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House

I think my icon says it all, but...

Seriously? They fried a guys brain and purposely erased his memories because they thought he was suffering from a broken heart. *And* didn't bother to see if he was telling the truth. SERIOUSLY? At that moment, suddenly, all of BSG's story lines started making sense. I really thought it was the resolution of the Tritter arc that was going to piss me off, but, no, it was the patient of the week story. Have the writers run out of anything resembling a plausible case? Or are the sharks waiting at their door?

As for the Tritter arc, I'd be enraged if it made any sort of sense. They revealed that he had a drug addict in his life and that's what made him persecute anyone he thinks may be one - then they did nothing with that revelation. And we get him wishing House well after his case is thrown out? Huh?

What did I like? The judge rocked. She said what we've all been thinking and I loved her line about House not likely to be flooding the streets with cocaine. And I was relieved to find out what I hoped to be the case - House was faking it. Accept I think he was sincere with the apology which I Wilson didn't necessarily deserve for recent events, like trying to label him an addict and push him into rehab, but he has been treated like crap in the past and he's earned an 'I'm sorry' for putting up with a lot.

House made Cuddy lie? Did I miss him pointing a gun to her head?

Ok, the hug was pretty adorable too, especially his not knowing how to react to it.

In House related news, Jesse Spencer and Jennifer Morrison are engaged. Which given Cameron's attitude towards Chase tonight proves she can act. ;)

And I don't know if people are spoilerphobic about casting for the show so just in case... Dave Matthews will be appearing as - surprise! - a musician with a mysterious illness in an upcoming ep. Normally when I see a pop/rock star cast on a show I think stunt casting but a) it probably helps to have a musician play a musician and b) he's acted before and isn't bad. And, hey. maybe we'll have a dueling musicians thing between he and Hugh. ;-)
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I just got off the phone with my mother and after I said that no doctor, no hospital, no clinic would have done what they did she replies, "Well, some places in Europe..." NO! Do not make excuses for the bad storytelling! Had this been a fanfic I would have quit reading because it just...makes...no...sense.
I was up and down with this episode. The patient of the week stretched credibility even for them. Boy, I hope they come up with something better in the future. And I would have liked to have seen more of why Tritter was so relentless, but I think his wishing House well was all right, and showed that he wasn't being spiteful, but that he was overreacting due to personal experience. The judge was great; she didn't have time for any of their foolishness :)

I cut Wilson a lot of slack here, because I think he's coming from a different place than Cuddy, or the others. Cuddy is concerned about House, but she's more worried about how she'll deal without his medical expertise. She was saving her own neck as much as House's when she perjured herself, of that I am positive. The others are more concerned with him professionally as well, though Cameron obviously still cares about him. But she doesn't deal with him outside of work. Wilson isn't concerned with House the doctor, he's worried about his friend, and wants to help him, however misguided he turned out to be. His heart has always been in the right place, and as you said, he's put up with a lot in the past, so he's owed an apology.

One thing House said to Tritter, about his pain - boy, that was spot on. How do peopled expect a person to deal with that day to day without something to relieve it?
but I think his wishing House well was all right, and showed that he wasn't being spiteful, but that he was overreacting due to personal experience.

I agree, but I really wish they would have explored the big revelation that Tritter's actions were based on personal bias rather then introduce it, drop it, and then have a ten second quasi-redemptive exchange.

Wilson isn't concerned with House the doctor, he's worried about his friend, and wants to help him, however misguided he turned out to be.

Again, I agree, Wilson is looking out for House the person and not House the doctor. While I believe Cuddy and Cameron are concerned with his personal well being too, there is also a part of them that worries about losing House as a doctor/mentor. I just wish Wilson wasn't quite so hypocritical in his dealings with House. Love how House continues to bring up the affair with the dying patient to which Wilson has no response to.
I just wish Wilson wasn't quite so hypocritical in his dealings with House. Love how House continues to bring up the affair with the dying patient to which Wilson has no response to.

Oh, I love that too ;) We always look at their friendship as one where Wilson is supposed to teach House a thing or two, but House keeps Wilson honest, and doesn't let him off the hook when it comes to his own failings. The great thing is that they don't make those feelings a make or break thing when it comes to their friendship.
I had no idea they were an item. Must be fun to be snarking at each other the way they do on the show. :-)
I think they've been dating since early into the first season. I'm just glad it seems to be going well for them because an ugly break up could affect the show.
Does this mean I can start watching it again now?

And I finally bought season 1 of House last night. £16! Bargain!
If you were waiting for Tritter ti leave, it's safe to come back now! ;-)
My mother has been watching House, and has been very unhappy with this season, and I gather that's a rather common reaction? I saw a few episodes in reruns with her when I was home, and I have to ask: did they tip the balance a little too far on the sympathetic/bastard scale with both House and Cuddy? Because in the episodes I saw, they both came across as people who basically deserve every lousy thing that happens to them, and I'm not sure that's the take-home I'm supposed to be getting.
I don't go to any boards or comms for House so I don't know what the consensus for the season seems to be, but, on my Flist, there has been a fair share of criticism of characterization (declaring House an addict when the show established he wasn't in the first season) and story arcs (the persecution of House and anyone associated with him by Det Tritter). Between this and BSG I wonder where the love has gone? ;)

I adore Hugh Laurie so I will watch to the bitter end, but there have been a couple eps this season where I did not like House at all. Yeah, he can be a selfish bastard, but when it got to the point that he allowed his best friend to sacrifice his career and didn't seem to care or was willing to let patients die to prove a point it went way too far. And Cuddy? I don't know what the hell they are doing with her. From week to week she changes her position on House and whether to protect his ass or throw him to the wolves. And her 'You made me lie' statement this week pissed me off because he NEVER asked her to perjure herself - she made that choice on her own and she's basically blackmailing him now over it.

I never thought the day would come when Cameron would seem the most sensible of the lot.
I loved the ep merely for the fact that Tritter is gone! And House faking it was fabulous.

As for frying the guy's brain, I agree it seems unlikely, but I kind of liked it because it showed that they make mistakes and that House's drama does in fact affect patient care.

Apparently the Chase/Cameron fling thing might resurface. Her ring is huge!
I've heard rumors about C/C resurfacing. Which I'm curious to see how they handle since it's obvious she still has strong feelings for House. Maybe it will actually force him to finally do something.
Why didn't they learn from the Chi MacBride fiasco that bringing someone in as a straw man is stoopit, strains credulity, and is stoopit? ... Oh yeah. Same reason they fry a guy's cerebral cortex with the same care they'd take over choosing their next nail polish.

Which is why this show is not on my A list. It's all a series of transparent put-up jobs whose only excuse is to give HL a chance to be HL.
Hugh is both a blessing and a curse for the show. Without him they would not have made it past a half season, but becuase of him the writers think they can get away with crap storylines. Which is true because he's the reason most people are watching.

The show is still on my A List, mostly because I have found nothing to replace it.
I was dumbfounded by them wiping that guy's brain when they didn't even know what was going on.

I'm glad the Tritter thing is over, even though the ending of it was lame. And in the end, it really changed nothing. It was manufactured drama that came and went without really altering the characters in any meaningful way. Whatever.
And in the end, it really changed nothing. It was manufactured drama that came and went without really altering the characters in any meaningful way.

You've summed up it perfectly. Yeah, we've had how many weeks (months if you count the hiatus) of the Tritter storyline and nothing has changed? I am glad that House scammed them all because I would have had to spork my eyes out if his rehab was a real attempt to better his life, but a little acknowledgment that the others possibly had a point would have been nice.