Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A House too far

Much discussion around the office this morning about last night's "House," which resolved the long-simmering vendetta against the good doctor by the police detective played by David Morse.

If you missed it, House, facing 10 years in prison, begins to relent and goes to rehab and apologizes to Morse and the rest of the people he's wronged. At the end, however, once he gets off because Cutty lies about giving him placebos instead of Vicodin, House reveals that he was sneaking pills in rehab and the whole thing was apparently an act.

I've been arguing that this is a giant cop-out, since it essentially renders that entire plot line moot: House didn't mean it, didn't learn anything, didn't change. It also cuts off future potentially interesting storylines, like House losing some of his acumen owing to the pain, House relapsing, House vacillating between genuine contrition and lashing out in self-loathing. As it is, nothing changes and the plot doesn't really move forward.

Oh, and this week's medical mystery was especially ridiculous, which sort of underlines the idea that this show is going nowhere.


At 8:33 AM, January 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one good thing I can say about last night's episode is that maybe it means we've seen the end of Tritter, played with one-note nastiness by David Morse.

At 9:41 AM, January 10, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

Morse actually showed a little humanity at the end there -- which is more than House could muster.


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