Season 5 Episodes

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Both Sides Now

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/20/2009
House and the team are intrigued by Scott, a man whose left brain and right brain operate independently, leaving him with two distinct personalities and no control over some of his actions.
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Under My Skin

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/4/2009
House and the team take on the case of a ballerina whose lungs collapse in the middle of a performance.
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House Divided

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 4/27/2009
The team takes on the case of a deaf 14-year-old named Seth who collapsed after he started "hearing” explosions while competing in a wrestling match.
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Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/13/2009
Cameron postpones her vacation with Chase in order to ask House to accept the case of an environmental radical who collapsed at a protest with unexplainable symptoms.
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Simple Explanation

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/6/2009
Charlotte, an older woman who has spent the last six months taking care of her dying husband Eddie, is rushed to Princeton Plainsboro after collapsing from respiratory failure.
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Locked In

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 3/30/2009
A man awakens in New York after a bicycle accident unable to move or communicate in any way. House, himself injured in a motorcycle mishap, occupies the hospital bed next to Lee and quickly annoys the doctors treating them both by insisting that Lee has "locked-in” syndrome.
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Here Kitty

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/16/2009
Morgan works in a nursing home with a pet cat who only sleeps next to people if they are about to die – and does so with alarmingly accuracy.
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The Social Contract

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/9/2009
House and the team take on the case of Nick, a book editor who loses his inhibitions. The team realizes Nick has frontal lobe disinhibition, which causes him to speak his mind having no control over what he says and making him just like House.
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The Softer Side

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/23/2009
A patient with both male and female DNA has the team stumped. Meanwhile, House starts acting nicely, raising Cuddy's and Wilson's suspicions that something is terribly wrong.
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Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/16/2009
When a priest who runs a homeless shelter sees a bleeding Jesus hovering at his doorstep, he is admitted to the ER.
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The Greater Good

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/2/2009
House and the team take on the case of a woman who collapsed in the middle of a cooking class, and they soon learn she is a highly-renowned cancer researcher who recently gave up her entire career in order to pursue her own personal happiness.
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Big Baby

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/26/2009
Cuddy decides to spend more time at home to take care of her newly adopted baby and passes some of her day-to-day responsibilities off to Cameron, including supervising House.
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Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/20/2009
House and the team try to diagnose a man living with severe, chronic pain; Thirteen and Foreman explore their complicated relationship; Cuddy discovers that caring for her baby leaves her with little time to run the hospital.
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Joy to the World

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/8/2008
House and his team deal with a bullied girl who collapses during her school's Christmas program. Meanwhile, Foreman and Thirteen grow closer during the Huntington's disease drug trials, House gives a patient a gift, the staff wonder who gave House a special gift, and Cuddy gets an unexpected gift.
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Let Them Eat Cake

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/1/2008
The team takes on the case of a fitness guru on an all-natural diet who collapsed while filming a video.
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Last Resort

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/24/2008
A man seeking the right diagnosis for his illness is willing to take on the hospital and the SWAT team to get it.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/17/2008
While Foreman takes on a pediatric case on his own, the rest of the team deals with a 16-year-old factory manager and emancipated minor who collapses at work.
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The Itch

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/11/2008
The team must treat an agoraphobic who refuses to leave his house, and have to work around Cuddy, who is less than thrilled at having hospital equipment relocated.
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Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/28/2008
An ailing man suffers from blackouts and sleepwalks, leading the team to wonder if his sleepwalking is a symptom, or how the man is becoming exposed to something else.
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Lucky Thirteen

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/21/2008
Thirteen brings her one-night stand to the hospital after the woman has a seizure. However, the woman admits she slept with Thirteen just so she could get to House and have him diagnose her condition.
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Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/14/2008
While en route to his father's funeral, House must help the team with a differential diagnosis on a young Chinese girl who has collapsed under mysterious circumstances.
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Adverse Events

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 9/30/2008
A painter's undiagnosed illness affects his work, and House and his team must look at the man's paintings to determine what's wrong with him.
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Not Cancer

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/22/2008
The team deals with an organ donors whose organs prove fatal, and the two surviving patients. Meanwhile, House hires a private detective to spy on Wilson, but hears a few things about himself that he'd rather not.
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Dying Changes Everything

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/16/2008
In the aftermath of personal tragedy, Wilson resigns from the hospital... and from his friendship with House.