Season 1 Episode 22


Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 24, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

When Stacy insists her husband Mark get tests, House insists he can handle things. But despite the fact Mark's tests prove negative, his steadily growing symptoms indicate he is dying. While House struggles with the mystery and makes increasing demands on his staff, Wilson worries about House's emotional well-being, and Cuddy considers adding a new employee to the clinic.moreless

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  • "You can't always get what you want..."- A Season Finale Review

    This finale was a perfect end to a near perfect first series.

    The dynamics between Stacy and House were perfect, and you could see both the sexual tensions, care and awkwardness behind their brilliant acting. The end conversation they have, where Stacy says he will always be the one, was a fantastic piece of writing, and in a way it makes her love for House a little bit more realistic than Cameron's, who we learn in this episode was more in love with the idea of House being nicer before his leg.

    Nevertheless, I think the growth in this episode for Cameron was good- she learns a lot about the reality of House, how he is capable of love and affection. I believe their story isn't over yet.

    The case itself was a very interesting one, and definately all the more dramatic as the patient is the husband of the girl he loves. Overall, I think this was a fitting end to the first series, and there is clearly a lot to build on for future seasons. The acting was perfect, the writing was perfect, and us lucking audiences have the pleasure of watching one of the greastest shows and characters ever created.

    According to my reviews for the series, it is rated at: 9.8 out of 10.moreless
  • Cameron confronts House after their date.

    Well Cameron confronts House at the very end but it seemed more intriguing than other plots, although no cliffhanger, still a great season finale. An emotional season finale. House still loves his ex girlfriend & they sure do talk about the past a lot. I wanted the husband to die, he was such a jerk to house, even if it was paranoia, he was just so annoying, I wish they would just kill him off so House & Stacy can be together & House wont be so loveless but they cured him at the end & it seems like a love triangle starts when Cameron sees House staring at Stacy & confronts him about her feelings towards him, it was nice to know Stacy still loved House, amazing to see actually, a great season finale with a lot of closure.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show house its the season 1 final and its a big one . in this ep house is tring to figure whats wrong with his ex husband and she insistes he does not need test house does them anyway and its negitive and the others like formen dont think he should be apart of this case because of his emontions on this one. and she confronts house on there date and cuddy is thinking about addint someone to the clinic this was a good one and you cant always get what you want this was a really good ep and very intensemoreless
  • One to keep on my weekly view list.

    Well developed intriguing characters keep the viewer involved and capture the audience's attention.

    Good acting and character selection makes this series on the weekly list. An intriguing and out of the norm main character keeps the viewer into the plot.

    This was my first episode but hopefully it will be only the first of many to come.

  • Excellent!

    In this episode, the season finale, House deals with Stacy's husband Mark, whose awkward symptoms lead House and his three partners to one of the hardest cases. Yet, House cannot separate his personal life from work when he doesn't really want to help his new patient. In this episode, Stacy renews her feelings for House, and Dr. Cameron finds out how much House can love a person. This is the second most important episode for a first-time watcher to catch. 9.2.moreless
Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Currie Graham

Currie Graham

Mark Warner

Guest Star

Mark Holmes

Mark Holmes

Ambulance Driver

Guest Star

Revital Krawetz

Revital Krawetz


Guest Star

Sela Ward

Sela Ward

Stacy Warner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Mark can't feel his legs and a nurse comes to see him, but the same nurse is seen at the same time in the lobby when House and Stacy come to see Mark, going in an opposite direction but when they enter Mark's room the same nurse is there.

    • When Stacy comes into the lab to talk with Cameron, she's holding a cup of coffee in an awkward position as if it's nearly full, but it's clearly empty from various camera angles.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Stacy: (to House) What's so great about you is you always think you're right. What's so frustrating about you is you are right so much of the time.

    • House: I think I upset him.
      Dr. Foreman: You've got to stop this, now!
      Mark Warner: I remember the honeymoon was in Paris. I remember, 'cause we didn't leave the room for two weeks. You want the details on that?!
      House: A little defensive.
      Dr. Foreman: It's not paranoia if someone's out to get you.

