House Creator on Huddy Split, Vicodin Relapse and More

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SPOILER WARNING: stop reading now if you have not yet watched last night's episode of House.

Aptly titled "Bombshells," the unique hour spoofed various genres and also delivered a pair of whopping developments: Cuddy dumped House, and the latter relapsed into Vicodin use.

What prompted creator David Shore to go through with the split?

Cuddy Fantasy Scene

"We knew it wasn’t going to last forever," he tells TV Line in a new interview. "It’s like anything else we do on the show. We go, “Let’s explore that. And once we’ve exhausted the exploration, let’s move on.” Now we move on to what it’s like for the two of them to be broken up, which is different than [anything] we’ve seen...

"I believe these characters are in love with each other. And I believe in a certain way they always will be. But I also believe House is not a good boyfriend. House is not a good spouse. He’s got deep issues, and the reasons Cuddy breaks up with him are very valid. Taking House down an ultimately happy road just seems unrealistic."

Shore adds that the break-up might not last forever, but "we don’t want to jerk the audience around."

As for the other shocker? Yes, House is "certainly back on Vicodin," Shore says, adding:

"Probably fair to say he’s back to square one... Staying clean is an ongoing challenge. And it doesn’t happen without slips. Sometimes extended and serious slips."

Where will House go next? Check out the official promo for "Out of the Chute."


@sara i am totally with you. i am so glad huddy is over.


Please Huddies are a very small percentage of the fan base and an even smaller percentage of the actual viewing audience.
The ratings have slipped about thirty percent from last year so why would they keep up a relationship that is turning viewers away?
I found Huddy boring, He messes up, she gets mad cuts off sex, then the big question of the week, will he apologize or will she make a silly speech and back to square one.
I love that he is back to prehuddy and preNolan House,
let the games begin


he left / fierd him cuz his life didnt get any better though he listened to him for a year.


What happened to his therapist? After season six, it's just business as usual. And why didn't he go back to Mayfield for help after Lisa broke up with him? It's frustrating to see him go back to square one. I was enjoying his interactions with Rachel and his attempt to grow and mature.


This really irritates me. We waited years for these two to get together and then they split them up like this? Come on! This just doesn't feel right. They wouldn't split up over this one thing now. She knew what he is when she got into this.


and come on... what kind of woman dumps a guy because he had one slip? He's a damn addict. it's going to happen. He was having an incredible moment of weakness due to YOU ALMOST DYING, and you dump him over it. Cuddy is lame.


I actually had tears in my eyes, waited so so so long for Huddy and then they gave us half a season and break them up, they say they dont want to jerk the fans around but that is exactly what they are doing! Im so annoyed at this, and I no House is an addict but the relapse.....seriously???? That just now takes everything away from last season where House struggled but acheieved to stay vicodine free!


Unlike Grey's anatomy that FINALLY gave us a happy couple after years of on again off again...HOUSE just can't seem to go there. I'm really bored with it. Now he's back on vicodin and he and Cuddy are not together. I was actually enjoying watching House TRY to be good to someone else. Fail or not... he really wanted to succeed. There was so much more they could have done with that relationship. I'm exhausted with it and boy do I ever feel JERKED AROUND! I don't know if I'll keep watching, we're back to square one and I don't care anymore.


I think that this is completely lame. The writers have completely wasted a golden opportunity for a great story with Huddy, toi recycle the same old crap. Shame on the writers in my opinion.


Let House end up with Cuddy and end the show

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