So the answer to House's great midlife/existential crisis, to his years-long search for relief and redemption, to his unending pain, is Cuddy?!? Let me guess, it was "bring your teenage daughter to work day" and the writers let a bunch of lovestruck 16-year-olds work out the plot.
And the words... the words have all been said before. Cuddy's little "I love you" speech to House was particularly cheezy and unoriginal.
With this ham-fisted attempt at crowd-pleasing romance, the writers (who are usually so great with layers and subtlety) have turned House into just another TV drama cardboard cutout. Next thing you know they're going to start doing crossover episodes with Private Practice.