House 'Joy': Could it Last?

*"Joy" Spoilers Included!*

After this week's new House, "Joy," the question is possibly more like, "could it happen?" though "could it last?" is also a possibility.

It was time for Cuddy to face the music as she met the birth mother from the adoption agency, and of course, not everything went smoothly with the mother and baby's health so we could get them into the hospital to have Cuddy and the baby situation interacting with the rest of the cast.

So then it looked like Cuddy was going to be a mom until, as was kind of expected, the birth mother decided she couldn't give up Joy - both the baby and the possibility of joy in her own life because of the baby.

But as much as I'd love to see Cuddy happy with a baby, I was more thrilled to see her sadness lead to a house call from House and a understated, yet dramatic, kiss moment!

So finally we get some movement on the "Huddy" hook-up! Hooray! But can it happen? Can "Huddy" last if it turns into something real?

Read the full review of this episode here:

House 'Joy': The House Giveth, and The House Taketh Away

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Oct 29, 2008 1:51AM EDT

Looking back and thinking it over, they (the writers) have been building this up for a while, and not just this season, when the PI first hinted at House's attraction, but in the other seasons as well. House's encouragement when she was on fertilization treatment, but his picky attitude toward Cuddy's 'donors' is the earliest i can think of at the moment, but suffice to say the hints of their potential relationship have been building up in the past three years (most clear being the valentines day episode in season 3).
all in all, i think this is going to have one hell of a rocky start, but once they (the characters) get over that . . . i donno, it's a tough call, i mean House and Stacy had a bunch of problems, but then again, Cuddy knows what (most) those problems were. i'm really curious to see where this ends up, but as for a prediction . . . i think they can last, not necessarily because they like each other, but because they know each other, and to some extent accept one another, and thus will settle for each other (did you follow that?)
what i really want to know about is the theme constantly brought up in this particular episode, but applied to House: can House be an acceptable father/parental figure, what with all his character defects?

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Oct 29, 2008 2:14AM EDT

i think house and cuddy would be great together. in theory, but it's like Chuck&Blair and Bones&Booth, would it really be all that great if they were together?

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 3:34AM EDT

I have a feeling that the House/Cuddy relationship will eventually stick, but I think it's going to take some time. They're both such strong characters, there's no way that they are going to just fall into each other's arms after just one kiss ( though what a kiss it was!).I've always hoped that the two of them would get together, but I would like to see House show a little bit more respect for Cuddy before they get together for real.Here's fingers crossed that this new "Huddy" story arc continues through the season!

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 9:01AM EDT

Oh my god, THIS is what I have been waiting for. FINALLY !
I am still so overwhelmed by the end of the episode I cannot have any thoughts about "Will it last".
For now I am just happy we are finally there.
AND if this is not promissing for the next months than what is.
I think House respects her a great deal as he does with all people he really treats bad, there is so much honesty there.

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 10:03AM EDT

wasn't House sleep walking, like his patient?

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Oct 29, 2008 11:52AM EDT

it's going to be on and off. in fact, things are probably going to rockier, but more passionate.
i could imagine they will only finally come together PROPERLY at the very end of the last episode ever.

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 11:54AM EDT

I've been waiting for this and I'm glad! but what I don't understand is why he just walked out ??? what was that anyways?

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 12:24PM EDT

I think House and Cuddy isn't made to last, it's just a story arc, and an intresting one indeed. The last scene showed House not being a sarcastic jerk. The relationship is a good opportunity to explore this side of him, but it's a horrible idea for him to change in order to get the relationship to last.I think it's impossible for the House we've known for so many seasons to have a lasting relationship with Cuddy. Because that means the Cuddy-House dynamic would have to change drastically and I don't think the show can do as good without it.
But who knows? The writers have been so amazingly creative every season, they even succeeded in introducing a whole new cast of characters to the show. It's impossible to say what's next, but one thing's for sure, it won't be disappointing.

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 4:07PM EDT

"Huddy" has been revealed many seasons ago! At least in the second season, while Stacy-arc was in play, Cuddy went on a date with that one guy and House dropped by later that night. Then the guy turned her down saying she has feelings for House. And that was a long time ago! I don't think this is just a story-arc. Their relationship doesn't have to change a bit, either. If House used to mock her, in a relationship he'd definetly be even more creative with his insults. Sometimes he'd just have to shut up, but that's not a big woof.

