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House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.

For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.

Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.


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Love Hurts

Love Hurts is a 1st season episode of House which first aired on May 10, 2005. When House snaps at a patient in the clinic, the patient appears to suffer a stroke as a result of the confrontation. To avoid legal trouble, he agrees to take the patient’s case. However, when none of the easy answers are right and the patient soon gets worse, House has to push past the patient’s lies to find the right diagnosis.

The title perfectly sums up the primary theme of the episode - that love and relationships usually come with either physical or emotional pain. In this episode, it appears everyone in a relationship can only avoid one type by turning to another.

Primarily, the unusual relationship between Harvey, the patient, and Annette is brought into focus. Although hints as to the nature of the relationship are dropped throughout, and Annette tries to make the relationship seem as mercenary as possible, it's clear that she cares about Harvey and, when the basis for their relationship seems to have to change at the end of the episode, neither one of them is sure how they can have a relationship without the physical pain involved.

Similarly, the affection between Ramona and Myron is so great that they endure physical pain rather than risk the emotional pain they fear will come from confronting each other about their true feelings.

Then, there is Cameron and House as the Hameron relationship seems to come to its logical and unfortunate conclusion. Despite being warned that a relationship with House will be all about pain, Cameron moves forward nevertheless. Now, we know that House has always found Cameron to be attractive, but when confronted about his feelings about her, he is simultaneously kind but devestating. As Cuddy points out in future episodes, despite his rude nature, House actually holds back. He's capable of cutting anyone to the quick, but like a playful cat, he prefers to bat people around with his paws rather than going straight for their neck. Cameron isn't so lucky - House lets her know that how he feels about her is largely based on his completely correct assessment of why she gets into doomed relationships.

By the end, we find that Wilson was right - it's not Cameron who's at risk in this relationship, but House himself. He's off real relationships because he couldn't stand the pain of ruining his last one. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, we see that House efforts to avoid a doomed relationship are similarly fruitless.


House is in a clinic exam room with Wilson and a "patient" who does not appear to be ill, watching a baseball game. Wilson is trying to learn the condition set by Cameron for her return to work. House has agreed to her request for a date. After he walks out of the exam room, he lashes out at Korean patient Harvey Park (John Cho) who he mistakenly believes has spilled urine on him, but it is actually only apple juice. When he goes back to apologize to avoid the inevitable suspension, he realizes the patient is having a stroke.

Chase and Foreman are surprised, but glad, to see Cameron back. The team is unable to perform an MRI because Harvey has a steel plate in his jaw. As Foreman attempts to take his medical history, he is continuously interrupted by Harvey's accompanying female friend. Foreman requests that Harvey provide his own answers. When he describes his teeth grinding, Harvey exhibits a condition called nominal aphasia (in which relatively simple words, i.e. nouns, cannot be recalled to mind easily). Harvey has been to a number of alternative medical practitioners. Annette says that Harvey first saw an acupuncturist, who sent him to a Shen balancer, who referred him to a homeopathic doctor, who sent him to a chiropractor, who sent him to a naturopath, who sent him back to the acupuncturist. ....


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House: "Is this hell? An eternity of people trying to convince me to live?"
Cameron: "Who says I'm here to convince you to live?"
―Cameron's hallucination appears in Everybody Dies
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