September 21, 2010
So, uh… yeah. Huddy. House and Cuddy. It’s been a long time coming. But at the same time, very awkward. Honestly, I understand why it was inevitable, but I don’t really squeal with that geeker joy I once would have with LoVe, or Spuffy.
For a premier, I’d give House a solid B. It was good, and it was nice to finally be able to get back into the show, but there were just some things that really threw me off.
First of all, I loved Wilson breaking into House’s kitchen when House wouldn’t answer his phone. Showing a real genuine concern for his friend, it was a very House-like thing to do, and was great for demonstrating the influence House has had over his friends/colleagues over the years. Wilson is deceptive. He makes you think he’s not interested in pushing boundaries and crossing lines, but the fact is he’ll do it with the best intentions, and sometimes with the approval of someone else.
The Thirteen storyline was a little… boring. Obviously the meat and potatoes of the episode was the budding romance between House and Cuddy, but the B story, in my opinion should at least be interesting enough to be a B story. Not so much. Thirteen allegedly asked for a leave of absence from the Hospital with the fake intentions of going to Rome for a new drug trial. Taub, Chase and Foreman all saw threw her guise when they found out she was taking off. But Foreman in the end saw through everything and stated point blank that she was not coming back, and no one had any idea where she was going.
The case of the week? A sick neurosurgeon who takes a drug to make him hallucinate but also make him “sober” enough to be the neurosurgeon on call without having to perform surgery. For a case of the week, it felt like it was lacking. But then again, it was not the main story. I was just the garnish.
The REAL story, the one that EVERYONE seems to care about is the budding romance between House and Cuddy. After both doctors had lost a patient, they had their own ways of dealing with the tragedy. House sought Vicoden, and Cuddy sought House.
I don’t know how realistic their relationship is. For years, although she may have loved him, Cuddy showed nothing but disdain and annoyance at House and his antics. Is it possible that one action could completely turn her attitude and change her mind? I guess so, but it didn’t feel honest. When Cuddy was leaving, House made a pointed comment that whatever it was that they had would not work out. The reason being that House will always be House, and he will always piss Cuddy off, and even though she can’t see it now, she’ll remember all the things he had done to her, and eventually come to her sense and break things off.
That was probably the most honest and vulnerable House has been in quite awhile, recovery from drug addiction aside.
I don’t really have an opinion on their relationship just yet, other than it feels unnatural. And I’ve watched the show since its beginning. What’s more is that the previews for the upcoming season make it look like House was right on the money in saying that their relationship would never work. It’s still too early to tell, and I’ll hold out hope for my inner geek to emerge. But for the time being, I’ll sit and watch and wait for something to happen.
How do YOU feel about Huddy?