kutnerI know this is a week late but I feel that the message should be sent out to everyone.  This episode of House is truly a shocking one, not just for the characters but also for the viewers.  It really put a twist to the season and made me realize something about life.  The patient which usually comes first becomes last in this episode.

The Patient

The show started with a scene of a guy who has only a few weeks to live and his wife saying their last goodbyes.  However, in a twist of fate, the wife suddenly had difficulty breathing.  Next scene, the team were discussing about the case and the patient wishing to be released to be with her husband.  Taub, with his brilliant idea, brought the husband to her side.  As she found out that they were releasing her, she faked a symptom, which House later found out.   However, when House confronted her, she had a real attack which hit her liver and needs her to have a transplant.  The husband was willing to donate a part of his liver to prolong her life and give enough time to the doctors to find out what’s wrong with her but when they did, it was too late.  The disease was caused by sandflies from her secret trip to Rio.  While conducting the test to check if they’re compatible, they were able to find out a cure to her husband’s sickness.

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housemdAfter the “KISS” from last episode, House is in denial of this brewing love/lust interest with Dr. Cuddy.  A change in House’s reaction towards Cuddy made Wilson think that there’s more to the kiss than what House says.  House’s new and former team have also noticed a change in the way he handles confrontations with Cuddy.

In the diagnostic front, Cameron asked House to take a case of a young man who experience pain when he goes out of his house and seizures.  The young man also has inferiority complex and doesn’t like to be in a crowd.  Initially, the reason for his phobia is due to witnessing his girlfriend murdered.  They did an x-ray and found some blockage.  They needed to do surgery but the patient refused to go out of the house.  To solve this dilemma, they did an illegal move but was foiled as Cameron had to do the good thing.  The patient lawyered up so they had to do the surgery at home.  It was actually cool as they cut open one of the blockage fire came out because of gas.  There was no sudden enlightening in this story but the result of the sickness is due to lead poisoning.

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cuddyTo give and take away life.  To heal the sick and watch them live a new life.  To hold a newborn and to be a parent.  The title of this week episode of House is “Joy” and in my opinion it is anything but joy.

The episode started with a father who was drinking coffee after coffee till he’s blacking out and missing time.  Initially, they thought it was caused by drugs as he was caught buying cocaine while he was technically asleep.  However, when they were doing test to support it, they found another symptom which negated it.  It’s a trial and error cycle wherein symptom after symptom came up.  To add it up, the daughter also got whatever the father had.  House had a talk with Wilson and Wilson said something about the baby which Cuddy wanted to adopt which resulted to a realization about something that will assist him in solving the case.  In the end, both father and daughter were saved of their initial sickness and the daughter was able to donate one kidney to her dad.

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I’ve been a fan of House MD since it started.  Each episode has it’s own twist and turns which captures the audience attention.  The setting is at Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital where the initial lead cast of six is working.  The six are Dr. Cuddy who’s the dean of medicine and hospital administrator, Dr. James Wilson, who is House’s best friend and an oncologist, Dr. Foreman, Dr. Cameron, Dr. Chase, diagnostic team of Dr. House and the antisocial, drug-addicted Dr. Gregory House, expert in diagnostic medicine.

From Season 1 to 3, the stories revolve around solving diseases affecting their patients.  However, it ended with Dr. Foreman and Cameron resigning and Dr. Chase fired.  In Season 4, House held a competition like interview process to form a new team.  The new team is composed of plastic surgeon Dr. Taub, Number Thirteen Dr. Hadley and radical thinker Dr. Kutner.  Dr. Foreman returned and join the group as Cuddy’s eyes and ears.  Dr. Chase moved to the surgery department while Dr. Cameron moved to the ER.  Dr. Wilson find a love interest in the form of “cutthroat bitch” Amber.  Amber was part of the 40 doctors who vied to be part of House’s team.  At the end of Season 4, Amber died due to fetching House from a bar as he was drunk.  When Season 5 started, Dr. Wilson quit and severed ties with Dr. House.

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