'House' Season Five Finale Shocks
The patient of the week is a man named Scott who had surgery on his brain for seizures, and it left the two brain hemispheres separate from one another. They cannot communicate and his right brain thinks it is hilarious to mess with the more dominant left brain. His right brain is awesome, except when it decides to hit his girlfriend. Not cool. Scott's kidneys are failing and he's bleeding from the eyes, plus he sweats heavily and his heart is creating clots all over his body. Poor Scott, especially considering his doctor is much more focused on getting into Cuddy's pants again. The girlfriend is the one who comes up with the diagnosis this week - for real - and points out that the right brain/left hand freaked out at her when she brought him his ultra-strength deodorant. It also hit her right then too, so maybe it is trying to tell him that the deodorant is dangerous. The right brain then touches her with its hand in a sweet caress. Awww ... that's kind of creepy.
The point of this episode has very little to do with the medical cases, which has become normal on "House" in the past few years. There were repeats on FX the other day of season one and two, and it's shocking how much more focused the show was on medicine. It used to be a lot of medicine with a little character development, and now the priorities have shifted. This doesn't make it better or worse, just different. House tells Wilson about sleeping with Cuddy after she makes it clear she only thinks of him as an employee. His friend is naturally excited for him to take an emotional step like wanting to be with her, but House is timid about confronting her about their relationship. So he tries to make her angry by messing with a clinic patient, but when nothing works out Wilson tells him to go for broke. He announces to everyone that they slept together. This does not make Cuddy happy in the least, and she fires him.
Meanwhile on the C plot, Cameron and Chase are having trouble after their semi-break up due to her ex-husband's sperm. Cameron finally gives in and agrees to destroy it, but Chase proves he understands his fiance better than she thought. He realizes she wants to keep it more because it's a symbol of the dead man she loved, rather than because she has any doubts about Chase. The two happily get married in the end of the episode. This is a stark contrast to the serious and depressing subject of what happens to House. He goes to confront Cuddy and talk about what happened, but realizes that his detoxing and their sex was all a hallucination. Amber shows up again, and this time Kutner is with her, proving that something very serious is wrong with House's brain. Luckily he didn't burn all his bridges with Cuddy since she takes him to Wilson, and they decide what to do.
House (Hugh Laurie) makes a life changing decision in the HOUSE season finale episode "Both Sides Now" that aired Monday, May 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Larry Watson/FOX
Season five ends with Wilson driving House to a psychiatric facility while Cameron and Chase have their wedding. Are the hallucinations all about the drugs or is House really crazy? We'll have to wait until the next season to get our answers, and that never felt so far away! It was a little cheap to write off the Huddy hook up to a hallucination, but it really fit with their intentions for the story. Plus House has never looked so terrified than when he realized he hallucinated their entire encounter, and it was serious enough to send him to a hospital. It had to be something that big or he probably never would give in. Until next season, keep away from the Vicodin or Amber will come and get you!
House cast: Hugh Laurie / Lisa Edelstein / Omar Epps / Robert Sean Leonard / Jennifer Morrison / Jesse Spencer / Peter Jacobson / Kal Penn / Anne Dudek / Olivia Wilde / Edi Gathegi
Story by Chelsea 'Dee' Doyle
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