House's ex Stacy Warner asks him to treat her husband. House takes over a diagnostics class for a day and presents the class with three case studies of leg pain. As House tells his story and the class gradually fills up with listeners, the class learns a lot about how to be better doctors, and Chase, Foreman and Cameron learn some important details of House's past.



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House's ex-girlfriend Stacy Warner returns-not for House but to get help for her ailing husband, Mark. While House decides whether or not to take her case, Cuddy forces him to present a lecture to a class of medical students. As he weaves the stories of three patients who all present with a similar symptom, House gives a lecture the students will never forget - he discusses three past cases, one of which is more than meets the eye. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery


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17 May 2005 (USA)  »

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When the three patients undergo surgery, none of them have their eyes taped shut. During surgery, the patient's eyes are taped shut to keep moisture in because while a patient is under anesthesia, the body can not produce lubrication for the eyes because the patient doesn't blink. See more »


[House diagnoses the chronically sick absent professor]
Dr. Gregory House: [indicates mug] And this guy is *not* the "World's Greatest Dad". Not even ranked. Who the hell lets their kids play with lead-based paint? That's why he's always sick. Find him some plastic cups and the class is all his again.
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There's a Reason This One Won an Emmy
17 July 2006 | by (Anaheim, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw that this one won an Emmy for "Best Writing for a Dramatic Series" in 2005 and rushed through four episodes to get to it. Should have taken my time.

There are times you get too hyped for an episode and then you go see it and you think, "Gosh, it wasn't THAT great." I had worried that the same effect would happen here. I would watch it and then at the end I would go, "I could have written something better." In addition I would have had lost all respect for the Emmy voters.

Good thing it didn't happen.

Proof that David Shore is a scribe worth looking out for is how he handles the events in the story. Going through it, one can see that it's very easy to confuse the watcher. Yet the director and the writer capably navigate the jumble and emerge triumphant.

The story paces like a brilliant novel, where the story is manipulated at whim by the story-teller. I saw it a couple more times to find things I wanted to clear up, but I'm slow.

You might not love it, but you'll go "Dude, that was awesome!" at the end.

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