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Quick thought on House 5.05 "Lucky Thirteen" 
22nd-Oct-2008 12:12 pm
HouseEye
[climbing on soapbox] 

It caused me physical pain last night, hearing Wilson call his beloved friend a drug addict.  And put us back to square one; I'd been so pleased, the week before, when Wilson hadn't argued with House's 'Vicodin as leash' theory.  I'd believed that Wilson finally, finally was undergoing a change in his perspective of the pills.  And last night, of course it didn't help when House referred to himself as a "doctor with a drug habit." I know--how they, and we, view the Vicodin pretty much depends on who's writing the episode.  So much for continuity in such an important aspect of the character, and the show.
Thoughts 
28th-Oct-2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh no... It saddens me that the writers make a doctor, of all people, say this, but hey, it's Wilson, he's said it before. There's a difference between addiction (to get high) and dependency (to get rid of pain), people! HOW HARD CAN THAT BE??? I mean, hell, by Wilson's definition even my dearest mother, to name just one of the many examples I can come up with, who had to take fairly large amounts of morphine for her chronic pain was an addict. I DON'T THINK SO, JAMES! Gah. There are times I really don't like House (the show). I adored the little scene you wrote in one of your comments (Wilson and mrs. & mr. Smith). That should be in the show.

This really makes me sad, you know. Sorry for the rant, but I can't stand this sort of 'reasoning'. It's an insult to all chronic-pain-sufferers.
28th-Oct-2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
yeah. i'm with you there. and attitudes like theirs make life even harder on the under-65 crowd.

right now, for me, the whole issue is just too depressing to think about.
28th-Oct-2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
attitudes like theirs make life even harder on the under-65 crowd Yes, absolutely. Because under 65, you have to be HEALTHY & NORMAL!!! OR ELSE!!! No. This really makes me sad, I wasn't just saying that, really truly sad. And I adored this show so much as first.