Again, I'm assuming no one reads my journal, so I'm not bothering with an lj-cut. Basically, my RL friends aren't House or slash fans, and don't appreciate my ranting. However, I personally find ranting cathartic, and it's the internetz, fools, I do what I want.
Anyway, House babble:
I've mentioned it before, but I like 13. Really. I couldn't really stand Cameron, but I really like 13's way of defusing House's barbs by not really playing into them. S'nice, and before this whole 'spiraling depression' thing, she'd been portrayed as a good doctor who was crazy indecisive about everything but her medicine. Also, OW is hot. Therefore, I like 13, and I really really really really like the idea of 13+Foreman, sitting in a tree.
So, I wanted to like this episode, but really, it was kinda meh. Chase was awesome in that scene with Foreman. It was nice to see Wilson again. I liked 13 best when she was being an unrepentant slut, but falling in love with the dying is kinda Cameron's shtick. Also, shame on Cameron for not bringing up the lesbianism when pitching the case to House. I understand it didn't go with the scene progression, but opening up with "I've got 13's girlfriend in the ER," House would've snapped it up if it was just a cold, and Cameron knows that. Either she omitted it because she doesn't want House all into the new fellow's business (which he would've found out anyway, again something she knows, so she just didn't want to see it), or it was a writer's choice to help with the order of the scene. Probably the latter, but I really hope we get to see more of the original cottages.
As for the "If You're Happy, I'm ..." I don't think it's possessiveness on House's part (he did let Wilson get married twice before, remember, and was the one to give Cuddy the ovulation shots) but rather the theme of 'change' has been lifted from the presidential campaign (Aside: I already voted, and therefore don't want to hear anymore. Unfortunately, the 24-hour news doesn't cater to my needs.) and transplanted into House. House doesn't change, hasn't changed for five seasons. He's still the unrepentant asshole know-it-all from S1. (Que rant for how House doesn't have a life, and doesn't do things- he mostly just let's things happen to him and reacts, except for maybe that time he electrocutes himself) Cuddy and Wilson are moving on, changing by getting a hooker-girlfriend or getting a baby because they want their lives to be more fulfilling, or to accomplish something more. Which is very human, but House is brilliant with a steady income and good job and all his toys (people) in one place, and his leg hurts. Anything more he wants has to contend with the pain, and yeah, he uses it as an excuse, but frankly he's not depressed or angry at his life. It's probably more than he hoped for as a boy used to getting shit for his antics and basically expected to be military after growing up hating it. He likes Cuddy and Wilson. He wants them to be happy. But he's an unrepentant selfish asshole, and he doesn't want them to be happy (-ier, because it's not like they're crying themselves to sleep) at the expense of his time and welfare. Also, change for him usually means (or at least is equated to) pain. So yeah, "If you're happy, I'm going to understand why you're doing this, but at the same time I don't really get it."
Quick bit, House POV:
Eventually, Wilson will lose his boyish good looks, his check will be alimonied-up to minuscule pennies, he’ll drop his need to propagate, he’ll stop dating. Cuddy figured it out, eventually, so will Wilson, and they’ll all take the new kids to watch experimental surgery and have cocktails on the hospital’s dime.