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House (season 7)

House Season 7
DVD cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 23[1]
Original channel Fox
Original run September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)[2] – May 23, 2011 (2011-05-23)[3]
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 August 30, 2011[4]
Region 2 September 26, 2011[5]
Region 4 August 24, 2011[6]
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A August 30, 2011[7]
Region B September 26, 2011[8]
Season chronology
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House entered a seventh season on September 20, 2010.[2] Dr. House and Cuddy attempt to make a real relationship work and face the question as to whether their new relationship will affect their ability to diagnose patients.[9] The new season features a new opening title sequence.[10] This is the first change in the opening sequence since the show began; Jennifer Morrison's name has been removed from the credits, while Peter Jacobson's and Olivia Wilde's have been added to it, with new background images also inserted into the traditional title sequence.

Prior to the start of the remainder of the season in 2011, it was announced that a multi-episode arc that would feature House on the road was scrapped, forcing David Shore to return to the show to rework the rest of the season. Furthermore, Fox ordered one more episode for the season, bringing the total number of episodes to 23.[1] The last episode of the season aired on May 23, 2011.[11]

Cast and characters

Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest stars

George Wyner, Alyson Stoner,[17] Allan Rich, Stephanie Courtney, Seidy Lopez, Amy Irving,[18] Vinessa Shaw, Zachary Knighton, Erin Cahill, Jennifer Grey,[17] Gabrielle Christian,[18] Keiko Agena, Jack Coleman, Samantha Smith, Andrew Fiscella, Hayley Chase, Aaron Refvem, Dylan Baker,[18] Kayla Ewell, Stella Maeve, Kuno Becker, Matthew Lillard,[18] Sprague Grayden, Sasha Roiz, Tyler James Williams, Rachel Melvin, Tina Holmes, Brittany Ishibashi, Erika Alexander, Haley Pullos, Austin Michael Coleman, Adrian LaTourelle, Ashley Jones, Brett DelBuono, Chad Faust, Terry Maratos, Justin Chon, Jennifer Landon, Michelle DeFraites, Donal Logue, Megan Follows, Linda Park, Kevin Phillips, Amy Landecker and Shohreh Aghdashloo.[15]


No. # Title Directed by Written by U.S. viewers
Original air date
1331 "Now What?" Greg YaitanesDoris Egan10.54[19]N/ASeptember 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)

House and Cuddy take the day off to talk about their new relationship, while the team tries to cure the lone neurosurgeon (George Wyner) on staff who must be ready to operate. If not, the hospital will have to shut down its ER and ICU. During the case, Thirteen prepares for her leave of absence.

Final diagnosis: Toad egg toxicity 
1342 "Selfish" Dan AttiasEli Attie10.18[20]N/ASeptember 27, 2010 (2010-09-27)

The team treats a teen skateboarder (Alyson Stoner) who collapsed during a competition, and her family must make an impossible decision. Meanwhile, House reveals his relationship with Cuddy to his team, and they both worry whether they can keep their work lives and love lives separate.

Final diagnosis: Sickle cell trait 
1353 "Unwritten" Greg YaitanesJohn C. Kelley10.78[21]25[22]October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)

House and his team race against time to help an author (Amy Irving) who suffered a seizure while attempting to kill herself. With time running out until her psychiatric hold is over and she is released, House believes a clue may be found in her newest manuscript. Meanwhile, House tries to find what common interests he shares with Cuddy, and they double date with Wilson and Sam.

Final diagnosis: Trauma-related syringomyelia 
1364 "Massage Therapy" David StraitonPeter Blake9.69[23]N/AOctober 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)

House and the team treat a woman (Erin Cahill) suffering from severe vomiting, heart problems, and a fever, but in the course of treatment, the team discovers that she is not who she says she is. During the case, House's new fellow (Vinessa Shaw), a psychiatrist that Chase hired, is welcomed with a trial by fire. Meanwhile, a visit from House's masseuse (and former hooker) forces him and Cuddy to confront the fact they are both holding back in their relationship.

Final Diagnosis: Side effects of risperidone; schizophrenia 
1375 "Unplanned Parenthood" Greg YaitanesDavid Foster9.65[24]N/AOctober 18, 2010 (2010-10-18)

When a newborn experiences breathing problems, the team must look at her mother's (Jennifer Grey) medical history for clues, and what they find leads the mother to a difficult decision. Meanwhile, Foreman and Taub must both find a female replacement for Thirteen, and House and Wilson learn valuable lessons in babysitting when Cuddy has to work late.

Final Diagnosis: Abbey: Pulmonary embolism secondary to lung cancer and melanoma. Abbey's baby: hereditary melanoma 
1386 "Office Politics" Sanford BookstaverSeth Hoffman9.63[25]N/ANovember 8, 2010 (2010-11-08)

Brilliant medical student Martha M. Masters (Amber Tamblyn) joins the team at Cuddy's insistence, and her first case is treating a campaign manager (Jack Coleman) who falls ill with a rash, leading to liver failure. But Masters' morality puts her at odds with House and the rest of his team. Meanwhile, House debates whether it is worth lying to Cuddy if it will save his patient's life.

