Allison Cameron Very little is known about Cameron's early life, but it is implied that unlike Foreman and Chase , her adolescence was rather uneventful. She was born in about in the area of Chicago, Illinois. Both of her parents are still living, and there has also been a reference to an older brother in the episode Fetal Position. However, the details of her family life are not known. She did admit that she was arrested at the age of 17 for an undisclosed reason. It is not known where Cameron attended university.
During her time there, she earned an A in Calculus, but when she realized her professor had made a grading error, she disclosed it and her grade was lowered. Shortly after she finished university, she married her first husband even though she knew he had been recently diagnosed with terminal thyroid cancer.
The husband died within six months of the marriage, but Cameron did take the precaution of freezing some of his semen. We also do not know where she attended medical school although Johns Hopkins Medical School was ruled out in Pilot. However, she did finish near the top of her class.
She did her internship at the Mayo Clinic , a substantial accomplishment. She then completed a residency in immunology , but it has never been revealed where she did her residency. Cameron was hired about six months before the start of the series, after Chase had been hired, but well before Eric Foreman. Apparently, House had many more qualified applicants but was intrigued by Cameron because of her exceptionally good looks. He wondered why someone so good looking had worked so hard to become a doctor and an accomplished one at that.
He figured that she must be damaged in some way and wanted to find out more about her, as well as having the bonus of admiring her looks - as he described it: However, she becomes suspicious when she realizes Foreman is a lot more qualified than she is.
However, soon Cameron becomes romantically interested in House. House has no romantic interest in Cameron and puts her attraction down to a general need to find people who need fixing.
When Cameron quits to try to take the heat off of House after Edward Vogler threatens to discontinue the entire department, House finds himself refusing to hire a new candidate and wanting her back once Vogler is gone. Despite being tempted by both a job and a relationship with the handsome and famous Sebastian Charles , Cameron decides to stay with House.
They share a brief, intense sexual encounter which Chase enjoys but Cameron regrets. The same patient exposes Cameron to HIV , but she later tests negative. Cameron prepares an article about Andie , who was literally given a living autopsy as a diagnostic procedure. Leaving it with House for review, she is aghast when Foreman publishes an article on the same case by merely having House sign off on it without reading it. When Cameron asks for an apology, Foreman reminds her they are colleagues, not friends, and says he has nothing to apologize for.
She proceeds with a risky brain biopsy which discovers the problem but nearly results in Foreman losing control of his muscles before he recovers. She learns Lisa Cuddy and James Wilson have plotted to keep this information away from House for fear he will take further risks, but instead House is now doubting his abilities. She finds out that he too performed experiments on unwitting subjects in the s. When he tries to justify his actions by the results obtained, Cameron angrily takes a skin biopsy.
When it turns out the patient has a terminal illness that will keep him in pain until he dies, Cameron is the one who arranges for the fatal dose of morphine.
Cameron seems to be the only one genuinely interested in treating him, and when the patient tries to leave she actually drugs him to keep him from leaving. As a result, she damages both the MRI machine and a plate glass panel, as well as standing up to Cuddy over the results. House figures Cameron must have been close to someone who was overweight at one time. Eventually, while making out in the storeroom, House breaks in, ostensibly to dispose of some files.
However, they both wonder if he did it deliberately. The affair soon becomes common knowledge in the hospital. However, when Chase makes it clear that he wants a relationship with Cameron, she breaks off the relationship they do have and their working relationship chills.
Chase reacts by starting I love you Tuesdays to remind her that he likes her. Cameron keeps brushing him off. She meets Chase at a bar to commiserate, but turns down his offer of a drink.
Cameron starts the year by bleaching her brown hair blonde. Cuddy decides to hire back Cameron and has her fill the opening in the emergency room for senior attending physician. Cameron starts to become more dismissive and authoritative with House, insisting he take cases and dismissing his attempts to treat her ER patients.
Foreman soon gets back at her by pretending to discharge one of her ER patients behind her back. She soon apologizes to Foreman. She soon settles on Jeffrey Cole as her favorite and advises him to stand up to House. To try to make it stick, she bets House that Cole will stand up to his constant abuse. She resigns from the committee in order to frustrate him. Cameron continues to grow in confidence and when one of her homebound outreach patients becomes ill, she once again manipulates House into taking the case.
When Cuddy adopts her new daughter, she desperately wants to spend more time with her and turns to Cameron for help. Cuddy is stuck with supervising House herself and turns on him with a vengeance. Meanwhile, her relationship with Chase is getting both more serious and more difficult. However, after the relationship nearly ends, Cameron relents and lets Chase have his own drawer. Things get more serious when Cameron inadvertently learns that Chase is planning to propose. Chase figures that Cameron still has feelings for House and breaks off the relationship.
However, there is still one more hurdle to cross. However, in the end, he realizes that Cameron is merely keeping it as a link to her late husband and agrees to let her keep it.
They marry in the last episode of the season. This is the last season in which Cameron is a main character. With House stating his intention not to return to diagnostic medicine, Foreman is put in charge, but Chris Taub decides to quit the team and Foreman fires his girlfriend Thirteen. Foreman asks Chase and Cameron to work with him until he can interview replacements.
However, the treatment is a disaster and the dictator soon dies. Chase confesses to Foreman, but keeps the truth from Cameron. House figures out the truth independently. Chase finally confesses his misdeeds and Cameron forgives him. However, House, who is now back in charge of diagnostics, asks Chase why Cameron went so easy on him when she would be morally outraged with anyone else. House is soon plotting to get all his old fellows back to work for him.
He convinces Chase, Thirteen and Taub to beg for their old jobs back, but Cameron soon realizes that House had known what was wrong with the patient all along and threatened a risky course of treatment to get the others to get interested in the case. However, when Chase is slow with the divorce paperwork, she comes back to PPTH to get him to sign it.
They are soon trapped alone in a room together when the hospital is locked down looking for a missing newborn. Cameron tells Chase she never loved him and Chase accepts that - he sees it as vindicating his actions in the relationship as not being the cause of their breakup. Chase consoles her and they wind up making love one last time before Cameron leaves with the completed divorce papers. For this season, Jennifer Morrison was demoted from the main cast. She did not make any appearances during the seventh season.
However, her character was mentioned a few times. For this season, Jennifer Morrison guest-starred in the series finale.