Kutner and House

**'Simple Explanations' Spoilers Included!**


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I really am disappointed with House already. They went and killed Amber in the beginning, but she was a (well lets not say)... But now Kutner? He was the only smart one there! He was a change to the story, the life to the mysteries, and right from the beginning, laughs to remember. Kutner was my favorite intern.


I am disappointed in the writers. Everyone's been talking about season three being the most interesting, but why did they have to result in death for it to be somewhat better? Kutner seemed fine, and I wonder if Greg will ever find out why Kutner commited suicide.


I had hoped from the beginning when I saw that pool of blood that it was a murder. When House had the idea I was sure I was right. But I guess it was too late.


Im always astounded by House's ambition to unsolve the puzzles in the show. But I am very angry at him because in the obituary online, every doctor wrote something for him, a note as if he were to read it now, and House's paper is blank. With nothing, no thoughts, no memories.


How does this reflect House as a person? He does miss Kutner, yet he is the type of person not to let his true feelings show. I'm sure we'll see more of this unfold in the future.


Now speaking of the future, I was hoping House would get a little lovin'. Previews show, Cameron might still have a thing for House. I do hope they get back together, in a way, its a distraction for House, and maybe he wont be so miserable. He'd probably stop paying hookers and stop neglecting his only friend Wilson.


Maybe this was a good event for the show, as much as I hate to admit it. But we all know that life will go on. ( Unless youre Kutner of course ) Hopefully House will stop resorting to characters dying to get me interested.


Patients was one thing. People I meet in one episode, they come and they go. But people that I love to watch every week, its a shame. And I am upset they even went through with it.


I thought TV was supposed to be about giving the people what they wanted to see. Is this what they asked for? I think they've got it all wrong here. Is this what YOU had asked for?


Kutner Obituary


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Apr 6, 2009 10:35PM EDT

Umm.....first off, you are completely spoiling the episode for people who happen to scroll down the page. Also, I'm incredibly shocked by the episode as well. I really liked Kutner and I thought that he was such a great character. However, I think the fact that I cared so much for the character really speaks to how well he was written and developed. And personally, I'm not super surprised by this, because all shows nowadays axe main characters from their shows.

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Apr 6, 2009 11:05PM EDT

Personally, I think they should've killed Taub. HE has always been the jerk and it's not like they need ANOTHER "love-to-hate" guy on the show. Also I really wanted to know why he killed himself! Hopefully it'll come up next week. It was a powerful episode but I don't think it'll turn around the season, killing characters is too cliche for House!

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Apr 6, 2009 11:11PM EDT

Oh my god I love Kutner, it's not fair! Also I don't think House and Cameron should get together, I said it once I said it a million time, she is not a counter balance to House. Cuddy and House should have the romance. God, I'm going to miss Kutner.

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Apr 6, 2009 11:41PM EDT

Damn, why did they kill off Kutner? :'( i agree with lvnl Taub should've died. He's not even funny and doesn't get along with House well. LOL @ when Kutner was freaked out about the cat and House spat out cranberry juice on him as fake blood. ahaha

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Apr 7, 2009 12:02AM EDT

This was the most shocking episode of all and the least dramatic, in my opinion. At least with the killing of Amber it was dramatic. Something happened. However for this episode it was so dry, so... not worthy for having this as the Kutner's end episode. If you get what I mean. I hope they change it because he deserves a better kill off -___-.
And I still am so on for it being a murder +__+. And can't help but wonder if it's Taub who murdered him... or knows more about things and "helped" in the suicide...

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Apr 7, 2009 12:25AM EDT

I agree. what a waste of a death. usually deaths are supposed to shake things up on a show. all this did was kill the one of the few likable characters.
I don't think Taub did it. If a doctor helped they'd make it less gruesome and more medical (like poison or something)
Anyways anyone think the obituary is taking it a little too far? I don't know why but after clicking the link and reading it, I was disturbed.

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Apr 7, 2009 1:14AM EDT

Goodness me, did anyone pay attention?Pointless death. Indeed it is. Didn't you all see that it was the message?We all saw Kutner as a lovable character, someone we never would have thought to be the kind of person to kill himself. But, we were wrong. We hardly knew anything about his past, but what we did know was pretty traumatic. But, Kutner was happy. I guess that's what added to the likability factor.But how could anyone be happy if they've gone through what Kutner had?No one.It was accurate. We didn't see it, neither did the team. Not even House. We found out with them because we knew just as much as they did.Sometimes, we try to find a way to explain things so we are not to blame for being blind. This is exaclty what happened in this episode.Don't say that you didn't like the episode because of the pointless death.Appreciate it because it was a pointless death. Don't get angry, because things like this happen all the time. It's called life.There is no in depth explanation.It just is.

