House Review: "The Dig"

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This week’s episode of House, "The Dig," featured the return of Thirteen, who had been in prison for the last year or so. House had a martini in hand when Thirteen unexpectedly discovered him waiting for her upon her prison release.

The silent first moments of the show emphasized the strong bond between the two and their quiet mutual understanding. 

Release of Thirteen

Throughout their journey to the spud gun competition, House obsessed over what crime Thirteen could have committed in the same way he usually focuses his energy on solving the newest medical mystery at the hospital.

As House slowly shared more information about his failed relationship with Cuddy, Thirteen seemed to become more comfortable sharing information about her crime.

Eventually, House used various clues to determine that Thirteen must have euthanized her brother who was suffering from advanced Huntington’s disease.

Thirteen emotionally shared her fear that no one would be available to help her die if she was in the same position and then became upset when House did not give her any feedback whatsoever.

I thought House’s statements at the end of the episode, when he told Thirteen that he would help her die one day if she needed him, showed the complexity of his personality in a way that the past episodes have not. 

I thought one of the best moments of the episode was when Thirteen waited outside of the local police station to pick up House who had violently shot his teenage competitor with a spud gun. Thirteen had a soft drink waiting for him, which perfectly mirrored the first scene of the episode.

I also liked seeing Thirteen and House work as a team once again, even if it was over something silly like a spud gun competition. This episode also left us with the knowledge that Thirteen will be rejoining the team at some level.  What do you think will happen with Thirteen’s medical license? 

Firing a Spud Gun

The whole sub-plot with Foreman and Taub was not all that interesting. I did think it was surprising that when Taub tried to do the right thing and break things off with his wife, she admitted that she liked the new casual relationship and that Taub was not taking advantage of her.

The portion of the episode dealing with the patient and his hoarder wife was not incredibly exciting, but it did, once again, show us how much Masters emphathizes with her patients.

Now that Thirteen seems to be returning, what do you think will happen with Masters? Do you think the team dynamics will change dramatically? 

Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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A brilliant episode. Simply mesmerising. Both it's aesthetical and psychological sides are richly explored. You can literally touch the atmosphere. The moment when House says he would kill Thirteen when it's time is probably one of the best at all. Olivia's character is enigmatic and enticing. Forces to fall in love with Thirteen. And even House lacked his usual edginess. Thumping.

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A brilliant episode. Simply mesmerising. Both it's aesthetical and psychological sides are richly explored. You can literally touch the atmosphere. The moment when House says he would kill Thirteen when it's time is probably one of the best at all. Olivia's character is enigmatic and enticing. Forces to fall in love with Thirteen. And even House lacked his usual edginess. Thumping.

Nicky79

Best. Episode. Ever.
finally 13 is back!! i really miss her... and the last scene when house told her he would kill her was just heart-breaking.

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I really enjoyed this episode of House. It seems like House is finally starting to care for other people besides himself and I am glad to see that 13 is back on the show. I work full time for Dish Network and go to school so with all the work I have to do TV usually falls back on my list of priorities. The good thing for me is that I can use Dish Online to stay caught up on my shows. In fact anyone can go on Dish Online, because there is a ton of free content available to stream as well as premium content for people who have Dish service. You should check it out and definitely watch this episode if you haven't done it already!

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I cannot believe that Jennifer Morrison is not ever coming back to "House" what a loss. What is wrong with FOX? They need to bring her back. And why did they leave her go in the first place? Dummies!!!

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Thirteen is back !! I like the «Road movie» feel this week. That make for one of the best episode for the past 2 years.

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After learning that Thirteen spent the past year in prison, House tries to figure out why she was incarcerated; the team makes a discovery about a teacher who has severe respiratory problems....... more latest and full episode of house @ rjtbarona.co.cc

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I thought this was the best episode in the last couple of years!

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To be honest I'm behind several episodes due to the fact that I have a job a family friends dishes stuff like that. I really love the show and I'm happy that I don't sit around and post comments about it like its important. Last time I checked it's a tv show

Neon-glo

This show made me like Thirteen, finally. I like that they showed both her strengths and weaknesses. I don't agree with the guy who said she should have apologized for telling House she understood why Cuddy dumped him. He never would have; why should she? And she had a point. He heard her crying and didn't try to comfort her, she shared pain and he said nothing. I do love that he doesn't automatically divert with wisecracks, anymore. Now we see his feelings on his face. Baby steps.
PS I'm tired of hearing from the malcontents who keep posting that the show should end. If you don't want to see it; don't watch it. Go post about a show you care about.

House Season 7 Episode 18 Quotes

Thirteen: You're married?!
House: You were gone so long. Green card.

Some puzzles are just too good to share.

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