Final Diagnosis: Hepatitis C 
1397 "A Pox on Our House" Tucker GatesLawrence Kaplow10.77[26]23[27]November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)

A teenage girl (Hayley Chase) comes to the hospital displaying classic smallpox symptoms, which the team dismisses as impossible until her step-father (Andrew Fiscella) gets sick as well. Once the CDC intervenes and isolates the patients, the team is unable to explore any further until House takes a life-threatening risk.

Final Diagnosis: Rickettsialpox 
1408 "Small Sacrifices" Greg YaitanesDavid Hoselton9.24[28]19[29]November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22)

House must battle disease as well as belief when his patient (Kuno Becker) gets sick after crucifying himself as part of a bargain with God to keep his daughter cancer-free. But when this bargain causes him to refuse treatment, House must devise a new tactic. Meanwhile, Taub sees the other side of indiscretion, and Wilson and Sam's relationship changes.

Final Diagnosis: Marburg multiple sclerosis; malnutrition; Rhodococcus 
1419 "Larger Than Life" Miguel SapochnikSara Hess10.52[30]21[31]January 17, 2011 (2011-01-17)

When a bassist (Matthew Lillard) passes out after saving a woman in a subway station, the team must treat him amidst his newfound celebrity, while he begins to realize he may be a better man than he believed. Meanwhile, House must survive a dinner with Cuddy's mother (Candice Bergen), and Taub comes to terms with his marriage after he is featured in an ad for the hospital.

Final Diagnosis: Chickenpox 
14210 "Carrot or Stick" David StraitonLiz Friedman10.45[32]10[33]January 24, 2011 (2011-01-24)

A drill sergeant (Sasha Roiz) at a camp for troubled kids collapses with severe back pain, and House and the team must find a connection when one of his recruits (Tyler James Williams) falls ill with the same symptoms. Meanwhile, Chase must track down whoever is pranking him through a social networking site, and House tries to help Rachel get into a prestigious preschool.

Final Diagnosis: Variegate porphyria 
14311 "Family Practice" Miguel SapochnikPeter Blake12.33[34]13[35]February 7, 2011 (2011-02-07)

Cuddy's mother (Candice Bergen) is rushed to the hospital with heart problems, but refuses treatment by House. When he discovers what is killing her, House, his team, and Cuddy risk their careers to give her the treatment without Cuddy's mother or her doctor finding out. During the case, Masters weighs the dangers of coming clean versus keeping quiet. Meanwhile, Taub risks his side job working for his ex-brother-in-law to correct what he deems to be a medical oversight.

Final Diagnosis: Cobalt poisoning secondary to metallosis 
14412 "You Must Remember This" David PlattKath Lingenfelter9.86[36]24[37]February 14, 2011 (2011-02-14)

A woman (Tina Holmes) comes to the hospital with temporary paralysis, but it is her perfect memory which compels House to take the case. Meanwhile, Taub prepares for an exam which is vital to his career, and Wilson's new companion has House concerned.

Final Diagnosis: McLeod syndrome causing obsessive–compulsive disorder 
14513 "Two Stories" Greg YaitanesThomas L. Moran10.41[38]22[39]February 21, 2011 (2011-02-21)

House attends a career day at an elementary school as a favor so Rachel can get accepted. Most of the class becomes fascinated with the case of a man (Willis Chung) who literally coughed up a lung, but things soon get out of control. As House waits for the principal, two students (Austin Michael Coleman & Haley Pullos) prod House into talking about love, and specifically, why Cuddy is angry with him.

Final Diagnosis: Food lodged in the lung 
14614 "Recession Proof" S.J. ClarksonJohn C. Kelley11.01[40]16[41]February 28, 2011 (2011-02-28)

A real estate higher-up (Adrian LaTourelle) is admitted to the hospital with a severe rash, but it soon becomes clear that he does not live the life that he has led his wife to believe. Meanwhile, House grapples with the fact that his relationship may be distracting him and affecting his ability to diagnose his patients.

Final Diagnosis: Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome 
14715 "Bombshells" Greg YaitanesLiz Friedman & Sara Hess11.08[42]13[43]March 7, 2011 (2011-03-07)

When Cuddy is admitted to the hospital with what may be life-threatening symptoms, House is confronted with the fact that he is not the supportive boyfriend Cuddy needs him to be, and her surreal dreams (including a scene choreographed by Mia Michaels) may be trying to tell her something about her relationship with House. Meanwhile, the team treats a student (Brett DelBuono) whose emotional scars run deeper than his physical ones, and Taub must decide if the student is a threat to others, or a kid struggling to find his way.

