House Recap: "Simple Explanation"

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Kutner is dead.

This week's episode of House may have featured Meat Loaf as a guest star, but it was mostly focused on the suicide of a major character.

How did the team react to losing one of its own? And how did House, of all analytical people, not see this coming?!?

That's a question he'll be asking himself for a very long time, as we discuss in our recap of "Simple Explanation."

Cameron and House

The collection of House quotes from this episode, below, deal with Kutner's sudden death and its impact on various characters...

Dr. Wilson: For the record, I'm uncomfortable violating a dead colleague's dignity.
House: It's only violating it if you find something. | permalink
Dr. Cuddy: It's okay. You should be upset. He thought like you. Pushed boundaries like you. He...
House: If he thought like me, he would have known that living in misery sucks marginally less than dying in it. | permalink
Dr. Cuddy: I'm sorry for your loss.
House: Thanks, but it isn't my loss.
Dr. Cuddy: Then I'm sorry you don't think it is. | permalink
Dr. Foreman: His parents were shot right in front of him.
House: Parents are ancient history.
Dr. Foreman: Not to someone who actually cares. | permalink

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House Quotes

People don't get what they deserve. They just get what they get. There's nothing any of us can do about it.


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