The First Evil (asta77) wrote,
The First Evil

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I know this ep is probably worthy of deeper analysis, but it's late and I'm sleepy, so here are some off the cuff thoughts. (Psst, I liked it *a lot* better than the last ep. ;)

House and Wilson are now shacked up. How many of you slashers passed out cold by that turn of events? At least it was at the end of the ep. ;) All I can wonder is ‘Can two emotionally screwed up men live together without driving each other crazy?’

Warren! Weiss! My fandoms are colliding again. Seriously, if Mary McDonnell had shown up as the heart patients ex, my head may have exploded.

They changed the structure a bit this week. They actually diagnosed the patient quickly *and* accurately. Of course, that was to set up the arrival of Patient B, but, still it was nice to avoid the numerous incorrect diagonosis before getting it right late in the fourth act.

Have we ever seen House hands on in an emergency before? It was very cool seeing him in action like that.

It was an interesting twist that the assessment of Patient A (VD was causing the health problems) was actually true of Patient B. I was as shocked as Cameron when House appeared nice and lied to the husband. I should have known better. House was typically House. Yet, I have to begin to wonder when his callous behavior really becomes inexcusable. I cringed when he referred to Patient B as “meat we’re dealing with here” right in front of the husband. And he respects the living? Since when?

But when introduces Amy in a “hugely manipulative” move, we see that it’s not just that he knows he’s an ass, unlike most asses, he is willing to bare the consequences of his actions. Sure, I don’t think he expected to get the family jewels kneed when telling the husband to “take it out on me not on her”, but the important thing for him is he won.

OK, the husband was a bastard for cheating, getting gonorrhea, and then lying about it. But I liked seeing a family member not sitting ideally by, weeping, or whining that everyone else isn’t doing enough. He took an active role in the case. And it wasn’t some overly melodramatic turn when he refused to take his wife off life support. He was ready to let her go. He wanted her wishes, if at all possible, carried out and the life of another saved. To go so far as to have him chime in with “Her toxin screen was clean” may have stretched plausibility, but he seemed to have earned House’s respect enough to be allowed to stay in the room while they were working.

Best line: “I assume House is a great doctor…because when you are that big a jerk you’re either great or unemployed.”

Best exchange: “Maybe I’m going through something that I need to have an actual conversation about.”/”If you need that kind of friend you may have made some deeper errors.”

No new episodes for three weeks?! What the….Damn you to Hell FOX!

Oh, and after watching this episode my mother announced she doesn’t want a heart transplant. Not that she needs one. Her heart is perfectly healthy last we heard. But I should know for future reference. We also got into a discussion on how she doesn’t believe I’d pull the plug. Oh yes I will…
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