"thirding" the wow. I didn't really find what episodes we got this season lackluster, but this one really knocked it out of the park. I agree, the inside of House's head is one interesting place.
And poor Amber, <a style='text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 3px double;' href="garbage%20truck" onmouseover="window.status='garbage truck'; return true;" onmouseout="window.status=''; return true;">garbage truck</a> to the kidneys, that's got to hurt (really, I'm not trying to be obnoxious for once). As an aside, "T-bone" crashes like that can be scary. The person at the point of impact can be dead or critical with everyone else getting out with only minor injuries or not hurt at all.
I also like to see House acting like a doctor as he did with Amber on the bus-- unlike some I don't think there's necessary anything special to the fact that he did. He's perfectly capable of doing so when the person he's treating obviously needs one and he doesn't feel they're just jerking him around (see his interaction with the nun as she's going into anaphylactic shock back in season one, Damned if You Do, I think). I have to say I'd still like to see House in an emergency situation where he has to render aid and he's not actually involved or at least not really impaired, just because I wonder what he'd do if it was down to just him.
I have to say, I'm liking Wilson less based on the previews. This could just be the preview "monkeys" playing with us, so I may be way off but, since when has that stopped me right? I feel for Wilson that his new girlfriend/current love of his life is in serious trouble/dying, but it sounds like he's wanting to House to take whatever he was taking last night again to jog his memory about what could be wrong with Amber. I should probably give him more leeway as he's now been demoted in the grand scheme of things to family member instead of doctor--which has got to be hard, and is another thing I'd like to see: House, or someone close to him in the situation of not being on the inside of the medical mystery-- but apparently House endangering himself for a stranger or to satisfy his own curiosity is not okay, but there's nothing wrong with it if Wilson gets to gain from it. No wonder House doesn't get unconditional love. Here's the person who appears to be his best friend and it turns out that maybe he only likes House in the end for what he can do for him, not who he happens to be.
I'm not sure how I feel about the implications of House and Cuddy's changing relationship. Again, spoilers look as if they might try a romantic relationship again. On one hand if House has to be with someone from the main credit cast, I'd rather it'd be Cuddy as that would at least be somewhat plausible, but I'm just waiting for the writers to ruin it (calm down, catlady, how many times have you obsessed about them blowing it, only to be reassured). I think I may just like it better with them having had something once, but just being close friends with a bit of tension now.
One cat just leads to another-- Ernest Hemingway
Here’s how to become a great artist. First, get miserable. Misery drives you to become a great artist, but the art does nothing for your misery,
--Greg House, MD (Episode 2:23, Who's Your Daddy?)