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One might call House's patient this week the Human Taser. Carnell, a recent Princeton University grad of modest beginnings, is suffering from self-generated electric shocks. They're so bad that his sphincter is paralyzed and he poops himself. Holy crap, they showed that on TV? Shocking! Even more surprising is the fact that the cause of Carnell's malady is the radioactive key chain his father, Ken, gave him. A token to remind Carnell of his humble roots. The thing is, radioactive key chains are absolute no-nos as gifts. I'm going to stand firm on this one, especially with the holidays coming up. No matter how cute that nugget of metal from the salvage yard may look, leave it be. Sure you might be thinking, what do I get the Princeton grad who has everything? Remember this: A hunk of radioactive waste is not a cool gift. Now get thee to a Target and stop lying to your son about his mother's death.

So halfway through the show I got excited not just because we were going to meet Ma and Pa House, whom he was desperately trying to avoid, but also because I thought this would be the week without a tumor. I was wrong. They stuck one in the spinal cord real cute-like, but who cares? House has parents! Finally someone to tell him to go to his room. Alas, this fantasy went unfulfilled but House did get a dose of reality from dear old Dad and that was worth the price of admission.

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Sometimes I wonder if there are too many characters on this show and that Foreman, Chase and Wilson get slighted in terms of story line. When Wilson says to Cameron, "If love is based on lies, does that mean it's not a real feeling?" It's so obvious that something is terribly wrong in his life. Come on, who says that without having some deep-rooted issues? Not to mention that later scene of him settling in for the night on a couch located either in his office or his home (I couldn't tell which). Either way, I want more about Wilson. Cameron and her ethical dilemmas get a lot of airtime, but I didn't expect her to confess that she had fallen in love with her ailing and now-deceased husband's best friend. It makes her habit of seeing things in absolutes more interesting given the gray area surrounding her own fidelity. As for House's love life... well, he's doing some wacky things in the name of it. While crashing Mark's therapy session with the excuse "I come for the healing" was entertaining, it was also pretty cruel and House reserves that treatment for his patients. Maybe I'm not buying the whole unrequited-love bit. Moments after he bats his baby blues and says to Stacy "I need to know, do you love me or do you hate me?" he violates Stacy's privacy by reading her therapy records. No wonder Stacy loves him and hates him. Maybe once this love story ends as badly as I suspect it will, the other doctors on the show can get a few more lines and House can go back to acting out from the pain in his leg and not in his heart.

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You'd think that after stealing Stacy's therapy notes, House couldn't sink any further, but he found a new low: using a rat to woo a woman while manipulating her emotions with his ill-obtained insider knowledge. That and beating on people to get them to consent to medical treatment. OK, I get that the weekly appearance of a tumor is necessary to involve Dr. Wilson the oncologist in the story line as more than just a foil to House's sarcastic wit. Still, it makes me chuckle when the nasty little bugger rears its head in the course of a diagnosis. This week it signaled Hodgkins disease in Kalvin, a patient with full-blown AIDS who was also suffering from a slew of other ailments. Kalvin, in an unexpected coughing fit, spewed HIV-positive blood all over the demure-looking Cameron's face, getting it in her eyes and mouth and causing an AIDS scare. Next thing you know, Cameron is letting her hair down, getting high on crystal meth and jumping on Chase. All this in an attempt to embrace life now that she may be staring death in the face. Did you notice how at first there were like five specks of blood on her face and when the camera cut back to Cameron, she was covered in blood? Subtle editing. Given what happened, why didn't Cameron wear a mask when she later biopsied Kalvin's lung? Now she's playing the waiting game until her HIV test. Luckily we didn't have to wait too long for Stacy to figure out that House had read her file and for her to tell him that she doesn't want him anymore. Funny how House, who is so observant about everything else, including the Chase-Cameron affair, is quite oblivious to the fact that he's going about the Stacy thing all wrong. I guess love really is blind.

