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Housebabble for Adverse Events (Is that a lame title or what?)

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So now we know exactly what House MD would look like if it were in fact, just a medical mystery show, and the answer is: LAME.

Show of hands people, does anyone really care about Taub and his wife? REALLY? If you've got your hand up, please, tell me why, cause I need to understand. I think I got one laugh out of the character in this episode when he did the bit about House discovering that one of them could shrink and expand themselves and that was it.

If the point is to show us that House is stooping to messing with the newbies, especially Taub because he doesn't have Wilson to fuck with, literally or figuratively, it doesn't work because I DON'T CARE ABOUT TAUB. When he did this shit to Wilson and Foreman in Histories, it mattered, it had resonance. I gave a damn. Here? Nothing. Nada. Taub has done nothing to earn my concern for his precious marriage. I blame the writers and the actor. When Wilson would defend his marriage to House, you could tell how much he wanted to believe it, wanted to convince House, even when he knew better and was mostly trying to convince himself. The levels and shadings in episodes like Fidelity and Love Hurts were amazing because RSL is an amazing actor. Peter Jacobson may be a nice guy, but he does not have the chops for this.

Robert Sean Leonard's agent should take this episode to the big-wigs at Fox and demand large sacks of money be delivered immediately because never has anything proved how much this show needs Wilson.

PI GUY/Cuddy scenes didn't work for me except for Lisa E.'s smile in the diner scene. Wilson/Cuddy awkward date was bad enough, again because RSL can play awkward and attraction and fear at the same time. Michael Weston was just sort of a one-note goof-ball. The whole photoshopped House was a cheerleader? Nice to see a young Hugh pic, but I think Paternity implied that he WAS a LaCrosse player in school, so the cheerleader thing? I don't think so.

Slightly spoileriffic note if you want to look away now
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Apparently this whole thing is building up to some kind of House/Cuddy action. This means we KNOW the PI/Cuddy thing is going nowhere, but it's hard to create a lot of House/Cuddy build-up tension when Top Secret already confirmed at least one previous hook-up, and Vogler had pretty much sniffed it out on their first meeting. We also know they're history around the infarction. If all of that is going to be ignored in order to do a romance or sex thing, I'm going to get far more pissed than I would if Shore got to indulge his House/Cam fetish.
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Someone in the costume department must hate Lisa E. BIG TIME. The blouses were just ugly and the fitted jacket...DIDN'T FIT. This is a gorgeous woman with a beautiful body and I swear someone is trying to sabotage her. I don't get it.

Speaking of the medical mystery itself. YAWN. SNOOZE. BLAH. Who cares? I spent the whole House Party telling hllangel that I was sure there had to be something hinky about the girlfriend. Yes, we know that everybody lies, but she sure as hell wasn't all that special. Having Thirteen attest to her hotness doesn't the make it so. the not!artist was a decent looking guy. I thought he had a bit of a Liam Neeson thing going on. Brandon by the way is a repeat patient name. (See Occam's Razor) The writing and acting again failed miserably at convincing me that he would actually go through all that shit just to not tell her he wasn't selling any painting. That they ended up with something as pathetic as "When I look at you I see you," uttered by a mediocre actress. LAME LAME LAME!!!

And who the hell is letting Kutner near the paddles again?

Has Thirteen's bisexuality now officially been mentioned more times than Cameron's Poor Dead Husband?

No Cam at all this week and limited Chase. Booooooo-hissssssss. For someone who spent the better part of Season 3, wish for Cameron's demise, I would now be extremely happy to see her get some heavy screen time, (although not if it's going to be a rehash of her Acceptance/Odor schtick.)

PI GUY as faux-Wilson would work better if it looked like House gave a damn. To put him (literally) in the closet and then on the couch is weird enough, but House seems pretty happy with the set-up. All the beautiful pain and angst from last week has been wiped off the map. Will it be addressed when the next episode happens in two weeks? We haven't see a nice bout of Jealous!Wilson since Who's Your Daddy and we're due for one.

I thought we were being set up for a Piano-gasm but we got a Guitar-gasm instead with PI Guy on piano. I'm always happy to see Hugh's hands in action on an (ahem) instrument, but it felt like cheating on Wilson to me, even if it wasn't being played that way.






Ah. They're killing House's dad. I thought it might be Wilson's brother, who is apparently still drinking Mai Tais on the Island of Lost Plot Points with Robin the hooker. Will they use any Daddy's Boy flashbacks or have R. Lee Ermey film any new scenes? Will they use the BULLSHIT from ODOR and demonize daddy all over again or use the actual dynamic we saw in Daddy's Boy. Or will that all be ignored and just have House complain about having to go to the funeral to expedite the H/W reconciliation?

Much as I want to have the boys back in town, I feel this is an area where the fanfic writers are actually more qualified to write the script because we've actually thought about this stuff. Possible even Geeked Out about it, and to tackle this part of the story, I think that's what's necessary.

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