by Tom Biro, posted May 9th 2007 11:23AM
(S03E22) There are times when House seems like he's just a bit too smart when it comes to how he solves a particular case, and this week was one of those times. After being so sure of himself as to what the solution to the problem was with Addie, the college student, he just had it pop into his head randomly that she had tried to off herself in a creative way? Okay, if you say so.
Other than that bit of nitpick on my part, I thought this episode was actually pretty good. Foreman shared some *ahem* comments about his colleagues, such as not liking Chase, and Cameron stating that he thought she was weak. Neither of these things are a bit surprising, but will Chase's psych-out on Foreman and House, combined with Wilson's drugged-up rant and the minimal efforts by Cuddy, get Foreman to stick around? I'm not sure. Then again, do we really want Piper Perabo in the picture every single week?
Something I haven't done in a couple of weeks, at least on the regular, is actually laugh out loud at comments made on this show. Well, I guess Chase having done so a few times during it (suck up!) makes me just too into this show or something, but whatever. But the killer of it all was that House dosed Wilson with amphetamines in the same episode that Wilson dosed House with antidepressants. That's hysterical. And what's even more amusing is that they both used the same method, and neither was the wiser. Seeing Wilson give a breast exam to a woman while all hopped up was absolutely classic, and the fact that he winked at her was a bit uncomfortable, for sure. That said, when he had his little chat with Foreman about staying on House's team, I couldn't help but laugh out loud at what he was uttering.
As for Foreman's overall situation, his departure from the show would definitely be a bummer, in my opinion. I'm not sure they could replace him with anyone that had that same kind of working style, and the show's creators probably wouldn't, but what would they do in order to maybe fill some of the void as far as House's foil? Anyone have a for-sure prediction or any inside tips that Omar Epps will be back in action for another season, or are we all completely in the dark on this one, still?
What I do know is, I don't think that I want to see Piper Perabo as a long-term love interest for Dr. House. I mean, maybe she'd be amusing for a few weeks, but the character she's playing is either completely dense when it comes to a lot of things, or that she's just always playing that part. Hard to decide, and surely some huge Piper Perabo fan will have something to say here - I'm all ears. What I do know is, House has laid off (no pun intended) the prostitutes for so long this season he's got to have an itch somewhere, but what does this do for his potential for a hookup with Cuddy? I mean, she's got to have her baby sometime, no?
I'm actually having a tough time rating this episode overall. While I definitely liked it, I was disappointed by the potential intrusion by Piper Perabo and the seemingly determined Foreman signing his walking papers. That said, the usual brand of House humor (was he really videotaping the brain surgery on a woman whose head had just burst open, exposing her brain?) always makes a case for a good number, and giving drugs to colleagues (who are, again, in a hospital) without their knowledge definitely causes a stir for me. I'm going to give it a 5 on our TV Squad Ratings scale of 1-7. Only a couple weeks until this season's finale, and we're looking to hear what you all think will happen with a) Foreman b) Piper Perabo and c) Cuddy and Mr. Someone?
|1 - Worst||1 (0.4%)|
|7 - Best||46 (19.6%)|