Episode 1: Pilot
Air Date: Nov 16, 2004
A young teacher suffers from seizures in front of her class of kindergartners. She is taken to Princeton Hospital, where a world renowned doctor, Dr. Gregory House is assigned to her case. With his team of young doctors, House finds a tumor within the teacher and it turns out that she hardly has any time to live.
Episode 2: Paternity
Air Date: Nov 23, 2004
A 16 year old patient comes in suffering from double vision and night terrors. House dismisses the kid but as he's leaving the hospital the patient suffers from myoclonic jerks. House thinks that the patient may be suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, but the night terror hallucinations disprove the diagnosis. As he gets worse, Cuddy is horrified at the fact that House is making bets on the child's paternity, which might be the key to solving the case. Meanwhile in the clinic, House is having to deal with a man who is trying to set up a lawsuit and a mother who refuses to give her baby vaccinations.
Episode 3: Occam's Razor
Air Date: Nov 30, 2004
Brandon is 22-year old male, who ends up passing out after having rowdy sex with his fiancee. He complains of abdominal pain, nausea and suffers from fever and low blood pressure. House and Foreman test out their theories however after a dangerous drop in white blood cells they must find a solution and soon. After Wilson keeps nagging House about his nasty pill habit it proves extremely useful to House about Brandon's situation. Meanwhile in the clinic, House must deal with a boy and an unusual situtation involving a MP3 player.
Episode 4: Maternity
Air Date: Dec 7, 2004
After two newborns in Princeton Plainsboro's maternity ward fall ill, House takes on the case. Soon the illness has spread to six babies, all of which have high fevers and low blood pressure which could mean that these newborns will die in less than a day. House wants to test which medicine works better, by putting one of the babies on a different medicine, despite the fact that this experiment may have a fatal effect, which angers Dr. Cameron and the rest of the specialists.
Episode 5: Damned If You Do
Air Date: Dec 14, 2004
House has a new patient whose hands are red with boils. She is a nun and all of her fellow nuns believe her condition to be stigmata. After what seems to be an allergic reaction to the medicine House prescribes, Cuddy orders him to research the case. During an MRI, the nun starts to suffer from convulsions. House wonders if her past is coming back to haunt her, as the doctors provide different theories about the nun's condition. However, only one of them has the correct answer.
Episode 6: The Socratic Method
Air Date: Dec 21, 2004
Lucy Palermo is a schizophrenic mom with deep vein thrombosis and also displays mixed symptoms, including a tumor, but House realizes her cannot figure out what is wrong with her. After an anonymous call to Social Services, House begins to question whether Lucy is really schizophrenic, and causes her son, Lucas, to blame Dr. House for making the call which will take him away from her. House decides to then take Lucy off all her medication and then secretly sends Foreman and Chase to search her apartment for clues. All of this happens on House's birthday which he is trying to forget, but no one will let him.
Episode 7: Fidelity
Air Date: Dec 28, 2004
After a husband finds his wife in bed and cannot wake her up, he rushes her to the clinic. Puzzled by her symptoms, they consider everything from cancer to rabbit fever. When all the treatments fail, House comes up with the diagnosis of African sleeping sickness. The woman will die without the proper treatment but neither she nor her husband admit to having an affair because the only way she could have contracted the disease was through sex.
Episode 8: Poison..
Air Date: Jan 25, 2005
A young high school male comes in to the hospital with a lethal poisoning, but neither House or the rest of his team can find out what has caused it. House decides to send Cameron and Chase to the teen's home to find the hot new drug House is sure he's taking. They don't find drugs, but do find something that would explain his symptoms. That is until another student comes in with the exact same symptoms. Meanwhile, an 82-year-old patient becomes obsessed with House who is trying to figure out the basis of her renewed fascination with her sexual feelings.
Episode 9: Dnr
Air Date: Feb 1, 2005
After jazz musician John Henry Giles checks into Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital believing he's dying from ALS, he signs a DNR to avoid a slow death. House disagrees with the diagnosis then violates the man's DNR to save his life. House ends up in court and the man's paralysis ends up getting worse. Soon though, the man begins to get better for no reason, leading the team to ponder how this is occurring. Meanwhile, Dr. Foreman meets with an old friend who ends up offering him a West Coast partnership and he might just take him up on the offer.
Episode 10: Histories
Air Date: Feb 8, 2005
Dr. Foreman is convinced that a homeless woman is faking seizures just so she can get a free meal. However, Dr. Wilson determined to keep her from falling between the cracks of the system. Soon, her symptoms actually do get worse and House and his team feel that getting an accurate history of the patient will be the key to solving the mystery. Foreman believes that she has contagious meningitis, but when he goes to tell her she has disappeared. She soon returns, after being Tasered by police, which ends up giving House a clue to the real diagnosis. Meanwhile, House is supposed to be helping two med students with their case studies, but chooses to blow the off with mixed results.
Episode 11: Detox
Air Date: Feb 15, 2005
House decides to take Cuddy's challenge and stops taking Vicodin for a week in exchange for no clinic duty for a month. House's withdrawal symptoms become more and more severe as he and his team have figure out why a 16 year old girl will not stop bleeding after being in a car accident. Foreman and Cameron begin wondering if House is stable enough to even be attending this patient.