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Apr 7, 2009 2:32AM EDT

the person above me i understand you completely....i was struggling to understand why until i read your message but that is a great way of putting this episode....it was a sad episode...where you have many REAL personalities taub to act like he doesn't care at all only to let it build up and break him down inside....house to try to figure out why he killed himself and blame it on sumthin else....forman to try to get over it on his own by gettin away from the outside world.....just a REAL episode.....sumtimes LIFE seems cliche but things like this happen all the time and have no explanation behind them

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Apr 7, 2009 2:57AM EDT

really i think it was a shame to lose such a great character but really shows the power of the show to have so many effected... I think will just add to the drama for some time, altho the cast chemistry will be off

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Apr 7, 2009 3:50AM EDT

I think Kutner's death was more powerful in a way because it wasn't done overdramatically. In real life there are no swelling musical symphonies when somebody dies. Nobody sees it coming, and often there are no explanations and there is no meaning. This episode was realistic, and therefore, powerful.
I thought that Taub's reaction was particularly well done. Hats off to the House crew for another beautifully crafted episode.
Well, except for the part in the middle where he goes to talk to the parents. That was about as predictable as a test you've stolen the answers for.

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Apr 7, 2009 5:05AM EDT

I liked Kutner; his hinted at back story, the bullying etc, made him interesting and I'm sorry he's gone.I don't buy Taub having been a plastic surgery beforehand - surgeons are complete egotists - they have to be to do what they do - and frankly, in the medical community, cheating on one's spouse (just once mind) seldom leads to the break up of a marriage and career like that. He would still be a surgeon, not thrashing about and being insulted regularly on House's team. He might have changed specialisations to something where he 'did good' like paeds, but surgeon's ego's wouldn't take the c*** that House dishes.And 13 is just boring - as is Foreman. I hope these two disappear off into the sunshine together sometime soon.Let's get some strong characters in. Someone to take House on. Amber did that, but, hey, can't have two strong characters in one show, can we?

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Apr 7, 2009 6:03AM EDT

maybe kal pen is the problem not KUTNER!? I mean the reason why tv shows have to kill characters is not only because they want it sometimes it's because they have to...?!?Take edie from desperate housewives for example. I think she got fired because she stole things from the set...

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Apr 7, 2009 7:08AM EDT

Some of us recently complained about how disappointing Season 5 felt and this is how we get rewarded!
When I saw "13" rush to the bedroom, I could barely make out that there was actually a body lying on the floor and then i saw the blood patch on the floor and soon enough I was shouting "No way WTF!"
It was a big shock. At least with Amber's death, we were being dragged in mystery as House's mind unclouded itself to reveal that Amber and him were in that bus accident... it was a sad episode (was it a 2 part episode)... But Kutner's death was so bluntly presented, i guess this episode was showing the truth of discovering a suicide, there was no softening up whatsoever.
Towards the end of episode, I was hoping House would shed some light, as in, he'd find a note left by Kutner in that picture frame. But no...
Hmm... (sigh)... I need something cheerful now, thank god it's sunny today, London's weather is usually as depressing as that recent episode. :)

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Apr 7, 2009 8:43AM EDT

According to Huffington Post, Kal requested to leave the show in order to go and work for Obama. Not too shabby a trade-off, I think....

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Apr 7, 2009 10:52AM EDT

I loved the episode. It was so shocking, and felt very realistic.
But still - I really wish it wasn't Kutner who got killed. He was one of my favourite characters, and I was hoping he was going to be developed more. I would have prefered Cuddy, Foreman or Cameron to have died.
Hopefully the next episode will delve into Kutner's psychology, and we will find out why he truly killed himself, and he will be properly developed. Hopefully.

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Apr 7, 2009 11:11AM EDT

if anybody is reading this far...I have to admit that when I first saw him on the floor, after Taud had said he'd gone to some convetion and probably was with some wonderwoman, I definitely thought it was murder. I was shocked(no other word I could find) to learn it was suicide. Wow!Best episode I think, I suspect thats what happens when somebody dies so suddenly at their own hand. I guess suicidal people are not all depressed and miserable on the outside. it is even more shocking I think because of the fact that this must mean he was more miserable than House could ever be. As House said it himself, he's not as far gone as to die in his misery, just living in it is enough for him.Good episode, well played in my opinion.

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Apr 7, 2009 11:21AM EDT

NOOOOOOOOO...........BRING KUTNER BACK!!!

