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Old November 22 2010, 04:23 AM   #1
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House: 7x08 "Small Sacrifices" - Discussion and Spoilers

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A patient is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro after reenacting the Crucifixion. Meanwhile House and the team attend a wedding, Wilson's relationship with Sam unexpectedly changes, and Taub questions his wife's relationship with a member of her infidelity support group.
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I cannot find any information for the next episode so this may be the last episode for 2010 before the winter/holiday hiatus.
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Old November 22 2010, 08:05 AM   #2
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Just saw a young Cuddy eating lunch with a hairy Taub in some film from 1999. Was strange to see Lisa Edelstein that young, and I think she is more beautiful now than she was then, if that is even important.
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Old November 22 2010, 10:25 PM   #3
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Just saw a young Cuddy eating lunch with a hairy Taub in some film from 1999. Was strange to see Lisa Edelstein that young, and I think she is more beautiful now than she was then, if that is even important.
No, I agree. Lisa Edelstein is in an episode of Seinfeld (third or fourth season if I recall correctly) in the episode she's sleeping with/dating George and derives more pleasure from her risotto at dinner that George's bedroom activities. She's "attractive" in it, sure, but time was certainly very, very good to her since I'd agree that she's better looking now than stuff I've seen her in in the past. Of course many early-90s fashions make it difficult to make anyone look good. Julia Louis Deryfus (Elaine, Seinfeld) is a very attractive woman, and was one on Seinfeld, but her looks suffer from some of the fashions she displayed in Seinfeld's earlier seasons.
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Old November 23 2010, 03:10 AM   #4
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Okay, if this guy is getting crucified every year, he really should be a hell of a lot worse off if they did it that way, nailing him through the palms. That's an error perpetuated by Renaissance artists. You can't crucify someone with nails through the palms, because gravity would pull down on the hands and (forgive me, unpleasant image ahead) the nails would tear right through the soft tissue. (Although maybe the ropes around the wrists in this case help bear the weight and prevent that.) In reality, as House said, the nails were driven through the wrists, below the wristbones.

Taub was really stupid here. What's wrong with his wife having a friend? It's silly to call it betrayal just because the friend happens to have a Y chromosome.

I don't know what was going on with Wilson and Sam, though. What was the real explanation for the discrepancy in those tests? If she was sincere about not intentionally raising the dosage, then either she's incompetent or there was a hardware malfunction. Maybe Wilson should've had the equipment checked before he jumped to conclusions.

I missed the explanation for why the guy was smiling when he was in pain or unhappy. Something neurological related to the MS?

I kinda wish House had been telling the truth about the daughter's cancer still being present, and that the patient had realized that being there to take care of his daughter and support and comfort her was more important, and more true to his beliefs, then martyring himself to make an ideological point.

Masters's final scene, that "I can't work like this," suggests that she won't stick around much longer. But it's too early for Thirteen to be back and I don't see them going back to revolving-door lady docs again. So I don't know what to expect.
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Old November 23 2010, 03:11 AM   #5
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And if he WAS getting nailed through the palms once a year I'd think his hands would be next to useless. Hard for, I would think, all those muscles, tendons, and nerves to recover when they're being destroyed every year.

Yeah, him smiling during an exam was being caused by a neurological issue that caused him to express physically than the emotion he was experiencing internally.

Him sitting there smiling, creepily, as he talked to M^3 was, well, creepy.
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Old November 23 2010, 03:18 AM   #6
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Just saw a young Cuddy eating lunch with a hairy Taub in some film from 1999. Was strange to see Lisa Edelstein that young, and I think she is more beautiful now than she was then, if that is even important.

"As Good as it get's" starring Jack Nicholson

Lisa Edelstein and Peter Jacobson

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Old November 23 2010, 04:05 AM   #7
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Taub was really stupid here. What's wrong with his wife having a friend? It's silly to call it betrayal just because the friend happens to have a Y chromosome.
it was the fact that she was hiding this relationship from Taub (taking her phone into the bathroom while she showered) and that she was sharing intimate feelings with another man--things she didn't share with Taub. This new relationship is more important to her than Taub because she refused to give it up to please Taub. Nice to see Taub find out what it's like to have to share your spouse with someone else. Serves him right.
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Old November 23 2010, 04:51 AM   #8
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it was the fact that she was hiding this relationship from Taub (taking her phone into the bathroom while she showered) and that she was sharing intimate feelings with another man--things she didn't share with Taub.
And she wouldn't have felt the need to hide it if she hadn't known he'd be stupidly jealous and insecure about it. And she wouldn't have needed another person to talk to about these things if Taub made himself more emotionally accessible to her.


This new relationship is more important to her than Taub because she refused to give it up to please Taub.
That doesn't follow. It's not more important to her than Taub, it's more important to her than bowing to his selfish and unfair demands. She shouldn't have to give up something she's entitled to -- a friendship -- just to coddle her husband's insecurities. He's only afraid of her cheating because he's a cheater. There's nothing wrong with what she's doing, simply making a friend, so he has no right to demand she stop. Trying to control your partner's social life, prevent them from having friends you don't approve of, is classic abusive behavior. It's wrong and it's the first step on a slippery slope.
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Okay, if this guy is getting crucified every year, he really should be a hell of a lot worse off if they did it that way, nailing him through the palms. That's an error perpetuated by Renaissance artists. You can't crucify someone with nails through the palms, because gravity would pull down on the hands and (forgive me, unpleasant image ahead) the nails would tear right through the soft tissue. (Although maybe the ropes around the wrists in this case help bear the weight and prevent that.) In reality, as House said, the nails were driven through the wrists, below the wristbones.

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It happens yearly in certain Filipino Provinces although the Bishops try to stop it. Just as the pre-credit scene played out the ropes support the weight not the hands and nails.
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Masters's final scene, that "I can't work like this," suggests that she won't stick around much longer. But it's too early for Thirteen to be back and I don't see them going back to revolving-door lady docs again. So I don't know what to expect.
I believe Amber Tamblyn has two more episodes. That would take us up to the six-week-ish Christmas hiatus. Olivia Wilde could be back in February, which would only be three episodes away.
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Old November 23 2010, 07:56 PM   #11
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3M is more interesting than the other doclings, so I won't be happy to see her go (especially if Thirteen is the replacement).

I loved that last piece of dialog between 3M and House.

"I can't work like this."

"I can."

Edit: I never really thought about it, but I've always brought my cellphone into the bathroom with me. There might be an important call (interview, emergency with a family member, etc.).

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Old November 23 2010, 09:28 PM   #12
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Again with the Thirteen hate.
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Old November 23 2010, 09:40 PM   #13
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Again with the Thirteen hate.
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Old November 23 2010, 10:31 PM   #14
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Lisa Edelstein was a whore in the first season of West Wing.

The episode was horrible, simply the worst of the season by far! How many episodes do we need to have a year of "House vs God!!!", it's season 7, it's getting really damn old. Same thing with people acting shock when House lies to his boss! Wow!!! Its the end of the world!

And I thought Candice Bergen was supposed to do an episode in Novemeber, she is really needed.
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I thought Cuddy would say something to House When he said 'I will never lie to you again' when he apologise.
Because we all know everybody lies.
And count me has another person who is not missing 13.
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