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House Recap: Resignation

May 9, 2007 by  

Title: “Resignation”
Original Airdate: May 8, 2007
GMMR Recapper: LaLa

So what do you do when you’ve been unhappy for your whole life, and you’re not really sure why? Well, if you’re the patient of the week, i.e. a 19-year old girl, you try to kill yourself in a sneaky smart way that isn’t easily detectable by doctors. If you’re House, you finally listen to Wilson and start taking anti-depressants. Also, you ask out a hot young nutritionist (played by Piper Perabo) who is 26 years old and has “the wisdom of a much younger woman.”

Man, House must really want this girl – he even drank mint tea for her, which he openly admitted that he hated. Cameron, you better work fast if you want to snag House – because despite your trying-to-be-affectionate yet totally random wake up call to House, the man is just not going for it. I’m gonna go ahead and say it: Girl, he’s just not that into you. It’s time to move on to younger, hotter, sweeter, better-human-being pastures, like Chase. Yes, the guy is an obvious brown-noser; but seriously, you’re never going to do better. Ever.
Sorry, rant over. Ehem. Anyhoo, getting back to this episode, once again I have to congratulate the writers on giving us another fine and entertaining installment of the show. Not only do we get further character development and psychological depth, but we get snappy repartee and many witty one-liners. Like Wilson remarking that if House were actually doing something nice, then he would expect to meet the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as well. Or when House correctly guessed that Piper Perabo was a nutritionist because “I can tell from the cool, toe-loop sandals.” Awesome.

But not all the dialogue, of course, consists of witty one-liners. We also get insightful comments as well. For instance, when Chase was trying to learn why Foreman was resigning, Foreman refused to tell him, saying, “I don’t like you – never have, never will” (which was pretty mean and harsh – sorry, Foreman, you just went down a few notches in my awesomeness scale). But then Chase totally nailed him afterwards when he said, “The fact that you won’t tell me means that whatever the real reason is, you’re ashamed of it.” Oh, zing! Foreman didn’t have a response for that one.

I was glad, however, that Foreman did eventually confide in Cameron. I remember last season when Foreman shamelessly robbed her of getting her article published, so it’s nice to see that these two have become friends – even to the point where Foreman will admit to her that he’s a jerk (ok Foreman, you just went back up a notch on my awesomeness scale). Still, even Cameron’s wise words about taking the good and the bad from the job, or Cuddy blatantly pointing out how House miraculously saves lives, did not seem to convince Foreman to stay. It seems the only thing that will convince him not to resign is if House himself begs Foreman – which he almost did at the end. But alas, the old House pride prevented that from really happening, and Foreman still remains resolute. But of course… there’s still two episodes left in the season. Oh yes, I have faith Foreman will come around.

Finally, I can’t end this recap without mentioning the very entertaining subplot of House drugging Wilson with Speed, and the wacky Wilson behavior that ensued. Not only was jumpy, fast-nervous-talking Wilson hilarious to watch, but it gave Robert Sean Leonard a chance to really show his comedic chops. And of course, as per usual with this show, the storyline ended with some nice personal reveals about Wilson’s struggles with depression. Awww. You gotta love Wilson. I hope he manages to find some measure of happiness soon – but not before House, of course, because then House would kill him. So here’s hoping things work out with Piper Perabo! Well… at least for a little while.

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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4 Responses to “House Recap: Resignation”

  1. Sus on May 9th, 2007 6:27 am

    Crap, I’m so angry I had to miss this episode. I’d kill to see Wilson drugged up. Grrr. Well…there’s always reruns and dvd’s. 😉

  2. Uggy on May 9th, 2007 6:42 am

    I actually wish Foreman would go away. Yes the group dynamic would change but I don’t see how anyone in this group could befriend him. Not only did he prevent Cameron from being published, I remember the time he jabbed a deadly infected needle into her to make ‘her want find a cure for him (as he was already infected) faster. He’s an ass, and not in a good ‘House’ way.

  3. srah on May 9th, 2007 1:02 pm

    Drugs!Wilson was the best part of the episode.

  4. Jake on May 9th, 2007 4:46 pm

    Foreman definitely went down a few notches in my awesomeness scale as well. That was not cool the way he dealt with Chase, especially considering Chase has never been anything but nice to him (just last week, Chase went out of his way to try to help Foreman deal with killing a patient). And just admitting he’s a jerk doesn’t help much either. How about not being a jerk? That’ll work. And the subplot with Wilson was hilarious, and in the end very moving. Great show, as usual. And great recap, as always.