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Season 8

Swan Song

A retrospective on eight years of House.
Featuring: Hugh Laurie as Himself | Robert Sean Leonard as Himself | Omar Epps as Himself | Jesse Spencer as Himself | Peter Jacobson as Himself | Odette Annable as Herself | Charlyne Yi as Herself | Jennifer Morrison as Herself | Lisa Edelstein as Herself | Olivia Wilde as Herself
Director: Matthew Fife
Songs: Champion Jack Dupree -- Junker's Blues, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbours -- Live Forever, (Unknown artist) -- James Bond Theme from "Dr. No", (Unknown artist) -- The Glory of Love, (Unknown artist) -- The Tennessee Waltz

155 :08x01 - Twenty Vicodin

House has spent a year in prison after crushing through Cuddy's living room window. Now to win his parole, House has to behave for just five more days. However, an ailing prisoner pits House and his diagnosis against the hospital doctor, and his only ally is a young doctor who believes there's more to why he's in prison then he'll tell her.
Guest Stars: Thom Barry as Sykes | Sebastian Sozzi as Nick | Jaleel White as Porter | Michael Massee as Frankie | Michael Paré as Warden Delaire | Michael Bailey Smith as Sullivan | Nate Mooney as Rollo | Mars Crain as Stomper (as Mars M. Crain) | Jude Ciccolella as Mendelson |
Co-Guest Stars: Kaleti Williams as Asofa | Wayne Lopez as C.O. Alvarez | Jeannine Cota as C.O. Hsueh | Pamela Shaddock as Case Worker | Bianca DeGroat as Nurse Kathy Hostetter | Michael C. Monroe as Turner | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse |
Uncredited: Robbie Kaller as Garcia | Damon Christopher as Nick's Cellmate
Director: Greg Yaitanes
Songs: Kari Kimmel -- Black

156 :08x02 - Transplant

House returns to Princeton Plainsboro on parole to provide his expertise on a unique case: a pair of donor lungs that are suffering a mysterious ailment. However, House soon finds himself hobbled when he learns that his old team has been let go, Wilson bears him a grudge, his new team member has personal problems, and if he crosses the new Dean of Medicine then he'll be sent back to prison.
Guest Stars: Liza Snyder as Vanessa | Heather McComb as Theresa | Ron Perkins as Dr. Ron Simpson | Charles Chun as Kwansik Park (as Charles Rahi Chun) | Ralph Garman as Bobby |
Co-Guest Stars: Bruce McKenzie as Mr. Weathers | Wayne Lopez as C.O. Alvarez | Kamall Shaikh as Technician | Michele Marsh as Betty | Jim Stathis as Dr. Pinto (Dr. Mike Pinto)
Director: Daniel Attias
Songs: Celine Dion -- My Heart Will Go On, Fink -- Yesterday Was Hard on All of Us

157 :08x03 - Charity Case

Benjamin, a wealthy man intent on giving away his money to charitable causes, collapses on the street. House doesn't believe there's anything seriously wrong with him, but treats him so that he can convince Benjamin that he's "cured" and to donate money to fund House's diagnostic team. However, when Benjamin starts showing serious symptoms, House realizes that he has a real illness on his hands. Meanwhile, Thirteen must decide whether to return to the hospital or go to Greece with her girlfriend, and new volunteer team member Dr. Adams tries to determine why Park won't take a gift.
Guest Stars: Wentworth Miller as Benjamin Byrd | Ron Perkins as Dr. Ron Simpson | Toni Trucks as Trina |
Co-Guest Stars: Rene Hamilton as Carol | Joanna Strapp as Kate | Jacklyn Jonet as Amy | Niko Baur as Clancy | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Greg Yaitanes
Writer: Sara Hess
Songs: The Wellspring -- The Ballad of el Goodo

158 :08x04 - Risky Business

House takes on the case of Thad Barton, a CEO relocating his employees to China who is suffering from vision problems. As Thad gets progressively worse, House engages in insider training with the company's stock so he can finance his department and bring Chase and Taub back. Meanwhile, Park makes the mistake of betting House that she won't get fired at her disciplinary hearing, and Adams has anger issues that puzzle and intrigue House.
Guest Stars: Michael Nouri as Thad Barton | Alexie Gilmore as Ainsley Barton |
Co-Guest Stars: Ben Lemon as Dr. Andrews (Dr. Mark Andrews) | Jade Carter as Dr. Morgan | Jun Hee Lee as Simon | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Writer: Seth Hoffman
Songs: Cat Stevens -- Morning Has Broken

