I have nothing against this week's House episode overall. There was all that deep stuff about fufillment and happiness and work and so forth, and also Cuddy and House had good times, which is always entertaining. But, I do have one major complaint. To reiterate: ENOUGH OF THIRTEEN AND FOREMAN.
For the love of GOD, there have been SO MANY EPISODES FEATURING THIRTEEN, AND SHE HAS ONLY BEEN ON THE SHOW FOR A SEASON AND A HALF. A SHORT SEASON AND A HALF. GAH! Let it be clear that I actually do like Thirteen as a character. I think she adds a new female element that the show was lacking (read: someone not attracted to/in love with House), and she's fun when she's on her game. But SERIOUSLY. ENOUGH.
Hopefully now that Foreman has had his little crisis and this drug trial arc is over with, the season can proceed. It is about bloody time.
My suggestions for the future? (Take note, House staff.) Freaking deal with Wilson! He's been so ignored thus far that the lipstick-stained-cup-by-the-sink shot just really confused me, as opposed to putting me in tune with his grief for Amber because, honestly, Amber who? Wilson has not received due attention (or, like, any since that PI left) and the character has been, well, dull. Which is a shame. Because normally Wilson is amazing.
Other items to address: Taub and Kutner. I don't feel any particular attachment to either of them, but that might be because, oh I don't know, I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THEM. Why not do a feature episode for one of them ever?
More House/Cuddy is always a fun option, although that does tend to work well in small doses and there is only so much time that can be spent going back and forth on the working mom issue.
My final suggestion is simple. DO SOMETHING WITH CHASE AND CAMERON. I am so freaking tired of them popping in for poorly delivered one-liners every other episode. Again, I'm not particularly attached to either of these characters (well, maybe Chase, a bit), but they definitely deserve some more respect. Chase and House have not, to my knowledge, really dealt with their...issues. And Cameron...well, she's always kind of annoying, to be honest. But seriously, giving up after one episode on that leadership thing? LAME. If they're going to be on the show, have them do something. Otherwise...yeah. Not so much.
IN CONCLUSION: Dear House writers and story-persons, PICK UP THE SLACK. (And please, for the love of GOD, no more Thirteen episodes.)