*Contains spoilers for S5 Ep21, 'Saviors'*
After last week's big shocker, this week's House felt a lot more mellow as they dealt with the usual of a weird and mysterious case, plus all showed how they've been dealing with life in the last week.
I felt as if the efforts to deal with Kutner's exit were a little too pushed as the personal stories of the episode revolved around everyone reacting in odd ways or having relationship realizations because of being faced with his death. Of course people close to someone who's committed suicide would deal with it in various ways, but because we know Kal Penn had to leave the show, it just seemed awkward and overemphasized that they were mentioning Kutner so much.
But that aside, while getting Cameron and Chase more involved was great and I hope to see it continue, the most interesting part of the episode was the last few seconds as House seemed happy (gasp!) playing piano and harmonica at home, then suddenly Amber appeared! Now that's the House I'm looking for... I hope.
I loved the Amber episodes at the end of last season where House was seeing the woman with the amber necklace as he tried to unravel the mystery of who it was he'd seen on the bus who was in trouble, and I'm hoping the return of the real Amber/the hallucination of the real Amber will lead to something just as cool.
But what could it be? The main hint we got is that House has insomnia the next few episodes, but what could the insomnia's hallucinations of Amber mean for House and everyone else on the show? Could this be leading to some sort of new revelation about Amber or could it be leading to a realization about Kutner? Or will it be something entirely new and different? What are your predictions for why House is seeing dead people?
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