159 :08x05 - The Confession

A well-respected community leader has a heart attack while secretly having an affair. However, when his condition worsens, the man decides to confess all of his sins to the community, endangering his chances of getting a necessary liver transplant. Meanwhile, Taub and Chase return and House insists on knowing the paternity of Taub's two daughters.
Guest Stars: Jamie Bamber as Bob Harris | Heather Stephens as Denise Harris | Carlie Casey as Cindy | E.E. Bell as Mayor Collins |
Co-Guest Stars: Natalie Dye as Sally (Sally Harris) | Blake Bertrand as David (David Harris) | Ed Zajac as Client | Erika L. Holmes as Prostitute | Vincent Angelo as Manny | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Kate Woods
Songs: Whiting, Egan & Kahn -- Ain't We Got Fun

160 :08x06 - Parents

House and his team take on the case of Ben, a teenager who aspires to be a circus clown like his biological father, who died years ago. When Ben becomes ill, the team need to find a compatible bone marrow donor and learn a dark secret about the family. Meanwhile, Taub ponders fatherhood when his wife wants to move to Portland with their daughter, and House tries to bypass his ankle monitor and go to a boxing match in Atlantic City with Wilson.
Guest Stars: Harrison Thomas as Ben | Elizabeth Lackey as Janey (as Lisa Lackey) | John Scurti as Monroe | Jennifer Crystal as Rachel Taub (as Jennifer Crystal Foley) | Jim Lampley as Himself | Zena Grey as Ruby | Kathe Mazur as Sandy |
Co-Guest Stars: Mark Atteberry as Phil | Kovar McClure as Ron | Jim Gleason as Mitchell (Mitchell Gordon) | Jack Harding as Vince | Tim Chou as Dad #1 | Donnabella Mortel as Mom | Henry Clarke as Dad #2 | Trevor Larcom as Young Boy | David Charles (3) as Police Officer #1 | Keith Markey as Police Officer #2 | David Bickford as Man on Screen #1 | Greg Allan Martin as Man on Screen #2 | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Greg Yaitanes
Writer: Eli Attie

161 :08x07 - Dead & Buried

A 14-year-old girl suffers from an allergic reaction at her birthday party, but House is more interested in solving the death of a 4-year-old boy several years previously, despite the fact that he has to violate his parole to do so. Meanwhile, the team wonders why Chase has taken an interest in personal grooming.
Guest Stars: Channon Roe as Emory LeMaine | Madison Davenport as Iris | Julie McNiven as Mickey Darro | Sarah Aldrich as Faye | Robert Pine as Drew's Grandfather |
Co-Guest Stars: Alex Quijano as Ray | Jeff Doba as Gene | Leslie Fleming-Mitchell as Lana | Michael Linstroth as Dixon (as Mike Linstroth) | Neil Schwary as Don | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse

162 :08x08 - Perils of Paranoia

The team treats a prosecutor suffering from what at first appears to be an anxiety attack. However, his symptoms soon grow worse and the man manifests extreme paranoia. While the doctors try to determine whether the paranoia is a symptom or not, Park grows paranoid about whether the others like her. Meanwhile, Wilson goes to extreme lengths to prove that House is paranoid enough to keep a gun, and Foreman believes Taub is trying to set him up on dates.
Guest Stars: Vincent Spano as Tommy | Amanda Foreman as Olivia | Yaya DaCosta as Anita (as Yaya DaCosta) | Tracy Vilar as Nurse Regina | Blake Anderson as Ethan |
Co-Guest Stars: Yan Feldman as Mike | Inger Tudor as Judge Foley | Michael McLafferty as William Anderson | Liz Benoit as Nurse Anne | Rachel Sterling as Mariel (Mariel Wilkerson) | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: David Straiton
Songs: Schuyler Fisk -- Waking Life

163 :08x09 - Better Half

A man suffering from Alzheimer's coughs up blood and flies into violent rages. While the team tries to diagnose him, House tests Foreman's limits, and Wilson takes the case of a woman who claims that she and her boyfriend have an asexual relationship.
Guest Stars: Melanie Lynskey as Natalie | Corri English as Kayla | Ivo Nandi as Andres | Tracy Vilar as Nurse Regina | Roma Chugani as Dr. Shirya Banerjee | Brian T. Skala as Randy (as Brian Skala) |
Co-Guest Stars: Ryan Alosio as Joseph | Ian Gregory as Mr. Laffont | Mario Cortez as Uniformed Man | Angel Oquendo as EMT Coumont | Bobbin Bergstrom as ICU Nurse
Director: Greg Yaitanes
Songs: Morgan Taylor Reid -- Simply Human

164 :08x10 - Runaways

House and his team treat an underage runaway girl who refuses to identify her parents, and House takes a personal interest in the case. Meanwhile, Taub tries to find common ground with his infant daughters, Foreman's affair takes a surprising turn, and House treats two brothers who engage in Civil War reenactments.
Guest Stars: Bridgit Mendler as Callie Rogers | Yaya DaCosta as Anita (as Yaya DaCosta) | Darlene Vogel as Ellen Rogers | Kai Lennox as George |
Co-Guest Stars: Brad Carter as Sheldon | Zylan Brooks as Adele (Adele Brown) | Mark Hengst as Fake Dad | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Songs: Foy Vance -- Be the Song

