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House Recap: Half-wit

March 7, 2007 by  

House Recap

Title: “Half-wit”
Original Airdate: March 6, 2007
GMMR Recapper: LaLa

Let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up: House basically faked Brain Cancer so that he could convince some doctors in Boston to inject a pleasure drug into his brain. Wow. Maybe House really IS a serious drug junkie. Or, as Wilson so astutely pointed out, maybe the man is just in serious need of some non-drug induced pleasure, like simple human companionship. Of course, Dr. Cranky Pants has built such a prickly wall around himself that he can’t even let himself be complimented (by Foreman), hugged (by Chase), or French Kissed (by Cameron) without cracking insults and other sarcastic remarks.

Speaking of, that kiss with Cameron was pretty steamy – even though she only did it so she could get him off his guard long enough to stick a needle in him and take a blood sample in order to run tests for his supposed cancer. Damn, girl. Cameron certainly has become one gutsy, sexually aggressive woman. Interesting that she and Chase are still sleeping together in their little lusty, supposedly-no-strings-attached arrangement. Though, I fear that poor, soft-hearted Chase is going to get his heart broken anyway by this new, more callous, more House-like Cameron.

Though, to be honest, it sure seems lately like House and Cuddy have a lot more chemistry, and that House is a lot more into Cuddy in general. He went all stiff and sarcastic when Cameron kissed him – even though he totally kissed her back – but Cuddy was the only person he had absolutely no problem hugging. In fact, he was so comfortable letting her hug him, that he grabbed her ass during said hug. Then, after she gave him the old, “If there’s anything you need, let me know…” line and starting walking back to her bedroom, House attempted to follow her! “Call the make a wish foundation”, Cuddy coolly said, thus deflecting House’s blatant come on. And Dr. Crabby was very amused by her cool retort, too. Hmmm…. With this kind of chemistry going on, I just don’t know what team I’m shipping for anymore: Hameron (House and Cameron), or Huddy (House and Cuddy). I’ve generally been on team Hameron in the past, but after tonight – despite that Hameron kiss – I’m starting to feel like Huddy is where it’s at. But what do you guys think? What team are you on? Do tell.

In other House news, Dave Matthews guest starred as a man who turned out essentially to be a genius half-wit. And I mean that, literally, the right side of his brain was dead from a car accident in his childhood. This left him unable to fully function as an adult (like buttoning his shirt and talking properly), but somehow made him an incredible piano genius. Of course, in the end, the House team removed the dead half of his brain so that he could become a normal, functioning adult in society. But the catch was that he would lose his incredible piano genius powers forever. Obviously, this character’s story has serious metaphorical parallels to House’s own life. This of course begs the question: if House stopped being such a prickly jerk, i.e. removed the dead part of his brain, would it follow that House’s genius deductive powers would be lost as a result of him being nicer? An interesting question. It certainly seemed like House was taking a step towards becoming a human being at the end when he entered that restaurant to presumably “hang out” with his employees. We shall just have to wait and see, I guess… in yet 3 MORE weeks, when House finally returns for another new episode. Curse you, American Idol!

Final Note: I can’t end this recap without mentioning two more things. First, I really hated the way House treated that bulimic girl at the beginning of the episode. Telling her that she needs to stop forcing herself to vomit so her bad breath will improve was harsh enough, but then leaving her by saying, “Shame, you look cute thin.” Now THAT was REALLY awful. He was basically just $#@!-ing with her fragile mind and confidence. Sorry, but I personally think that was probably the most horrible thing House has ever done/said to a patient, because he didn’t help her at all – he just made her feel a lot worse. Hated him for doing that. Of course… witty ol’ House always makes me (and the characters on the show) forgive him when he busts out hilarious wisecracks, like this gem: “Did you come for my feelings? Because I left them in my other pants.” Oh House… you really are a huge jerk. But we love you anyway.

LaLa is a writer who currently resides in LaLa Land, aka Los Angeles. LaLa also likes to sing. LaLa also knows some lawyers in a law office. LaLa is also prone to making bad jokes, like this one. And of course, LaLa also loves her some quality television shows with quality actors on them, like House… and The Office… and 24… and, well, pretty much any smartly written show that doesn’t include a fat guy with a hot skinny wife or the words “two and a half men” in the title.


