Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Sherlock Holmes Reference!

Well knock me over with a feather! Finally, after months in the arid desert, the kind writers over at House included a Sherlock Holmes reference...and I'm not even convinced they are aware they did it.

In the latest episode, House is recruited in a super sekrit sneaky mission to diagnose an agent who is dying of a mysterious disease! Has he been poisoned a la the now famous Russian? Has he been irradiated? Does he have cancer of the blood?

In order to answer the cancer question, House calls Wilson on his super un-sekrit cell phone. After managing to convince Wilson that he really is calling from a CIA hospital room with an icky lookin' dude on the bed in front of him, he gets his answers about the cancer possibility.

With a last jab, House ribs Wilson by adding, "And don't worry. I'm sure they know all about your smuggling heroin in from Afghanistan."

A panicky Wilson blurts, "But I've never been to Afghanistan!" just as House hangs up.

Okay, the writers were probably merely referring to the fact that we are currently in a rather long term war in Afghanistan, Afghanistan is known for it's, er, popular poppy production and Wilson's complete paranoia. (And, after his experience with Tritter, I can't blame him.)

However, there is most definitely a Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson reference embedded in there. When Holmes and Watson first met in A Study in Scarlet, Watson was just recovering from a gunshot wound and subsequent terrible convalescence from his war service guessed it....Afghanistan.

For Wilson to deny ever having been there is hilarious!

I hope the writers knew they did that (they could have chosen Bolivia or Iraq, I suppose) because it's really cute. Panicking Wilson is always adorkable.

Ah, on a personal note, it's nice to be back! Bring on the Holmes references, people! Bring 'em on! (After you finish striking, that is. Good luck with that, folks.)