House wants so badly to believe in justice and karma. All last season he tried to change so he could live a more positive life. In tonights episode, "Carrot or Stick," its all about the approach and in the end how that approach led to the appropriate consequences, or justice. This episode did a nice job of moving several plot lines forward and presenting some interesting questions regarding attitude and approach. POTWWhile I wasnt overly sympathetic toward the patient (Driscoll) this week, I did enjoy the parallels he brought to the table and enjoyed that he was a strong military presence. I wish that the show somehow mentioned Houses father since he was in the military, but maybe this was more of an homage to the way House was raised? Either way, I think a hint dropped for a viewer that isnt quite as obsessed as I am about Houses fathers way of discipline would have been nice. Driscolls approach of straight discipline for his secret son obviously hasnt been working. In the end, the truth and his caring attitude captured his son, and were left feeling some level of content for their broken family and more sympathy for a man who is fearful and misguided but trying to start over. And isnt starting over what House has been trying to do this season? Time will tell what kinds of consequences Driscoll may reap from a son he lied to all his life.
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