It’s not surprising that House’s eighth season serves up another middle of the road episode. Expectations of a new and improved show are gone, replaced by expectations of the same stuff, represented by Chase and Taub coming back next week.
“Risky Business” has a boring medical case with the CEO of a company sending jobs to China, which Dr. Adams expectedly objects to. (Dr. Park’s point about her cousin echoes a point Paul Krugman made a long time ago before he became a left-wing crank.) House solves the mystery and also the solvency problem, buying shares of the company knowing he’ll save the CEO and raise the price.
Park’s disciplinary hearings aren’t exactly interesting, but Park is a fun, quirky character who is different than the other characters, especially Adams, who remains very boring.