Final Diagnosis: Ryan: Staphylococcus from an abscess. Cuddy: Benign tumor in the kidney; antibiotic allergy 
14816 "Out of the Chute" Sanford BookstaverLawrence Kaplow & Thomas L. Moran10.41[44]14[45]March 14, 2011 (2011-03-14)

Newly single and back on Vicodin, House gives himself the five-star treatment but begins to worry that nothing – not even medical puzzles – can excite him anymore. Meanwhile, he and his team treat a professional bullrider (Chad Faust) who got attacked by a bull after suffering a seizure. But because of his many previous injuries, the team must devise new diagnostic techniques, while Masters becomes quite attached.

Final Diagnosis: Bartonellosis 
14917 "Fall from Grace" Tucker GatesJohn C. Kelley9.49[46]20[47]March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)

A homeless man (Chris Marquette) is taken to the hospital after suffering a burn, but his condition quickly worsens. What intrigues the team, however, is the fact that he steadfastly refuses to give any information about his real identity. But when the truth of who he really is comes out, it leaves the team stunned. Meanwhile, House agrees to a sham marriage with a prostitute (Karolina Wydra) so she can get her green card, and also takes advantage of Cuddy's guilt over the breakup.

Final Diagnosis: Refsum disease 
15018 "The Dig" Matt ShakmanDavid Hoselton & Sara Hess8.93[48]21[49]April 11, 2011 (2011-04-11)

House discovers that Thirteen has been in prison for the past six months, and attempts to discover what crime she was guilty of, while also enlisting her help in defeating his spud gun nemesis (Justin Chon). Meanwhile, the team takes the case of a teacher (Terry Maratos) who is coughing up blood. When they search his home, they find it filled with garbage. But even more disturbing is finding his wife (Kimberlee Peterson) living beneath the filth.

Final Diagnosis: Nina: Ehlers–Danlos syndrome leading to compulsive hoarding; Q fever. Brian: Q fever 
15119 "Last Temptation" Tim SouthamDavid Foster & Liz Friedman8.80[50]19[51]April 18, 2011 (2011-04-18)

Thirteen returns as Masters prepares to graduate. Her final case is that of a teenage girl (Michelle DeFraites) aiming to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the globe. As the case progresses, House offers Masters an internship in return for forging her lab work requirements. Initially refusing to compromise her integrity, she declines. But when her patient takes a turn for the worse, she must make a decision: her principles, or her patient's life?

Final Diagnosis: Lymphoid sarcoma (Lymphosarcoma
15220 "Changes" David StraitonStory by: Eli Attie & Seth Hoffman
Teleplay by: Eli Attie
8.57[52]N/AMay 2, 2011 (2011-05-02)

The team takes on the case of a lottery winner (Donal Logue) suffering from paralysis and multiple types of cancer, and they must figure out if it is his new millionaire lifestyle that is making him sick. Meanwhile, Cuddy's mother threatens to sue the hospital over her treatment, and Foreman and Chase make a bet over who is repressing the uglier side of his personality more.

Final Diagnosis: Teratoma 
15321 "The Fix" Greg YaitanesStory by: Thomas L. Moran
Teleplay by: Thomas L. Moran & David Shore
7.94[53]N/AMay 9, 2011 (2011-05-09)

After losing a bet with Wilson over a boxing match, House is convinced that the fighter he bet on (Kevin Phillips) has an underlying medical condition that cost him the fight. While he tries to prove it, he leaves his team alone to help a bomb scientist (Linda Park) who suffered a seizure. Meanwhile, House may be experimenting with a new drug to help his leg pain.

Final Diagnosis: Wendy: Spanish fly (cantherides) poisoning; Terry: Glomus tumor 
15422 "After Hours" Miguel SapochnikSeth Hoffman, Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner8.92[54]24[55]May 16, 2011 (2011-05-16)

When House discovers that the experimental drug he has been using causes fatal tumors, he decides to attempt to excise them himself. However, he can not complete the surgery and ends up needing Cuddy's help. Meanwhile, Thirteen's friend from prison (Amy Landecker), a relapsed drug user, arrives at her apartment needing medical care after being stabbed. With her friend unwilling to go to the hospital, Thirteen enlists Chase's assistance when the friend loses sensation and movement in her arm. Also, Taub receives some unexpected news that could change his life.

Final Diagnosis: Entamoeba 
15523 "Moving On" Greg YaitanesKath Lingenfelter & Peter Blake9.11[56]11[57]May 23, 2011 (2011-05-23)

The team treats a seriously ill performance artist (Shohreh Aghdashloo) who deliberately induced additional symptoms in herself with the aim of turning the diagnostics department into her new masterpiece, as House must decide which of her symptoms are real, and which are self-inflicted. As the case progresses, House vows to make changes in his life, but remains rooted in old habits. After the case is over, House finally deals with his anger over the breakup and lashes out by driving through Cuddy's dining room and escaping to a beach.

Final Diagnosis: Wegener's granulomatosis 




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