karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,

Whatever Happened to Lisa Cuddy?

So I get home last night, and thanks to the endless House repeats that my DVR is taping off USA, hubby is watching Occam's Razor.

And I got to see this scene with House and Cuddy, followed by some interesting by dialogue between House and Wilson.

House: The patient could have died.

Cuddy: The one with the pulled muscle.

House: Well, those symptoms are consistant with a dozen other conditions. I, you know, I, I’m entitled to a consult!

Cuddy: You are not getting out of clinic duty.

House: Oh, come on.< You’ve got a hundred other idiot doctors in this building who go warm and fuzzy everything they pull a toy car out of a nose, you don’t need me here.

Cuddy: No, I don’t, but working with people actually makes you a better doctor.

House: When did I sign up for that course?

Cuddy: When did I give you the impression that I care? [pause]

House: Working in this clinic obviously instills a deep sense of compassion. [He starts to walk out.] I’ve got your home number, right? In case anything comes up at 3 o’clock in the morning.

Cuddy: It’s not going to work. You know why? Because this is fun. You think of something to make me miserable, I think of something to make you miserable: it’s a game! And I’m going to win, because I got a head start. You are already miserable. [Cuddy leaves her office, and runs into Wilson.]

Wilson: Uh…

Cuddy: Is this important?

Wilson: Uh, no.

Cuddy: No. [She leaves, as House exits her office.]

Wilson: What’s with you and her?

House: Don’t.

Wilson: Do you have a thing for her? The only people who can get to you –

House: No! There is not a thin line between love and hate. There is, in fact, a Great Wall of China with armed sentries posted every 20 feet between love and hate. [to the pharmacist] 36 Vicodin.

Pharmacist: Who’s the patient?

House: I am.

Pharmacist: You can’t…

House: Dr. Wilson is the prescribing physician.

Wilson: Yeah. [to House]< You will lie, cheat and steal to get what you want, but you’re incapable of kissing a little ass?

House: Well, we all have our limitations. [He grabs a bottle from the counter and turns to leave.]

Wilson: House!< Wrong bottle. [He gives House the right bottle.] Do me a favor. Take one of these, wait five minutes for it to kick in, and find Cuddy, and kiss her ass. [pause]

IF House and Cuddy still related to each other LIKE THAT, what happened last week would have made a helluva lot more sense and been way sexier. I know she couldn't be that hard-core all the time, but back then she could make fun of House's disability and now she can't. Did it all change with Three Stories reveal because she had some level of complicity in the surgery so everything has to be about her guilt?

The only thing that drives me crazier than the butchering of the House/Wilson dynamic, the way we could see it even in that short scene, which I think was also where we found out that Wilson is House's pusher prescribing physician, is the character assassination of Cuddy.

Freakin' Cameron seems to have more balls when it comes to dealing with House these days and that is a sad, sad state of affairs.

Can this character be saved?

Your thoughts?
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