Part 2:4. House is the main character of the show, which like all fiction means that ultimately he will win out in everything, no exceptions. That also means that House will always get away with everything bad he does too.5. The entire dynamic of the show follows the last 4, it always has and it always will, and that's how it should be, because that is why it is good. 6. Last and most important, HOUSE IS A TV SHOW!!! Everybody, especially the reviewer quit expecting everything to be realistic. In fact, quit expecting anything on this or any other show to be realistic and you'll have a much better time watching it. House is as good now as it's ever been, and it's definitely a hell of a lot better than most other shows out there. I'm going to be sad to see it go.
@allie Nice to see a fan of House that understands this show, as opposed to the rest of the so called "fans" that don't understand House's character and the dynamic of the show yet call themselves fans. Here's what you need to know if you want to understand House: 1. House will ALWAYS be a anti-social, manipulative, ass who never learns anything from his mistakes because:2. House has NEVER made a real mistake on this show. Even Chase's stabbing was actually Chase's fault, not his or that of his methods regardless of what even he tried to make the viewers think.3. House will always be miserable, nothing that can give him happiness will ever last, and even if it does it won't change that.
Kate hasn't done the last few episodes, No more Family Guy reviews or something?
I've liked Carter well enough since the show started, and since then I've also expected Carter to join up with Reese and Finch eventually, since it's obvious that she has no real chance of catching them, or really any justification for doing so. So, I liked this episode, it seems to be the first episode that's really driving Carter towards the path I predict she will eventually end up, and it was definitely the episode that Carter really needed in order to become more than the woman several steps behind Reese. If the next episode preview is any indication, she's going to end up on the right side pretty soon.
@Childish Gambino Actually, I think Cuddy did a much worse job of managing House than Foreman has been doing. With Cuddy, she'd argue with House for a while but eventually then let him have whatever he wanted anyway, while Foreman has gotten House to do more of what he wants in this one season than Cuddy has the entire series, which I'll admit that isn't hard to do. Foreman also doesn't waste time making any real effort to stop House's antics, because he already realizes that they pretty much always succeed despite this, which is another plus he has over Cuddy. Besides, this show's title is House, he's always going to get his way regardless of who the Dean of Medicine is.
@Tyler The machine only spits out social security numbers, it's the only thing the two protagonists can get their hands on, so they don't know who the people are until they look them up, don't know whether they're the victim or the perperator, and thus can't really know if one number has something to do with the other.
This is a great episode, as always, but I really think they dropped the ball with the rescue Flores part. Her rescue was easily the most anticlimatic thing to ever happen on NCIS. The tension of the first part just wasn't there, it felt more like they originally intended for it to be a single episode, but for whatever reason it ran long so they turned it into a two parter but they couldn't come up with a satisfying and tension filled way to rescue Flores that would last a whole episode so they just when with the standard talk down the hostage taker scene. Surprisingly though, the stuff around the rescue was easily much better than the rescue itself, the interrogation scenes, the stop the insane bomber from killing a bunch of kids for no reason, Tony's greatest fear being kids, etc. If it weren't for those scenes I would have written this episode off as the first mediocre NCIS episode, but thankfully they did.
Yet another review this season from someone who doesn't understand this show and never liked it to begin with, that's the only possible explaination why anyone, not just Palmer, could hate this or any episode of House. This entire episode is classic House, and the delivery of it as good as ever. It's all here, a patient or their loved ones with a secret that if they told House he could have had the case solved in minutes, House needling his team about their personal problems based on whatever problems the patient of the week is having, a incredibly minor problem House is having and resorting to absurd methods to solve it, screwing with the administrator (I don't care what anyone says, Foreman is not only a great administrator, he does a better job of being one than Cuddy ever did) and so on. What's best is they manage to follow the series formula and STILL BE UNPREDICTABLE. There's only one thing in this episode I saw coming, House going to the fight with Foreman, (I figured that out when Foreman says "I'd like to go to the fight too) otherwise pretty much everything took me by surprise, in a good way, and the fact that this show can still do that when I've seen every episode is saying a lot.
@Joe This is a pretty common part of cartoons. If time passes at all it's very, very slowly, usually the next episode might as well have occurred on the same day as the last episode, it's called a "floating timeline"
You know, I was tired of Klaus long before he ever physically appeared, his plots and his action were far too predictable and too cliche evil mastermind for me by the time he possessed Alaric. While he has redeemed himself somewhat during season 3 he's turning back into predictable for me. While I was genuinely surprised by everyone else's actions this episode, I knew practically every move Klaus was going to make during this entire episode. Have someone, probably Tyler, disrupting and moving the dance? Check. Show up there unexpectedly and at a very bad time to screw up whatever plan the Heroes have? Check. This one is a cliche the entire series has been milking to death, I admit I can't blame Klaus for this one. Predict the Heroes are planning something probably before they even called to start it? Check, and another series staple. Have hybrids that obey his every word as backup? Check. Have the heroes' plan very nearly succeed and kill Klaus ridding us of him forever and thus leaving room for a new and much better villain to fill the gap, but someone conveniently shows up out of nowhere to save him so they can stay with the same boring old villain? Definitely check. This one is a staple of Klaus specifically, no matter how little sense it makes (and it made no sense at the beginning already) the writers will make sure Klaus survives no matter what because they can't be bothered to come up with a better villain. At this point the whole "Klaus is an unkillable hybrid" thing doesn't hold any water whatsoever, they killed like what, a dozen hybrids in this episode alone? They could just rip Klaus' heart out, throw a wolfsbane grenade at him or just go with the old standby CHOPPING OFF HIS HEAD!!! Heck, they could have done any of those except the grenade his first appearance. Don't get me wrong, I still love the Vampire Diaries as much as ever, but it's because of everybody except it's main villain. Before, VD was average in everything but the villains, they were it's strongest aspect, they used to jump from villain to villain on an almost by episode basis, and that was a good thing, it kept them from getting stale and predictable. However, now that everything else is great the villain has become it's weakest link, the one thing that prevents the Vampire Diaries from becoming perfect, and everything else about this episode was perfect except for Klaus.
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