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10 Responses to “House Recap: Half-wit”

  1. Sus on March 7th, 2007 10:06 am

    Yeah that comment to the girl with bulimia upset me too. I couldn’t help but think of all the people with bulimia out there who were watching.

    I’m neither team Huddy nor team Hameron. For some reason I just can’t get on board with either one and I’m not really sure why.

  2. katie on March 7th, 2007 10:25 am

    I was really into House and Cameron up until that kiss. It just had no chemistry to me, which was disappointing. On the other hand, the hug and ass-groping between House and Cuddy was full of sparks, and I’m looking forward to more interaction like that.

    I loved the way House sat all prim with his hands in his lap in preparation for Foreman’s sympathy speech! And I thought his interaction with Dave Matthews at the piano was sweet. House playing piano with his eyes all closed is soooo sexay. If only they could fit that into every episode…

  3. Michelle on March 7th, 2007 10:28 am

    No Cuddy/House pairing, please. I just so cannot wrap my mind around it. It just seems so WRONG to me. I don’t really care about Cameron, either…but no Cuddy. Just let House find SOMEONE to soften his outer shell a little.

    I don’t think the bulimia comment was NEARLY as bad as the time House yelled at Cuddy while she was sitting on the floor of the shower with that light-sensitive little girl, trying frantically to bring her fever down. House knew that Cuddy had been trying to get pregnant and screamed something like, “No wonder you can’t get pregnant! You suck at being a mom!” What a low blow…seeking out what’s probably the most vulnerable spot of someone who is one of his closest “friends” – to me, that’s way worse than making a snide (though, granted, inappropriate, especially from a doctor) comment to a stranger.

  4. Michelle on March 7th, 2007 10:38 am

    Oh, and I thought the kiss was pretty steamy, too…although I’m baffled as to how she thought she was going to draw blood from him. No matter how hot her kiss was, did she really think she’d be able to distract him long enough that she could stab him with a needle, without him realizing it, and then be able to keep the needle in him long enough to draw a vial of blood? What the hell kind of kiss was it? What else was she planning on doing to him?

  5. Melanie on March 7th, 2007 1:17 pm

    My roommate thought it was hilarious that Kurtwood Smith (Red from “That 70s Show”) guest-starred last night too and that he kept having to talk to Eric Foreman about his son. 😛

  6. Sus on March 7th, 2007 1:51 pm

    Melanie, I’m betting the reason Kurtwood Smith was on is because he was in Dead Poets Society (with Robert Sean Leonard, who plays Dr Wilson). There’ve been a couple people from that movie on the show. Koinkidink? I think not. 😉

  7. LaLa on March 7th, 2007 2:48 pm

    “My roommate thought it was hilarious that Kurtwood Smith (Red from “That 70s Show”) guest-starred last night too and that he kept having to talk to Eric Foreman about his son.”

    OMG!!! That’s hilarious!!! I can NOT believe that I missed that!! Good call, Melanie!

  8. Carly on March 7th, 2007 3:45 pm

    im all for huddy.

    and that princess bride reference (am i right?) was greaaat!

  9. Michelle on March 7th, 2007 5:36 pm

    And Kurtwood Smith also played Robert Sean Leonard’s (who is now Wilson) father in “Dead Poet’s Society,” which I loved. I kept waiting for them to have a scene together last night. What a reunion. I kept thinking, “SEE? YOU DIDN’T WANT HIM TO BE AN ACTOR SO HE KILLED HIMSELF, AND NOW HE’S AN ACTOR ON ‘HOUSE.’ I BET YOU FEEL REALLY BAD NOW BECAUSE YOUR SON WAS DEAD AND YOU WERE WRONG!” I tend to get fantasy and reality mixed up sometimes.

  10. Daniel on August 22nd, 2007 12:11 am

    If you feel like freshening up your memory this episode and ALL the other aired from season 1 to 3 are available through straight in your browser for FREE!