House (season 2)

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House Season 2
HouseMD-s2-AU-DVD.jpg
House's Australian season 2 DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Original run September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13) – May 23, 2006 (2006-05-23)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 August 22, 2006 (2006-08-22)[1]
Region 2 October 23, 2006 (2006-10-23)[2]
Region 4 October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25)[3]
Season chronology
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Season two premiered on September 13, 2005[4] and ended on May 23, 2006.[4] During the season, House tries to cope with his feelings for his ex-girlfriend Stacy Warner, who, after House diagnosed her husband with Acute intermittent porphyria, has taken a job in the legal department of the PPTH.[5]

Sela Ward's chemistry with Laurie in the final two episodes of season one was strong enough to have her character return in seven episodes of the second season.[6][7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

LL Cool J, Marshall Bell, Sasha Pieterse, Ignacio Serricchio, Ron Livingston, Clifton Powell, Vicellous Shannon, Alanna Ubach, Nathan Kress, Taraji P. Henson, Kristoffer Polaha, Matthew John Armstrong, Ryan Hurst, Cynthia Nixon, Mimi Kennedy, Michael O'Keefe, Elle Fanning, Julie Warner, Dan Butler, Tom Verica, Cameron Richardson, Greg Grunberg, Keri Lynn Pratt, Yvette Nicole Brown, Howard Hesseman, Samantha Mathis, Michelle Trachtenberg, Laura Allen, Mackenzie Astin, Jayma Mays, Thomas Dekker, William Katt, Tamara Braun, Scott Michael Campbell, Kip Pardue, D. B. Sweeney, Michelle Clunie and Elias Koteas.

Reception[edit]

The season gained high Nielsen ratings; "No Reason" was watched by 25.47 million viewers, the show's biggest audience ever at that point.[8] Season two averaged 17.3 million viewers an episode, outperforming season one by 30%.[9] The number of viewers made it the tenth most-watched show of the 2005–2006 television season.[9]

Writer Lawrence Kaplow won a Writers Guild of America Award in 2006 for the episode "Autopsy".[10]

Episodes[edit]

