House

House

Although he has recovered from the gunshot wound administered by the husband of a former patient at the end of House's second season, Season Three finds the unabashedly misanthropic Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) still suffering from a plethora of emotional wounds, wracked with self-doubt about his efficiency as a nephrologist specializing in unusual medical cases, and asking himself if he should actually start treating (and regarding) his patients as human beings. This self-reflection doesn't last long, and soon House is his old obnoxious self, the holy terror of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Nor does he let up on the overuse of prescription drugs like Vicodin and Ketamine to ease the agony of his leg pain (an experimental treatment to alleviate the pain this season only makes matters worse). In fact, one of the year's most omnipresent--and ominous--storylines involves a detective named Michael Tritter (David Morse), who enters the clinic as a patient and ends up as Inspector Javert to House's Jean Valjean, dogging the doctor's trail and persecuting his colleagues in hopes of ultimately throwing House in the slammer for drug abuse and falsifying perscriptions. In other major Season Three developments, a romance blossoms between House's longtime associates Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison). And after a medical misjudgment which totally shatters his self-confidence, Princeton-Plainsboro's ace neurologist Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) abruptly resigns.
Although he has recovered from the gunshot wound administered by the husband of a former patient at the end of House's second season, Season Three finds the unabashedly misanthropic Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) still suffering from a plethora of emotional wounds, wracked with self-doubt about his efficiency as a nephrologist specializing in unusual medical cases, and asking himself if he should actually start treating (and regarding) his patients as human beings. This self-reflection doesn't last long, and soon House is his old obnoxious self, the holy terror of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. Nor does he let up on the overuse of prescription drugs like Vicodin and Ketamine to ease the agony of his leg pain (an experimental treatment to alleviate the pain this season only makes matters worse). In fact, one of the year's most omnipresent--and ominous--storylines involves a detective named Michael Tritter (David Morse), who enters the clinic as a patient and ends up as Inspector Javert to House's Jean Valjean, dogging the doctor's trail and persecuting his colleagues in hopes of ultimately throwing House in the slammer for drug abuse and falsifying perscriptions. In other major Season Three developments, a romance blossoms between House's longtime associates Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) and Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison). And after a medical misjudgment which totally shatters his self-confidence, Princeton-Plainsboro's ace neurologist Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) abruptly resigns.

Season 3 (24 episodes)

  • 1. Meaning

    Original air date: 09/05/2006 Runtime: 43:40 min.

    Original air date: 09/05/2006 Runtime: 43:40 min. House is back at work after recovering from multiple gunshot wounds and takes on two cases simultaneously - one of which he pushes to the edge of medical treatment, prompting Cuddy and the team to question his motives.

  • 2. Cane & Able

    Original air date: 09/12/2006 Runtime: 43:53 min.

    Original air date: 09/12/2006 Runtime: 43:53 min. House and the team fight to save a young boy who claims he’s being experimented on by aliens, while Cuddy and Wilson withhold the truth from House that he really was right on his last case.

  • 3. Informed Consent

    Original air date: 09/19/2006 Runtime: 43:37 min.

    Original air date: 09/19/2006 Runtime: 43:37 min. House and the team are pulled in differing ethical directions when their patient asks them to help him end his life.

  • 4. Lines in the Sand

    Original air date: 09/26/2006 Runtime: 43:56 min.

    Original air date: 09/26/2006 Runtime: 43:56 min. House tries to decipher an autistic boy’s signals in order to diagnose what is causing him to scream.

  • 5. Fools for Love

    Original air date: 10/31/2006 Runtime: 43:55 min.

    Original air date: 10/31/2006 Runtime: 43:55 min. House and his team race to save a young couple but have to look beyond the bonds of marriage to discover the answer.

  • 6. Que Sera Sera

    Original air date: 11/07/2006 Runtime: 43:14 min.

    Original air date: 11/07/2006 Runtime: 43:14 min. A 600-pound man is admitted to the hospital after he is found in his apartment in a coma. House and his team must look past their obese patient’s exterior in order to diagnose his illness.

  • 7. Son of Coma Guy

    Original air date: 11/14/2006 Runtime: 43:52 min.

    Original air date: 11/14/2006 Runtime: 43:52 min. The bonds between father and son are redefined as House awakens a man who’s been in a coma for 10 years to gain family history in order to try to save his son’s life.

  • 8. Whac-A-Mole

    Original air date: 11/21/2006 Runtime: 43:54 min.

    Original air date: 11/21/2006 Runtime: 43:54 min. A young man forced to take on the role of father to his young siblings is faced with a choice that could potentially save his life or break up his family; and Tritter has put serious pressure on Wilson to admit he knows the truth about House’s use of pain medication.

