House: Season 2 (2005 - 2006)


Season 2

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Air date: Sep 13, 2005

The opening episode of House's second season finds misanthropic medico Greg House (Hugh Laurie) still mulling over the possibility of rekindling his romance with lawyer Stacy Warner (Sela Ward)--and never mind that Stacy is very much a married woman. The major medical crisis of the evening concerns death-row inmate Clarence (LL Cool J), who collapses shortly after claiming to hear the voices of all his victims. Despite the stiff opposition of Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) and Foreman (Omar Epps), House and Stacy conspire conspire to sneak Clarence into the clinic so that House can save his life in time for the execution! And in another development, Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) finds herself peculiarly incapable to inform her patient (Christie Lynn Smith) that she has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2005

Wilson's young patient Andie (Sasha Pieterse), a victim of terminal cancer, bravely submits to treatment to find out why she has begun hallucinating. House thinks that Andie is a bit too brave to be true, and that her courage is the result of a hitherto undetected brain tumor--but in a bizarre turn of events, House won't be able to "cure" Andie's ailment until after her death. Elsewhere, a male patient tries and fails to impress his girlfriend by performing a self-circumcision. (Elvis Costello) is heard on the soundtrack performing Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful".

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Air date: Sep 27, 2005

Alfredo Ignacio Serricho), the handyman working on Cuddy's house repairs, suffers an apparent athsma attack and falls off her roof. Feeling responsible, Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) is unable to treat the man, so House (Hugh Laurie) takes over. But before any treatment can be implemented, Alfredo develops a stunning array of horrifying symptoms, each one seemingly cancelling out the last--leading House to the conclusion that neither the fall nor the "athsma" is the root cause of the man's plight. Elsewhere, Foreman (Omar Epps) nervously seeks out a "politically correct" treatment for a hypersentive black patient (Charles Robinson) suffering from high blood pressure.

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Air date: Nov 1, 2005

House (Hugh Laurie) has a hard time hiding his disdain for humanitarian doctor Sebastian Charles (Ron Livingston) as he treats the man for a possible case of TB. Already a worldwide celebrity, Charles wins even more admirers when he refuses to take medicine as an act of protest against the appalling medical conditions in the Third World--a noble gesture that makes House despise Charles all the more! Somehow or other, this situation spills over into the relationship between House and Cameron (Jennifer Morriason). Meanwhile, Foreman (Omar Epps) manages to insult patient Cecilia Carter (Andrea Bendewald)--but Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) holds House responsible.

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Air date: Nov 8, 2005

After discovering that his mother was not killed by a drunken driver as he had always been led to believe, Princeton student Carnell Hall (Vicellous Shannon) begins suffering a variety of mysterious maladies. Though he wants nothing to do with Carnell, House (Hugh Laurie) is forced to take the boy's case because he owes Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) money. Almost immediately, House concludes that Carnell has begun taking drugs--but as usual, the real reason for the boy's troubles lies elsewhere. "Elsewhere", by the way, is where House would rather be when his hyperjudgmental parents (Diane Baker, R. Lee Ermey) pay a visit.

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Air date: Nov 15, 2005

House (Hugh Laurie) is certain that champion cyclist Jeff Foster (Kristoffer Polaha) is suffering from respiratory problems because he's been taking enhancement drugs--but he's ordered by Foster's handlers to keep his theories to himself. The diagnosis keeps changing as new information continues to turn up, culminating in a public brouhaha when the word "cancer" is mentioned. Meanwhile, Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) holds a grudge against Foster for betraying his devoted fans by not telling them the whole truth, and her attitude casts a pall over the entire proceedings. Elsewhere, House prepares to confront Mark Warner (Currie Graham), the husband of his ex-lover Stacy (Sela Ward), at a group therapy session.

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Air date: Nov 22, 2005

House (Hugh Laurie) faces a possible lawsuit after a confrontation with a gay "stalker" named Kalvin (Matthew John Armstrong). It is soon established that Kalvin is a victim of AIDS, but his symptoms are most confusing--as are those suffered by the patient's father (Wings Hauser). The situation reaches the crisis stage when Kalvin coughs blood all over Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), who may become fatally infected as a result. Elsewhere, House finds a rather unorthodox way to spend time with Stacy (Sela Ward) despite her decision to remain with her husband--and his strategy involves "tampering" with Stacy's pet rat!

