over the diagnosis of a female race-car driver who passed out after a race.
Tue, Nov 13, 2007 60 mins
A film crew follows House on the case of a teen with a facial deformity who has a heart attack during a reconstructive procedure. As the team works to diagnose him, House and Dr. Taub are at odds. House also questions why he chose the candidates he did. Dr. Samira Terzi: Michael Michele.
You Don't Want to Know
Tue, Nov 20, 2007 60 mins
While the job candidates try to diagnose a magician whose heart failed during an underwater-escape act, House is determined to prove that he's a scam artist who's faking to cover up his embarrassment over nearly drowning during his act. Meanwhile, House suspects that one of the candidates has an undisclosed illness. He also pits them against one another in a challenge involving Cuddy, with the winner getting the chance to nominate two other candidates for firing.
Tue, Nov 27, 2007 60 mins
While Cuddy orders House to make a hiring decision, he assigns the remaining candidates to a case involving an uncooperative, over-the-hill rock star with a history of drug abuse and civil disobedience. Meanwhile, Wilson informs a former patient whom he had previously diagnosed with terminal cancer that he is going to live. The patient does not take this as good news.
It's a Wonderful Lie
Tue, Jan 29, 2008 60 mins
House suspects that a mysteriously paralyzed woman (Janel Moloney) is withholding vital information---but maybe she can't help it. Meanwhile, House puts his personal stamp on the hospital's Secret Santa gift exchange.
Sun, Feb 3, 2008 60 mins
House must resort to Webcam diagnosis when a psychiatrist (Mira Sorvino) comes down with a mysterious illness while trapped at an Antarctic research station with limited medical supplies. Meanwhile, Wilson is dating someone new, and House tries to figure out who it is. He's also very upset because the hospital is now charging patients for cable TV and he can no longer watch his favorite shows in "coma guy's" room (except on Tuesdays).
Don't Ever Change
Tue, Feb 5, 2008 60 mins
A former music producer who had recently---and suddenly---converted to Hasidic Judaism collapses at her wedding, and House suspects that the reasons behind her sudden conversion might also have something to do with her mysterious illness. Meanwhile, Wilson is dating a woman whose personality is a lot like House's.
No More Mr. Nice Guy
Mon, Apr 28, 2008 60 mins
House suspects that an ER patient with a sunny disposition has a bigger problem than was initially diagnosed. The reason: He thinks the patient is too nice. Meanwhile, House and Amber (Anne Dudek) spar over face time with Wilson; and Cuddy demands House give his team performance reviews.
Living the Dream
Mon, May 5, 2008 60 mins
House believes that an actor (Jason Lewis) on his favorite soap opera is seriously ill after observing his symptoms on television, so he decides to intervene; Amber and Wilson have their first fight, much to House's delight; and Cuddy tries to keep up appearances when an inspector shows up unexpectedly at Princeton-Plainsboro.
Mon, May 12, 2008 60 mins
In Part 1 of the two-part fourth-season finale, House suffers head injuries in a bus accident that also injures dozens of others. Though dazed and confused and unable to clearly recall events prior to the crash, he has flashbacks in which he sees a fellow passenger exhibiting signs of a deadly illness. He can't recall who it was, but that's not going to stop him from trying. Bartender: Fred Durst.
Mon, May 19, 2008 60 mins
In the conclusion of the two-part fourth-season finale, House remains held back by his bus-accident injuries as he struggles to recall the symptoms he noticed in a rapidly deteriorating fellow passenger just before the crash. House's cloudy memories from the accident also threaten his friendship with Wilson. Bartender: Fred Durst.