House Season 6, Episode 10 Discussion: To Huddy, or Not to Huddy? - Featured

House made its winter return with 'The Down Low,' and as hoped, it was a strong and entertaining episode!

Since this is the first House of 2010 and last week in my 2010 TV Wish List, I included the wish for this to finally be the year for it to be decided whether or not House and Cuddy are getting together, I will take this opportunity to point out how great the show still is, Huddy or no Huddy.

So while this season's 2009 episodes have been pretty Huddy focused between House returning from the mental institution with some real human emotions then Cuddy running away because she's with Lucas, even that hasn't closed the Huddy door. While I'd be saddened to have the conclusion for them (especially after 5 1/2 seasons of run-around) to be that they don't get together, I'd really rather them just decide either way since it's been such a drawn-out situation.

My argument, then, is that 'The Down Low' was a great episode, including a creative and interesting medical case, hilarious House lines both in his personal and professional interactions, good plot development for the team members, plus a fantastically funny storyline of House and Wilson's hot new neighbor thinking they were a gay couple.

The plot is still progressing with House now getting more in touch with his feelings and working on his relationships, and while it may not be with Cuddy, we've all adored the bromance of Wilson and House for just as long as the romance for Cuddy and House, so I really felt just as satisfied to see him make progress as a real, yet still House-like, friend to Wilson.

My guess is this is what it could be like if the ultimate decision were to be that Huddy does not happen. And, judging from all the elements of House still going strong in this episode, I'd say it'll be just fine, and it would eliminate the annoying factor of the extended flirtation.

But yet, beyond one episode would House lose some of its luster if there weren't the Huddy hanging out in the background? And then, of course the whole reason all the will-they-or-won't-they romances hardly ever get together before the final season of a show is that it's just not that interesting to watch a happy couple. But aren't House and Cuddy different than most TV couples? Wouldn't it be fascinating to see how they actually functioned as a couple? I think it would be great, and it wouldn't have to take over or ruin the show.

So then my question is - just as I'm sure all the show writers are asking themselves - would the interest in them as a couple eventually run out and/or would the interest in Wilson-House and other possible romances lose luster as well if Huddy were finished once and for all?

What did you think of the episode? Do you think it showed that no Huddy would be just fine or do you think we'd be losing something major if this was the way things continued?

I adored the House-Wilson storyline, and I could go for a whole lot more of it. I could also go for more cases being solved by House, but too late, which doesn't happen all that often. Along with that, the situations with the team aren't all that boring either as they move on without Cameron, etc. Did you find all that interesting enough, or are you itching to get back to the Huddy drama?



Default avatar cat
Jan 12, 2010 6:36PM EST

I personally am not a fan of the writers feeling a need to infuse every show with a romance as some do work but more often than not the couple seems forced. Huddy is a will-they-won't-they that I would not miss. I feel that this episode along with the episode of "Birthmarks" shows the strength of the Wilson-House friendship and Cuddy can just be the boss that tolerates and torments House. They are much stronger as an innuendo filled friendship.

Jan 12, 2010 11:37PM EST

I agree that this was a brilliant episode to start off the new year. House isn't a comedy, though there is always something that makes me laugh in every episode. That being said, this was one of the funniest episodes of House. The scene where House tells his neighbor he isn't gay, then unwraps the giant poster was hilarious! In fact, I really loved the whole House/Wilson aspect of this episode.
To answer your question, no, I do not think that having no Huddy will be fine. The Huddy interactions were part of the reason I fell in love with this show in the earlier seasons. I feel like the show could take it up a notch if House actually had a real relationship with Cuddy.
However, I agree that I'd rather have no Huddy than where we are now. If I remember correctly, House and Cuddy didn't even have any scenes together in this episode. And, since the non-medical portion of this show was mostly focused on House and Wilson (instead of House and Cuddy), I don't think they can continue to stay where they are.

Default avatar cat
Jan 14, 2010 6:27AM EST

To Hilson!

Seriously, though. Does anyone believe that House can pull off a serious, adult relationship with a woman? He's too big a mess, and Cuddy can't afford to deal with it now she's a mom. I think House and Cuddy are just fine continuing to want each other, but with Cuddy aware that House is no-go territory for a non-masochist. In other words, while they do have chemistry, they do not have a future. Not every romance has to come to fruition. Some people aren't cut out for couplehood, and House is such a person.
And Wilson is apparently another such person, so bring on the Hilson!

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