Season 1 Episode 20

Love Hurts

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 10, 2005 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

House apparently triggers a stroke in a clinic patient, but the major topic of discussion is House's imminent date with Cameron, The team must deal with the patient's odd lifestyle, overbearing "friend," and reluctant parents in order to stop the strokes and try to save his life. Meanwhile, Wilson, Cuddy and the team offer House and Cameron advice while laying odds on the outcome.moreless

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  • One of my favorite "House" episodes. (Spoiler warning)

    Cameron comes back to work, but only if House takes her out to dinner on a date. Chase and Foreman laugh about this, while Wilson and Cuddy give some advice. The part with Wilson and the clinic patient at the beginning was funny. The off-key singing was awesome :) As House walks out of the clinic room, he runs into a guy who he thinks is carrying an open urine sample and screams at him. This guy (Harvey) ends up having a stroke, and voila! He's the patient of the week who happens to LIKE pain. Ooh, kind of freaky. It's crazy he pays someone to strangle him, but what's even crazier is that Chase knew the dominatrix girl. Haha. There was also a clinic patient subplot, where an elderly "couple" tells House they're having too much sex, but they don't tell each other. House later finds out they're having an affair. I enjoyed watching House and Cameron's date, and although I'm not a "Hameron" shipper, I wish we could have seen more of the date. I wonder if they spoke much more after House told Cameron what he thought of her? Loved House's reflective scene at the end, the music went great with it, too. All in all, this was a nice episode.moreless
  • Love Hurts.

    House's old episodes are viewed by many as superior to its current offerings, but this was pretty much on par with the most recent season. Not a horrible episode, in fact I rather enjoyed it, but the medical mystery seemed to take a back step to House and Cameron's date, and when that happens on a medical drama it is never a good thing. The Grey's Anatomy episodes that accentuate romance over medicine are lackluster this way as well.

    The scenes with House and Cameron were good though, as these are two of the better characters on the show. I really wish they explored their potential courtship further, but the writers had other plans with her getting together with Chase.moreless
  • The episode we were all waiting for - the date between House and Cameron...

    The main plot of the episode, the patient with the infected jaw, wasn't all that interesting, but of course, House had a few nice jokes about him, and those old patients and their case was very boring which was another reason for my score... But, the main thing of this episode - the date, that was very good! I loved the way House burned Cameron because she saw it coming! I would be disappointed if they hooked up because they are just not right for each other! i don't see what did she (the happy, cheerful person) saw in him, nor I can understand what did he (like a cynic, sadist and a man who have to prove the others that world isn't all that great) saw in her...moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show house house exadently triggers a stroke on a clinic patent and he keeps having them and they must figure out why he keeps having them and find a way to stop them also in this ep its final the day that house and her are going to go on a date the cuddy and wilson and the rest of the team are giving adive to house and her and the date does not go as planed house does show up but sorta puts her down becasue he is not really been on dates this was a good epmoreless
  • House saves the day yet again, and Cameron blackmails House into a date.

    Is it just me, or did the whole blackmail scenario bug anyone else? The whole time I was watching this episode, I just kept thinking that if the tables were turned, if it were House blackmailing Cameron into a date, holding her job/salary hostage against possible romantic entanglements, the entire viewing population would be screaming "sexual harassment"!! But for some odd reason, since it's the woman doing the harassing, it seems to be ok. Why is that?

    Is it because the writers are male, and purile? Unable to escape the dream of being "sexually harassed" by some beautiful female, thinking that it would be fun, when the reality is that harassment is harassment, and it doesn't matter who is doing it and whom it's being done to?

    Usually, I enjoy the storylines, particularly House's clinic scenes and this episode was no exception there. But the harassment aspect of the episode really spoiled the rest of it for me.

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

Peter Graves

Peter Graves

Myron Chase

Guest Star

Christina Cox (I)

Christina Cox (I)

Annette Raines

Guest Star

Keone Young

Keone Young

Clyde Park

Guest Star

Marco Pelaez

Marco Pelaez


Recurring Role

Stephanie Venditto

Stephanie Venditto

Brenda -Nurse

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When House is watching baseball in the clinic, the sound of the ball being hit is that of a metal bat even though they use wooden bats in the major leagues

    • Annette mentions Harvey was seen by an acupuncturist who diagnosed Liver Qi stagnation and sent Harvey to a Shen balancer. No practitioner in this area would do such thing as 1) Liver Qi stagnation isn't treated by balancing the Spiritual Aspect Shen and 2) any competent acupuncturist is capable of dealing with the situation and should easily move the Liver Qi to resolve such stagnation.