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It's a month after the fateful break-in. Stacy is still angry with House and spends the greater part of the hour letting that anger seep into her work performance, as evidenced by her barging in and having sensitive legal conversations in front of House's clinic patients. All this because she's so very angry. Yet like House, I'm not taking her anger seriously. I don't know the woman personally but I'm going to venture to say that Sela Ward is too nice to play the heavy. There's some sort of amusement in her eyes when she's chastising him. So I'm not surprised that it only took a two-minute heart-to-heart with House to get Stacy back to casting endearing glances at her ex. And tell me this: Aside from the Law and Order franchise, is there a show on TV where the legal procedure is not slated to take place within 24 hours? Stacy comes into work and is tasked by Cuddy with counseling House and Chase before their impending peer review for a malpractice suit. So basically, they're getting the shaft. The charm of the episode lies in the storytelling. Stacy had to extricate the truth from both doctors while they repeatedly lied to her about what happened with the patient. This, of course, led to some amusing one-liners, like House declaring he's gay when Stacy accused him of hiding something. "It does explain a lot though," he says. "No girlfriend, always with Wilson, obsession with sneakers.

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ER Doc Now Rocks Fox's House

by Peter Rubin

The consistently cool Omar Epps certainly has warmed up to the opportunity to step it up as his Dr. Foreman takes charge on Fox's hit medical drama, House (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET). TV Guide spoke to the actor about his latest round of rounds.

TV Guide: You played intern Dennis Gant on ER, so this is your second role as a TV doctor. Does that make it easier to toss out terms like nesidioblastoma?

Omar Epps: Oh, it's still hard. [Laughs]

TV Guide: What would Dr. Foreman think of Dr. Gant?

Epps: That Gant was weak. He couldn't handle the pressure.

TV Guide: Unlike the unflappable Dr. Foreman. Does he ever have any doubts?

Epps: Every case is doubt; it's about trusting your instincts and your knowledge. All you can do is hope for the best. The guys who are confident and comfortable are the guys doing cosmetic surgery

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Looks like Cynthia Nixon has been trolling the medical procedurals for work since Sex and the City shut down. A stint on ER earlier this year had her playing a stroke victim and now on House she collapses at an off-track-betting establishment, much to the good doctor's dismay. It's all good though, since it's given her a chance to hone her seizure craft. Like any good addict, we see that House has a thing for more than just painkillers. Watching his lackadaisical response to Anica flagellating on the floor while the ponies were running was almost as entertaining as watching House torment his new boss with his lackadaisical response to his work. "You're my bitch," House informs a well-dressed Foreman and shoves a long overdue pile of paperwork at him. Ah, the joys of management. Honestly, did anybody expect House to be a well-behaved employee when he's such a misbehaved boss? And check out Cameron walking the tightrope between the whiny why-didn't-Cuddy-choose-me girl and the strong-willed woman making herself heard to her truth-challenged Munchausen-suffering patient. Didja catch how Chase subtly called Cameron a ho and told her she'd never advance due to her dalliances with both himself and House? Ouch. So, back to House and his sinister interlude with Anica on the park bench. Leaving a patient having a seizure on the ground outside the hospital is a bit of an extreme way to prove your diagnosis, but House is a bit of a drama queen. Speaking of drama, I was actually relieved that there were no Stacy antics this week. The show really is completely different when it focuses on House's love life instead of on his work. I do feel bad that Foreman believed he had a chance at keeping House's job. Maybe if the show had been called Foreman instead....

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Question: I was watching a recent episode of House, and when he and Wilson walked out of House's house, they showed the street number as being 221B. This wouldn't happen to be on Baker Street? This brought together all of the similarities between House and another famous person who was known for using his powers of observation, Sherlock Holmes. The sidekick, Wilson for Watson. The name, Holmes (close to Homes) for House. The addiction, Opium for Vicodin. The dry wit. The peevishness with which they both grate on people's nerves. This must have been intentional. Whose idea was this, and can we expect more similarities to pop up in future episodes, like a nemesis similar to Moriarty?

