House

Season 6 Episode 8

Teamwork

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 16, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

House is finally reinstated and takes on the case of a porn star with eye pain. Meanwhile, Chase and Cameron try to resolve their relationship issues after Chase's admission, and House tries to bring back Taub and Thirteen.

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  • Really?

    6.0
    This episode was full of fail. Cameron's exit was belittling to her character but more importantly was really boring. The storyline was tiring and the end...just whatever. The porn star was something that I really expected to like but ended up being really boring. This episode was preachy and moralistic in an overtly simple way. Normally House is much more subtle in its message but it went full frontal with the porn star and Chase and Cameron judging their marriage even those theirs was the ones with the real problems.

    Also, I don't know why House is back in charge, Foreman being in charge longer would of brought more drama, but he just gave up in a way that was so boring. Overall, just boring.moreless
  • This is it then?

    7.5
    So that`s it, Cameron is written off of the show(at least, she is no longer regular)...first member of the original cast to walk. I understand that this is a "creative" decision by the producers. Really? Are you freaking kidding me? This is damn sure frustrating. After 3 brilliant years, House suffered from the decision to bring in a new, bad copy of original, very indifferent team that constantly prevented the show from keeping the level that made it famous. Then came season 6 where out of no where they got rid of the newbies and brought back the original team. This was a very pleasant surprise. Since the start of the season, the show have had a very good run of episodes. Unlike last two seasons, when the camera is off Dr.House, the supporting cast was engaging enough to keep us interesting. That right there was the winning formula but they just couldn`t keep it that way. Cameron is off, the character that had the ability of being annoying and likable at the same time. And guess whose back? Thirteen and Tobb of cause. So:

    -were we supposed to miss them and say "please come back" at the screen when the were having their little ballet about coming back? cause I actually wished they never came back.

    -when exactly Thirteen`s motivation to re-join the team really changed? I mean one minutes she`s like no chance in hell and the other she is back?

    -Tobb`s dream job was being a plastic surgeon. He quit and agreed not to EVER work in that field again so that he could protect his marriage. Now he is back working as a surgeon(whatever happened to the agreement), he is his own boss(living the dream) but decides to quit and go back to House where he will actually be underpaid and best of all, put his marriage at risk. Talk about inconsistency and nonsensical character motivations. He is an annoying character that will serve no positive purpose to the show. But hey, surprise me.

    -The decision of choosing Thirteen over Cameron baffles me. Is it because Olivia Wilde is hotter? This is about the only reason I can think of.



    The episode itself was not bad. Heavy in consequences. Really interesting to see that new dimension of Dr.House this season. Medical case was ok but bottom line, I cannot help but think about the repercussions of the events of the episode. The prospect of more Thirteen/Foreman romance torture, Thirteen centrics :O or Tobb doing nothing except being annoying just doesn`t get me excited about the future episodes. At least Chase will remain in the team for now and I`d like to see where recent developments bring him. They better not write him off too.moreless
  • Teamwork

    9.3
    The ending was a bit disappointing just because Jennifer Morrison was such a pivotal character in the show and her departure just didn't live up to the past six years. Although I don't really blame the writers, I guess they did they best they could with her story line.



    My only question is why? Why would they have Cameron & Chase marry and then break them up only episodes later? I don't know, but I guess in a way, it worked here. Cameron's goodbye to House was very heartbreaking but it was great to have Thirteen back. Now Taub's a different story but I can deal.



    The case was quite interesting and the episode really lived up to it's title. Everyone came together in the end as a team to work together. Really just a superb episode of House, very well done. I could have done without the Cuddy/Lucas scenes though, but other than that, this episode was really good.moreless
  • Could do better....

