House: Season 5 (2008 - 2009)


Season 5
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Five seasons in, Hugh Laurie continues to find new emotional wrinkles to the complicated character that is Doctor House.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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Air date: Sep 16, 2008

Still mourning the death of his girlfriend, Wilson resigns from Princeton Plainsboro; House must determine if he is responsible for the death of his best friend's girlfriend; Thirteen struggles to treat a patient objectively.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2008

House and the team investigate a string of deaths centering around a single organ donor, then rush to save the only two surviving recipients; House auditions new best friends and uses a detective to spy on Wilson.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2008

House and the team take on the case of a struggling artist with an undiagnosed illness that's distorting his perception and threatening his career; House continues to have a private investigator dig up dirt on everyone on his team.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2008

After receiving word that his father has passed away, House is coerced into attending the funeral; the team tries to diagnose the illness of a woman who was in China searching for her birth mother.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2008

Thirteen's date gets ill after a night of partying, and House takes on her case; Foreman confronts Thirteen about her self-destructive lifestyle; private investigator Lucas is hot on Wilson's trail.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2008

The team takes on the case of a sleepwalking patient experiencing unexplained blackouts; House discovers that Cuddy is planning to adopt a baby that is due in two weeks.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2008

House and the team treat an agoraphobic who adamantly refuses to leave his home and get treatment at the hospital; Chase and Cameron try to work through some kinks in their relationship; House deals with an itch he can't seem to scratch.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2008

An emancipated minor (Emily Rios) working as a factory manager falls ill on the job; Foreman takes on a pediatric case that has him questioning whether he can function without House's oversight.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2008

A man (Zeljko Ivanek) willing to kill or die for a diagnosis takes House, Thirteen and a number of patients hostage in Cuddy's office, where House tries to come up with the correct diagnosis.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2008

House and the team treat a high-profile fitness trainer who collapses while shooting an infomercial; Thirteen participates in a clinical trial led by Foreman.

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Cast & Crew

Hugh Laurie
Dr. Gregory House

Actor
Lisa Edelstein
Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Actor
Omar Epps
Dr. Eric Foreman

Actor
Robert Sean Leonard
Dr. James Wilson

Actor
Jennifer Morrison
Dr. Allison Cameron

Actor
Jesse Spencer
Dr. Robert Chase

Actor
Peter Jacobson
Dr. Chris Taub

Actor
Kal Penn
Dr. Lawrence Kutner

Actor
Olivia Wilde
Thirteen

Actor
Michael Weston
Lucas Douglas

Guest Star
Jennifer Crystal Foley
Rachel Taub

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Anne Dudek
Dr. Amber Volakis

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John Kapelos
Dr. Kurtz

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Jodi Harris
Elaine

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Bob Ross
Connor Allen

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Nicole Cannon
Nurse Helen

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Lori Petty
Janice Burke

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Drew Powell
Anthony

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Bobbin Bergstrom
Nurse

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Tyler Patton
Neurosurgeon

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Paul Attanasio
Executive Producer
Katie Jacobs
Executive Producer
David Shore
Executive Producer
Bryan Singer
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for House: Season 5

Audience Reviews for House: Season 5

  • Mar 07, 2021
    This season gets you going emotionally, so many relevant things happening all the time, you get sad, angry, happy, it's a mess; at this point, this show's got everything. Amber's death adds more to the plot than any scene while she was alive. By the end of the season, you can't really wait to start the next one and the show's consistency without ever allowing you any boredom whatsoever is just impressive.
  • Aug 14, 2020
    Some predictable story elements drag it down a bit, but the show is still a lot of fun and well acted.
  • Apr 30, 2016
    House: Season 5 get's 5 stars, because it has the best season finale I have ever seen. I'm not kidding. Season 5 is the best House series.
  • Aug 20, 2014
    Season 5 of House is largely a disappointment due to its writers unwillingness to change the shows worn formula. However, the performances are all top notch and it ends on another high note. Even it's the writers are as stubborn as the shows protagonist!
  • May 08, 2014
    Continuing on from season four's improvement over two and three, season five of House fosters overarching themes and story-lines in a way that makes the show less episodic and more serial. This season follows Thirteen's struggle to cope with her disease and her relationship with Foreman, Cuddy's awkward relationship with House, and Wilson coping with the loss of Amber. Up through episode nineteen, this season was average, but the last five episodes were so incredibly well written, that it forced me to up the rating half a star. The narrative of Kutner's death and House's vicodine addiction finally reaching critical mass is incredibly powerful and possibly the best story of the series.
  • Jan 26, 2014
    Hugh Laurie is riveting as House. It is an addictive, very well done medical drama
  • Dec 16, 2013
    House and his team take some serious turns in this season, you shouldn´t miss out on it.
  • Dec 14, 2013
    That Was The Best Season In My Opinion .... Amazing Story Telling ... This Season Comes as a Result For Establishing The Whole Drama in The Other 4 Previous Seasons . David Shore Is a Masterclass Writer .

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