Can one scene redeem a whole episode? How about 90 percent of a season? Can House's roller-coaster year - mental institution! roommate squabbles! Lucas! - be declared a success based on a whopper of a closer?
I give it a stern maybe. I pretty much hated this episode until the Huddy scene at the end. Hugh Laurie was great, of course, and the drama of him relapsing is rich for exploration. But a massive infrastructure catastrophe, a doomed patient-of-the-week who has something important in common with the doctor, and scene that's basically porn for crying? That's a sweeps episode of Grey's Anatomy, not House. The whole in-the-field part of the episode felt like the show was cooking in someone else's kitchen; I guess it smells pretty good, but oy, all the fumbling.
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