"Massage Therapy" offered little depth to a show that typically dives deep. The themes for tonights episode have been done before and it would have been refreshing to see something other than the "you have to make sacrifices to make relationships work" overall theme. This theme has cropped up in other episodes: season 6s "Moving the Chains" and "Ignorance is Bliss" and season 2s "Need to Know" just to name a few. So why is this one special? Or is it? To be fair, this theme has popped up and House has never been able to fully apply it to his own life. In "Massage Therapy," hes able to use what he learns from his patient and move forward. However, this is now two weeks in a row where something in the episode hasnt thrilled me. It has nothing to do with the acting, which is consistently stellar, but this weeks POTW storyline in conjunction with House and Cuddys scenes just didnt tie together in as cohesive of a way as this series is capable of, and thats where the episode lost me.
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