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'House' Thoughts

First off, let me say THANK GOD CHASE/CAMERON ARE OVER. I really had no problem with the idea of them hooking up, but had I known casual sex would turn them into immature morons I would have reconsidered my initial stance. When they were working in the lab I half expected them to be passing notes under the table. And while it's nice to see the woman be the sexual aggressor and enjoying sex, Cameron was being played way too out of character. She went from celibate to sex machine. I'm sure some of her behavior and inneundo was a show to embarrass Chase, but doing it in the patients bed while she's lying in the hospital? I've never been more on Foreman's side - this was a bad idea and it needed to stop.

I'm torn on whether I should feel sorry for Chase or laugh at his expense. I'll give Cameron credit for one thing, she was always honest with him as to what her feelings were or, more precisely, were not. And she did the right thing by ending it then and there. Chase apparently thought she's just grow to love(?) him the more time they spent together. Accept she loves House and he knows that.

I enjoyed watching Wilson play House and have to deal with the inter-group dynamic.

I give the show points for showing a women paying for sex with another women. I kept waiting for the fake out and it never came. Having the hooker have a heart of gold was a bit much, but I would have been pissed if she just grabbed the money and ran. And now I'm curious to see if she shows up again as Wilson's 'date'.

The airplane stuff was far-fetched even by the show's standards. And why oh why did they have to show so much vomiting? The pilot would have turned the plane around. And while I believe in psychosomatic illness and the power of suggestion, Cuddy looked like she was on death's door. The duckling substitutes were pretty entertaining though.
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The duckling substitutes were the best part of the show, although I did like the hospital patient.
I liked that the patient was not what you expected her to be, yet her behavior was explained by her simply stating that she had outlived her mother. From that point it was easy to rationalize that she looked back at her own life and realized she hadn't really taken any chances so she went a bit crazy - by her standards.
Best line of the show - "I'm beginning to feel sorry for House." :)

It got to the point that I wouldn't have been surprised to see Leslie Nielson on the plane ;)

I too am glad to see Cameron/Chase kaput. It was getting boring as well as annoying.
It was getting boring as well as annoying.

Well said. Once they moved their 'relationship' to the foreground and we got to witness their sexcapades, which were pointless, it really dragged down the show.

God knows House has his faults, but Wilson works solo and he didn't seem to have a clue as to the bickering House had to deal with on a daily basis.
I wouldn't have been surprised to see Leslie Nielson on the plane ;)

Now, that's the best line.
Wilson playing House and House trying to make a fake group of doctors (which...didn't actually work out that well for him) were both awesome! Chase was just adorable throughout this episode, so I mostly feel sorry for him.
I could probably analyze how House seemed to most like Mini!Chase because he really was most like the person he was subbing for in that he listened to House, agreed with him, and accidentally discovered what the problem was. ;)

I am curious to see how Chase acts towards Cameron next week and how it affects the group dynamic. Even though he knows Cameron was upfront with him the entire time, I still don't see him reacting well to being dumped.
I'm not reading you post 'cause I haven't watched yet; however, your cut text reminded me of a segment on SNL's Weekend Update, "Really?!? with Seth & Amy". Here it is actually.
The "new" ducklings for House and the "old" ducklings for Wilson were the best part of the episode. Although the "I turned 58 and decided to go wild" patient was kind of fun as well.
And yes, thank god Chase/Cameron is over.
It was also cool having two patients that were two completely separate cases with two sets of doctors treating them. It broke with the normal structure of the show.
I just can't get excited about this show any more. I think I'm going to catch it when it's on our tv, seeing as that's not too far away now.
My mother called me after the ep aired and was displeased I was not wildly enthusiastic about it. She can't understand how I find fault with so much. I told her that she should read my BSG posts and I love that show. ;)

There have been episodes I've loved, but others I've been 'Eh' about. I still adore Hugh and it's better than a lot of other TV so it would have to take a drastic nosedive in quality (think 'X-Files' without Duchovny) for me to jump ship.
Yes! The ending of Chase/Cameron was definitely due. As you said, the whole storyline had Cameron so far out of character that it was difficult to watch. I can buy her wanting to "enjoy" herself without attachments as she is so emotional by nature but that's a far cry from turning into an unethical horndog. Supposed to be monitoring a patient? Nah, let's have sex. Supposed to be searching a sick woman's home for toxins? Nah, let's do it on her bed; she's not using it after all. Please, that doesn't even seem vaguely like the character we've come to know. I don't have a problem with Cameron growing, but let's do in a slower more believable manner.

I do feel a bit bad for Chase but it's not something that's going to weigh me down. ;) I do think that his character is one that could use more exposure. Of the entire gang at Princeton Plainsboro I feel he is the one I have the least understanding of. I wonder if we'll get a Chase-centric episode anytime soon?

House's stand-in ducklings were amusing. In fact they were only slightly plausible part of the entire airplane scenario.
Please, that doesn't even seem vaguely like the character we've come to know. I don't have a problem with Cameron growing, but let's do in a slower more believable manner.

I think Cameron has grown in maturity considerably since Season 1, but the writers seem to think her becoming Casual Sex Girl is just another part of that and, no, it just doesn't fit with other aspects of her personality. I can buy wanting to try a 'no strings attached' relationship, but she seemed to be turning into a nympho. :/

I agree that Chase has had the least character development of any of them. Other than a couple of episodes that focused on his relationship with his father and mentions of him almost becoming a priest, what do we know about him? Both Wilson and Cuddy have gotten more screen time, with mixed results in Cuddy's case, but it's still an increased presence on the show. Chase just blends into the background at times.

And why did he fall for Cameron? There was no explanation for these sudden deep feelings. At least with House I think the attraction comes from not understanding why this bright, attractive, young woman would want him with all his problems. It's another puzzle to be solved. I just don't know where Chase is coming from.