Thursday, December 28, 2006

Checking in -- Episode 310, "Merry Little Christmas"

Clinic patient:
Young dwarf on a follow-up.

Young Abigail is in the clinic with a host of problems, recovering from a collapsed lung. House knows there's more to it, so he takes the case. Thus, clinic patient becomes main patient. Nothing new, really. What is new is that Cuddy was the doctor in the clinic. We've seen her there before, but never with a patient who ends up on the big stage. She joins Cameron ("Acceptance") and Chase ("The Mistake") on that one.

Significantly, House steals Cuddy's patient on the heels of his attack on her in the previous episode, "Finding Judas," in which he tells her she sucks at being a doctor (and a mom, but doctor better suits my purposes). In that episode, Cuddy thought House was being mean just to be mean. But now House is telling her again that she's missed something big. She's insecure enough in her doctor-hood as it is, so now he's just adding insult to injury.

This post is pretty late, but I wasn't going to do it at all, just because of the simplicity of things. (And as it turns out, I had more to say than I thought I would.) Mostly I'm just checking in, letting y'all know that I'm still here. I've been waiting around for the Tritter saga to wrap, but it looks like they're going to drag it out at least one more episode. Sigh. I'm a little over it.