  • 9. Finding Judas

    Original air date: 11/28/2006 Runtime: 43:38 min.

    Original air date: 11/28/2006 Runtime: 43:38 min. House takes a young patient’s parents to court in order to get his course of treatment enforced and Tritter offers Foreman a deal to come clean about House’s drug use.

  • 10. Merry Little Christmas

    Original air date: 12/12/2006 Runtime: 43:55 min.

    Original air date: 12/12/2006 Runtime: 43:55 min. Furious that Wilson has struck a deal with Tritter, House takes on the case of a young dwarf with an unexplained illness that’s killing her.

  • 11. Words and Deeds

    Original air date: 01/09/2007 Runtime: 43:57 min.

    Original air date: 01/09/2007 Runtime: 43:57 min. House makes a last ditch effort to avoid jail time and the team takes on the case of a firefighter with a secret so guarded he’s willing to risk his life to keep it from being revealed.

  • 12. One Day, One Room

    Original air date: 01/30/2007 Runtime: 42:46 min.

    Original air date: 01/30/2007 Runtime: 42:46 min. While on compulsory clinic duty, House encounters a rape victim who challenges him to unravel a very different kind of medical puzzle.

  • 13. Needle in a Haystack

    Original air date: 02/06/2007 Runtime: 43:51 min.

    Original air date: 02/06/2007 Runtime: 43:51 min. House is on a mission to get his handicapped parking spot back while he and the team take on the case of a teenage gypsy whose family refuses all modern medical treatments.

  • 14. Insensitive

    Original air date: 02/13/2007 Runtime: 43:58 min.

    Original air date: 02/13/2007 Runtime: 43:58 min. House diagnoses an injured young woman unable to feel pain, as he and the team search to find the source of her condition.

  • 15. Half-Wit

    Original air date: 03/06/2007 Runtime: 44:26 min.

    Original air date: 03/06/2007 Runtime: 44:26 min. House encounters a brain-damaged musical prodigy with inexplicable abilities while the team faces serious concerns about House’s own health.

  • 16. Top Secret

    Original air date: 03/27/2007 Runtime: 43:43 min.

    Original air date: 03/27/2007 Runtime: 43:43 min. The team examines an ex-Marine suffering from mysterious symptoms since returning home from duty while House deals with an ailment of his own.

  • 17. Fetal Position

    Original air date: 04/03/2007 Runtime: 43:54 min.

    Original air date: 04/03/2007 Runtime: 43:54 min. When a pregnant celebrity photographer’s unborn child endangers her health, the team must take action before it is too late to save either of them.

  • 18. Airborne

    Original air date: 04/10/2007 Runtime: 43:56 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2007 Runtime: 43:56 min. House and Cuddy board a flight back to the United States from Singapore, where a violent illness is spreading among passengers on the flight, putting their own lives in danger.

  • 19. Act Your Age

    Original air date: 04/17/2007 Runtime: 43:46 min.

    Original air date: 04/17/2007 Runtime: 43:46 min. House's latest patient is 6-year-old Lucy, who collapsed at daycare with ailments well beyond her years.

  • 20. House Training

    Original air date: 04/24/2007 Runtime: 43:52 min.

    Original air date: 04/24/2007 Runtime: 43:52 min. The team takes on the case of Lupe, a young female scam artist who passes out while working a card-playing scheme on the streets. Foreman’s diagnosis of this young underprivileged woman forces him to examine his own life while House attempts to investigate Wilson’s love life.

  • 21. Family

    Original air date: 05/01/2007 Runtime: 43:56 min.

    Original air date: 05/01/2007 Runtime: 43:56 min. House and his team go to extreme measures to diagnose a young boy so he can in turn save his dying older brother’s life. With Nick's immune system completely wiped out from chemotherapy, Wilson is extremely cautious about keeping him healthy before the transplant.

  • 22. Resignation

    Original air date: 05/08/2007 Runtime: 43:42 min.

    Original air date: 05/08/2007 Runtime: 43:42 min. Foreman hands in his resignation while the team races to diagnose a young college student who coughed up a mouthful of blood during karate class.

  • 23. The Jerk

    Original air date: 05/15/2007 Runtime: 43:45 min.

    Original air date: 05/15/2007 Runtime: 43:45 min. Obnoxious 16-year-old chess prodigy Nate is admitted to Princeton-Plainsboro suffering from intense head pain that came on after he attacked his opponent during a speed chess tournament.

  • 24. Human Error

    Original air date: 05/29/2007 Runtime: 44:01 min.

    Original air date: 05/29/2007 Runtime: 44:01 min. A couple travels across the ocean in search of a diagnosis from House.