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5-24: "Both Sides Now" 2009.05.11 (recap)


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Posted May 10, 2009 @ 10:42 AM

From Zap2it:

House is intrigued by a patient whose left brain and right brain operate independently, creating two distinct personalities.


Run time on the episode is listed as 61 minutes.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:01 PM

REALLY, SHOW?

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:02 PM

That was a letdown.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:03 PM

Whaaaa? That was lame.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:03 PM

Good thing I watched this live because the Comcast DVR stopped recording early.

WTF show?? Seriously??

I need time to process this. And Chase really puts up with too much when it comes to Cameron. She is very lucky he loves her so much.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

That
was
awesome!

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

That just...bummed me out, and not in the good cathartic way like last season.

Watching Jesse Spencer and Jennifer Morrison's scenes made me feel so, so awkward.

I was happy to see Kutner though, even if just for a bit. Poor, poor House.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

I don't see this working, but to be honest I give them credit for trying. It wasn't bad, although some dialogue at the end might have been nice.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

Was the patient a fake? I'm a bit cornfuzzled.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

wow. so we learned that House loves Cuddy but is not able to be a half-ass decent person and, therefore, will never be with her? And he is crazy? Is it connected to the brain injury from the bus crash and thats why he sees Amber? . . . SHOW. . . WTF?

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

What? The Chase/Cameron storyline should've been part of the hallucination. Weddings, barf.

Seriously, bad ep

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

... well, it was nice to see Kutner, at least, though I missed what he said. Not quite sure about the rest.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

Thirty seconds of Huddy sex in black and white? And it was an illusion. Lame!

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

I thought through the first 49 minutes that the show blew. BUT those last 11 minutes were killer. Did he imagine sleeping with Cuddy? Lots to process.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:06 PM

I'm a little confused. Exactly what just happened??

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:06 PM

I didn't get it.

How many extra commercials did they run tonight? I swear there were more minutes of commercial than show.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:06 PM

That was heartbreaking. I wonder what wounded House more: the fact that he's still hallucinating or the fact that he didn't actually spend a night with Cuddy. His little smile at finding the lipstick in the morning, House was happy for a day! I think my local affiliate was trying to give me hints as to what really happened by choosing "House doesn't do happy" as their commercial separator quotation.

I don't often like anything to do with Cameron, but I did like the resolution to the Cameron/Chase conundrum. It made sense to me and I think it was sweet from both sides - her realizing Chase is worth the sacrifice and him realizing it's not about doubting him.

Was the patient a fake? I'm a bit cornfuzzled.

No. House's detox and sex with Cuddy were a hallucination. Everything that happened this episode was real, except that the lipstick was actually a pill bottle. When Cuddy came into his office in the morning, she wasn't talking about the sex that didn't happen, she was talking about him crossing a line with his comment about her baby. House did tell Wilson about having sex with Cuddy and Wilson believed him, but it never actually happened.

Edited by mysticowl, May 11, 2009 @ 8:08 PM.


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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:06 PM

Hey, remember when House was less confusing than Lost?

That House and Cuddy never slept together was one I never saw coming. Whether it's good storytelling I don't know. I'll pick the show up again in September, because if nothing else this one did keep my attention til the end.

Poor Chase, man. Is there anything he won't give in on?

Edited by Ben, May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 PM.


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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:07 PM

After House yelled and the nurse whispered to Cuddy what he had said, Cuddy turned to him boobs first. If that's not love I don't know what is.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:07 PM

Whooooooooooooooaaaa. Can't decide if that was brilliant or if it sucked. The last scene was beautifully played by HL and RSL, though.

I can't believe they made JS and JM act out a wedding on screen.

Oh and whoever the blonde extra was, who played the nurse whose mouth hung open after House made his "announcement" to the lobby, biggest LOL of the night.

Edited by MissMoneyBags, May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 PM.


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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:08 PM

I am so over Chase and Cameron. Now that they are married, please let them fade into the background.

Of course - I cried at the end.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:08 PM

Wait, so the sex was entirely a hallucination? I'm so confused!

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:08 PM

Yet another "all-in-his-mind" finale does not warrant the most shocking moment in House history.

Was I the only one who expected, when showing what really happened v. what House thought happened, to see House dry humping his door (instead of kissing Cuddy)? I knew they weren't going to do it but for a split second that thought crossed my mind.

I don't know what it said about the episode, but I was more into Wilson than I was House. I was glad Wilson was the one who drove him.

Edited by CantThinkUpName, May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 PM.


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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:08 PM

I knew it that House couldn't just detox off of Vicodin in less than 24 hours, but still, an hallucination? Bummer.

Chase is way too good for Cameron. The minute she fucks things up, I swear to God...Chase! You better not take her crap.

The episode was kind of lame.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 PM

I can't believe they made JS and JM act out a wedding on screen.


I know. Awkward much?

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 PM

Sounds like I'm in the minority, but I loved this episode. Last week's seemed very "off" to me, what with the 12 hour detox, Cuddy admitting she'd been crushing House since undergrad (what?), and the overall easy resolution to what was an incredibly severe mental break. I didn't see this week's reveal as being cheap at all. That this was all House's fantasy? Perfect, IMO. Also, the scene where House figures everything out was wonderfully filmed and edited.

The POW was terrific also. Overall, this was the first episode in weeks that I really enjoyed. (Even if the wedding scene was cringe-inducing.)

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 PM

That was definitely the best episode of the season. I LOVE that Chameron are married, and I love that House loves Cuddy, though it's sad that they're not really together, I have faith that they will be someday.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:09 PM

That made me so sad for him. I suspected that the sex might be a hallucination, but I was really hoping it wasn't. To see the realization hit House was awful.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:10 PM

Wow....that blew my mine grapes.

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Posted May 11, 2009 @ 8:10 PM

Well, basically, to sum up: my roommate and I guessed maybe they didn't have sex, but not that House hallucinated ALL of that. I had a hunch that Kutner was going to come back, if very briefly. And I still don't like Chase/Cameron or House/Cuddy.

I do, however, love any House and Wilson moments. :) And loved the old man.

This episode, for the most part, was very boring.