When I first saw the preview for the "House" season finale, I was most excited about the medical case. But in the end, I ended up being more intrigued by the drama surrounding House's staff. Between what happened this week and the word that "House" will look different in the fall, I really wonder what the writers have in store for us next season.
More about that in a second. First, let's meet the patient of the week: a Cuban refugee who's been traveling with her husband in an attempt to see House for her set of odd symptoms. I had no idea House's powers were internationally recognized, but it makes for a good story, so read more
"House" has been pushed and shoved around the schedule all season in favor of "American Idol" and Fox's other reality shows, and tonight's season finale is no exception. The episode got bumped out of its prime sweeps-week slot so Fox could launch "On the Lot" after the "Idol" finale, which is a shame, because tonight's episode looks fantastic. It has one of the season's craziest medical cases — a woman who's still alive and talking even though she doesn't have a pulse — along with the resolution to Foreman's apparently imminent departure. To watch a clip from the episode, read more
Man, who wasn't a jerk on "House" last night? At least the title wasn't meant just for House, as he had to take on a whiny, angry teenage patient who definitely gave House a run for his money. (If "personality disorder" is really a symptom, couldn't House have been diagnosed with every disease in the book by now?) Meanwhile, Foreman still insists he's leaving, but someone sabotages his chances by canceling a job interview. But who? Well, for that and the rest of the story, read more
This week's "House" largely followed the fallout from Foreman's sudden resignation, set against the background of a medical case that seemed remarkably similar to the one two weeks ago that led Foreman to kill his patient. This week's patient is Addie, a college sophomore who starts coughing up blood during her martial arts class. House is convinced she has an infection, but the others think it could be something autoimmune. When will they ever learn? Meanwhile, Foreman makes his resignation official — and then gets honest about his feelings about the rest of the staff. For the rundown, read more
I know the real news on this week's "House" should be about Foreman, who announced his resignation last week. But I'm much more excited about House's story — and what it might mean for his romantic life. Tonight's episode guest-stars Piper Perabo as a nutritionist and girlfriend of one of House's patients. So what? Well, there was a rumor a while back that Perabo could return for more episodes, possibly as a new love interest for House. Granted, the clip I've seen from the episode doesn't show any real spark between them — but that could be because they're discussing her boyfriend's poo. Do you think it's about time House got some action? To watch the scene in which House and Perabo's character meet, read more
If last week's episode of "House" was about failure, then this week's was about redemption — or at least an attempt at it. Foreman is still reeling from the death he caused, so he's gun-shy on the team's next case: a boy who gets a mysterious infection just before he's supposed to give bone marrow to his older brother. House decides that the infection is like a needle in a haystack, so they need to "grow more needles" — the old "make him sicker before we can make him well" trick.
Foreman isn't sold, and he's not the only one with reservations. Wilson points out that he treats his patients for months and years, and he needs Matty and Nick's parents to feel like they're doing the right thing. House, of course, has different ideas about medicine, so to see where it goes from there, read more
I've never been a person who watched House for the supporting players, so this week's Foreman-centric episode was interesting for me. The medical story was an emotional rollercoaster that ended up giving a lot of insight into his character, and I'm curious to see how the outcome affects him going forward.
The patient this week is a woman who collapses while gambling. Foreman hears her list of jobs — pet store, then unemployment, then selling subscriptions door-to-door, then unemployment — and judges her as a drug-using con artist like the ones he knew back when he was a bad boy. The point about Foreman turning his life around is driven home further when his parents show up; his mom is losing her memory, and Foreman hasn't visited in eight years, so his dad has decided they should come to him.
Meanwhile, Wilson's second ex-wife, Bonnie, arrives on the scene, trying to convince Wilson to take custody of their dog, Hector. To see what happens from there, read more
Who knew Dr. House's gruff, sarcastic sayings could actually help someone? T-shirts printed with the words "Everybody lies" — which really sums up Doc Cranky's whole philosophy of life — are on sale now to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
According to TV Guide, the idea came about when the producers made shirts bearing House-isms as gifts for the crew. The shirts were such a hit that the producers realized they could sell them — and make money for a good cause in the process. One autographed shirt, along with signed copies of the "House" DVD sets and a signed script, will be auctioned off between May 1 and May 8, with all proceeds going to NAMI.
Unfortunately, there's no picture of Hugh Laurie modeling one of the tees. Maybe I'll just have to Photoshop my own ...
As much as I liked seeing Chase and Cameron together, I've been looking forward to the inevitable bickering once they broke up, and we got lots of that on this week's "House." We also got our little mystery girl, and let's just say that one of your predictions of what would be at the end of her dramatic "I ... want ..." line was almost dead-on. Rock on, ALSW!
We start out at a daycare, where the little boy who I'm almost positive plays Sam on "October Road" gets a gross bloody nose. But the actual sick one is his sister, who collapses suddenly. House sets his team on the case, but Cameron and Chase can't stop fighting, because there's trouble in casual-sex paradise. To hear where it goes from there, read more
Well, it wasn't snakes. Might as well get that out of the way.
This week's "House" gave us two different cases: one in the air and one on the ground. I didn't see the connection between the two, but in the end, we got juicy medical footage, some developments in the Chase-Cameron department, and more time for House and Cuddy to bond. For all the details, read more