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House M.D.: Season 5 [2008] (5 discs)

Composer:Massive Attack
Length:1080 minutes
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IMDB Rating:8.5/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: In the wake of Amber's death, Wilson decides to leave his practice at Princeton Plainsboro, which, as you can guess, doesn't sit that well with House.

Reaction: A good season with a very surprising ending.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Guest Cast
Alexandra Lydon => Melinda (Emancipation)
Emily Rios => Sophia (Emancipation)
Angela Gots => Spencer (Lucky Thirteen)
Anne Dudek => Dr. Amber Volakis (Saviors)
Lindsey McKeon => Franni (Saviors)
Tim Rock => Doug (Saviors)
Anthony Montgomery => James Carlton (Painless)
Jake Cherry => Zach (Painless)
Lori Petty => Janice (Painless)
Sarah Danielle Goldberg => Lynne (Painless)
Ashton Holmes => Scott (Both Sides Now)
Carl Reiner => Eugene Schwartz (Both Sides Now)
B.K. Cannon => Natalie (Joy to the World)
Sherilyn Fenn => Mrs. Soellner (Joy to the World)
Becky Baeling => Deedee (Let Them Eat Cake)
Samantha Shelton => Emmy (Let Them Eat Cake)
Becky O'Donohue => Karamel (House Divided)
Clare Carey => Ellie Miller (House Divided)
Ryan Lane => Seth Miller (House Divided)
Treshelle Edmond => Laura (House Divided)
Breckin Meyer => Brandon (Adverse Effects)
Jennifer Crystal Foley => Rachel Taub (Adverse Effects)
Marika Dominczyk => Heather (Adverse Effects)
Christine Woods => Lou (Dying Changes Everything)
Jamie Rose => Patty Michener (Dying Changes Everything)
Colleen Camp => Charlotte (Simple Explanation)
Ed Brigadier => Richard (Simple Explanation)
Mary Jo Deschanel => Julia (Simple Explanation)
Meat Loaf => Eddie (as Meat Loaf Aday) (Simple Explanation)
Diane Baker => Blythe House (Birthmarks)
Samantha Quan => Nicole (Birthmarks)
Dominic Scott Kay => Jackson Smith (The Softer Side)
Erika Flores => Sarah (Big Baby)
Felicia Day => Apple (Not Cancer)
Jamie Tisdale => Penelope (Under My Skin)
Jay Karnes => Nick Greenwald (The Social Contract)
Susan Egan => Audrey Greenwald (The Social Contract)
Jimmi Simpson => Daniel Bresson (Unfaithful)
Joanna Koulis => Samantha Harmon (Joy)
Salvator Xuereb => Jerry Harmon (Joy)
John Kapelos => Dr. Kurtz (Locked In)
Mos Def => Lee (Locked In)
Judith Scott => Dana Miller (The Greater Good)
Judy Greer => Morgan West (Here Kitty)
Todd Louiso => Stewart Nozick (The Itch)
Zeljko Ivanek => Jason (Last Resort)
Andrew Bernstein => Director
Daniel Attias => Director
David Platt => Director
David Straiton => Director
Deran Sarafian => Director
Greg Yaitanes => Director
James Hayman => Director
Juan Josť Campanella => Director
Katie Jacobs => Director
Lesli Linka Glatter => Director
Matthew Penn => Director
Massive Attack => Composer
David Shore => Creator
Hugh Laurie => Dr. Gregory House
Jennifer Morrison => Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer => Dr. Robert Chase
Kal Penn => Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Lisa Edelstein => Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Michael Weston => Lucas Douglas
Olivia Wilde => Thirteen - Dr. Hadley
Omar Epps => Dr. Eric Foreman
Peter Jacobson => Dr. Chris Taub
Robert Sean Leonard => Dr. James Wilson

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Hugh Laurie did not actually like the title "House".
  • The standard way to use a cane is to hold it on the opposite side of the injured leg. Dr. House of course knows this, but, consistent with his contrary nature, insists on holding his cane on the same side as his injured leg.
  • One of the promotional posters features Hugh Laurie wrapped in two snakes with a pair of wings behind him, a recreation of the Greek Caduceus symbol. Foreign fans might be confused by this, because the correct symbol is the rod of Asclepius, the healer, a similar symbol having only one coiled snake and no wings. However, within the US, the Caduceus is as commonly used as the more correct Rod of Asclepius, as its use was popularized around the turn of the century. As the Caduceus is actually the symbol associated with the Greek god Hermes, and therefore a symbol of Wisdom, its use has long been a point of controversy and satirical humor within the US medical community.
  • In April 2009, Kal Penn told Entertainment Weekly Magazine that the writers killed off his character on "House M.D." because he had asked to be allowed to leave the show to go work for the Barack Obama Administration as the Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison.
  • After receiving his honorary doctorate in fine arts, TV satirist Stephen Colbert placed several pictures of other famous TV doctors who inspired him on the mantle-piece of his show's set. One of these is of Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House. The others are Bill Cosby as Dr. Cliff Huxtable and Noah Drake from [General Hospital]. As a response, the creators of House placed a picture of Colbert on the desk of Gregory House in the show's 5th season, that can be seen from time to time. Due to both Laurie's show winning an Emmy over Colbert's, and because Laurie received an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) while Colbert did not (nor could he, since he's not British), Colbert named House to his enemies list.
  • In Dead Poets Society (1989), Robert Sean Leonard played a character under pressure from his father to become a doctor, but whose passion was to become an actor.