No. # Title Directed by Written by U.S. viewers
(million)
Rank
(week)
Original air date
23 1 "Acceptance" Dan Attias Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner 15.91[12] 4[12] September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
House is brought in for a consult on a Death Row inmate (LL Cool J) with mysterious symptoms. Cameron feels the hospital's resources are better used elsewhere for a young cancer patient (Christie Lynn Smith).[11] House and Stacy try to establish a good work relationship, especially after he lies to her to secure the transfer of the inmate to the hospital.
Final diagnosis: Methanol poisoning and pheochromocytoma (Clarence) and Lung cancer (Cindy)
24 2 "Autopsy" Deran Sarafian Lawrence Kaplow 13.64[14] 19[14] September 20, 2005 (2005-09-20)
A nine-year-old cancer patient (Sasha Pieterse)[13] is brought before House after she experiences hallucinations. House figures out a way to help her, but it will involve serious risk. They discover she has a tumor on her heart, but when it turns out to be benign, the team decides a clot may be navigating her body.
Final diagnosis: Thrombosis
25 3 "Humpty Dumpty" Dan Attias Matt Witten 13.37[16] 17[16] September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)
Cuddy feels responsible when her handyman (Ignacio Serricchio)[15] falls off her roof then exhibits weird symptoms. House's team amputates the handyman's hand to prevent the spread of infection, but when the other hand starts showing similar signs, they must seek out the source before it kills the patient.
Final diagnosis: Endocarditis secondary to psittacosis
26 4 "TB or Not TB" Peter O'Fallon David Foster 12.18[17] 23[17] November 1, 2005 (2005-11-01)
A famous doctor (Ron Livingston) falls ill when working in Africa, and is sent to House for treatment. Tensions mount when House refuses to believe he has tuberculosis, but everyone else believes so.
Final diagnosis: Nesidioblastoma and tuberculosis
27 5 "Daddy's Boy" Greg Yaitanes Thomas L. Moran 14.15[19] 19[19] November 8, 2005 (2005-11-08)
A student (Vicellous Reon Shannon)[18] who just graduated from Princeton experiences severe spasms at a graduation party. Meanwhile, House's parents drop by but he is reluctant to see them, igniting curiosity among the hospital staff.
Final diagnosis: Cavernous angioma and radiation poisoning
28 6 "Spin" Fred Gerber Sara Hess 12.95[21] 18[21] November 15, 2005 (2005-11-15)
A famous cyclist (Kristoffer Polaha)[20] is brought to Princeton-Plainsboro after collapsing during a race. He is surprisingly honest about several illegal medications and techniques he applies to himself, but his sickness is not caused by any of these.
Final diagnosis: Air embolism, pure red cell aplasia, thymoma, and myasthenia gravis
29 7 "Hunting" Gloria Muzio Liz Friedman 14.72[23] 15[23] November 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)
House is confronted by Kalvin (Matthew John Armstrong),[22] a homosexual man who demands treatment when other doctors diagnose him with AIDS, something he admits he does have. House begins making moves on Stacy using sensitive information on her relationship with Mark.
Final diagnosis: Echinococcosis
30 8 "The Mistake" David Semel Peter Blake 14.91[25] 19[25] November 29, 2005 (2005-11-29)
A lawsuit is brought against Chase and House for the death of a mother (Allison Smith)[24] who comes in with stomach pain. A disciplinary committee convenes to determine whether either of them is at fault.
Final diagnosis: Behcet's disease, then hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma from a liver transplant
31 9 "Deception" Deran Sarafian Michael R. Perry 14.52[26] 7[26] December 13, 2005 (2005-12-13)
Anica (Cynthia Nixon), is at an OTB parlor where House observes her have a seizure. She is admitted to the hospital but Cameron wants her to be discharged when they discover she has Munchausen syndrome, however, House believes she has an underlying condition.
Final diagnosis: Clostridium perfringens and Munchausen syndrome
32 10 "Failure to Communicate" Jace Alexander Doris Egan 14.83[27] 15[27] January 10, 2006 (2006-01-10)
While House and Stacy are in Baltimore, a famed journalist (Michael O'Keefe) collapses in his magazine company's office. While he acts nonchalantly after getting up, it becomes clear from his word-salad-inflected speech that he is suffering from aphasia.
Final diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder and Cerebral malaria
33 11 "Need to Know" David Semel Pamela Davis 22.24[29] 8[29] February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07)
Cameron worries about the potential results of her HIV test and House basks in the afterglow of his kiss with Stacy, but Wilson tells him to keep a level head about things. House must dig through the life and lies of a busy housewife (Julie Warner)[28] to find the true reason why she is showing signs of physical and mental degeneration.
Final diagnosis: Ritalin use and hepatocellular adenoma
34 12 "Distractions" Dan Attias Lawrence Kaplow 19.20[31] 10[31] February 14, 2006 (2006-02-14)
The team struggles to diagnose a teen (James Immekus)[30] suffering from spasms when severe burns following an accident make most of their usual diagnostic tests impossible. Meanwhile, House exacts revenge on a doctor who turned him in for cheating in medical school.
Final diagnosis: Serotonin syndrome
35 13 "Skin Deep" Jim Hayman Story by: Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner
Teleplay by: Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner & David Shore
14.18[33] 17[33] February 20, 2006 (2006-02-20)
House treats a teenage supermodel (Cameron Richardson)[32] who suddenly passes out during a fashion show. When her tox-screen shows heroin, she is treated for addiction; unfortunately, her symptoms continue after she is weaned off the drugs. Meanwhile, House fights off increasingly bad leg pain.
Final diagnosis: Androgen insensitivity syndrome and testicular cancer
36 14 "Sex Kills" David Semel Matt Witten 20.56[36] 7[36] March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)
House treats a man (Howard Hesseman)[34] who unknowingly has a seizure and is in need of a new heart. He was admitted by his daughter Amy Errington (Keri Lynn Pratt).[35] When the transplant committee votes "no," House tries to get one from a dead woman whose organs have also been rejected by the committee.
Final diagnosis: Brucellosis (Henry) and Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome secondary to Gonorrhea (Laura)
37 15 "Clueless" Deran Sarafian Thomas L. Moran 21.44[38] 6[38] March 28, 2006 (2006-03-28)
When a man (Eddie Mills)[37] cannot breathe during sexual role playing with his wife, House questions the motives behind their marriage; Wilson's presence in his house begins to take a toll on him.
Final diagnosis: Gold sodium thiomalate poisoning
38 16 "Safe" Felix Alcala Peter Blake 22.71[39] 4[39] April 4, 2006 (2006-04-04)
Melinda (Michelle Trachtenberg), a troubled teenager who is immuno-compromised as a result of medications she must take after a heart transplant, has a severe allergic reaction and goes into shock when her boyfriend visits her. Meanwhile, House and Wilson continue to work out the problems in their new living arrangement.
Final diagnosis: Tick paralysis
39 17 "All In" Fred Gerber David Foster 21.20[41] 4[41] April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)
The hospital is hosting an oncology benefit poker tournament when a six-year-old boy (Carter Page)[40] is brought in exhibiting symptoms identical to those of a patient House had twelve years ago. House is convinced the boy's case is identical and he can predict the course of the young patient's illness, which ended in the first patient's death.
Final diagnosis: Erdheim-Chester disease
40 18 "Sleeping Dogs Lie" Greg Yaitanes Sara Hess 22.64[43] 3[43] April 18, 2006 (2006-04-18)
A young woman's (Jayma Mays)[42] health becomes a question of ethics when she is unable to sleep for ten days. It is not until House discovers she will need a liver transplant that he also uncovers some vital information about her and her partner Max. Meanwhile, Cameron accuses Foreman of plagiarism when an article he authors appears remarkably similar to one of hers.
Final diagnosis: Bubonic plague
41 19 "House vs. God" John F. Showalter Doris Egan 24.52[45] 4[45] April 25, 2006 (2006-04-25)
House wants to call a 15-year-old faith healer's (Thomas Dekker)[44] bluff, but when the boy is admitted into the hospital he seemingly causes a cancer patient's condition to go into remission. After being diagnosed, the boy refuses brain surgery, but when his condition worsens, House and his staff have to make a decision.
Final diagnosis: Tuberous sclerosis and herpes encephalitis
42 20 "Euphoria (Part 1)" Deran Sarafian Matthew V. Lewis 22.71[47] 4[47] May 2, 2006 (2006-05-02)
House is trying to cure a crooked cop (Scott Michael Campbell)[46] who acts turbulent and laughs uncontrollably, but he and his team are unable to determine the cause. When Foreman starts showing similar symptoms to that of the ill cop, the situation soon becomes deadly serious for everyone involved.
Final diagnosis: Secondary legionellosis but no final diagnosis
43 21 "Euphoria (Part 2)" Deran Sarafian Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner & David Shore 17.16[47] 9[47] May 3, 2006 (2006-05-03)
With the police officer dead and fearing for his life, Foreman contacts his father who rushes to his son's side. Meanwhile, House and the rest of the team are still trying to do everything they can to help Foreman before the disease that killed the officer gets him too.
Final diagnosis: Induced legionellosis and primary amoebic meningoencephalitis secondary to infection by Naegleria fowleri
44 22 "Forever" Daniel Sackheim Liz Friedman 24.29[49] 4[49] May 9, 2006 (2006-05-09)
On his way out the door, a man vomits and decides to stay home from work, only to find his wife (Hillary Tuck)[48] in the bathtub having a seizure and their newborn infant drowning.
Final diagnosis: Pellagra, celiac disease and MALT lymphoma
45 23 "Who's Your Daddy?" Martha Mitchell Story by: Charles M. Duncan & John Mankiewicz
Teleplay by: John Mankiewicz & Lawrence Kaplow
22.38[51] 6[51] May 16, 2006 (2006-05-16)
A 16-year-old Hurricane Katrina victim (Aasha Davis)[50] suffering from horrifying hallucinations is brought to House by a former bandmate who recently discovered the girl is his daughter. Although House fears his friend is being scammed, he takes the case. As he works his way through the girl's lies in order to diagnose and treat her, he is forced to tell a few lies of his own.
Final diagnosis: Haemochromatosis and zygomycosis
46 24 "No Reason" David Shore Story by: Lawrence Kaplow & David Shore
Teleplay by: David Shore
25.47[52] 3[52] May 23, 2006 (2006-05-23)
When House and his team are working on the diagnosis of a man with a swollen tongue, the husband of a former patient walks into House's office and shoots him in the abdomen. House continues to treat his patient from his ICU bed although the shooter (Elias Koteas), who was shot by hospital security and handcuffed to his bed, has become his roommate. When the after effects of the shooting begin to impact House, he starts to question his own ability to diagnose properly. As his patient's body deteriorates, House struggles through self-doubt and must trust his team to find a way to solve the case as well as trying to divide reality from fiction.
Final diagnosis: No diagnosis (hallucination by House)

