On this week's House, "Not Cancer," the point was subtle... yet ridiculously in our faces... which I guess is something we love about House. There's always something else going on, but just as they make it obvious - duh, there's a case House keeps trying to make cancer for the sake of needing Wilson, the oncologist, but then it twisted into being "cancer, but not cancer."
So throughout the episode, it was clear that Wilson leaving is really bugging House and that's really what he's trying to get at - but yet, it's not. This probably means that it's something in House - like he can't be a friend, etc., that is really the issue - not particularly the cancer... or Wilson... though it's all related and relies on one another.
It was really interesting to see House actually be more positive than someone else, though this certainly was all relative. To have House saying things like, "the world is really not as ugly as she thinks," and "I haven't given up hope" (on life like the patient) - a bit mind-blowing, but yet, when you think about it, really who House is. He's not an insane pessimist - he's more of a realist genius with an inability to reach out to those he loves and needs. But he is not uninterested in life - instead he's fascinated by it - just not in the way we typically imagine or see.
Yet to see House going to Wilson in his usual House way of using Wilson without even a greeting, THEN actually stopping to say, "how are you?" with some sentiment - intriguing! House is melting just a tiny, tiny bit - and Wilson is staying strong - but not really.
House was almost trying to show Wilson he cared, but it clearly didn't work since that's not House - and Wilson really doesn't want a part of that. Of course, Wilson wasn't a pillar of strength, instead he's a pretty big mess, but he didn't give in to House, so that's as much of a pillar as Wilson has been other than that dramatic conclusion last episode.
So now we have to ask - can or will House change because of Wilson leaving him? Their conversation at the door with Wilson saying, "don't..." blah blah... was extremely bromance-erific and also very sad. I think if they can work through this, it's a break-through and change "Houson" (as I've decided to call them) can survive and thrive, but will that happen?
How, my fellow House fans, can House and Wilson get through this? Could we actually lose Wilson?
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