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The good thing about a House repeat is getting a second chance to savor the one-liners. The show is full of them, and Hugh Laurie's delivery is dead-on. Though you wouldn't be able to tell that from his surly staff. If House were a documentary rather than a drama, there's no way I'd believe that doctors Chase, Foreman and Cameron wouldn't at least smirk occasionally at some of the stuff that comes out of House's mouth. Instead they all give him that disapproving I-need-a-laxative look. Even his dry-erase marker is a source of amusement. When House isn't admonishing Cameron about touching his pen, he's writing something snarky with it on his board, like "dead man dying" regarding his death-row-inmate patient. There's a certain macabre humor that I could see Chase appreciating if no one else, yet everybody's so grumpy on this show that you forget that House is the curmudgeon. House aside, tonight's repeat of the season opener treated us once again to LL Cool J's guest appearance. That MRI scene is just as disturbing the second time around, but I have since learned that ink extraction via MRI is largely a myth, so I'm feeling a little better about the whole thing. I was also reminded of Cuddy's male secretary, who mysteriously went missing after this episode. Odds are his disappearance from the canvas will not lead to some gimmicky Murphy Brown-esque secretarial rotation subplot for Cuddy, but all the same, I'd like to know where he went. Maybe Dr. House can figure that out for us and in the meantime tickle my ribs again with another quip about Rutgers' secretarial school.

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Sex and the City has ruined Ron Livingston for me. I can now only see him as that Post-it-using jerk who dumped Carrie. Good thing his turn as TB-curing humanitarian doctor Sebastian Charles also has a bit of an edge. Even so, I'm not buying the press conference in a patient's hospital room. I don't care how self-sacrificing Charles is being by refusing to take meds not available to the poor, or how important his issue may be. (That issue, by the way, was the lack of concern from rich nations for those dying of treatable illnesses in third-world countries.) Does House care about this issue? I think he might, but he bends over backwards to make everyone think he doesn't. This isn't new, though. Quite the opposite: House's MO is to convince the world that he basically has no regard for people in general, but his actions always get the best of him when he doesn't give up on his patients. Despite his ideological differences with Dr. Charles, House digs in his heels until he can make the correct diagnosis, which is always fun to watch as this heel-digging results in many amusing comebacks to any opponents. Formula dictates that the ill shall be made whole, and so Dr. Charles leaves the hospital under his own steam, and House has solved yet another baffling case. Now he and Wilson can get back to watching television in Comatose Man's room

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House (FOX) Updated on January 6

Mondays at 8 p.m. starting in January.

12/16 - Episode 2.10 - Failure to Communicate [Airing January 10]: The team tries to find out why a famous journalist is now speaking gibberish. Stacey and House travel to Baltimore to deal with House's Medicaid billings.

01/06 - Episode 2.11 - Need To Know [Airing February 7]: House treats a patient (played by Julie Warner) that is lying to him. Stacey announces that she is leaving the hospital. Could her decision have been triggered by the fact House told her that she is better off without him? Elle Fanning (Dakota's little sister) guest stars as the daughter of the patient treated by House.

12/11 - Episode 2.12 - Happiness

12/31 - Episode 2.13 - Skin Deep

12/31 - Episode 2.14 - Heartless

12/31 - Episode 2.15 - Clueless

12/31 - Episode 2.16 - Safe

12/31 - Episode 2.1? - Sex Kills: House wants to keep a woman who was killed in a car crash alive in order to use her heart for a transplant. Greg Grunberg (ALIAS) guest stars as the woman's husband.

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House and Stacy are stuck in Baltimore overnight due to inclement weather while the "kids" try to solve the case of a famous journalist whose fall has left him speaking gibberish. That happened to me once when I fell off my bike and cracked my head on the asphalt. Concussion. I haven't ridden downhill, standing up, with no hands, ever since. I tell you, it's the darnedest thing to think you're speaking in proper sentences only to have nonsense coming out of your mouth. If only House had been working my case.... Anyway, Stacy admits that she likes curry and that, though she can't have it all the time, she craves it now and again. This is sexy lawyer-speak for "House, I want you now!" It turns House on so much that he plants a couple of kisses on her, yet he can't refuse the siren call of his true love

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Question: Will we ever see any of Cameron's family on House? I would love to see how House would react to Cameron's family!

