OK, the Taub stuff was bullshit and while I personally didn't see the scam coming, I totally knew he wasn't going anywhere, so I didn't let myself hope.
Other than that....it was a like a greatest hits of good stuff. House avoiding patients and building crazy shit to keep himself from getting bored. Cuddy look seriously hot. Cuddy making House take a patient. GREEN URINE!!!
Hmmmmm. The cat is DEBBIE? Like ahem...Debbie in accounting? Probably not, but still.
Hugh's eyes, Hugh's hand and arm, House in BED!!!!, Hugh/House smiling. Kitty cat! Pranks. HOUSE SINGING!!! (GUH!) Pop culture references flying fast and furious. House/Wilson the way I like it. Lots of subtext and a smidge of angst. Wilson trying to bitch House out and probably getting a little pain in there too. House was so fucking happy working on this case and it made me happy.
NO THIRTEEN. She had NOTHING aside from some differential suggestions except that bit with Kutner at the end. (Happy dance for lack of thirteen.)
HOUSE DISSING KUTNER. LONG AND LOUD. And pranking him.
House humiliating Wilson in the elevator was tacky but at least proves he hasn't schmooped out after last week's anvil fest.
The relationship with the patient reminded me of Annica in Deception and even though it felt a little like a retread, it worked for me. She wasn't SRV, so I didn't mind House talking to her. And at the end she was still an idiot, but I like her.
CHASE!!!! Hellloooooo baby. Mention of faith. The conversation he SHOULD have had with the priest, but still. CHASE ON THE CASE!!!
Did I mention that Cuddy was awesome? The bangs were gone. Her legs looked amazing. She and House had more chemistry in this episode than they have in any of the episodes that are supposed to be about their relationship. When they play the real relationship that was established in the first season, they're great together.
This may be my favorite episode of the season. I know as a H/W shipper it should have been one of the St. Doris anvil episodes, but I like this way more. This way you could almost believe that Wilson HAD been in the bed, but wasn't now.
I almost forgot.....HOUSE IN GLASSES
And Yummy Wilson Hair.
COMA GUY...a whole bunch of them.
It was almost like having my show back...and remembering how strong the Hugh-lust can be. All that was missing was a Piano-gasm.
This is the first one I really want to watch again for a long time, although obviously I'll be zapping the Taub bits.
Do we think House knew about the scam or not? I realize the two plots had to line up ----CEO SCAM/CAT SCAM.
Awesome look on the cat when it was messing with Kutner
CAT SCRATCH FEVER!!! FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL!!!
That's how happy I am with this episode. CAPSLOCK HAPPY!!!