This. Never thought I'd see House do a reset button, but as someone else said, the way it was done was really good.
I thought it was quite arbitrary and weak.
Insofar as there was a reset button at all, yes it did feel arbitrary. I would have to see it play out over a few episodes beyond this one, but I can live with the way this episode ended.
You're right about the parallel with what Thirteen did last season though - can't say I would ever have remembered that. It does make 'The Softer Side''s ending weaker when you figure that in.
It was still a much stronger episode than the past 3 or 4 even with the reset.