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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.

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Three Stories is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 21, Season: House - Season 1

Original Airing: May 17 2005

"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 ...more
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House's Head is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of House
House's Head Episode: 15, Season: House - Season 4

Original Airing: May 12 2008

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 ...more
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All In is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 17, Season: House - Season 2

Original Airing: Apr 11 2006

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 ...more
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Euphoria (Part 1) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Euphoria (Part 1) Episode: 20, Season: House - Season 2

Original Airing: May 02 2006

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 ...more
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One Day, One Room is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 12, Season: House - Season 3

Original Airing: Jan 30 2007

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 ...more
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Help Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 21, Season: House - Season 6

Original Airing: May 17 2010

Cuddy, House and members of the team join forces with a search-and-rescue team to provide much-needed medical attention at the scene of an emergency.
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Everybody Dies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 22, Season: House - Season 8

Original Airing: May 21 2012

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
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Broken, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 1, Season: House - Season 6

Original Airing: Sep 21 2009

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.
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Airborne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 18, Season: House - Season 3

Original Airing: Apr 10 2007

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
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Autopsy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 2, Season: House - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 20 2005

"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 ...more
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Both Sides Now is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 24, Season: House - Season 5

Original Airing: May 11 2009

"Both Sides Now" is the twenty-fourth episode and season finale of the fifth season of House. It originally aired on May 11, 2009.
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Euphoria, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Sazonana added Episode: 21, Season: House - Season 2

Original Airing: May 03 2006

Foreman continues to experience the same progression of symptoms as the police officer. When he realizes he may be facing imminent death, he calls his father who comes to his son's side. As it ...more
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Mirror Mirror is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 5, Season: House - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 30 2007

House deals with a patient who mirrors the personality of anyone he meets. Meanwhile, Foreman is put in charge of overseeing the fellowship candidates.
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A Pox on Our House is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 7, Season: House - Season 7

Original Airing: Nov 15 2010

After a 200-year-old medicine jar found on an off-shore shipwreck shatters in a teenage girl's palm, she is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for symptoms closely linked to smallpox. When the ...more
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Locked In is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 19, Season: House - Season 5

Original Airing: Mar 30 2009

A man awakens in New York after a bicycle accident unable to move or communicate in any way. House, himself injured in a motorcycle mishap, occupies the hospital bed next to Lee and quickly ...more
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Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 16, Season: House - Season 6

Original Airing: Apr 12 2010

When a newborn disappears from the nursery, Princeton Plainsboro goes on lockdown, preventing anyone from entering, leaving or moving within the hospital. While House and his team members are ...more
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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 11, Season: House - Season 4

Original Airing: Feb 03 2008

House and his team have to diagnose a case at a distance when a researcher at a South Pole base is taken ill.
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No Reason is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 24, Season: House - Season 2

Original Airing: May 23 2006

As House and his team are working on the diagnosis of a man with a giant, swollen tongue, the husband of a former patient walks into House's office and shoots him. House continues to treat his ...more
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Son of Coma Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 7, Season: House - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 14 2006

House decides to awaken a comatose patient so he can question the man regarding the family history of his son, who may have a genetic condition and the father is the only living relative. ...more
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Detox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 11, Season: House - Season 1

Original Airing: Feb 15 2005

House has to find out why a patient has internal bleedings after a car crash. In the meantime, he has a wager with Cuddy he can stay off the painkillers. Will his withdrawal symptoms eventually ...more
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The C Word is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of House
The C Word Episode: 19, Season: House - Season 8

Original Airing: Apr 30 2012

The team must deal with a doctor who is also the mother of their patient, a 6-year-old girl with numerous preexisting conditions on top of her current illness. Meanwhile, House and Wilson decide ...more
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Birthmarks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 4, Season: House - Season 5

Original Airing: Oct 14 2008

While en route to his father's funeral, House must help the team with a differential diagnosis on a young Chinese girl who has collapsed under mysterious circumstances.
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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Sazonana added Episode: 2, Season: House - Season 4

Original Airing: Oct 02 2007

"The Right Stuff" is the second episode of the fourth season of House and the seventy-second episode overall.
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Nobody's Fault is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 11, Season: House - Season 8

Original Airing: Feb 06 2012

House and his team are placed under review after a staff member gets hurt.
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Lines in the Sand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of House
Episode: 4, Season: House - Season 3

Original Airing: Sep 26 2006

When doctors are unable to diagnose why a severely autistic boy screams loudly for no apparent reason, House takes the case. As the boy's condition worsens, it becomes obvious that House relates ...more