Wilson's an idiot!! You don't open up to a woman, if you're not ready to date her and perhaps take it a step beyond. I wonder what was running through that cerebral cortex as it came up with that childish plan, because House would've just let it go on and see Wilson at a dead-end with Cuddy seriously in love with him and he being the fool desperately wanting out.
I was quite impressed by the shrewdness of Cuddy, because she's usually the one that falls for such pranks. Wilson, though, was a little bit out of character; Wilson does not do such foolish things; even though he often falls in House's trap, he is usually the one that can think like House and even knows the psychology behind House's actions, so I wondered why he'll take such a sick move knowing that his friend would easily figure out what he was up to, given the reasons he mentioned himself.
The episode shows House would very much like to date Cuddy, but his cowardice. It was cowardice that held the patient back from crossing the threshold to his apartment and it was the inability to break with the past that made Cameron hold back her feelings for Chase. But I am having to ask myself how in heaven's name House ever fell in love with Stacy in the first place. Is that guy capable of committing to another homo sapiens at all? Clearly he loves Cuddy, clearly he'd dare any authority, clearly he'd not give a hoot what other say about boss-relationships. Cuddy would be surprised and would act cautiously, if House should propose to her, but after the moment of shock, a flush of emotions would thrust her body into another worse shock. She's a hot successful woman desperate to have a family and would fall for House; fact she cares so much about him, even though she's not sure, whether she stands a chance. So what the Jupiter is holding that jerk back, some may ask? Dunno, it's weird, but dunno. In real life, the only explanation would be: that guy must be buried alive. But in "House M.D.", I think that kind of relationship would be fatal for the show in ways that Cuddy explained to Wilson. She was pretty impressive in this episode.
So what is this alpha-female thing going on between Cameron and 13. It weird how 13 tries to fill up the blank space left behind by Cameron after leaving the team. What do you think?