165 :08x11 - Nobody's Fault

When a team member is injured while treating a patient, Foreman brings in his old mentor Dr. Cofield to get to the truth. However, it soon becomes clear that someone is at blame... even though the team insists that nobody is to blame.
Guest Stars: Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Walter Cofield | Audrey Marie Anderson as Emily Koppelman | David Anders as Bill Koppelman | Deborah Lacey as Lorraine |
Co-Guest Stars: Cheyenne Haynes as Jordan | Mariah I. Wilson as Madison (as Mariah Wilson) | Angel Oquendo as EMT Coumont | Liz Benoit as Nurse Anne | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Greg Yaitanes

166 :08x12 - Chase

To cope with his near-death experience, Chase seeks out an emotional bond with a nun preparing to take her vows, who is in the hospital with a life-threatening disease. Meanwhile, Taub tries to cope by learning self-defense, and House puts Taub's newly acquired skills to the test.
Guest Stars: Julie Mond as Moira |
Co-Guest Stars: Valeri Ross as Sister Joan | Jessica Luza as Cindy | Kandis Erickson as Leisha | Terrence Beasor as Elderly Man | Liz Benoit as Nurse Anne | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Matt Shakman
Songs: Ben Howard -- Promise

167 :08x13 - Man of the House

While House tests his team by declaring that one of them will be his new second, they treat a marriage coach who suffers from fever, uncontrollable self-urination and double-vision. It turns out that low testosterone levels are the cause, but the patient worries that the treatment may change him into a man that his wife doesn't want.
Guest Stars: Jake Weber as Joe Reese | Rena Sofer as Marlene Reese | Karolina Wydra as Dominika Patrova | José Zúñiga as Nate Weinmann |
Co-Guest Stars: John Gloria as Calvin Ayres | Duane R. Shepard, Sr. as Hastings | Mykee Selkin as Staff Member | Denny Siegel as Diane | Joseph Falasca as Phil | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Colin Bucksey
Songs: Amy Grant -- Every Heartbeat

168 :08x14 - Love is Blind

House and his team treat a blind man suffering from auditory hallucinations, but his condition soon worsens. Meanwhile, Blythe House arrives in town with news for her son.
Guest Stars: Michael B. Jordan as Will Westwood | Margo Harshman as Melissa | Karolina Wydra as Dominika Patrova | Diane Baker as Blythe House | Billy Connolly as Thomas Bell |
Co-Guest Stars: John Eric Montana as Sam | Ryan Driscoll as Stacy | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Tim Southam

169 :08x15 - Blowing the Whistle

The team treats an Army PFC suffering from abdominal pains, who leaked a video of a botched military operation to the Internet and is awaiting a court marital. His condition gets progressively worse but he refuses treatment until the Army provides him with the files that will prove how his father, a military officer, really died. Meanwhile, the team comes to believe that House has a liver condition that will result in his death, but he refuses to accept their diagnosis.
Guest Stars: Arlen Escarpeta as Brant Macklin | Sharif Atkins as Hayes Macklin |
Co-Guest Stars: Lindsay Zappala as Gloria | Steve Nevil as Mel | Adam Cagley as Jason | Kristy Johnson as Joni | Sayeed Shahidi as Evan | Dava Krause as Daria | Albert Owens as Major Mathewson | Thomas Riordan as MP #1 | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Director: Julian Higgins

170 :08x16 - Gut Check

A 22-year-old minor league hockey player collapses on the ice, coughing up blood. While the team tries to diagnosis his condition, Chase offers to let Park move in with him and House gives Wilson some mixed news.
Guest Stars: Greg Finley as Bobby Hatcher | Will Shadley as Duncan Falconer (Wendel Wagner) |
Co-Guest Stars: Saachiko as Popo | Stephanie Whitfield as Waitress | Christian Lalonde as Szabo | Joe Kelly (4) as Linesman | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse
Songs: Lee Dorsey -- Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky, Lionel Richie. -- Hello

171 :08x17 - We Need the Eggs

House and his team handle the case of a man who cries blood, and discover that he has a unique ladyfriend who may be contributing to his health issues. Meanwhile, House auditions new hookers when his old one gives up the business for a husband. However, when he discovers he can't do without, House recruits Dominika to help ruin the relationship.
Guest Stars: Kevin Christy as Henry | Karolina Wydra as Dominika Patrova | Amy Davidson as Molly | Patrick Stump as Micah |
Co-Guest Stars: Noelle Bellinghausen as Emily | Alexis Raben as Wendy (Wendy Jacobson) | Nik Isbelle as Amy | Eddie Pepitone as Operator | George Sharperson as Harris | Elizabeth J. Carlisle as Butterscotch | Malana Lea as Fawn | Laura Carpenter as Cindy | Beckie King as Debbie | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse (as Bobbin Bergstrom-Busey)
Director: David Straiton
Songs: Sonny & Cher -- I've Got You Babe, The Association -- Never My Love

