Asta 2

Well, House of Cards Actually Seems Appropriate



Ya know, the tee shirts are great, but I can totally support the tux becoming House's new day to day wear. Sans tie, of course. Good Lord, did the man look good. Adding to the hotness was him being hands on treating a patient again. Actually, they all looked really good. And I'm always entertained by the unusual sight of people all dressed up in their best duds being called back to work.

And some may try to deny it, but there was a definite House/Cameron moment. I actually thought Cameron was going to have her 'Oh my God, he's noticing me!' moment taken away from her. Foreman was standing right behind her and I expected House to compliment him on *his* appearance - whether it be an honest observation or just a way of showing Cameron, yet again, it ain't gonna happen. But, nope, his momentary distraction was all about her and he did nothing to cover it up. And that House was distracted from the mission at hand? Yeah, I'll need to analyze that more.

Since the show threw the Moby Dick comparison at us several times, it kind of undermines our analysis of Esther being House's whale. The show continued to show us that while House may be a wee bit more sensitive to his patient it's a child his main focus is always the ailment and finding a cure. He wasn't haunted by Esther's death, but how his perceived failure led to her death.

I'm a little peeved at Cuddy. She chews out House for nearly killing the boy, but at least he was doing something. She ordered an IV for dehydration and went on playing poker. (I'm not a parent nor an expert when it comes to gastro-intestinal ailments, but that kid didn't just have some blood in his stool, he was hemorrhaging.)

Wilson won the tournament! I was so happy for him. After all the crap he's been through recently, he deserves a moment. :)
  • Current Mood: satisfied satisfied
Oh yeah, the House/Cameron was definitely there. I wonder between this and that scene the other week with the payoff of the bet if they're thinking of starting that up again, which I would not be against.

I think I was the same in mostly having the shallow thoughts. There was the usual medical mystery, but it didn't seem as interesting to me as the fact that everybody looked really really pretty tonight.
I think I would have been against House and Cameron last season, not because I hate the idea, but she was so weak and needy when it came to him. She's a lot stronger now and not romanticizing him any longer. She has had her eyes open for awhile now and he seemed to have them opened last night so, who know?
And some may try to deny it, but there was a definite House/Cameron moment. I actually thought Cameron was going to have her 'Oh my God, he's noticing me!' moment taken away from her. Foreman was standing right behind her and I expected House to compliment him on *his* appearance - whether it be an honest observation or just a way of showing Cameron, yet again, it ain't gonna happen. But, nope, his momentary distraction was all about her and he did nothing to cover it up Mind you, she did look very tres chic in that red dress so who can blame him.
And yes, Cuddy was medically useless in that episode while House at least tried out various things on said child.
Cameron looked pretty amazing and not in the overly done up I spent hours with a stylist way.
I was VERY disappointed in Cuddy last night as well. They made her look downright incompetent. Something I've never felt for her before. I've also seen her as smart, straight-forward and in charge. She just looked helpless and useless last night...she almost gave house a pining look when she asked if he had anything, and he said no and walked out of the little boy's room. I thought that was very out of character for her... or maybe she just acted that part wrong.
I'm wondering if the writers can't do justice to both actresses at the same time? Cameron seemed to be written well beginning to end and Cuddy seemed to be flailing. Gambling over patient care? Telling House he's done then looking at him desperately for a clue as to what to do? It was very odd. My mother got so angry at her she wanted her fired...at which point I pointed out she's a TV character. ;)
I actually thought Cameron was going to have her 'Oh my God, he's noticing me!' moment taken away from her. Foreman was standing right behind her and I expected House to compliment him on *his* appearance

Ahaha - I thought the very same thing! And when it turned out he was just really struck by how pretty she looked in that dress, I was almost disappointed. In a "what? no joke?" way, not the "ohnoes, don't go pairing them off!" way. Honest! Cameron actually impressed me by not melting all over the kid in the ep - she's come a long way since "Maternity", it seems.

He wasn't haunted by Esther's death, but how his perceived failure led to her death.

Yep; he looked like Holmes facing off with Moriarty after losing the battle against him in the past. (Now that's the kind of literary metaphor that makes me happy. *g*)
Cameron actually impressed me by not melting all over the kid in the ep - she's come a long way since "Maternity", it seems.

That's a good point. And it seems like she has been getting less and less emotionally involved with her patients recently.

Another thing that I liked is that she got dressed up for the occasion and not for House. If this had been Season 1 I think she may have gone out her way to try to look pretty to get his attention. But, here, she seemed genuinely surprised by the reaction she got and it probably meant more to her than any reciprocation of feelings she's tried to manipulate from him.
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode.

