Watching “House” is very interesting, as it is very exciting being in on all of the jokes he makes, and then watch how these jokes end. Although, this hasn’t been the case in this week’s episode “Gut Check” or last week’s episode “Blowing the Whistle”. On these two episodes we were on the other side of his jokes, we were the ones being jerked around. We didn’t laugh with Dr. House; we got laughed at by House.
On this week’s episode, House jerked Wilson around; he messed with him, probably to teach him a lesson. The whole episode was depending on a wild idea that House created to entertain himself which wasn’t fun to watch either. As for the reason behind the game that House played on Wilson, making him believe that he has a fake son was probably aiming to make him know that parenting him is the only kind of parent that he will need.
Now, onto another storyline, the patient of this episode, Taub gets affected by him, due to the fact that he is the enforcer on the hockey team, and Taub always been small built and always got bullied as a child. Thanks for the efforts made by Dr House, he and the patient, Bobby, decide to put their differences aside and they start to build a relation based on their common dreams and interests.
Speaking of dreams, it has been Bobby’s dream to be in a hockey team, he really liked hockey as a game, not just the ice fighting. As for Taub, despite starting his medical career as a cosmetic surgeon, but in fact, he wanted to be in diagnostic medicine. In order to achieve his goal, Taub lets go of his wealth as a plastic surgeon in order to join House’s team as a diagnostic doctor. Booby though, he doesn’t do the same thing, as he accepts the contract that’s worth $2.1 million. Come to think of it, who wouldn’t do that, his reason for doing that, as he told Taub, it is better to live half the dream that one dreams about, than not living it at all.
On the other hand, we got another story line, the storyline with Park and Chase. Park wants to get away from her demanding mom and she tells Chase all about it. Chase then acts like a gentlemen and asks her to come at his place to escape her mother. House doesn’t buy it; he tries to find out the real reasons behind such actions as he knows that Chase is a selfish man and only thinks of himself. Chase defends himself by saying that he is a good guy, and he doesn’t have devious reasons behind his actions. House doesn’t know what the reason is, but maybe is out of guilt.
All in all it was a decent episode, good but not great. Everyone is still waiting for something big to happen as we come closer to the season and series finale.