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Air date: Nov 29, 2005

Six months after the death of patient Kaya McGinley (Alison Smith), whose illness was misdiagnosed by Chase (Jesse Spencer), a disciplinary hearing is held to probe the situation. Prior to being grilled by a panel of his superiors, Chase is questioned about the incident by Stacy (Sela Ward), as are House (Hugh Laurie) and Cameron(Jennifer Morrison)--and to say that their stories don't quite match up is putting it mildly. Making matters worse is the fact that Chase isn't being completely up-front about his relationship with Kayla. Also on the schedule is some behind-the-scenes chicanery involving a famous transplant surgeon (John Rubinstein) with a roving eye for the ladies.

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Air date: Dec 13, 2005

At an offtrack betting parlor, House (Hugh Laurie) meets Anica Jovanovich (Cynthia Nixon of Sex and the City fame), whose caustic wit and alcoholic capacity nearly matches his own. After Anica suffers a seizure, House diagnoses pancreatic cancer, but she seems curiously unconcerned. As it turns out, Anica has a history of crying wolf about various medical ailments so that she can make herself feel important--but this time it may be the real thing. All this intrigue is played against an ongoing war of words between House and Foreman (Omar Epps), who is temporarily in charge of the clinic.

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Air date: Jan 10, 2006

While House (Hugh Laurie) and Stacy (Sela Ward) are in Baltimore to explain House's highly suspect Medicaid billing practices, journalist Fletcher Stone (Michael O'Keefe) is rushed to the New Jersey clinic. After suddenly collapsing during a reception, Stone has begun speaking in gibberish, and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Foreman (Omar Epps) are unable to agree on the cause of the man's affliction. The three doctors contact House by phone in hopes of getting him to return to the clinic, but he is snowed in at the Baltimore airport. Worsening the situation is the fact that Stone has been hiding certain details of his medical problems from his wife (Erica Gimpel)--and now is unable to say anything at all!

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The second series of House finds Dr. House (Golden Globe winner Hugh Laurie) determined to win back the affections of his ex-wife (Sela Ward), but rather lands in the midst of a deadly medical mystery. His methods of medical research remain as unconventional as ever (among his tactics include breaking and entering), but his team remains loyal, and his patients, with a little luck and a lot of research, remain alive.

Critic Reviews for House Season 2

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

House, in its second season, so far varies little from its reliable formula.

Feb 5, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There is splendidly dark humour set among the grief here.

Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…

... House the series ups the ante to fantastic.

Jan 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The premiere shows no symptoms of a sophomore slump, although its addition of a romantic entanglement raises concerns.

Mar 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House: Season 2

  • Aug 13, 2020
    Perhaps even better than season 1 House continues to be must watch tv with clever twists and strong performances.
  • Aug 05, 2020
    Was good very enjoyable, witty and keeps you engaged.
  • Oct 31, 2019
    Season two hit all the right notes and fixed the awkward and klunky parts. For one, they toned down the CGI a bit, but they also figured out the lighting (which was a bit dark in Season 1). The actors really hit their stride as well. Cameron is far less timid for one. She seems less schoolgirl and more like someone with a personality.
  • Nov 06, 2016
    More intimate than previous. Highlighting the episode Euphoria due its dramatic loop.
  • Apr 30, 2016
    Season 2 of House M.D is even better than the first, due to the excellent character development of people like Foreman. The writing is brilliant as always, and Hugh Laurie never ceases to amaze.
  • Apr 22, 2015
    Much of this season's strength comes from Sela Ward's portrayal of Stacy, who is so sharp and likeable that House's affections for her are completely believable. With House preoccupied romantically, Cuddy and Cameron have a chance to start showing more independent character growth. The latter's involves a fairly interesting arc with Foreman, but House's fellows remain so irritating that their screen time is more of a hinderance than anything else. Still, this season makes up for it with plenty of entertainingly unique (sometimes borderline ridiculous) cases. The quality is consistent, and the finale is gleefully indicative of seasons to come.
  • May 05, 2014
    The second season of House speeds up towards the end, but for the first eighteen or so episodes, there's nothing new here compared to the first season. It's incredibly entertaining, but it's nothing we haven't seen before. The last five episodes are incredibly enthralling, but the majority is just more House (which isn't necessarily a bad thing).
  • Jan 15, 2014
    Loved it! So amazing!

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