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House: Love Hurts

House apparently finds a way to scare one of the clinic patients into having a stroke. Soon the team is trying to find their way through the patient's odd lifestyle, an overbearing "friend" and reluctant parents in order to stop the strokes and try to save the guy's life. Meanwhile, the hospital is abuzz with House's upcoming date with Cameron, so Chase, Cuddy, Foreman and Wilson all try to give him and Cameron advice.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: HOU-120
Airdate: Tuesday May 10th, 2005

Director: Bryan Spicer
Writer: Sara B. Cooper

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Feb 01, 2007
Czech Republic Feb 26, 2007
NL (SBS 6) Jul 29, 2008

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Marco PelaezMarco Pelaez
As Pharmacist
Stephanie VendittoStephanie Venditto
As Brenda
Christina CoxChristina Cox
As Annette Raines
Elizabeth SungElizabeth Sung
As Marilyn Park
John ChoJohn Cho
As Harvey Park
June SquibbJune Squibb
As Ramona
Keone YoungKeone Young
As Clyde Park
Mark Brown (2)Mark Brown (2)
As Dr. May
Matt MalloyMatt Malloy
As Aubrey Shifren
Peter Graves (1)Peter Graves (1)
As Myron Chase
Main Cast
Hugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein
As Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps
As Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard
As Dr. James Wilson
Jesse Spencer
As Dr. Robert Chase
Jennifer Morrison
As Dr. Allison Cameron
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dave MatthewsSome Devil 

Episode Quotes
Dr. Cameron: He [House] agreed to go on a date with me.
Dr. Foreman: A date? Date, dinner & a movie, naked and sweaty date?
Dr. Cameron: He only committed to the first two.

Dr. Foreman: He [House] scared a guy into stroking out?
Dr. Wilson: Does that surprise anyone here?

Dr. Cuddy: Well, I think it's a good thing. What happened in your last relationship, it's no reason to wall yourself off from people forever. Five years of self-pity is probably enough.
House: Wow. Well, you've certainly given me a lot to think about. If only I was as open as you.
Dr. Cuddy: Well . . .
House: Actually, it was your blouse I was talking about.

Clinic Lawyer: So what's that - two strokes you've scared this guy into?
House: Yeah - it's making me question my view of myself as a people person.

House: (to an elderly woman) Ramona., you naughty girl. You've either got yourself an 18-year-old boyfriend or an 80-year-old with some little blue pills.

Dr. Cuddy: You lied to them!
Mrs. Park: He told us our son was dead.
House: It's only a white lie. Technically, all I did was call them a little early. Trust me, he'll be dead real soon. Actually, I saved you some rush-hour traffic.

Patient: Wait…she’s making you do her?
House: Date her.
Dr. Wilson: Young ingénue doctor falling in love with gruff, older mentor; her sweet gentle nature bringing him to a closer, fuller understanding of his wounded heart.

Cultural References
Dr. Wilson: You're going to look like Lou Costello.

Wilson is referring to the comedian and partner of Bud Abbott who were popular comedy team in the early 1940's.

Episode References
Dr. Cuddy: Well, I think it's a good thing. What happened in your last relationship, it's no reason to wall yourself off from people forever. Five years of self-pity is probably enough.

This statement foreshadows the first appearance of House's ex-girlfriend, Stacy Warner, in the next episode Three Stories.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Warning: House season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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