House

Season 2 Episode 3

Humpty Dumpty

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 27, 2005 on FOX
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  • Cuddy development...

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    This was the first episode of House that has actually focussed upon Cuddy. The dynamics between House and Cuddy were brilliant, and their relationship is almost on par with House and Wilsons.

    The focus of Cuddy's background and care both compares and contrasts her character's with House- both have narcistic qualities, yet both are opposite in expressing them- Cuddy feels responsible for everything, whilst House feels like he should know everything.

    I thought Stacy added a much needed element to this episode- Wilson analyses House, whilst Stacy does the same to Cuddy- it gives the audience a could focus point, and is an ingenious piece of writing, not just focussing on Stacy being House's ex, but as her own character who has friendships with other cast members.

    I thought the whole scene where Foreman, Chase and Cameron were debating if House and Cuddy had a prior relationship was also a joy to watch.

    The clinic scene wasn't quite as funny this week, but also brought another, welcome clash between House and Foreman. Overall this was a great episode, simply because it gave Cuddy her first episode in the whole series of House, and showed off Lisa Ecclesteins acting skills. Another great installment.
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