*'House Divided' Spoilers Included!*
After having a hallucination of his best friend's dead girlfriend, it was clear that Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) was in for quite a trip over the next few days.
Not being able to sleep since Kutner's (Kal Penn) suicide, House isn't quite himself and it's beginning to take a toll.
The patient of the week was a deaf high school wrestler who claimed to hear loud explosions while during a wrestling match. His symptoms only escalated after that when he lost his vision and couldn't feel vibrations with his hands. It looked like the young man was in pretty sad shape and House wasn't exactly in much better condition to diagnose him.
Throughout the entire episode, House's hallucinations followed him around. Amber was everywhere and I'll admit it was a little creepy. Why hallucinate Amber of all people? Did House feel guilt for how she died? She did get on that bus to pick him up after all.
Watching House have conversations with his subconscious (Amber) was one of the most intriguing things in this episode. House tried his best to diagnose the patient while also trying not to get caught talking to himself and making himself look like a crazy person.
As the episode proceeded, House began to trust his subconscious, but it proved to be a dangerous move. It almost got Chase (Jesse Spencer) and this week's patient killed. It was a real shocker when it was revealed that House tried to kill Chase. He knew Chase was deathly allergic to strawberries.
I absolutely loved the intrigue that came about with this story. Just what is House up to? His inability to sleep is obviously taking a toll on him and now it's affecting those around him. Chase nearly died, Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) was thoroughly embarrassed once again by one of House's (awesome) bachelor parties, and who knows what is going to happen next week. The preview showed Wilson encouraging House to admit himself, but we all know that won't happen. House doesn't often have long story arcs that hook me in like say Lost does, but I'll give the writers credit for the story that they've put together. I'm honestly excited about this series again.
Source: IGN: House Divided Review