Well, I knew that House had an angle going with the whole “cancer” thing, but I just couldn’t figure out what it was, which made that aspect of the show almost as entertaining to play along with at home as the Patient was. House’s disciples were all adorable (“Were you two showering together?” “No!”) and Wilson’s point about faking cancer and then pushing away the people who care about him was a really good one. House really is too much of a lowlife to deserve a friend like Wilson. But we love him anyway.
I thought Dave Matthews was tremendous as the savant piano player, and the “I Don’t Like Mondays” bit was really charming as well. The great lines came fast and furious, with Cuddy’s “Call the Make-A-Wish Foundation”, House’s “If you want a sperm sample, come back without the needle” and Chase’s incredibly awkward “I’m going to hug you now” in the most scared voice possible.
Possibly my favorite episode of the season thus far. If not, then it’s way up there.