DIAGNOSIS: BEST FRIENDS FOREVER
WHO THEY ARE: Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) and James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard), two brilliant doctors at the fictional training hospital in House. HOW THEY MET: At a medical convention. MOST BROMANTIC MOMENT: When a billionaire hospital board member guns for House’s career, Wilson comes to his defence. He was the only person to vote against House’s dismissal. WHY THEY’RE MEANT FOR EACH OTHER: They form the core relationship of the show. House needs approval and acceptance from Wilson, and Wilson needs to feel needed by House. Yes, it’s accurate to use ‘‘co-dependent’’ to describe their friendship. ON-THE-ROCKS MOMENT: This pair has its share of bumps in the road, but the most serious split involved a woman. House, after a drunken evening in a bar, called Wilson for a ride home, but got Wilson’s girlfriend, Amber, on the phone instead. On the way home from the bar, the bus they were riding in was in an accident. Amber died, Wilson quit the hospital, packed up and moved on. But they reconciled when Wilson drove House, against his wishes, to the funeral of House’s estranged father. FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Bantering about whether House has popped too much Vicodin to perform an accurate diagnosis.