House Review: Sad and Happy Endings

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Not exactly the most original or exciting episode of House this week.

The featured patient on "Massage Therapy" was a bit of a bore, as anyone who has watched the show often enough knew she was lying about her abusive ex and that support group in Trenton. How could we have been so sure? Come on. Everyone lies.

Treating the Patient

It's interesting to watch House date a woman that knows his tricks, as we're accustomed to watching this doctor get away with being a smart ass any time he wants to be.

So it was a refreshing change to see Cuddy call out his actual reasons for somehow trying to argue that it should be okay for him to continue receiving massages from a hooker who formerly gave him happy endings. As she said, part of House probably believed his logic...

... but no part of House could have believed Cuddy would buy it. It's clear these two will be dating for awhile, so the challenge for writers will be to find new ways to make their relationship worth watching.

I'd be happy if we spent more time with House talking about Cuddy than actually being with her. Any scene between him and Wilson is pure gold, especially when the latter tries to talk dating sense into his friend. This week, we were treated to a great speech from Wilson in which he explained how relationships are all about compromise (i.e. in exchange for sex, you agree that your loved one's father is both crazy and great).

As for tension between Chase and Foreman, especially tension based on the latter not feeling powerful or respected enough? Blah. After more than six seasons, it's amazing they can't find any kind of intriguing storyline for Foreman. At least Chase made me laugh when he did end up asking Kelly out.

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House Season 7 Episode 4 Quotes

Dr. Wilson: How are things going with Cuddy?
House: Great. We've gotten to fifth base. That's two home runs, and then she gives me back a triple.

House: What's your position on legality of illegal break-ins?
Dr. Chase: That's more of a second-week type activity.