172 :08x18 - Body and Soul

House's team treat a boy who is apparently possessed by demons, and they must deal with the mother's slowly developing belief that faith rather than science holds the answer to her son's cure. Meanwhile, Park and Chase have sex dreams about each other, and House lies to Dominika to keep her with him.
Guest Stars: Karolina Wydra as Dominika Patrova | Samantha Cutaran as Lida | Riley Lennon Nice as Lue | George Cheung as Xang (as George Kee Cheung) |
Co-Guest Stars: Ginette Rhodes as Nurse Rebecca | Peyton McDavitt as ICU Nurse | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse (as Bobbin Bergstrom-Busey)
Director: Stefan Schwartz
Songs: Wilco -- Black Moon

173 :08x19 - The C-Word

When House takes some vacation time to be with Wilson, the team must go on without him and handle the case of a six-year-old girl suffering from a genetic mutation which may or may not account or her current symptoms. Further complicating the situation is the fact that the girl's mother is a doctor and insists on treating her daughter. Meanwhile, House helps Wilson... whether his friend wants his help or not.
Guest Stars: Jessica Collins (2) as Dr. Elizabeth Lawson | Chris McKenna (2) as Simon Lawson (as Chris L. McKenna) | Rachel Eggleston as Emily Lawson | Art Chudabala as Dr. Michael A. Kondo |
Co-Guest Stars: Gabriel Suttle as John Taylor | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse (as Bobbin Bergstrom-Busey)
Director: Hugh Laurie
Songs: Journey -- Any Way You Want It

174 :08x20 - Post Mortem

While the team takes on the case of a resident pathologist who refuses treatment from anyone except House, House and Wilson go on a road trip to Cleveland to see Julie Christie. Meanwhile, Chase wonders if he should stay or go.
Guest Stars: Jamie Elman as Dr. Peter Treiber |
Co-Guest Stars: Peter Weller as Dr. Penza | Carol Herman as Ina | Carole Gutierrez as Helen | Jennifer Christopher as Molly | Jeremy Scott Glenn as Orderly | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse (as Bobbin Bergstrom-Busey)
Director: Peter Weller
Songs: Kathleen Edwards -- A Soft Place to land, Motorhead -- Ace of Spades, Gareth Dunlop -- Here Comes the Night, Georgia Steamroller -- Radar Love, Steppenwolf -- Rock Me

175 :08x21 - Holding On

The team tries to deal with a patient, Derrick, who suffers from nosebleeds, dizziness, and the voice of his dead brother in his head. However, Park, Adams, and Taub are on their own after Chase resigns and House spends his time trying to convince Wilson to undergo chemotherapy to stay alive as long as possible despite the cancer eating away at him.
Guest Stars: Skylar Astin as Derrick | Natalie Dreyfuss as Courtney | Jacob Zachar as Mikey (Michael Kimble) | Derek Mio as Floyd | Enzo Cilenti as Matt Johnson |
Co-Guest Stars: Moira Squier as Jen | Michael C. Alexander as Man | Pat McNeely as Woman | David Waknine as Janitor | Brayden Brooks as 6 yr. old Christopher | Lindsay Dennis as Cheerleader | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse (as Bobbin Bergstrom-Busey) |
Uncredited: David Fraioli as Janitor #2
Songs: Motopony -- Euphoria

176 :08x22 - Everybody Dies

In the series finale, House treats a heroin-addicted patient whose outlook on life puts House in a burning building haunted by the ghosts of his past.
Special Guest Stars: Andre Braugher as Dr. Darryl Nolan | Anne Dudek as Amber | Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron | Kal Penn as Kutner | Amber Tamblyn as Martha Masters | Sela Ward as Stacy Warner |
Guest Stars: James LeGros as Oliver | Karolina Wydra as Dominika Patrova | Jennifer Crystal as Rachel Taub (as Jennifer Crystal Foley) | Zena Grey as Ruby | Diane Baker as Blythe House |
Co-Guest Stars: Patrick Price as Nurse Jeffrey | Jaclyn Jonet as Amy | Patrick O'Connor as Dr. Frankel | Patrick Quinlan as Patient #1 | Bobbin Bergstrom as Nurse (as Bobbin Bergstrom-Busey)
Director: David Shore
Songs: Louis Prima -- Enjoy Yourself, Warren Zevon -- Keep Me In Your Heart
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Medical | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 16, 2004
Ended: May 21, 2012
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