Dr. House and Dr. Cuddy still didn't really sleep together, but that promises to keep the show interesting.
n the last episodes of House Season Five, Dr. Gregory House and his vixen boss Lisa Cuddy hooked up. Or so we thought. In the season finale, we learned that House hallucinated the whole thing. Damn! Fans have been rooting for the two doctors to get together for years. Looking toward the new episodes coming this fall, one question still lingers: What's going to happen with the "Huddy" story line?
As much as House fans wanted the real thing, the fantasy Dr. House and Lisa Cuddy (affectionately known as "Huddy") hookup is a good thing for the show. (House creator David Shore seems to think so too.)
In the last few episodes of Season Five, Dr. House began to suffer from Vicodin-induced hallucinations -- seeing his friend Wilson's dead girlfriend and letting her influence his medical decisions. In an unexpected twist, House tried to kick his pill habit and hallucinated the one-night stand with Cuddy. Fans expectantly tuned in for "the morning after" episode, only to find that they hadn't really slept together after all. Disappointed? Don't be. We got the best of both worlds -- the excitement of seeing a "Huddy" fling, while maintaining all that pre-coital tension.
A real one-night stand would have overshadowed Dr. House's struggle with Vicodin-induced hallucinations. After all, the show was never about the "Huddy" relationship, but about the extraordinary, troubled mind of Dr. House. What would House be without a Vicodin addiction and a secret lust for his ungettable boss? Normal? That wouldn't be any fun at all.
House's departure for the asylum hasn't spelled the end of "Huddy." At the TCA Press Tour, Shore assured Entertainment Weekly that the Huddy relationship would be further explored this coming season. The main focus of Season Six will be House's time in the asylum and the fallout at Princeton-Plainsboro hospital in the wake of his sudden departure. "House defined the reality he wanted to find," House creator David Shore said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Let's hope he continues to do just that.