House M.D. (2004–2012)
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Three Stories 

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caring Student
Rebellious Student
Keen Student
Stephanie Venditto ...
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Andi Eystad ...
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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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1.78 : 1
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First episode where the team isn't actively treating a patient. See more »


[Around 0:41:00] When Stacy asks Cuddy whether she can take a medical decision for the patient, House, that of opting for a surgical intervention to treat his leg, which is completely different from what House had implicitly wanted even in Dr Cuddy's presence, Cuddy replies in the affirmative that it is possible for Stacy to do so as his health-care proxy. However, the American medical laws clearly state that a doctor can not accept a health-care proxy's decision that, in his views, is different from the patient's previously stated advance directive for the event that he becomes incompetent to take his own decisions. In such a scenario, the doctor can either go ahead and honour the patient's original advance directive, thus overruling the health-care proxy's wishes, or consult the hospital's ethics committee, or ask for a court order in case it is not an emergency. See more »


Stacy Warner: Morphine will kill you.
Dr. Gregory House: I can handle it.
Stacy Warner: You're in pain, you're not thinking right!
Dr. Gregory House: [shouts] That's why I need the damn morphine!
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References Cujo (1983) See more »


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Brilliant TV!!
14 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best hours I've EVER watched on TV. It should be required viewing in film schools and writing courses.

It's funny, sly (in the very best way!), and extremely touching. Not only is this HOUSE at its best, this is television at its best.

David Shore won the 2005 EMMY for "Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series" for this episode.

Directors Guild of America, USA, awarded Paris Barclay its 2006 award for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night" for this episode.

IMDb's plot outline details just enough to provide a glimmer of what the overall story is. To reveal more would spoil your pleasure from watching it.

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