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Monday, October 22, 2007

Ep3-12: One Day, One Room

Sorry for the long break, things have been hectic!

This one is all about who you're stuck in a room with. House treats a girl who was raped... Not something he's very good at. There's nothing to treat, nothing to solve. But she wants to talk to him.

And the funny parts:

Guy running in a circle. What is it? Headache… Something burst... Sore ear... Nope, it's a cockroach! Ha, nice start to an episode. Straight into the clever House comments and attempts to avoid work. Then he runs off the park...

Cuddy turns the clinic into a game. $10 every time he treats someone without touching them. $10 to Cuddy every time he does touch someone. Well, at least it got House's interest. He's off and rolling... until he opens the door and sees a beautiful woman sitting on the bench. Hmm... $10 to Cuddy.

There are some very good scenes with House and the rape victim.

Hiccough guy wants a treatment...

House offered $50 to a father and son to leave, and he grabs them when they try to come back. The boy swallowed a magnet, and as he's eight years old:
House: Darwin says let him die.
The magnet is preventing imaging, so it needs to be cut out. House thinks for a bit, and then grabs a scalpel. What’s House doing? Surgery in the hallway... Threatening a boy with a knife... Nope, its metal, sticks to the magnet, and shows House the magnet is well into the intestinal tract.

Wilson and House discuss the rape victim. House doesn't know how to answer her questions. And poor old Wilson is tricked into trying to convince House to tell her the truth.
Wilson: It's a simple question. Has your life sucked? Tell her the truth. Tell her you were shot. Tell her...
House: She doesn't wanna hear the truth. She's looking for something. Looking to extrapolate something...
Wilson: She's looking to connect with you, and that's what's scaring the hell out of you. Tell her the truth.
House: There is no truth.
Wilson: Are we role-playing? Am I you? I don't wanna be you.
In the park:
House: Know why I come here? I sit, I watch, I imagine.
Eve: Sounds nice.
House: Imagine if one of them would break a leg.
House: Just one false step. One crack in the sidewalk.
Eve: You don't really.
House: I'm evil.
Eve: Evil people don't say they're evil.
House: Sounds like an easy loophole.
House can't resist drawing Wilson into his story while they're playing Foosball. House concentrates on the game, while Wilson looks up, interested in what House is saying... and House scores!

A very stirring episode, with some excellent funny bits to break up the drama.

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Monday, October 1, 2007

House's Handheld Games

House likes to entertain himself. Juggling, with his cane,
and video games. Here are some of the occasions he uses video games.
  • Ep1-03: Occam's Razor
    House is trying to annoy Cuddy by calling her to the Clinic for every patient. He plays his hand-held video game to pass the time, and occasionally gives it to the patients.

  • Ep1-13: Cursed
    House is passing time playing his hand-held video game. The patient's father walks towards the door, so house gets up and walks over to it, and locks it.

  • Ep1-14: Control
    House is sitting with patient's secretary. Passes his hand-held video game to her.

  • Ep1-15: Mob Rules
    House checks eyes, pokes toes, and uses his hand-held video game to play sounds next to patients ear.

  • Ep1-16: Heavy
    Cameron: Then why aren't you watching TV? Or playing your damn Game Boy, or whatever else you have fun doing by yourself? Maybe I should just quit. Make it easy for everyone.
  • Ep1-17: Role Model
    House interrupts foreman and patient with "Ohhhwww", while playing hand-held video game.
    House: It helps me concentrate.
  • Ep1-18: Babies and Bathwater
    Vogler: The board's meeting again this evening. Why don't you settle down? Play some Game Boy. Why don't you watch your soap? I hear they're firing the handsome doctor today, boy, that should be a good one.
  • Ep2-05: Daddy's Boy
    House is in his chair, with leg on stool. Playing racing game on hand-held, he hits a wall and stops playing.

  • Ep3-04: Lines in the Sand
    House plays his patient's (Adam) hand-held video game, and uses it to show "game over", to emphasise a point

  • Ep3-09: Finding Judas
    House is lounging back, playing his hand-held video game. Wilson comes in, angrily. House looks like he wants to sty on the couch playing the game, but has a conversation with Wilson instead. Anything to take his mind off his leg. He makes a joke about needing a book to read, when he's got his hand-held video game. In other words, Wilson will be talking for a while, and it'll be boring.

  • Ep3-12: One Day, One Room
    House is sitting next to the patient, playing what looks like a racing game
    on his hand-held video game.
Game boys are good for other people too:
  • Ep3-04: Lines in the Sand
    Severely autistic patient Adam - eats, sleeps, plays his hand-held video game

  • Ep3-19: Act Your Age
    Jasper, whose sister Lucy has a load of symptoms that don't match her age, is playing a hand-held video game while Chase does a test on her sister.

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