HOUSE "Transplant" Season 8 Episode 2 – Well, this is it. This is the big reveal episode where we find out how Lisa Edelstein’s Cuddy is going to be written out of the show. Apparently the answer is…pretty easily.
House has always been a show that sweeps a little too much under the rug. With the exception of last week’s episode, Doctor House has broken hundreds of laws and hasn’t atoned for any of them. However, we actually got multiple mentions of Cuddy at the beginning of "Transplant", which was more than I would have expected from this show. It was great for the show to mention her a little bit as they introduce Foreman as the new dean of medicine for Princeton-Plainsboro.
We were also introduced to House’s new "Team", played by the wonderful Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up,Paper Heart). I was genuinely shocked when I found out that she would be cast as a new member of House’s team, and even more shocked when I learned that she would have to hold her own one-on-one with House since the rest of the team would be absent for the first few episodes. Amazingly, I thought she did a great job. She’s known for being quirky and weird, and she was able to mix her weirdness with a straight laced, trying-too-hard Asian stereotype that House was more than pleased to call her out on. I know that a lot of people will possibly have a very different feeling about her, but I’m actually a fan. At least it’s something different from the rest of the team that we’re so sick of by now. Read More...