House is certainly not dead. It looked like the show was on a downward spiral based on last season, but this was a really good episode. I absolutely loved the vast majority of it. From the corny enemy turned savior cellmate saving House at the end, to him being right against all odds with his diagnosis, it was just a well-done hour of television.
Odette Yustman is perfect for this role and although she has not had a lot of success on TV I think she'll be great on this program. And props to the show for coming up with yet another unique female to challenge House in the medical department.
Probably the best episode of TV this week.