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What do you do when you don't want any more children than the one you already have, but your new husband wants to have a child of his own? You undergo fertility treatments while secretly taking birth-control pills until hubby finally gives up hope, of course. The downside: flailing limbs, a stroke and a liver tumor. That sums up the medical portion of tonight's House, except to note that the little girl (Elle Fanning) is the spitting image of her older sister Dakota.

The real meat and potatoes of tonight's episode was the end of the Stacy-House affair. It was definitely an affair to remember, complete with a full-fledged, if brief, sex scene, several moments of ardent, soulful stares and a final self-sacrificing moment in which House walks away from the love of his life. I'm disappointed that Wilson did not recognize the maturity behind House's actions and instead chose to berate and belittle his "miserable" friend. Actually, Wilson was very annoying this week, lecturing House for potentially breaking up Stacy's marriage and then for not following through on that course.

With all this drama, a few clinic scenes would have been most welcome. Instead, we were left to grab some humor from a few precious moments: House tricking Cameron into taking her HIV test through a jaw-droppingly insincere declaration of love followed by a quick cheek swab. Cuddy's confusing impression of Stacy, complete with a Southern accent that even the Mississippi-born Sela Ward doesn't brandish. The ugly neckties that every man but House wore this week were also good for a laugh. By episode's end, the patient was healed, physically if not emotionally, Cameron was not HIV positive, Foreman's reign of terror was over, and so were Stacy and House.

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Has House Lost Stacy for Good?

by Peter Rubin

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Sela Ward and Hugh Laurie, House

The biggest question on Fox's House (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET) this season hasn't been whether the brilliant Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) can cure all of those disturbing diseases

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Sting advises, "If you love someone, set them free." House's rendition includes banishing all thoughts of the love you threw away, so to distract himself, he:

  • induces migraines in himself and in Comatose Man,
  • destroys his med-school rival's clinical trials,
  • drops acid and
  • entertains a call girl.
All of these, of course, are disguised as clever means to work-related ends. All except the prostitute. Whether House is exposing the bad math of the doctor who got him kicked out of Johns Hopkins 20 years before or waking up his teenage burn patient to take a medical history, it's all about going to the extreme to avoid his own pain. "Nothing can hurt my heart," House says, though we all know that's a lie. Wilson, as ever, is filled with witty comebacks that balance out the caustic doctor's ill mood. Slipping into the light-sensitive doctor's darkened office, Wilson greets him with, "Dr. Jekyll, I presume? They found a half-eaten sheep in the zoo. The police want to ask you a few questions." Even that didn't get a smirk from the heartbroken one. With Stacy gone, House swings dangerously between hurting himself and hurting his patients. Hopefully somebody at Princeton-Plainsboro will catch him before he flies over the edge. Is it wrong to hope his salvation will come in Stacy's surprise return to the show? I don't think so. Fingers crossed.
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House's emotional pain is manifesting itself physically. So much so that he's having Cuddy shoot morphine directly into his spine. The fact that the placebo Cuddy gave him relieved his pain proves everyone's point, especially Wilson's, that the increased pain in House's leg is psychological. See? House really does have a heart, and it's aching for Stacy. Since Stacy left, he has been in increasing pain, and it's getting hard to watch. Frankly, I wasn't sure where they were going when he started to undo his pants in Cuddy's office, but like everything else House does, his actions served some nobler purpose. If exposing his atrophied thigh is what it takes to get some relief, then so be it. If only there were some of that purpose in the medical story line. Fifteen-year-old supermodel Alex has a heroin addiction, naturally perky boobs and boy parts. Oh, yeah, and she's seduced her father, but he's only really disturbed by that fact when he realizes that his hot daughter is really a boy. So then it's OK to sleep with your daughter? I wish the writers had shied away from the hermaphrodite shock value and written a decent child-abuse story instead. I wish that Cameron would stop being so predictably annoying. Most of all, I wish for more of Wilson and House playing around in the MRI, "House, this is God." Priceless.

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12/31 - Episode 2.14 - Sex Kills (fka "Heatless") [Airing March 7]: House wants to keep a woman who was killed in a car crash alive in order to use her heart for a transplant. Greg Grunberg (ALIAS) guest stars as the woman's husband.

02/16 - Episode 2.15 - Clueless [Airing March 28]: House deals with a woman he thinks is trying to kill her husband.

