After last week's awesome season premiere, House is back to good old Princeton Plainsboro, and he is possibly a reformed man - what with all the card-playing at the loony bin. He announces that he will make big changes in his life. Also back on House is the patient of the week, and this one is obsessed with posting each and everyone of his symptoms over the Internet - probably Twitter?
On last week's amazing premiere, House (Hugh Laurie) looked like he may have met his match two ways. First in the person of Dr. Darryl Nolan (Andre Braugher), who was clearly a step ahead of the usually shrewd doctor in hiatus when he revealed that he used placebo in his medication. He also had little help from a patient nearly dying to make House realize something important - that in spite of himself, he may actually want to be happy, like everyone else. "I need help," he finally admitted.
The intense exchange between House and Dr. Nolan was amazing, culminating in House taking his medication (upsetting Alvie, who probably represented something within House). At the party, though, which Dr. Nolan posed as a challenge to House, I was just thinking, if the problem to "open up" to and trust people were signs that you need help, then a lot of us need help.
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In other things, the other match for House was Lydia, (Franka Potente), a regular hospital visitor who She comes to play piano to her mute sister-in-law. They talked about music theory and the like, and, like all potential interests, she probably interested him a lot.
But to me the highlight of the episode was Steve / Freedom Master. Thinking he was mistreated, House took him to an amusement park to lighten up his spirits. They went to a carnival where they were lifted in a wind tunnel. Very happy, Steve jumped off the roof of a parking garage thinking he was a superhero. He nearly died. Far more than anything else, I think he awakened something in House
Death, or even a prospect of it, almost always does that to people.
- Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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