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The Best Episodes of House

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House follows Dr. Gregory House and his team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. The best episodes of House often feature unusual cases with surprising diagnoses many of which are complicated by the need to navigate red tape. Some good episodes of House also focus on the personal lives of House, his staff, and their patients.

What are the best episodes of House? “Three Stories,” from season one is a fan favorite. It finds House lecturing on diagnostics and sharing the circumstances of three previous cases where the patients complained of leg pain. “One Day, One Room” is another engaging episode of House.

“All In” is another good episode from House as is “Help Me,” which finds House and his team treating victims of an accident.

Do you have a favorite House episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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  • 1
    May 17 2005
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    SeasonHouse - Season 1

    Episode Number21

    SeriesHouse

    "Three Stories" is the twenty-first episode of the first season of House, which premiered on the Fox network on May 17, 2005. David Shore won an Emmy in 2005 for Outstanding Writing for A Drama...  more
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  • 2
    May 12 2008
    425
    67

    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number15

    SeriesHouse

    A bus accident leaves House with serious head trauma and partial amnesia. He comes to believe that a patient on the bus had a life-threatening disease and struggles to recall who it was, and what...  more
  • 3
    Apr 11 2006
    226
    41

    SeasonHouse - Season 2

    Episode Number17

    SeriesHouse

    When a six-year-old boy is brought in with the same symptoms as another patient who died years ago under House's care, House believes the cases are identical and he can predict the course of the...
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  • 4
    Nov 25 2008
    137
    8

    SeasonHouse - Season 5

    Episode Number9

    SeriesHouse

    A man seeking the right diagnosis for his illness is willing to take on the hospital and the SWAT team to get it. He takes thirteen and several patients from the waiting room and puts them in Cuddy's...  more
  • 5
    Oct 30 2007
    172
    26

    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number5

    SeriesHouse

    House deals with a patient who mirrors the personality of anyone he meets. Meanwhile, Foreman is put in charge of overseeing the fellowship candidates....  more
  • 6
    Apr 11 2011
    132
    7

    SeasonHouse - Season 7

    SeriesHouse

    Thirteen has been in prison for the past year, but the real mystery for House is what she did to get there. At the hospital, the team treats a science teacher suffering from severe respiratory...  more
  • 7
    Oct 09 2007
    118
    1

    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number3

    SeriesHouse

    The candidates are now two teams of five women and five men, competing on diagnosing and treating a wheelchair-bound man. Meanwhile House does experiments on himself to test what happens after death,...  more
  • 8
    Sazonana addedOct 02 2007
    140
    14

    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number2

    SeriesHouse

    "The Right Stuff" is the second episode of the fourth season of House and the seventy-second episode overall....  more
  • 9
    Nov 27 2007
    114
    3

    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number9

    SeriesHouse

    Under Cuddy’s pressure to choose his team, House gives the candidates a case of a former punk rock star who is a drug user. Whoever diagnoses the patient is going to have a future as a member of...  more
  • 10
    115
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    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    SeriesHouse

    "You Don't Want To Know" is the eighth episode of the fourth season of the American TV drama House and the seventy-eighth episode overall. It aired on November 20, 2007. It is notable for the fact...  more
  • 11
    Oct 21 2008
    114
    4

    SeasonHouse - Season 5

    Episode Number5

    SeriesHouse

    Thirteen brings her one-night stand to the hospital after the woman has a seizure. However, the woman admits she slept with Thirteen just so she could get to House and have him diagnose her...  more
  • 12
    May 11 2009
    142
    20

    SeasonHouse - Season 5

    Episode Number24

    SeriesHouse

    "Both Sides Now" is the twenty-fourth episode and season finale of the fifth season of House. It originally aired on May 11, 2009....  more
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  • 13
    Mar 14 2011
    120
    10

    SeasonHouse - Season 7

    Episode Number16

    SeriesHouse

    The team treats a professional bull rider who is attacked by a bull. The team must determine the causes behind the patients disappearing symptoms and seizures while taking House's advice from outside...  more
  • 14
    Sep 21 2009
    146
    30

    SeasonHouse - Season 6

    Episode Number1

    SeriesHouse

    House engages in a battle of wits and wills against the attending physician in charge of his detox program. When he starts to lose, House resorts to blackmail to gain the upper hand....  more
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  • 15
    187
    57

    SeasonHouse - Season 3

    Episode Number12

    SeriesHouse

    While House is forced to work full-time in the clinic and deal with a rape victim who insists on confiding with him, Cameron deals with a terminal cancer patient trying to take advantage of her state...  more
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  • 16
    Feb 03 2008
    157
    42

    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number11

    SeriesHouse

    House and his team have to diagnose a case at a distance when a researcher at a South Pole base is taken ill....  more
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  • 17
    Mar 27 2007
    96
    6

    SeasonHouse - Season 3

    Episode Number16

    SeriesHouse

    The ex-marine that saved House's life, in a dream he had the day before, is admitted in the hospital with symptoms resembling Gulf War Syndrome. While House is busy dealing with his own health...  more
  • 18
    Apr 10 2007
    140
    33

    SeasonHouse - Season 3

    Episode Number18

    SeriesHouse

    On House and Cuddy's flight from Singapore a passenger gets ill and Cuddy suspects an epidemic. At the hospital, Wilson leads the team as they deal with a middle-aged woman suffering from seizures....  more
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  • 19
    Oct 23 2007
    85
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    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number4

    SeriesHouse

    House finds that some of his own fellowship students will do whatever it takes, when they deal with a woman who believes she can talk to the dead....  more
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    150
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    SeasonHouse - Season 2

    Episode Number20

    SeriesHouse

    When a police officer with a gunshot wound to the head and uncontrollable laughter is admitted, House and the team are baffled. When Foreman begins showing the same symptoms, they race to determine...
  • 21
    Apr 19 2010
    107
    14

    SeasonHouse - Season 6

    Episode Number17

    SeriesHouse

    House and the team take on the case of Sir William, a "knight" in a closed-off community of men and women living according to the ideals of the High Renaissance. As the team searches the medieval...  more
  • 22
    Apr 26 2010
    92
    6

    SeasonHouse - Season 6

    Episode Number18

    SeriesHouse

    House and the team take on the case of a woman Julia, who is in an open marriage and becomes ill during a date with her on-the-side boyfriend. As perplexing as the case is, Julia's happy and healthy,...  more
  • 23
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    SeasonHouse - Season 4

    Episode Number12

    SeriesHouse

    House and his team must diagnose a Jewish bride who is taken ill at her wedding. However, House is more interested in analyzing Wilson's relationship with his new girlfriend....  more
  • 24
    Sep 20 2005
    122
    28

    SeasonHouse - Season 2

    Episode Number2

    SeriesHouse

    "Autopsy" is the second episode of the second season of House, which premiered on the Fox network on September 20, 2005. House and team struggle to diagnose a young girl whose cancer is not causing...  more
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  • 25
    May 21 2012
    143
    43

    SeasonHouse - Season 8

    Episode Number22

    SeriesHouse

    Facing a 6-month jail term, and the realization that he won't be there for Wilson at the end, House finds himself examining his entire life while contemplating a dismal future without his best friend....  more
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