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Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you...

After a few months of aggravation, increasingly ridiculous plot twists, ridiculously long waits for new episodes and me and other fans around the world wanting to put an axe through their TVs in an expression of exasperation, Shitter is, at last, cast off into the void with Vogler where he belongs, and things can finally get back to normal.

Well, not without going through one of those "change of pace" episodes where there's no real big medical mystery to solve and we get into our favorite diagnostician's psyche a little bit more first.

While nowhere near as good as Three Stories (another one of those "change of pace" eps), this episode definitely had its funny moments mixed in with all the seriousness - that one sequence with the kid with the magnets in his stomach ("I want my $50 back!") had me in stitches. The rape victim was quite the drama queen, but I guess they'd have to write her that way for her to be able to butt heads like she did with House and not look totally outclassed. Combine that with another lesson for Cameron that not everything can be peachy keen in the real world and we actually might get some progress made with these characters this year.

I really don't like the plot device of Cuddy hanging her successful perjury over House's head - as far as I'm concerned, Cuddy hadn't done anything really major (at least that we've seen) up until now to make up for turning House into a cripple, and I consider them even now - but I like where it's heading, especially if it leads to eps like this, and eventually to a payoff of some kind on the Cuddy pregnancy running joke.



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As much as I love the Office, and as much as I love Boston Legal, neither of them touch this show.

I liked the change of pace episode, and i think was a nice tradition from his usual self. Regardless of what Rehab did, he's not as abrasive as he was, and is starting to open up the other side of House.

Line of the night was when his bet with Cuddy about getting 10 bucks everytime he didn't touch a payment. "Why do I have to do this?" "I have a bad leg."

This episode didn't even really need Forman or Chase at all, it centered around House and Cuddy, with the support from Cameron and Wilson.

Can't wait for next week.




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    Originally posted by Packman V2
    This episode didn't even really need Forman or Chase at all, it centered around House and Cuddy, with the support from Cameron and Wilson.

I'd agree with you except for the sequence when House was trying to figure out what to open up to the rape victim about and their advice ran like this:

Wilson - Tell the truth
Cameron - Tell her something she wants to hear
Foreman - Tell her something she doesn't want but needs to hear
Chase - Keep her asleep (LOL!)

It's also quite telling that while House chose his own course of action, he listened to Wilson for the most part.



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    Originally posted by Texas Kelly
      Originally posted by Packman V2
      This episode didn't even really need Forman or Chase at all, it centered around House and Cuddy, with the support from Cameron and Wilson.

    I'd agree with you except for the sequence when House was trying to figure out what to open up to the rape victim about and their advice ran like this:

    Wilson - Tell the truth
    Cameron - Tell her something she wants to hear
    Foreman - Tell her something she doesn't want but needs to hear
    Chase - Keep her asleep (LOL!)

    It's also quite telling that while House chose his own course of action, he listened to Wilson for the most part.


Actually, it was not surprising at all. Wilson is his best friend and closest confidant. It would make sense for him to listen to Wilson over his boss and underlings.

it was a good show but not great for me. When I saw at the beginning that he was going to be on clinic duty for two days, I was hoping the show was going to be his interaction with clinic patients. That is usually my favorite part of this show. But they had to go in a different (worse?) direction and get all too serious.

I love the character House and I think Hugh Laurie is outstanding, but I'll take Dr. Cox on Scrubs over House anyday. To me, House is just a more serious Cox. And the original is always better than the copy.



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