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15 November 2005 @ 10:04 pm
House M.D.: "Spin" Episode Review  
Have I mentioned that this show is the ultimate special crack of fandoms? Like...whoa.


The Medical Case -- Everybody Lies, This Guy Cheats

So apparently this week's medical patient is an athlete that apparently admits to doing drugs, but not drugs that could be causing the such an irrational hazard to his health. He has one headstrong, annoying, and slightly bossy sports manager. And, who didn't predict that he would fire her after House purposely was setting up the manager's involvement of either drugging him secretly or leaking private information from the hospital? I sure as hell knew that she was up to something. But hey, she was in it for his publicity which, incidentally, gives her publicity as well. Yeah, she got the axe. Though, I'm wondering if Cuddy was able to keep that check the manager gave her.

Though, this guy was giving himself blood transfusions without realizing that he was actually healing himself (temporarily) for the original sickness that he was unconscious of? That's really a trip, if you think about it. Imagine treating yourself for a fatal or semi-fatal illness without the knowledge that you are unwell. *shivers*

"You're healed!" Hee! House claiming that he is the Almighty Lord because, dudes, he TOTALLY is in this universe.

So, this guy is cured in the end -- and I give him props for thanking House personally as well as the hospital. Yay for recognizing those that saved your life, buddy!

Relationships in Battle Royale -- Snark VS. Snark VS. Pissy!Snark

Ah, the tension between House and Stacy....and Stacy's husband, Mark. The persnicketiness with House with the BOTH of them was nicely done. Especially when House goes into healing therapy just to taunt Mark because, well hell. Mark's a cripple. House is a cripple. Both are miserable in their conditions but for different reasonings. They should have tea together! Or, what House sarcastically mentions to Stacy as she bursts in with her pissy!snark, they should start a club together! It'll be like high school --- except they hate each other and are both in love with the same woman and.....oh wait, that IS like high school!

I'm not as annoyed with Stacy as other people in the House fandom are. Though the storyline with her being the attorny in the same hospital as House because of her husband is kinda....I don't know, pointless? Except for House having another snarking buddy that understands him personally besides Wilson and Cuddy. Otherwise, I'm perfectly fine with her.

House/Wilson! House stealing Wilson's chips, House and Wilson conversing about the relationship factor between House and Stacy. House and Wilson exchanging the very highlarious dialogue during that lunch hour. Fun, fun, fun! And adorable. But what with House/Wilson ISN'T adorable?

Cameron 101 -- This Week's Lesson Is....

I'm totally surprised, Cameron didn't bother me at all this episode! Thankfully, she had limited screentime with the exception for her conversations with Wilson about the lying/cheating/breaking of rules and her ethical lecture with him as well as Chase and Foreman. But one thing is bothering me....

How come she's still wallowing in the past? Didn't she marry her husband because she knew he was dying, and thus wanted him to live his life to the fullest in total happiness with someone that he loved? Why is she now admitting that she was falling for her husband's best friend? Argh, if Cameron didn't already annoy me enough with her obsession with House. And she's talking about being ethical. Please Cameron, stop contradicting yourself! If she was really ethical, she wouldn't have bribed House to let her have her job back (after she voluntarily quit, might I add) only if he had dinner with her. Argh!

Though I do admit, her scenes with Wilson were very nice.

The Pretty Shinys!

House playing dominos with CD cases and other multiple objects in his office to catch....whatever it was he caught, and cried out in triumph when he succeeded! Hee!

"Are you pregnant? I really wanted to finish high school." Hee!

The "I can’t think of a non-sexual metaphor" between House and Cuddy, which is a double Hee! on my part.

Cuddy's frilly shirt. Me wants. Now.

ANDREW!!!! Tom Lenyk was so awesome, ex-smoker gum-chewing addict with diarrhea. And his expression at House and Stacy's bantering back and forth. :D

"Now, THAT was awkward!" After the verbal snark with Mark. I love House stating the obvious with sarcastic wit. Hee!

Balcony scene with House/Wilson!!

