That Time a House Star Got Mistaken for an Actual Doctor
He has little patience for patients, but misanthropic Gregory House is a brilliant diagnostician who probes life-and-death medical mysteries while 'CSI'-style graphics follow each disease's progression. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer is one of the executive producers.
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.
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 skeptical patient believe that House is actually directing his case.
A boy who dreams he's being choked wakes up but still can't breathe. Meanwhile, Park's intimate dreams involving coworkers cause them to question the significance of their own dreams; and Dominika discovers a secret that could ruin things with House.
House and the team take on the case of a man who's bleeding from his eyes. Meanwhile, House's favorite hooker, Emily, is leaving the business to get married, so he teams up with his "wife," Dominika, to sabotage Emily's budding relationship.
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.
A hospitalized marriage counselor shows behavior 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A prosecutor collapses in court, and the initial team diagnosis of hyperanxiety 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.
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.
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 (John Scurti) 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. Sportscaster Jim Lampley has a cameo as himself.
A well-respected man (Jamie Bamber) 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 rejoin the team, and Taub juggles his work life with raising two infant girls with two different mothers.
A CEO (Michael Nouri) 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.
A man (Wentworth Miller) 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 (Odette Annable) 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.
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 (Charlyne Yi).
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 (Odette Annable). Meanwhile, when a prison gang leader threatens House, he must seek the assistance of another inmate (Jaleel White).