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Apr 7, 2009 12:05PM EDT

hey idiots!
if anyone just took the effort to check into the wiki page of kal penn (oh you know, the guy who played kutner!) they'd discover 2 things :
first of all, that his real name is kalpen suresh modi,and more significantly that his character had to be killed off because he is going to be a public liaison for barack obama.
so instead of complaining about fox, complain about obama, cuz he took your guy.
come on, did you guys really think that fox would just kill one of the funniest docters, just for a soundbite, without a real reason? are you guys retarded? the whole reason of the online orbituary is because they want all the kutner fans to keep tuning in.
so stop complaing about the show, use your head and see what comes out

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Apr 7, 2009 1:36PM EDT

Wow, well, I wouldn't be so mean about it as maxlelie but yes, it was disappointing and I'm sure the show producers and writers were torn because they were having fun with Kutner -- he had so much potential-- but he had to go, it wasn't the writers' choice. I don't know if you guys noticed but Kutner was actually seeming better than House when it came to figuring things out like 13 and Foreman still being together and other small things that he would notice, even about House himself. He was a wonderful character and I'm sure the writers were sad to see him go but the actor himself had different plans in store and no matter how great a character he was, they couldn't stand in the actor's way and his growth.So, even though he was my favourite outside of the House-Wilson-Cuddy triangle, I understand why it had to happen and the understated depth of this episode was definitely something to contemplate.If he had to go, at least he went leaving an impact. It made me wonder, though, what's stopping House? And I know Foreman was thinking about that-- what's stopping the rest of us? What if I end up like him? It's not like there were any outward signs-- what if?All in all, this season has been coasting along in terms of entertainment value and I think it's because we're just so accustomed to House by now. This was something different, something odd and off-balance and sudden but not blaring with loud dramatic music and sound-effects. Let's see what happens next week and hope we get some answers!

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Apr 7, 2009 1:41PM EDT

To Maxlelie
"so instead of complaining about fox, complain about obama, cuz he took your guy."
Blame the President??? lol JOKES!!!

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Apr 7, 2009 2:17PM EDT

Hmm...so I've been rewatching my Angel series on DVD and had just watched an episode in which Kal Penn had a role before watching this episode of House. His character was killed in the end (of course, he played a demon who hacked into Cordy's visions and nearly killed her, so it was a good thing). Weird coincidence, I guess.
But anyway, getting serious now, I figured right away when Kutner was dead and his real body was never shown that the actor Kal needed to be off the show quickly for some reason. To be offered to work for President Obama is an amazing opportunity. Good for him!
Now with how the writers chose to remove Kutner from the show--I'm actually okay with it. I am glad at least some posters picked up on what the episode was really about: suicide awareness. House is known for its unique cases, however this episode dealt with a common, real-life issue. We all probably know someone who had committed or tried to commit suicide. Even if we think we know a person, the signs aren't always there. While Kutner was a likable, happy person on the outside, no one at the hospital took time to really get to know him outside work (which is why we, the audience, knew the least about his personal life as opposed to other characters). Sometimes the people who appear the happiest are those who have the most to hide. The show was trying to get across that maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea to take some time to get to know the people in our lives a little better.
Kutner was a great character, and yes, I'm sad he is gone. But sometimes that is how it goes. At least three of my favorite shows have recently lost main characters. We just have to deal. At least his departure was a shocker. Television is meant to be unpredictable and throw viewers for an occasional loop. I mean, if we could predict what was going to happen on every show, there would be no sense in watching.

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Apr 7, 2009 10:11PM EDT

just a thing i do like to mention about this episode,
the use of light in this episode among with the music and camera angles were briliant. the first 3/4 house episodes were like that. man i loved those episodes. the humor was still shocking and way more subtle :)

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Apr 8, 2009 5:18PM EDT

first off i thought it was murder, and heres the reason: they said he had a gunshot wound to his right temple- when they showd the body, he was face down but the gun was buy his left hand. honestly, that was all i needed to think it was a murder.
and, i will state that i loved kutner from his vary first apperence (the 'your fierd number 6' to 'good job number 9'). i loved him as a creative idea man and a screw-up man, but that part of him hasnt been featured for practically all of this season. also, if a character was to be killed off i kinda wish i was one of the two in 'fourteen' just so i dont have to pay attention to their relationship.
last show related thing: finaly, a clinic duty segment!! more of those please.
lastly, congrats Kal for the new job! i hope he's even half as good at it as his acting is- can wait to see how he does

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Apr 13, 2009 3:01AM EDT

wow. stop being so stupid. when characters are killed off, it is often because the actor playing the character. (THE ACTUAL HUMAN BEING) is committed to leaving. Kal Penn received a job in the Obama White House, thus, they killed him off. His decision to leave. Stop being petty. Look up the facts. And then go all emotional over a fictional TV character. Really shows you have alot of depth to your life... Pick up a newspaper, learn about your country and your world dammit.

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Apr 26, 2009 2:05AM EDT

The final scene was meant to clear it up for anyone who didn't get it - House finally saw the sadness in that picture - something that was never displayed and Thirteen said 25% of suicides never show signs which is true.
The pointless death WAS the point, but I do feel it was ineffective and was very "un-Housey". Maybe it spells a new direction in the show - one which i feel may be too heavy and dark after five years of Houses tragedies.

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