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Old November 21 2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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House 8x07 "Dead & Buried" - Discussion and Spoilers

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A 14-year-old girl admitted for emotional issues shows worsening physical symptoms. However, House is obsessed on the case of a deceased four-year-old and will go to any lengths to solve it. Meanwhile, Park wonders why Chase is obsessed with personal grooming.
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Old November 21 2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Meanwhile, Park wonders why Chase is obsessed with personal grooming.
They're truly going for some hard-hitting material in this final season!
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Old November 22 2011, 06:02 AM   #3
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Re: House 8x07 "Dead & Buried" - Discussion and Spoilers

While this episode was ok, next week's looks like it'll be a blast!
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Old November 22 2011, 06:17 AM   #4
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The previews for this episode couldn't have been dumber. They actually made me like the episode less. It was a huge letdown.

And it's not officially the final season.
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Old November 22 2011, 06:43 AM   #5
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Re: House 8x07 "Dead & Buried" - Discussion and Spoilers

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And it's not officially the final season.
True. But they're not going to get Hugh Laurie cheaply for another contract and it took a lot of negotiating to even get RSL on for this season.

It was an okay episode, I'm surprised it took the team so long to discover she had a false pregnancy. When she was testing positive you'd think the next thing they would have done would've been an ultrasound to see if the baby was causing problems.

The "B" storyline was better but I think it is past time for House to get rid of the ankle monitor, it's not only a plot hindrance but this is the third time House has dicked around with the thing trying to step outside of his limits. The thing right now is a weight the plot and story is dragging around.

I was personally expecting to see that the mother and the boyfriend had been poisoning the dead child, House would "solve" this case and be released of the anklet as "reward." It's also fairly hard to believe he was so easily able to con the authorities and group into getting away with so much. When he and the other guy spent so much time "in the bathroom" you'd think the head of the group's BS alarm would have gone off.

It may also be worth noting that House taking anger management classes doesn't fit as he's displayed no problems with anger aside from one, single, emotional out burst.

Average episode, as always, the Fox previews last week oversold the episode.
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Old November 22 2011, 06:53 AM   #6
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Was he attending the anger management class to be near the boy's father or was he introduced to the father and his boy's case while attending the class? The episode didn't make that clear.
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Old November 22 2011, 10:25 AM   #7
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You drive your car into a house. I can clearly see why he has to go to classes.
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The Docling's case was pretty pathetic. DPD is so rare and so dramatic that it deserves more than the throwaway plot and casual attitude on display here.
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Old November 22 2011, 10:21 PM   #9
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Wasn't the false pregnancy a little too easy to predict? I assumed that was the case as soon as she denied having sex.
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Old November 24 2011, 06:54 AM   #10
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I know they have medical doctors as consultants for scripts, but they clearly do not have psychiatrists or psychologists.
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I know they have medical doctors as consultants for scripts, but they clearly do not have psychiatrists or psychologists.
You mean because of how they portrayed dissociative identity disorder? Keep in mind that writers are free to ignore anything their technical consultants tell them if they decide that something fictional works better than the real science. It's not as if consultants have veto power. So just because the writers get the science wrong, it doesn't necessarily mean they don't have consultants telling them what's correct, it just means they're choosing dramatic license over accuracy. (Like one of Star Trek: Voyager's sillier episodes, "Demon." It was actually written by the show's science consultant, and he wrote it to be about the ship running out of dilithium, but the producers overrode him and changed it to deuterium because they liked the gag of the ship "running out of gas," and so you had the absurd situation of the ship being unable to find one of the most abundant substances in the universe.)

To sojourner: I'm pretty sure House was in anger management as part of his parole and he met the guy there and got curious about how his son died. Not sure how he would've come across the case otherwise.

What I like about this one is that, although it's ambiguous, you can interpret it that Wilson was actually wrong -- that House wasn't just doing this because he's addicted to puzzles, but because he wanted to help the father get closure. House is struggling with his own anger and pain, and maybe he saw a way he could help the father get through a similar situation and hoped it might help him (House) learn something about how to cope with where he is right now.
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Old November 24 2011, 03:55 PM   #12
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I think it was a touch of both. We know House has a OCD about puzzles and having to find the solution, the entire series is based around that. So when House heard the kid had died, undiagnosed, it became a puzzle for him to solve. Further compounded by the fact that it was an answer that, apparently, the mother didn't want to know. At the same time I suspect he also wanted to give the father a sense of closure as he bonded with the dad a bit more than he has any other patient/patient family member.
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Old November 24 2011, 05:42 PM   #13
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I like the way the local police are House's personal taxi service now. That cop car pulled up at the end and the officers didn't even get out, just waited for House to walk over and get in. In lots of ways, this show has turned into a cartoon.
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Old November 25 2011, 03:03 AM   #14
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I know they have medical doctors as consultants for scripts, but they clearly do not have psychiatrists or psychologists.
You mean because of how they portrayed dissociative identity disorder? Keep in mind that writers are free to ignore anything their technical consultants tell them if they decide that something fictional works better than the real science. It's not as if consultants have veto power. So just because the writers get the science wrong, it doesn't necessarily mean they don't have consultants telling them what's correct, it just means they're choosing dramatic license over accuracy.
Could be, and maybe this is no worse than some of the medical inaccuracies they have portrayed in the show that I just can't recognize, but I mean that was straight out of TV/movie-land pop-psychology
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