    • House: I diagnosed him, I did my job. You want somebody to tie him down and force him into treatment, well, you're way better at that than I am.
      Stacy: Is that what this is? Payback for your leg? How many times have we been over this; I saved your life.
      House: Yeah, maybe.
      Stacy: You're going to kill my husband to teach me a lesson?
      House: No, he's going to die because he's too stubborn to make the right choice.
      Stacy: Now we're in your territory.
      House: I'm respecting your husband's decision, I don't see why you've got a problem with that.

    • House: I got Mark's latest blood work, he's not responding to treatment.
      Dr. Wilson: I'm sorry.
      House: I was happy. He's my patient. I'm sure he's a good guy, he's probably a great guy. Probably a much better guy than I am. And some part of me wants him to die. I'm just not sure if it's because I want to be with her or if it's because I want her to suffer.

    • Dr. Foreman: Chase! (reading a letter found on a plate of cookies) "Dear "House" boys. A snack for your highly illegal search. Hope you like oatmeal raisin. Love, Stacy."

    • Stacy: Elevate the words all you want, you were just screwing with him. Low even by your standards.
      House: Medical screwing. It's what I do.

    • House: You know, we should do things together. Maybe throw a ball around or something. Guy stuff.
      Mark: We could go for a run together.
      House: Ah! It's Oscar Wilde!

    • Stacy: I'm not over you. You were, you were the one, you always will be. But I can't be with you.
      House: So I'm the guy, but you want the other guy, who by definition can never be the guy.

    • Dr. Cameron: (to House) I thought you were too screwed up to love anyone. I was wrong. You just couldn't love me. That's okay, I'm happy for you.

    • Dr. Wilson: Be yourself – cold, uncaring, distant.
      House: Please – don't put me on a pedestal.

    • House: Did I miss anything?
      Dr. Chase: Kitchen sink?
      House: Well, we could certainly give that . . . oh, you minx.

    • Dr. Cuddy: I want to run something by you.
      House: I will not have sex with you! Not again! It was miserable the first time – your desperate administrative need!

    • Stacy: (to House) Because you browbeat patients, intimidate them, lie to them. If you think you're right, you don't give a damn what they think. I did what you do all the time – the difference is, I did it to you.

    • Stacy: Please. If you're right, this may be (Mark's) only shot.
      House: So what's your plan? You take the big dark one, I got the little girl and the Aussie'll run like a scared wombat if things turn rough.

    • Mark: Looks like you're having fun.
      House: Oh, he's good. If you can fake sincerity, you can fake pretty much anything. I can't tell you how much I like your fella.
      Mark: Yeah, me too. I thought you'd be all sarcastic – bitter, you know, because Stacy married me.

    • Stacy: Please, he'll be here.
      House: Why? Because he loves you and does everything he's told?
      Stacy: Because I didn't tell him you'd be here.

    • Dr. Cameron: What happened to everyone lies?
      House: I was lying.

    • Dr. Cameron: Who (thinks he's sick)?
      House: His wife.
      Dr. Cameron: The woman you used to live with.
      House: That's her Indian name. On her driver's license it's "Stacy."

    • Dr. Cameron: Foreman! Are you going to contribute, or are you too tired from stealing cars? (everyone stares) I'm being House. It's funny.
      Dr. Foreman: I know. You made milk come out my nose.

    • House: Here's to women. Can't live with them, can't kill them and tell the neighbors they're stripping in Atlantic City.
      Mark: Damn straight.
      House: I'm definitely taller.
      Mark: I have more hair.

  • NOTES (3)


    • House: Dr. Mandingo - you're needed at the plantation house.
      Referencing the novel "Mandingo" by Kyle Onstott, the source of at least one play and several movie versions, about a slave in the 1840s who is having an affair with his owner's wife.