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House Season 8 Episodes

22 Episodes 2011 - 2012

The eighth and final season of House (and the first season not to feature Lisa Edelstein in the role of Dr. Cuddy) finds the abrasive doctor (Hugh Laurie) serving in a jail both as an inmate and an invaluable confidant to Dr. Jessica Adams (Odette Annable), the prison doctor. House is made the new Dean of Medicine upon his release and subsequent return to the hospital, though he finds much has changed in the hospital during his absence. House former colleague Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) returns for a final, dramatic appearance. Other additions to the cast include Charlene Yi, a brilliant, though under-confident doctor with whom House develops an unlikely rapport.

Episode 1

Twenty Vicodin

Mon, Oct 3, 2011 60 mins

Season 8 opens a year after House drove his car into Cuddy's house, and he's in jail—trying to diagnose an ill fellow inmate without breaking prison rules, an effort that complicates life for clinic physician Jessica Adams. Meanwhile, when a prison gang leader threatens House, he must seek the assistance of another inmate.

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Episode 2


Mon, Oct 10, 2011 60 mins

House returns to Princeton-Plainsboro—conditionally and to a cool reception from Wilson, who's treating an organ recipient who takes a turn for the worse. Also on the diagnostic team: a bright but shy resident named Chi Park.

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Episode 3

Charity Case

Mon, Oct 17, 2011 60 mins

A man collapses after making a large charitable donation, and House suspects that his altruism might be a signal of a mental disorder. House also recruits former prison doctor Jessica Adams for the case. Meanwhile, Adams and Park test each other's views of generosity and gratitude; and Thirteen's guilt conflicts with her pursuit of happiness.

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Episode 4

Risky Business

Mon, Oct 31, 2011 60 mins

A CEO falls ill mysteriously just after completing a deal to move his company's jobs to China, an action that provokes a strong reaction from Adams. Meanwhile, Park prepares for her hearing before the hospital's disciplinary committee, chaired by Foreman.

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Episode 5

The Confession

Mon, Nov 7, 2011 60 mins

A well-respected man collapses mysteriously, and while treating him the team discovers that he has been hiding secrets. His admission of them compromises his chances for recovery. Meanwhile, Chase and Taub re-join the team, and Taub juggles his work life with raising two infant girls with two different mothers.

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Episode 6


Mon, Nov 14, 2011 60 mins

A teen out to follow his late father into show business arrives with partial paralysis, and the team uncovers a family secret while treating him. Meanwhile, another patient insists he's diabetic; House tries to remove his ankle monitor so he can attend a boxing match in Atlantic City; and Taub is distressed to learn that Rachel wants to move to the West Coast with their infant daughter.

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Episode 7

Dead & Buried

Mon, Nov 21, 2011 60 mins

An angst-ridden 14-year-old girl's condition mysteriously worsens; House gets into trouble after insisting on solving the mystery of why a 4-year-old girl died; and Park tries to get Chase to admit why he has become obsessed with grooming.

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Episode 8

Perils of Paranoia

Mon, Nov 28, 2011 60 mins

A prosecutor collapses in court, and the initial team diagnosis of hyper anxiety is called into question when Adams and Park investigate his home. Meanwhile, Wilson suspects that House is hiding something in his home; Park begins to shed her social shell; and Foreman's lack of romantic activity intrigues Taub and Chase.

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Episode 9

Better Half

Mon, Jan 23, 2012 60 mins

When an Alzheimer's patient taking part in a drug trial inexplicably begins vomiting violently and throwing temper tantrums, a deep-seated conflict with his dutiful wife begins to manifest itself. Meanwhile, House and Foreman butt heads; and Wilson treats a patient who claims to be in a chaste marriage.

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Episode 10


Mon, Jan 30, 2012 60 mins

A teen Jane Doe needs a surgery that requires adult consent. House and Adams debate whether to call Social Services, but then her mother shows up. Meanwhile, Taub can't connect with his infant daughters; and House threatens to exploit Foreman's relationship with a married woman.

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Episode 11

Nobody's Fault

Mon, Feb 6, 2012 60 mins

Following a violent incident involving a patient, House and the team are placed under review by neurology chief Walter Cofield, a onetime mentor of Foreman's. The doctors must recount the details of the incident to him, and Cofield must weigh the team's unconventional brand of collaboration against their life-saving skills.

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Episode 12


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 60 mins

House connects with a cloistered nun he's treating who's on the verge of taking her final vows. But when her condition worsens and requires risky surgery, it's Chase's judgment that's compromised. Meanwhile, House and Taub try to out-prank each other.

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Episode 13

Man of the House

Mon, Feb 20, 2012 60 mins

A hospitalised marriage counsellor shows behaviour that contradicts his motivational message on gender roles. Meanwhile, House and his green-card Ukrainian "wife" try to show immigration officials that they're a happily married couple. House also decides to name a new team leader.

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Episode 14

Love Is Blind

Mon, Feb 27, 2012 60 mins

A young blind man is struck by a mysterious illness just before he was going to ask his girlfriend to marry him. Meanwhile, House's mother turns up with news about a new man in her life.

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Episode 15

Blowing the Whistle

Mon, Apr 2, 2012 60 mins

An ailing Army veteran charged with treason for leaking classified information refuses treatment unless he and his brother are given information about their late father, a war veteran. Meanwhile, Adams suspects that House is sick, so she recruits Wilson and the other team members to plan an intervention and investigate the illness.

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Episode 16

Gut Check

Mon, Apr 9, 2012 60 mins

A 22-year-old minor-league hockey player collapses while coughing up blood after a fight on the ice. Meanwhile, House drops a bomb on Wilson; and Chase offers to help Park change her living situation.

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Episode 17

We Need the Eggs

Mon, Apr 16, 2012 60 mins

House and the team take on the case of a man who's bleeding from his eyes. Meanwhile, House's favourite hooker, Emily, is leaving the business to get married, so he teams up with his "wife", Dominika, to sabotage Emily's budding relationship.

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Episode 18

Body and Soul

Mon, Apr 23, 2012 60 mins

A boy who dreams he's being choked wakes up but still can't breathe. Meanwhile, Park's intimate dreams involving co-workers cause them to question the significance of their own dreams; and Dominika discovers a secret that could ruin things with House.

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Episode 19

The C-Word

Mon, Apr 30, 2012 60 mins

The team takes the case of a 6-year-old girl with a genetic condition, and must work with her specialist mother to treat her. Elsewhere, House and Wilson take a little vacation.

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Episode 20

Post Mortem

Mon, May 7, 2012 60 mins

An ailing Princeton-Plainsboro pathologist doesn't trust any of his colleagues to diagnose and treat him, except for House—who's missing. So House's team must make the sceptical patient believe that House is actually directing his case.

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Episode 21

Holding On

Mon, May 14, 2012 60 mins

Thirteen returns as the team takes on the case of a college student who suffers a mysterious nosebleed during cheerleading practice. His problems could be both physiological and psychological. Meanwhile, Foreman tries a different approach with House.

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Episode 23

Everybody Dies

Mon, May 21, 2012 60 mins

After eight seasons, the series concludes with House treating an ailing drug addict. This leads him to sift through his life, speculate on his future and explore his personal demons.

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