Episode 12: Sports Medicine
Air Date: Feb 22, 2005
Although baseball player, Hank Wiggen thinks he just has a badly broken arm, it turns out he has some severe bone loss and his career is over. Soon, House believes that Hank is using steroids, even though he swears he has not. Hank's kidneys begin to fail and his wife says she will gladly donate one of hers, but if she does she will have to abort her still early pregnancy. Hank, after hearing this, tries to kill himself. It's up to House and his team find out what the true problem is and soon if this pitcher's life, as well his career, is going to be saved. Meanwhile, Foreman dates a pharameutical rep and House ends up getting stuck with two tickets to a monster truck rally and ends up going on a date with Cameron.
Episode 13: Cursed
Air Date: Mar 1, 2005
After a 12 year old boy is convinced he is cursed because a Ouija board revealed to him that he is going to die soon, his father, who just so happens to be major financial supporter of the hospital, makes unbelievable demands of House and his team as they struggle to find a diagnosis for his symptoms, which include a rash and a week long fever. Chase becomes outraged when House invites his father from Australia to help him with his diagnosis. House is shocked to see that Chase and his father are not close at all. After House finally diagnoses him, the boy begins to believe that his father might not be so truthful after all.
Episode 14: Control..
Air Date: Mar 15, 2005
The hospital is turned upside-down when billionaire entrepreneur Edward Vogel ends up buying his way into becoming Chairman of the Board. Vogler sees the new job as a way of making the hospital a new biotech venture. This means that they would no longer need the services of Dr. Gregory House. Meanwhile, a powerful young woman ends up paralyzed for no reason that anyone can explain. Soon House is on to her deadly secret, but he wonders if he will be on the job long enough to save her life which could end up costing him his medical license.
Episode 15: Mob Rules
Air Date: Mar 22, 2005
Moments before mobster Joey Arnello is set to reveal his mob secrets in federal court, he ends up collapsing. A court order instructs House to find out if he is faking and quickly. House and his team struggle to diagnose and cure Joey mainly because his brother, Bill, is dead set against Joey testifying at all. In the meantime, Cuddy tries to convince a disbelieving Vogler that House is actually an essential part of the hospital and not just costly as he thinks. Joey keeps mysteriously slipping in and out of a coma and now that his job is on the line, House decides it's time to make an exception to his own policy and tries to get to know his patient.
Episode 16: Heavy
Air Date: Mar 29, 2005
An obese 10-year-old girl presents with a heart attack. At first thinking it's an adverse reaction to diet pills, they ultimately uncover a much more deadly source of her illness. Also, House is also faced with a woman who will not accept a surgery for a 30 lb. tumor because she actually wants to remain overweight. Meanwhile, House is under orders from Vogler to fire one of his team. He finally makes a decision but Vogler doesn't accept it and demands he pick someone else, it leads House to suspect one of his own team members is giving inside information to Vogler.
Episode 17: Role Model
Air Date: Apr 12, 2005
After Senator Wright become ill at a fundraiser, Vogler convince House to take Wright's case. To save his whole team, House must deliver a speech on behalf of Vogler's pharmaceutical company, which he does. However, it's certainly not the speech Vogler wanted him to give. Meanwhile, after the Senator's symptoms and tests point to AIDS, a condition which would end his hope of becoming the President, House and the team dig for different answers.
Episode 18: Babies & Bathwater
Air Date: Apr 19, 2005
House and his team are trying to find out discover just what is causing brain and kidney dysfunction in a pregnant woman. After House finally diagnoses his the woman's illness, she and her husband must chose whether to save her life or that of their unborn child. Meanwhile, Vogler sets up a board meeting to get rid of House, but when Wilson refuses to make the vote a unanimous one, Vogler lashes out against him and shocks Cuddy and the rest of the board with his decision.
Episode 19: Kids
Air Date: May 3, 2005
After a meningitis outbreak hits the hospital, House decides to focus on a 12-year-old whose symptoms are similar to the disease. House, Foreman and Chase must devise ingenious ways and locations to treat the girl's delicate condition amid the chaos, even though Cuddy only gives them an hour. In the meantime, House decides to ask Cameron to come back to her job now that Vogler has left. She agrees, but on one surprising condition.
Episode 20: Love Hurts..
Air Date: May 10, 2005
House apparently finds a way to scare one of the clinic patients into having a stroke. Soon the team is trying to find their way through the patient's odd lifestyle, an overbearing friend and reluctant parents in order to stop the strokes and try to save the guy's life. Meanwhile, the hospital is abuzz with House's upcoming date with Cameron, so Chase, Cuddy, Foreman and Wilson all try to give him and Cameron advice.
Episode 21: Three Stories
Air Date: May 17, 2005
House is surprised when his ex-girlfriend, Stacy Warner, makes a visit. He's even more surprised when he finds out that she's not there to see him, but to get help for her ailing husband. As House debates over whether or not to take the case, Cuddy decides to make him a substitute lecturer to a class of medical students. While there, he weaves together three stories of patients who all have the same symptom. The lecture is one that the students, and all those who hear it, will never forget.
Episode 22: The Honeymoon
Air Date: May 24, 2005
House is convinced that just because Stacy married someone else, he can handle treating her husband. However, when Mark's tests come back normal, House is stumped as to why all the symptoms show that his brain is still dying. Wilson worries about his friend's emotional well-being and the entire team wonders if he can put his feelings for Stacy aside long enough to find out what's really wrong with Mark. Cuddy ends up adding to the dilemma when she ends up offering Stacy a reason to stay.