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Cats' Corners: the little HOUSE in the woods....
Where House is NEVER safe...
Aiming a cannon at canon 
3rd-Oct-2007 09:01 am

Last night's episode of House left me cold.  Had "The Right Stuff" been my introduction to the series, House would not currently occupy highest priority on the DVR; nor would Tuesdays be the highlight of my week.  It would be like Law and Order--fine if I happen to catch it.  Also fine if I don't.

Three scenes that I enjoyed:  Wilson convincing House that Cameron and Chase were in Arizona, the wonderful 'cane' scene when House busts Wilson about his lie, and--the one I most enjoyed, and was most moved by [which is amazing because I could care less about any of the Fellows]--the operating room scene, with Chase speaking from the Observation area, and the questioning, almost pleading look House gave him when one of the new kids asked if House was going to hire Chase instead.

The rest of the hour?  Eh.  Neither the PoTW nor the diagnostic gymnastics grabbed me.  The antics of the 'contestants' were... predictable.  Cuddy was under-utilized.  Wilson was overly analytical [and not in a concerned way], and I'm with House on that one--it's tiresome, and beginning to verge on annoying.

But.  BUT.  The biggest problem for me came after the show ended, with the preview for next week.  It appears that the writers have [yet again] conveniently "forgotten" canon.  I ended the preview with my mouth open--and not because House was lying on the floor, apparently in cardiac arrest.  My mouth had already fallen open when Wilson preached, "You don't know there's nothing; you haven't been there!"  Uh... what?  

That one line blasts a hole in canon big enough for all forty fellowship applicants to waltz through.  Hey; Three Stories ring any bells, writers???  You know, that little episode where House recounts his clinical death, complete with descriptions of what he "saw" while he was dead?  Remember that whole "I find it more comforting to believe that this isn't simply a test" speech?  Visions, white lights, the whole nine yards.  Is it starting to come back to you, writers?  You guys been into the Versed again???  

Eh.  Go ahead; kill 'im next week.  Then, why don't you have Cameron awaken him with a kiss--it'll be just as plausible as expecting us to disregard the existence of Three Stories.

6th-Oct-2007 10:36 am (UTC)
ps : you're a nurse right ? I have a question...when someone goes into cardiac arrest after an electrocution and is rescucited by an over-competitive blond (ok, that's not relevant) does he just wake up fine and that's it or are there problems ?
6th-Oct-2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
this is an off-the-cuff answer from a pediatric nurse who hasn't yet had her first cup of coffee, so take it in that spirit, but-- if i recall correctly [and perhaps i don't] there is a risk of sequela; neuropathy comes to mind. but if the electrical shock is not sustained, and the cardiac or respiratory arrest is witnessed, and thus treated promptly, i believe that recovery is fairly uncomplicated, and complete. the patient would probably be monitored in a hospital for a day or so. they'd be watching for further cardiac arrythmias, and other symptoms [for example, neuropathy] which mightn't immediately evidence themselves following the incident. but don't take this as an expert answer [or even a particularly knowledgeable one!].
6th-Oct-2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
thanks, you can have your coffee now...;-)
looks to me that, as the patient did that with House being present, House proceeds while he's ALONE...This, plus Wilson's remark, seems totally preposterous. Fox is playing with our minds...
6th-Oct-2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
i am, as a matter of fact, just now having my first sip! took a while, as i first had litterbox patrol, dog-who-thinks-vinyl-floor-is-a-toilet clean-up, and the usual umpteen pills to swallow. oh--and i also fed the cats, so that i can continue my ultra-important litterbox patrol.

but now i have my coffee, and my world is righting itself! :-)
6th-Oct-2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
oh ! you've just added me to your friends list :-))))
I'll try to behave then...
Cheers *with a cup of coffee*