  • QUOTES (27)

    • House: Me, I'm a freak. I get off on not being in pain. That and chocolate-covered marshmallow bunnies.

    • House: (after getting covered with what he thinks is urine) Damn it! Who the hell walks around with an open urine sample!?
      Kid: I'm sorry, I didn't... (runs away)
      Dr. Wilson: You think that was a bit of an overreaction?
      House: Well, he peed on me. I'm not into that.

    • Dr. Cameron: I have one evening with you--one chance--and I don't want to waste it talking about what wines you like or what movies you hate. I wanna know... how you feel... about me?
      House: You live under the delusion that you can fix everything that isn't perfect. That's why you married a man who was dying of cancer. You don't love, you need, and now that your husband is dead, you're looking for your new charity case, that's why you're going out with me. I'm twice your age, I'm not great looking, I'm not charming, I'm not even nice. What I am is what you need... I'm damaged.

    • Dr. Chase: (to Cameron, after House's snide remark) Yeah, I get it. House is adorable. I just wanna hold him and never let go.

    • House: Chase. Did you know about this woman? What she does?
      Dr. Chase: I met her at some parties, yeah.
      House: I wouldn't have tortured you if I knew you liked it.

    • Dr. Wilson: (to House) gave the guy a stroke?

    • 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.

    • House: This is a mistake. I don't know how to have casual conversation. You think you're talking about one thing, and either you are and it's incredibly boring, or you're not because it's subtext and you need a decoder ring.

    • 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.

    • 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. Wilson: Oh, and if you need condoms, I've got some.
      House: Did your wife give them to you?
      Dr. Wilson: Drug rep. They've got antibiotics built in...somehow.

    • House: I have been on a date...
      Dr. Wilson: Not since disco died.

    • Dr. Foreman: I think you should go with your instincts here – be a jerk.
      House: I'm missing my soap for this?

    • Dr. Foreman: Hey, I've been on the scene more than you recently . . .
      House: Way ahead of you. I've got a case of malt liquor stashed in the trunk, Mr. Marvin Gaye on the CD - we are going to get all the way down.

    • House: Two bad accountants from the Pacific Rim? The odds are astronomical.

    • 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 Cameron) Regarding wardrobe, are you too young to remember spandex?

    • House: Sorry – we tried your way, you could not have been wronger.
      Dr. Foreman: I said Chase was probably right.
      House: Oh, yeah – we've all got 20/20 hindsight.

    • Dr. Cuddy: I heard about Dr. Cameron's conditions for coming back to work.
      House: It's purely business. I'll make sure you get the receipt.
      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.
      Dr. Cuddy: Bear in mind, Cameron's probably the only female who could tolerate you. Wear the sky-blue shirt. It almost makes you look nice.

    • Myron: You got a pharmacy around here?
      House: In the hospital? Could be – let's see if we can find it.

    • Myron: You Dr. House?
      House: I have a feeling I'm going to regret this, but...yes.

    • Dr. Chase: I said I thought it was a trauma-induced aneurysm.
      House: Yeah, it could have carried a tad more weight if you'd mentioned the "liking pain" thing. You're on my naughty list – sorry, no leather stethoscope this Christmas.

    • Dr. Foreman: Yeah, why would you want to be in a relationship that's so obviously going to lead to pain?
      Dr. Cameron: Shut up!

    • Ramona: Hi – I'm having vaginal pain.
      House: Pleasure to meet you.
      Ramona: My ob-gyn died recently. Nice man. Warm hands.
      House: Not anymore.

    • Dr. Cameron: (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: (House) scared a guy into stroking out?
      Dr. Wilson: Does that surprise anyone here?

    • Dr. Cameron: House practically begged me to come back.
      Dr. Foreman: Please tell me you took him to the cleaners.
      Dr. Cameron: Same lousy salary.
      Chase: Then why'd you do it?
      House: Because this is the happiest place on Earth.

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