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 4:27PM EDT

...or House kissed Cuddy to distract her from the very upsetting news she received early worked...

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Oct 29, 2008 6:10PM EDT

Nothing is going to come from the kiss except a few episodes of drama, some tense moments, then it will all fade away to the background. House is already making jokes about it as if it was nothing. If you watched on Fox and saw the previews for the new episode in two week you can see House say "Ya, I hit that now she's riding my jock" (not sure if that's the exact quote but it's very similar) Then they show some drama that arises from it. They may have a 1 night fling or something. but a long lasting relationship with her would ruin the dynamic of the show. Which is a rogue doctor who has no sense of rules or politics. Dating his hospital administrator would just make it tacky. I think the most that will come out of this if any, will be similar to Stacy. There will be a little sexual tension, maybe they'll act on it a little bit, then it won't work out and we'll be back to square one. Now on another note. Depending on the writers decision to end the show. If they don't choose a dramatic and tearful ending as everyone suspect then they'll have a traditional happy ending and that's when you'll get your chance for a long term relationship, but it will be years til then.

Default avatar cat
Oct 29, 2008 8:36PM EDT

I am so glad I didn't know 'it' was going to happen! although in this episode house was completely obsessive over cuddy. all those references to play ground fun were obviously not to be taken for granted. I remain a skeptic though... I fully expect him to be horrible to her for weeks (the gorgeous fool). Then again, cuddy can take it.

Oct 29, 2008 11:45PM EDT

one thing to consider is Cuddy's maternal drive, if after this she still wants a kid, she has to hurry, her time to do that naturally is running out, so this with either happen really fast or not at all. (oh, and anyone think there were way to many close ups?)

Default avatar cat
Oct 30, 2008 7:19AM EDT

I'm so glad about this kiss ... But I don't think there're happy ends on House ...

Default avatar cat
Oct 30, 2008 9:56PM EDT

I cannot wait for the insults that House is going to come up with. I know that's a weird thing to be excited about, but I really cannot wait for all the new 'sleeping with the boss' jokes that House is going to rip left and right. And I'd like to see if it is possible for House to step up in a relationship. I know Stacy was a complete failure from the start but I'm really vying for this ship.But I think in the end Cuddy is going to leave. That way House is still in the same environment but he has more hardships to face with a new boss and a broken heart.Just my opinion. But I think the jokes that are coming up are going to be phenomenal. I looooove the House writers. AMAZING!!!

Default avatar cat
Oct 31, 2008 1:22AM EDT

Personally I've believed all along that what House wants is to be the father of Cuddy's child. If he acts as if he's just being charitable to Cuddy then he could be a dad without the responsibility or admitting that he really wants it. That's why he was so upset when she tried to date someone else and then to adopt. He almost lost his chance. The kiss was only to plant the thought before she tried to adopt again. When House met the doctor from the antarctic we saw what he acted like when he really liked someone. What I'd like to see is that doctor coming back from the arctic and looking him up to start an affair (I liked their chemistry) but at the same time Cuddy would also have House's not-love child while he made his House style remarks about it.

Nov 1, 2008 4:12AM EDT

NGrady666: Yes I too found the close up of the kiss weird and a bit gross. I can't figure out if it was the kiss itself, the acting, or the way the camera got it. Something wasn't tantalizing about the actual kissing scene... other than the kiss as a construct to change their relationship that is. It was awkward, but not in that first kiss kind of way. I felt a bit creeped out by it, which was weird considering they are both VERY attractive people and I've felt their sexual tension all along.... just something about the camera angling and Cuddy's way too close up lip shot during the kiss... too much information... it took away from the passion/sadness of the moment for me.

Nov 1, 2008 4:37AM EDT

Different version of this kiss with much better camera work is on the link above!

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Nov 1, 2008 7:36PM EDT


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Nov 5, 2008 10:52AM EST

I think they purposefuly made that kiss that way. Maybe to show reality, maybe to show how built up emotion releases itself that way.
As for the question mentionned, I think they could definitely last. I mean she's been putting up with house for so many years, she knows how to manipulate him and he knows how to manipulate her. I foresee many light-hearted teasing shows ahead.

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