03/03 - Episode 2.17 - Safe [Airing April 4]: Buffy's Michelle Trachtenberg will guest star as a teenage girl who recently had a heart transplant and needs to be treated by House and his team.

03/03 - Episode 2.18 - All In: This episode will feature 15-year-old Anne, Chinese, her mother, and 6-year-old Ian.

02/01 - Episode 2.19 - House Vs. God

03/03 - Episode 2.20 - Euphoria: During this episode, a gangbanger nickanmed Baby Shoes will be chased by police.

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HOUSE CALL: In what was hardly a surprise announcement in light of its recent American Idol-goosed ratings, Fox's House has been picked up for a third season. In its sophomore run, the series has averaged 14.1 million total viewers and as of late has retained more than 70 percent of the Tuesday-night Idol's audience

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Yay! House is back from its American Idol-induced hiatus. Don't get me wrong, I'm digging Mandisa and Chris, but it is nice to have the good doctor back in his time slot even if when I turn on the TV, I think I'm watching CSI. Maybe it was the "rape" scene that opened the show or House talking about Australian ants as if he were channeling Grissom. I'll forgive Fox for these mind games because House roared back on the scene with an outstanding episode that was more murder mystery than medical mystery. A loving wife tries to kill her husband by poisoning him with gold dust. House quickly identifies the source of his patient's illness and he pegs it on the wife. His team disagrees with him

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April 4, 2006: Oh, Snap!

It pains me to say this because I just love Sela Ward but the show is better without the Stacy drama. She's gone, House, though masking a broken heart, is pretty much over it and if these last two episodes are any evidence, he's back to his old self. Dirty dishes and stethoscopes on the doorknob aside, Wilson and House have a better shot at a long-term relationship than House and Stacy ever did. And if Stacy had sabotaged the cane there'd be hell to pay rather than the grudging respect Wilson's prank earned. House earned some respect from me too with his touching comment about apartments and divorce. Can you tell I'm loving their living together?

Another fantastic effect of a Stacy-less House is that the core cast is back in sync in a way that I didn't know was missing. I admit I only started watching the show this season after many rave reviews from my sister and at times I felt that at least one doctor, mostly Chase, was getting shortchanged storyline-wise. That still may be the case but I don't mind because I, along with millions of viewers, witnessed a momentous re-alignment in the show tonight. Did you catch it? Foreman took the "black" marker and gained control of the "white" board and I

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03/28 - Episode 2.18 - Sleeping Dogs Lie [Airing April 18]: Two patients are being treated. One with insomnia.

04/07 - Episode 2.19 - House Vs. God [Airing April 25]: When 15-year-old faith healer, Boyd, is admitted and claims he can talk to God, House takes the case. House thinks the kid is a clever con untill the boy touches one of Wilson's cancer patients and causes her cancer to go into remission. Boyd refuses surgery on his brain because he believes it will take away his healing power, but as his condition begins to deteriorate and the condition of Wilson's cancer patient improves, House and his team must confront their own feelings about faith and God. Meanwhile, tension is still in the air between Cameron and Foreman after she accused him of stealing her idea for the medical article he had published. Source: FOX

04/10 - Episode 2.20 - Euphoria, Part 1 [Airing May 2]: The team treats Dr. Foreman after he shows symptons similar to those of one of their patients.

04/10 - Episode 2.21 - Euphoria, Part 2 [Airing Wednesday, May 3, at 8 p.m.]: House uses unconventional methods to diagnose Dr. Foreman. The latter's father visits his son.

04/13 - Episode 2.22 - Forever [Airing May 9]: House is not positive Foreman has fully recovered. The team treats a woman with a unique type of postpartum depression and interacts with Leona, a 16-year-old bi-racial Katrina victim.

03/27 - Episode 2.23 - Who's Your Daddy? [Airing May 16]

04/04 - Episode 2.24 - No Reason (Season finale) [Airing May 23]

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LOL Muffy I didn't either, but if it comes from SPOILERFIX I'm not taking any chances. To me it looks like the episode guide info.

Well shoot thats what I got for not bouble checking....ty jem for moving it :ninja:

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