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Recap and Review of House Episode "Epic Fail"

House Rundown, "Epic Fail"

While last week's episode of House was an awesome look at the inner workings of House the man, it was nice to get back to the medical drama that we know and love, even if it wasn't quite business as usual. It's interesting to see what happened while House was away, and it's also fun to see how House was coping with being away.

Did you watch? What did you think? Let's discuss some of the key moments (spoilers ahead!) when you


  • Was anyone else thrown off by the video game starting? For a few seconds I thought my TiVo had recorded the wrong show. I must admit though, I loved the ridiculous gaming scenes, especially when they come back later with our fave doctors as characters.
  • What did you think of Foreman as boss? Do you think he has the chops to run the department? It didn't surprise me that he jumps at the chance, although I hated how he suddenly doesn't want to listen to Thirteen.
  • While we're on the subject of Foreman and Thirteen, can I just say that I find their pairing totally forced? Were you surprised when he fires her at the end? I literally yelled at my TV when he did. Wouldn't you break up with him if you were in her place?
  • Speaking of Thirteen, did you catch her Jeremy Piven mercury poisoning joke? If not, then as she said, go Google it. Or just read about it here
  • What did you think of Wilson and House's cooking class brodate? It was hands-down my favorite moment of the evening. I just love their old married couple dynamic. Also, what about all the food House is making? I'm going to have to get my gal YumSugar to whip me up some of that ragu.
  • I know I just said that the brodate was my favorite moment, but how can I not mention the scene with Cuddy in the kitchen? I loved it when the random Chinese lady tells Cuddy to kiss him or get out.
  • I was glad to see that Dr. Nolan is still on the show. I find him to be such a calming presence in the rest of chaos, and hope we get to see these therapy sessions for a little while longer.
  • Did you love the twist at the end? I knew that there's no way they could the department without House. Although when Foreman had the breakthrough over pruned fingers, I wondered if it was possible to solve a medical mystery without an epiphany.

Well folks, what did you think? I thought it was a strong return for the show, and I can't wait for next week's episode. How long will House stay clean? And I wonder how long the old gang (Cameron, Chase, and Foreman) will be around. Especially since we know that Jennifer Morrison is leaving the show. I also wonder if Thirteen and Taub will show up again. Something tells me they will, but then again, the writers have proven to be great at throwing us off, so we'll all just have to tune in and find out.

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Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 7 years
* I was definitely thrown off. I even thought it was House playing at first. I liked when the patient actually saw the video game towards the end. It was an awesome scene. * Eh, I never really liked him as boss. He is going to become just like House as always. * Sometimes it seems a little forced. I also can't believe that he fired her. House obviously had picked his team because they were the best. Poor Foreman lost some good people. * I didn't and don't want to. * I loved all the scenes with House. They were hands down the best! * lol I loved it, too. * I was a bit surprised to see him. I'm indifferent towards him though. * lol Epiphany. Anyway, I don't know. I just want to see the next episode.
cibele cibele 7 years
The pairing of Thirteen and Foreman makes no sense. They are not interesting, there's no spark, no passion. Yes, very forced like you said. And Foreman is such a jerk, but nothing new here. It's not the first time he tries to be the boss and fails misery. Well, funny thing the episode is called Epic Fail LOL Dr. Nolan is really cool. I like his presence. I hope he sticks around. I like their bond :) Really don't like 13 and I wished she didn't come back, but that's impossible. They fired Jennifer Morrison instead. Now we are stuck with 13 forever. I really think this show needs different kinds of female charaters. The episode was good. But they really need to stop giving 13 and Foreman so much screen time, while Cameron, Chase, Cuddy and Wilson have so little time. Why they haven't figured it out yet we don't like these two?
Allyace Allyace 7 years
The scenes with House and Wilson were by far the best of the episode. Watching last night just made me sadder that Cameron is leaving b/c I actually like her. Foreman was my least favorite of the original three and now they have added the annoying Thirteen... Ugh.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
1- Yes I thought "NO, it said HOUSE was on!" 2- Foreman was a jerk, and I hope 13 comes back now that House is returning 3- I would see what happened to our relationship as a result, but likely yes 4- LAUGHED OUT LOUD. 5- PLEASE have YumSugar figure out a recipe! I loved that House was so scientific about making food and it turned out SO delicious 6- I could have kissed the lady myself haha Cuddy needs to grow some cajones! 7- I like him too, he has very sage advice for House and is helpful 8- Of course he solved it, and of course every case is solved with epiphanies
Rainey-4-Pres Rainey-4-Pres 7 years
Ugh, Foreman! His ego-ness got on my nerves the whole episode while he was boss (he just cant pull it off the way House can), but it reached a boiling point when he fired Thirteen. I was super pissed, and there is no way she should continue to date that man. But speaking of pulling things off.... can I get a "Yes please!" to House in an apron?! The cooking scenes were my fave :)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I thought it was a solid episode, nothing stupendous, but good. I have to say, I figured right away (well, when the patient posted his symptoms online) that House was online trying to help them solve the case and that he was the one who would eventually solve it. And I have never really liked 13 and Foreman together, either. I like 13 and I go back and forth on whether or not I like Foreman, but I don't like them together. I figure 13 will someone figure into Cameron leaving, either she'll come back when Cameron leaves or she'll be someone involved in making Cameron leave. I'm kind of hoping Taub doesn't come back.
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