    5.5
    Good episode, but not nearly enough of House the focus shifted to Cameron and Chase marital problems and took it away from the medical drama. Good, but House is better than this, more of seasons four and fives kinda writers. They were more grittier and comical than this seasons, although great to see i'm nowhere near as absorbed in the story of this season as i was in the last two seasons, ALL the characters worked in fluid motion together and now it just seems to House, Cuddy and Wilson with Foreman as a nice switch from the drama to the medicine. Good to see Chase is staying, sad to see Cameron go (for now at least) brilliant to see Taub and Thirteen back on the scene. Huh, that rhymes...moreless
  • Controversial

    8.5
    I do not know. I cannot say it was bad episode. In no way it wasn't, but it really left me angry. I do not remember last time I was so angry after watching tv.. Ok I do, it was after a very moving movie about injustice in the history. So.. how that kind of documentary like movie what was meant to move and House episode.. what I watch every week to have a little laugh, enjoy mystery and some excitement even comparable? They are not.. As I said.. I expect all the different things from House. I am happy when it moves me, in possible way. It can be even very hard story, some really good point proven (like pilot of this season) but no way I want it to make me angry.



    I have loved this season so far. It has been amazing. I mean, having House "healed", having old team back. It really sounded too good to last and with every episode they have crawled closer to this point when it ends, as for sure, it ended in this episode. I really liked Cameron. I mean, she had compassion and she was different from others. I cannot say she was my favorite char or something but I liked her around as the dynamic of team. 13 tried to replace her when she was brought in.. I mean, the dynamic part.. but soon the writers took different approach with her (what was also a right thing to do). So.. I think the team dynamic will never be the same and somehow.. I do not know. We have seen what Foreman is able to do. We now know what Chase can do. Will there even be anyone with conscious left?



    I mean.. I, at least, knew Cameron is leaving the team because of all the news but I had hope, always, that they will give her a happy ending. I was wrong. Maybe I should say it was brilliant twist because everyone was expecting it? Or wasn't? I do not know. And the things she said about House... that somehow turned so many things up-side-down. Maybe she was right.. I do not know but it all sounded so cruel and the way it ended. I mean.. it was real anger and that kind of negative emotion. I had preferred positive one. I do not know about others, but I watch tv to forget my everyday problems and bad things in life.. to get more of that kind of bad things on tv.. it really somehow ruins all the "fun"



    I will not stop watching House or tv or something.. I probably feel little bad about it, and try to cope next week having 13 and Taub back..moreless
Lisa Edelstein

Lisa Edelstein

Dr. Lisa Cuddy

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Dr. Gregory House

Omar Epps

Omar Epps

Dr. Eric Foreman

Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Dr. James Wilson

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

Dr. Allison Cameron

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Dr. Robert Chase

Ben Giroux

Ben Giroux

Rick/Director

Guest Star

Troy Garity

Troy Garity

Hank Hardwick

Guest Star

Deborah Quayle

Deborah Quayle

Phyllis

Guest Star

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Thirteen

Recurring Role

Michael Weston

Michael Weston

Lucas Douglas

Recurring Role

Bobbin Bergstrom

Bobbin Bergstrom

Nurse

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • House: This envelope is oddly medical license-shaped.
      Dr. Foreman: House is back in charge. We get to treat a porn star.

    • House: I'll have whatever he's buying.
      Dr. Wilson: Two cheeseburgers and two large fries.

    • Taub: Mr. Takayama.
      House: Yes. I'm really happy with what the last guy did with my eyes. But why would broad-spectrum antibiotics fail to work on meningococcemia?
      Taub: If you'll excuse me, I've got a real patient. Mister... Hitler. Really.
      House: Had to do something to amuse myself while your receptionist fought with her boyfriend

    • Dr. Wilson: Do you have any idea what's going on with House?
      Dr. Cuddy: Uh, he's trying to get his old fellows back.
      Dr. Wilson: It's called stalking.

    • Thirteen: What are you doing here?
      House: (on a treadmill) Waiting for you to take a nap so I can surge into the lead.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Airdates:
      Israel: July 21, 2010 on HOT3
      Czech Republic: September 15, 2010 on TV Nova
      Germany: September 21, 2010 on RTL
      Poland: October 21, 2010 on TVP2
      Slovakia: November 2, 2010 on STV1
      Sweden: February 1, 2011 on TV4

    • Music: Golden Cage (The Whitest Boy Alive), Where Did You Go? (Jets Overhead)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • House: I owe you an apology. I was wrrrr... I was wrrrr...
      Referencing the television sitcom Happy Days and the character of Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, who was physically incapable of admitting he was wrong.

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