Wednesday, February 07, 2007

House: Gypsies, Tramps and Toothpicks

Last night on House, everyone got down to business and actually treated a patient instead of being jailed, having their assets frozen, or generally being assholes (Wilson). Yay! The case of the week followed the classic “teen gets sick, conventional treatments make teen worse, House demands the parents allow an experimental treatment, parents refuse, teen turns out to have something totally different and easily curable and would have been severely hurt by the experimental treatment” model: Swallowed Toothpick version.

Crazy twist: The boy’s parents are gypsies, and don’t trust doctors! Woah! Yeah, it didn’t amount to much. But the patient’s girlfriend was played by Jessy Schram, whom you may remember as Logan’s adorable ex-girlfriend Hannah on Veronica Mars.

In other House news, a new, wheelchair-bound (reasonably attractive female) doctor gets House’s parking space, so House makes a bet with Cuddy and spends the week in a wheelchair. I won’t go into the details, but he loses the bet, still gets a good space, and has some fabulous banter with the new doctor, some of which involves House’s favorite subject: Cuddy’s boobs. It was pretty great.