DVD releases[edit]

Set details Special features
Country United States Canada North America  United Kingdom  Australia
  • Bonus Featurettes:
    • "An Evening With House"
    • Blooper Reel
    • Alternate Takes
    • "It Could Be Lupus"
    • Producer Commentary
# episodes 24
Aspect ratio 1.78:1
Running time 1044 minutes 1008 minutes 1037 minutes
Audio Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, Spanish N/A none
# of discs 6
Region 1 (NTSC) 2 (PAL) 4 (PAL)
Rating NOT RATED 15 M
Release date August 22, 2006 (2006-08-22)[1] October 23, 2006 (2006-10-23)[2] October 25, 2006 (2006-10-25)[3]

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Further reading
  • Holtz, Andrew (October 3, 2006). The Medical Science of House, M.D. Berkley Books. ISBN 978-0-425-21230-1. 
  • Jacoby, Henry (December 3, 2008). House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-470-31660-3. 
  • Wilson, Leah (November 1, 2007). House Unauthorized: Vasculitis, Clinic Duty, and Bad Bedside Manner. Benbella Books. ISBN 1-933771-23-2. 
  • Benson, Kristina (August 21, 2008). House MD: House MD Season Two Unofficial Guide: The Unofficial Guide to House MD Season 2. Equity Press. ISBN 1-60332-065-2. 

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