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House Musings (Sorry, I Couldn't Think of A Bad Pun)

As I was watching House this evening, I thought of my dear no_detective and how bitterly disappointed she must be. We were about half way through the show and no Dr Wilson. Even more tragically no House *and* Dr Wilson. And, then, it happened. Wilson reciting poetry, in front of everyone, to House. Could it have happened? Could subtext have become text? I had visions of a woman I've never seen in a state of apoplexy. Sadly, it was revealed to be the confessions of a syphilitic 82 year old woman who had the audacity to compare House to Ashton Kutcher. Still, for the slashers out there I'm sure it was a beautiful moment. ;-)

I'd love to make some really deep, thought provoking observations, but, yet again, I will leave those to Moonlash. Events in this episode did help to expand upon some thoughts I've had regarding the relationship between House and Foreman. Early on I believed that House pushed Foreman so hard - critiquing, criticizing, and challenging him more than the others - because he simply saw him as having the most natural talent of his three young proteges. Now, I think it goes deeper than that. I think House has seen from the outset how alike they are. And House is a man by nature who has to get to the bottom of a mystery. House knows why he is the way he is, but why is Foreman demonstrating similar traits? What event changed his life?

Hey, Cameron showed some backbone tonight! Though, that mother could have caused just about anyone to finally snap.

I have to say, it was nice to see House smile. Not that I want him to get all caring and cuddly from here on out. I shudder at the thought. But, deep down, there has to be a part of House that cares about and has respect for humanity, otherwise, why interact with people at all? And I think that smile was a show of respect, admiration even. House is perhaps irevocably damaged himself and in her he saw another individual who chose to live life on their own terms regardless of what anyone else thought.
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Leave the bad puns to the pro, baby ;-)
I had visions of a woman I've never seen in a state of apoplexy.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Brilliant. Sadly enough, I was quite certain from the get-go that the poem had something to do with the old lady, but I enjoyed that scene immensely</b>. But yeah, it'd be nice to see more of Dr. Wilson. (And I mean that in every way possible. *eg*)

Love your analysis. My brain's too sleep-deprived right now for anything deeper than "slashy!" and "cute old lady!" and "tough Cameron!", but I agree with everything you said. Foreman is indeed still a mystery; and House's smile is definitely a sign of his respect for his patient and her attitude toward life. So, um, you're smart!

*sigh* I really should be sleeping right now... it would be the responsible thing.
Re: Leave the bad puns to the pro, baby ;-)
And yes, sleep deprivation causes excessive italics usage. I can't exactly prove it via differential diagnosis, but I know I'm right.
Re: Leave the bad puns to the pro, baby ;-)
Hee. I can commiserate. I was sleep deprived myself when posting and wondered if anything I was saying made sense. Then again, a fellow sleep deprived person understanding it is not proof that it does. :/
Re: Leave the bad puns to the pro, baby ;-)
Now that I'm fully awake, I've reread your entry and I still think it's an excellent analysis. *g*
It's interesting to see all the fab character writing tonight. Damn, it was great. House stinks to his guns whether people like him or not. I just want to know why House has a walking cane.
The cane (as well as him poping painkillers like they were tic tacs) was explained in the pilot. I can't recall the specific medical terminology, but due to a misdiagnosis of a clot in his leg, the muscles in his thigh were destroyed. Presumably he lacks the strength and stability to walk and stand unassisted now.