Cuddy's sekkrit dating service via phone? Or participating in phone sex? Hmmm....*ponders in intrigue*

Overall: An enjoyable episode, with those little witticisms thrown in here and there. House is always that Man of Sarcasm and his snarkiness is complete with internal woundedness. House versus Mark, House versus the blodd-transfusing patient, the love/hate relationship between House and Stacy, Cameron's dysfunctional ways of looking at relationships, and Cuddy's obvious sexisms are coming to light! Did I mention that I LOVE this show?

Next week's episode looks very interesting. Is Cameron going to get diagnosed with an STD from the blood the patient spit out into her eye? Who's kissing whom in that preview? OMG, I love this show! November Sweeps, baby!


In other fandom news, I received the Firefly soundtrack via Amazon earlier this afternoon. Only one word can describe it: SHINY!! I especially love the extended "River's Dance" in the bonus tracks. Eeee!
 
 
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Jane: rowr!keykook16 on November 16th, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
I read some rumors about ze kissing, so I shall leave you with what hints I have:

Puppy. Saint.

You do the rest!
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 17th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Chase and Cameron. Huh. Who'da thunk that?
Jane: rowr!keykook16 on November 18th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
Well, not ME! Puppy is MINEMINEMINE! *pauses; coughs* Er, I mean - he's too good for her! HA!
Renée: Inara Joyous Drunkrogueslayer452 on November 18th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
Hee! Well, House is too good for her, as well. Because, as well all know, he's secretly having a love affair with Wilson....and possibly Cuddy. :)
Jbeauty_awake on November 16th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
I missed Andrew!?!?!

I love Tom Lenk, I think he would be mega fun to date in real life. I would just wanna do something Andrewish to him though you know?

I am not inlove with House just like you are not in love with OTH.
Oh well we both can't love everything that the other loves that would just be creepy.
Renée: Inara Joyous Drunkrogueslayer452 on November 17th, 2005 08:33 am (UTC)
Tom was too cute in House. I knew it was him, besides by someone mentioning his guest-star appearance, because of of his voice. Of course, noticing him wasn't hard to miss. He's looking good these days, especially since he had that certain suave look in the episode (spiffy outfit with slicked back hair) ^_^
Jbeauty_awake on November 17th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
huh? You knew it because of his voice? I don't get it. But much love for the Lenk man.
Renée: Inara Joyous Drunkrogueslayer452 on November 17th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
*giggles* When Tom was speaking to House, I still imagined that it was Andrew....even though he wasn't, you know? I knew that Tom was to make an appearance and I noticed him off the bat when it was time for his scene, but when he spoke I kept thinking, "Hey! That's Andrew!"

Yes. Much love for Tom Lenk.
Jbeauty_awake on November 17th, 2005 10:09 pm (UTC)
Ha!!! Ha!!! I would imagine that to if I were watching him. Did you know that James Marsters is on Smallville right now with brown hair... I just see Spike with that guy....
AND!!!! *drools with anticpation* Season 2 of Tru Calling with our girl Eliza is out.....

I need some hot new Eliza pics. Miss her.
Renéerogueslayer452 on November 17th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Yes! James Marsters on Smallville. There was this one episode that involved vampires and James' character said, "There's no such thing as vampires" -- spoofy because he played a vampire on BtVS/Angel. Oh! And the main girl in that episode was head of the vampire gang, and her name was Buffy Sanders. Hee! :D

And Amy Acker is on Alias. :) And I'm getting Tru Calling season one and two for Christmas. Did you know she's going to be in a play? It's called "God Sees Dog: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead", and you can see the pictures/article right here. Hee! Eliza in a bow! :D
Jbeauty_awake on November 18th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
interesting.... I was going to freak out if the play was in Vancouver... I would have gone to see if for sure.

Oh yes I knew that Amy was on Alias.

Weird but cool
amandamorbidmuse on November 23rd, 2005 06:45 am (UTC)
Now that I've seen this episode, I can read your review!

I like the whole House/Stacy/Mark thing the show has going. And YAY for Tom Lenyk guest staring. His expressions were really funny. As was all the Wilson/House interaction.