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Review and Recap of House Episode "Wilson"

House Rundown, "Wilson"

Last night our favorite doctor took a backseat so that we could get further insight into the world's nicest man, James Wilson. Over the seasons we've become familiar with the Yin to House's Yang, but we've never really had a good look at how Wilson works. And while it was definitely a fascinating angle, I severely missed the House diagnostics team and thought the episode was a bit dull. I guess nice guys aren't as compelling as a self-important jerks.

I realize those could be considered fighting words, so before we argue, let's go over the highlights. Prepare for some spoilers and


  • Did the start of the episode make anyone else nervous? I kept waiting for someone to get shot. I was also surprised to find out that Wilson's friend Tucker is a former patient. It makes you wonder if Wilson has any other friends. Didn't anyone like the guy in med school?
  • I loved seeing Wilson in action. Unlike House, who gets medical epiphanies via unrelated actions, Wilson is able to diagnose Mr. Clinton's new problem just by being a caring and thoughtful person. House may be a genius, but if I'm sick I definitely want Wilson to be my doctor.
  • At one point House says that Cuddy's relationship with Lucas is her equivalent of a midlife crisis. Do you agree with that, or do you think she's finally moving on with her life?
  • Three words: margarita Jell-O shots. Although, everyone knows Jell-O shots go in the fridge, not the freezer.
  • Were you surprised that Wilson donates part of his liver? I was actually more surprised that he agonizes so long over it.
  • In the end it's clear why Wilson sticks with House. Truth is, he's never going to have a more loyal friend. Yet I wonder if the loyalty is worth it. When House says that Wilson could publish the results of the test so that no one would ever double the chemo dose again, I thought it was pretty low, even for House. How about you? If you were Wilson could you deal with House?
  • I might not be able to cope with House, but I'm glad Wilson can. My hands down favorite scene of the night was when Wilson is in recovery and House is telling him a story. Their relationship just makes me melt a little. If you're wondering, my second favorite scene was when House is soaking wet for no necessary reason. I love how the writers just want to have fun with us all.
  • Did you think Tucker would end up back with his girlfriend, or did you — like Wilson — assume he'd go home to his family?
  • What do you think of House and Wilson moving into a big ol' bachelor pad together? I love all the House/Wilson moments, but let's just pray the writers use it sparingly. It would be a shame if the charm wore thin.

So what did you think of last night's Wilson-centric episode? Were you thrilled to see how Wilson ticks, or were you a little bit bored too? Let us all know in the comments, and then head over to the House! group to chat some more.

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DCBaxter DCBaxter 7 years
I really liked this episode - it was a great change of pace. I felt like House was getting stale - same formula over and over again. This was a nice change. And it was funny to see House's team rushing around in the background and mentioning the off-the-wall diagnoses without us (the viewer) having any idea what the case was about. I enjoyed this episode a lot!
Allyace Allyace 7 years
I actually liked the episode a lot. I'm surprised it has taken the writers this long to give Wilson his own episode. And, like jhilly, I didn't miss 13/Foreman at all.
jhilly123 jhilly123 7 years
I didn't find it boring, and I definitely didn't miss 13 lol. I love House and Wilson's banter and couldn't stand that House was right about Wilson's patient going back to the girlfriend, although I knew it was going to happen. Wilson's such a nice guy and I'm glad we got an entire episode. And I love the end when he's in the hospital room and his and House's banter, which is why they're such good friends. Sure House can be direct and straight tot he point where sometimes it could be unbearable, but that's House and Wilson knows it. Love the ending when Wilson got the bachelor pad. I agree that we should have more Wilson in the episodes. I can't stand Cuddy with Lucas. I'm glad she's happy though-but I can't forgive her for the Thanksgiving dinner a few episodes back (though I knew she wouldn't give him the actual address, but then lie. That's a no-no). Hopefully Lucas will feel incompetent as Cuddy is the one with the highly paid job and he's the boy-toy lol and they'll break up soon but I don't like the direction the writers are going in for this.
myfairlady93 myfairlady93 7 years
This episode was the best of the season so far. Wilson's a great character, and I'm glad we got to see more of him. And the total randomness of House and his team and their patient was awesome.
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