Open and Shut

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  • 5.0

    open and shut

    By thefanof, Apr 07, 2011

    Open and shut....this episode should have been called "Open and Sh..." Just kidding, it was not all bad, but this episode certainly did not sit well with me. Last week I may have been a little harsh when I equated the Wilson storyline to a bad Grey's Anatomy relationship, but things did not exactly get any better tonight.

    If there is one thing I never wanted to see with this show it would be Taub having an extra marital affair. Taub is an albatross, he's the weak link of a great cast, and is one of the creepiest looking individuals on television. He is not the kind of guy who is going to hook in that coveted 18-49 demographic with a juicy affair.moreless

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  • 8.5

    Been a while

    By yamachamama, Jan 13, 2011

    This is the first House episode in what seems like months that has been meaningfully entertaining. I can't remember when we last got character development out of the show. The emotions were believable, the interactions were more natural than we have seen in some time. Perhaps the weakest part of the episode was the medical case, which was almost irrelevant and only used as a vehicle to expose Taub's flaws. It was a rare moment for Jacobson, whose character has been mostly irrelevant for the last three years. The show would do well to continue this direction. This season has been the worst by far for lack of believable or likable anything.moreless

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  • 8.0

    Same thing..

    By Parricida, Nov 23, 2010

    I do not know. Even if this episode felt ok, I do not know.. it did not left me with that great emotion the show used to.

    I loved the case. I mean, it was medical mystery. They tried to solve it. How all those symptoms happened and how they thought it was something else, and then something else. The great twist was that they crossed the right thing out. Other than that, the same old thing. That's not bad but..

    If I liked the case, I was not very happy with everything else. I have never liked Taub and his whole marriage problem. We have had that. So.. Maybe something new.. and the ending.moreless

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  • 3.0

    Worst Episode So Far

    By mordipa, Nov 23, 2010

    After spending most of the episode showing that a so called "open marriage" actually doesn't work, in an attempt at a clever shock twist, the writers have Taub bonking a 20 something blonde. This is totally out of character for him. Up until now Taub has been portrayed as a man with morals even if he does have to compromise on them sometimes. After the conversation with his wife in the parking lot where she makes it clear that it would crush her if she slept with someone else, he goes right ahead and does just that. It left me feeling quite sick.

    I wish they'd stop the soap drama sex driven stories and go back to Sherlock Holmes style House genius and his brilliantly cutting humour.moreless

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  • 7.0

    A bit blah blah blah........

    By vicky24c, Sep 25, 2010

    In this episode of House, the following happens. When a woman is brought to the hospital, it seems like a normal case. But when House learns that the woman and her husband have an open marriage House is intrigued and so takes on the case.

    We also see Wilson and his new girlfriend/ex-wife having a fight. They break up but quickly get back together. This episode was not up to the standard of most House episodes. It was lacking something; I'm just not sure what. Hopefully next week's episode will be an improvement, and will bring back some much needed House-ness.moreless

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  • 9.0


    By Canogaparkcindy, May 08, 2010

    I gotta say I am definitely impressed by this episode, a huge step up from the last episode. House continues to try to break Sam & Wilson up, which by the end, unexpectedly brought them closer. The team deals with a patient that has an open marriage that starts affecting Taub's marriage once he considers it to his wife. At first she wants to do it, and lets Taub sleep with other girls, but by the end she couldn't do it. Taub lies to her and says he isn't going to do anything but by the end he does. It's back to the old Taub. I always like the Thirteen interaction, and I enjoyed her in this episode. Wilson's argument with Sam was unintentionally funny. The result of the case was surprising. And the end was sad, with House looking at the "back together" Sam/Wilson couple. House continues to be alone. A great episode, got me excited for the next.moreless

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