House (season 2)
|House Season 2|
House's Australian season 2 DVD cover
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Original run||September 13, 2005– May 23, 2006|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||August 22, 2006|
|Region 2||October 23, 2006|
|Region 4||October 25, 2006|
Season two premiered on September 13, 2005 and ended on May 23, 2006. 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.
Cast and characters 
Main cast 
- Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
- Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy
- Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman
- Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson
- Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron
- Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase
Recurring cast 
- Sela Ward as Stacy Warner (7 episodes)
- Currie Graham as Mark Warner (3 episodes)
- Diane Baker as Blythe House
Guest cast 
LL Cool J, Ron Livingston, Clifton Powell, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Diane Baker, R. Lee Ermey, Currie Graham, Taraji P. Henson, Wings Hauser, Cynthia Nixon, Michael O'Keefe, Edward Kerr, Elle Fanning, Julie Warner, Dan Butler, Greg Grunberg, Howard Hesseman, Samantha Mathis, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mackenzie Astin, Thomas Dekker, Tamara Braun, Charles S. Dutton, Jayma Mays, and Elias Koteas.
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The season gained high Nielsen ratings; "No Reason" was watched by 25.47 million viewers, the show's biggest audience ever at that point. Season two averaged 17.3 million viewers an episode, outperforming season one by 30%. The number of viewers made it the tenth most-watched show of the 2005–2006 television season.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Written by||U.S. viewers
|Original air date|
|23||1||"Acceptance"||Dan Attias||Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner||15.91||4||September 13, 2005|
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. 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||19||September 20, 2005|
A nine-year-old cancer patient 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||17||September 27, 2005|
Cuddy feels responsible when her handyman 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||23||November 1, 2005|
Final diagnosis: Nesidioblastoma and tuberculosis
|27||5||"Daddy's Boy"||Greg Yaitanes||Thomas L. Moran||14.15||19||November 8, 2005|
A student 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||18||November 15, 2005|
A famous cyclist 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||15||November 22, 2005|
House is confronted by Kalvin, 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||19||November 29, 2005|
A lawsuit is brought against Chase and House for the death of a mother 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||7||December 13, 2005|
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||15||January 10, 2006|
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||8||February 7, 2006|
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 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||10||February 14, 2006|
The team struggles to diagnose a teen 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||17||February 20, 2006|
House treats a teenage supermodel 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||7||March 7, 2006|
House treats a man who unknowingly has a seizure and is in need of a new heart. 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||6||March 28, 2006|
When a man 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||4||April 4, 2006|
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||4||April 11, 2006|
The hospital is hosting an oncology benefit poker tournament when a six-year-old boy 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||3||April 18, 2006|
A young woman's 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||4||April 25, 2006|
House wants to call a 15-year-old faith healer's 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||4||May 2, 2006|
House is trying to cure a crooked cop 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||9||May 3, 2006|
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||4||May 9, 2006|
On his way out the door, a man vomits and decides to stay home from work, only to find his wife 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||6||May 16, 2006|
A 16-year-old Hurricane Katrina victim 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||3||May 23, 2006|
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 
|Set details||Special features|
|Country||North America||United Kingdom||Australia||
|Running time||1044 minutes||1008 minutes||1037 minutes|
|Audio||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|# of discs||6|
|Region||1 (NTSC)||2 (PAL)||4 (PAL)|
|Release date||August 22, 2006||October 23, 2006||October 25, 2006|
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- Stacy Warner at the Internet Movie Database
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- Further reading
- Holtz, Andrew (October 3, 2006Berkley Books. ISBN 978-0-425-21230-1.). The Medical Science of House, M.D.
- Jacoby, Henry (December 3, 2008ISBN 978-0-470-31660-3.). House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies. John Wiley & Sons.
- Wilson, Leah (November 1, 2007Benbella Books. ISBN 1-933771-23-2.). House Unauthorized: Vasculitis, Clinic Duty, and Bad Bedside Manner.
- Benson, Kristina (August 21, 2008ISBN 1-60332-065-2.). House MD: House MD Season Two Unofficial Guide: The Unofficial Guide to House MD Season 2. Equity Press.
- Official website
- House recaps at televisionwithoutpity.com
- House episodes information at film.com
- List of House episodes at TVGuide.com
- List of House episodes at the Internet Movie Database
- List of House season 2 episodes at TV.com