How many times has House faked sick? Seriously, it's like team tradition. Every single time House gets a new team, he fakes being sick. This was clever when this was first done in Half-Wit in season three but now it's just tired. Has anyone else noticed this? Or is it just me?
As for the medical mystery, there were the usual ethical issues/ tie ins to the team's central problem but it just wasn't entertaining tonight. Honor, not honorable, frankly, it didn't matter to me.
The only salvageable were the clinic patients. These were very funny, interestingly has become the "trademark" of the show.