DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
ISEE Cuddy has taken to wearing unflattering, checkered shorts to bed. That’s even though she and House have only been together a few months. It seems much longer, her sister remarks, and I agree — evident by the sleepwear, which suggests either the relationship’s dead or it’s old.
Let’s face it, checks are bad just about anywhere; they don’t even do tables any favours, so I’m deeply concerned about where things are headed for this pair.
But as it happens they have other things to worry about — and soon, when Cuddy goes to the bathroom and finds she’s weeing blood.
Hardly any real medicine in this episode: Only two patients, or three, if we count House and they both present with the same symptoms.
Looks like weeing blood is the new black, is how he puts it. Call a plumber, could be the s-bend is my first thought, but nobody does.
The patient who isn’t the dean of medicine and therefore not so much of a priority is a 16-year-old kid who seems a bit depressed.
He’s ‘‘ on pot’’, Dr Square says gravely, but he’s also bonded with him, based on their mutual depressed state.
He tells him how much pressure he was under when he was at med school, and I’m sure it really helps this teenage drug dealer.
I didn’t care at all about this bogus storyline. It’s only half done, it all just feels awkward.
It’s the Cuddy-House plot that’ll interest you tonight.
It feels a bit pushed through and I’m not sure what the rush is. Maybe they needed the bed, but the drama almost takes second billing to the dream sequences. There are several; all high-production glossy fun — one elaborate musical number lasts about three minutes.
See if you can identify the inspiration for the others.
OK, here’s a hint: House plays Charlie Sheen in one of them. I don’t know how they managed to time that. House Channel 10, 8.30pm
House: needs a plumber