Stephanie Venditto as Nurse Brenda Previn
While a meningitis scare overwhelms the resources and staff of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, House zeros in on a single patient: a 12-year-old whose symptoms are similar to, but not quite right for, meningitis. Cuddy gives them an hour to crack the case before pulling their medical manpower to treat the countless patients taking over the waiting rooms, but when they discover something quite unexpected, House, Foreman and Chase must devise ingenious ways and locations to treat the girl's delicate condition amid the chaos.
Meanwhile, House asks Cameron to come back to her job now that Vogler is gone, but she's got a surprising requirement.Read More
While Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital is rife with rumor and speculation about House's imminent date with Cameron, House apparently scares a meek clinic patient into having a stroke. The team must navigate their way through the patient's odd proclivities, overbearing "friend" and reluctant parents in order to stop the strokes and try to save the guy's life.
All the while, Wilson, Cuddy and the team offer House dating advice and lay odds on the outcome.Read More
House's ex-girlfriend Stacy Warner returns - not to be with House, but to get his help for her ailing husband. While House decides whether or not to take the case, Cuddy instructs him to substitute for a sick professor and 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. In the end, they come out with a broader understanding of diagnostics and House's team comes out with a greater understanding of him.Read More
Andie, a 9-year-old terminal cancer patient, is brought in after suffering from a hallucinogenic episode. Wilson convinces House to take the case, but he and his team struggle to diagnose what caused the hallucination. Andie handles the reality of her terminal medical situation remarkably well - so well that House questions the sincerity of her bravery and considers the possibility it may be a medical symptom.
Meanwhile, Andie's request to experience one of life's great "firsts" forces Dr. Chase to make a difficult personal decision. House has an idea of what's causing Andie's medical emergency, but puts the decision in her hands as to whether to take on an extremely risky experimental treatment, one that may end her life even sooner than her terminal illness.Read More
House and Chase find themselves in a serious situation after a young mother with stomach pains dies. Months later, Stacy counsels Chase prior to his disciplinary hearing, and must determine whether Chase made a mistake that ultimately led to the patient's death. She soon realizes he is holding something back.Read More
While a severely burned teenager is admitted and his blood tests come back with strange results, House makes himself the guinea pig in his own unofficial tests of a new drug designed to treat migraines to prove a former medical school colleague is wrong about the drug.Read More
House and the team treat a young boy who claims there is a tracking device in his neck and believes he has been the subject of alien experimentation. Cameron is outraged when she learns Cuddy and Wilson have been lying to House about the diagnosis on his last case.Read More
House puts a well-known medical researcher through a battery of tests to determine why he collapsed in his lab. When the team is unable to diagnose the problem, the doctor asks the team to help him end his life. House is forced to use his cane again after the ketamine has worn off as he deals with a clinic patient's teenaged daughter who has a crush on him.Read More