Ya know, the tee shirts are great, but I can totally support the tux becoming House's new day to day wear.

House did look very appealing in his fancy duds and when he took off the tie it increased to an "I want to jump him" vibe.

And some may try to deny it, but there was a definite House/Cameron moment.

I was delighted by this moment. Mostly, because I think it was so unexpected (for me at least). And also because House didn't turn it into a joke and because Cameron didn't go all gooey over it. As you've said, Cameron has really grown and, while I always liked her, I'm more comfortable with her character now. Its nice not to cringe with akwardness on her behalf all the time. Although, to be honest, if House had responded to me like that I probably would have went all gooey. ;)

I'm a little peeved at Cuddy.

I concur. She blasts House for attempting to treat a dying child after she herself diagnosed without even bothering to actually exam him. It seemed rather irresponsible to me to order treatment without even checking in on the kid. Especially since the symptoms we saw seemed a bit more severe than simply blood in the stool.

Wilson won the tournament! I was so happy for him.

I know! I seriously just want to give Wilson a big hug. And I loved the ending with he and House laughing together. That's something they could both use more of.

So yes, completely superficial review but still a great episode.
House did look very appealing in his fancy duds and when he took off the tie it increased to an "I want to jump him" vibe.

Oh yeah. ;-) And I also liked it when he lost the jacket and rolled up his sleeves. ::drools::

I was delighted by this moment. Mostly, because I think it was so unexpected (for me at least). And also because House didn't turn it into a joke and because Cameron didn't go all gooey over it.

Exactly. It took me off guard too because I thought House and the show were moving past that. I really liked that it wasn't a forced moment. Cameron wasn't manipulating House, trying to get his attention, and House didn't try to cover with snark. And I think it's very telling that Cameron enjoyed the moment, but didn't push it. She moved right on to doing her job and not acting like a love sick teenager.

My mother called me before the credits even rolled to voice her anger over Cuddy's actions (or lack of them) and how she should be fired. I had to point out it was a TV show and they tend to do things for dramatic effect - like find an excuse to keep her clear of House. ;)
I will be equally shallow. There is nothing better than a good looking man in a classic tux, even without the tie. I thought Wilson also looked very nice, and I loved the ending - we seldom see them both relaxed and genuinely enjoying each other's company. I was so happy for Wilson winning! He was so pleased. Yet genuinely concerned about House.

You can't blame House for noticing how Cameron looked - she looked very pretty, and deserved to be noticed! Kudos to her for not going all gooey-eyed.

I missed the very beginning (but I taped it so I can watch it again), so I'm not sure why Cuddy was so intent on playing rather than take more of an interest in the boy; she did seem a bit nonchalant about the whole thing. But she changed her tune after she'd actually seen the boy, and didn't object to House sitting with him - rather, she asked him if he had any ideas. It was her comeuppance.
Hey, maybe we'll find out Cuddy has a gambling addiction, hence her reluctance to leave the table plus it would give House spme good material. ;)

Kudos to her for not going all gooey-eyed.

That may have been one of Cameron's finest moments - not overreacting to House's admiration of her appearance. Season 1 Cameron would have been scrambling to figure out how to make more of it rather than accept the compliment and move on to do her job.
I thought House genuinely feared losing that boy cause he hadn't been able to save Esther. His relief at it working out this time was palpable. I want to comment on his omnipotence being shaken but can't find the right way to say what I want.

I'm putting Cuddy down to being drunk. In which case she shouldn't really have been in her white coat at all in that ep. And I don't believe that none of the other four hadn't been drinking either!

House's noticing how lovely Cameron looked and her response was subtle - just right I thought. I like the way she's grown up. I'm so proud of her! I think they both just appreciate each other. I still think a relationship wouldn't be right, but there's nothing wrong with acknowledged attraction.
I would be more forgiving if Cuddy was drunk, but didn't House ask Wilson if she was drinking her seltzer? And I don't think it was a joke. Plus she seemed to be the doctor on call and I doubt she'd be drinking heavily if at all. Nope, I think her competative nature got the better of her.
As an unrelated comment, I made a new icon today... and in chatting with jonesiexxx we came to the conclusion that I re-do this icon and make it say, "my hubby can beat up jamie bamber"... but as I didn't feel like recreating the icon, I figured I could just post it and say...

"my hubby's arms can beat up jamie bamber's arms" ;)

Smooches.
Yeah, but he still doesn't have the cool English accent. :p

Actually, Jamie is looking a bit leaner - I think. He was wearing long sleeves in the last new pics I saw of him so O can;t be positive. But near the end of the season even I was thinking 'Skip some trips to the gym already!'. I was beginning to wonder how he'd fit in the viper. :/