Review: House - Teamwork
by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 17th 2009 2:06PM
(S06E07) "I'm living my life. For the first time, I'm not going to change that because of how it might affect him -- or you." -- Cuddy to Wilson, who asked her what she sees in Lucas
I just want to shove House and Cuddy into a room together and let them figure out their relationship. It's clear that even though she's trying to be happy in her current relationship, she just can't get House out of her head, no matter how much she declares that she has or is going to.
I feel for her, because once they end up getting together -- if they don't by the time the series ends, I'll be ticked -- she'll have a long road ahead of her. Or not. People change. There's a good heart beating inside House's damaged psyche. It could work.
As for this episode of House, so much back and forth, mind games (well, that's a given), yes-no talking and angst. It can be maddening, but that's sort of what the show is about, so there's really no way around it.
So House has his license back. How do you feel about that? Personally, I'm looking forward to him being back in charge. That's where I like him. And at this point, I'm sort of glad to see Cameron go. She's such a kill-joy, with her conscience and all. You wonder if she's ever inched over the speed limit or trespassed on a beach to go skinny-dipping with her boyfriend. Live a little, girl. Kill an evil dictator. You can do it.
Of course, I'm kidding. Sort of. I like the quote from whomever said it -- the porn star's wife, I think -- "You're here to treat him, not lecture him." I get the feeling that Cameron thought she could right all the wrongs in the world and "fix" everyone who came through Princton-Plainsboro, including the staff. Am I being too hard on her?
And this line that Cameron said to House before walking out the door:
"I loved you and I loved Chase. I'm sorry for you both, for all you've become, because there's no way back for either of you."
Really? Life just isn't black and white like that.
And I realize that the House team specializes in difficult cases, but I hope I never end up at Princeton-Plainsboro with a complex case. I'd come out of there with a liver transplant, some brain surgery, and a course of chemo for whatever ails me. Even with all the brainstorming the team does, you get the feeling they're just grabbing at straws a lot of the time.
I'm glad to see a set team, so they can all move forward. It was funny how even though Taub and Thirteen thought they were moving beyond House, they just couldn't do it. Just couldn't NOT look at the faxes that came through. I just hope the Foreman-Thirteen pairing doesn't spiral into Cameron-Chase territory.
Are you happy with how this episode turned out? Are you glad to see Cameron go? Looking forward to House and his team getting back together? Leave comments below.