Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn) relegates House to the background.
Amber Tamblyn dozing on the set of HOUSE
“I couldn’t compete with the sun in your fashion
glistening in its hairline like sweat
from a long constipated set.
I’ve heard how those black holes love
Taking back compliments.”
That’s from the poem BANG DITTO from the book BANG DITTO by Amber Tamblyn.
Yes, she will appear in the finale of HOUSE, briefly, as Martha Masters. Possibly she will turn up in a dream sequence. (If so the dream must belong to House. None of the current supporting cast on the show has enough imagination for a dream like that, and some have never met her.)
Kal Penn's suicidal character may utter the title line in the finale of House (it's a theory)
I have it on good authority that there will be no Cuddy.
Will House marry the Russian, kill 13, cure Wilson, or run off with Cameron to Storybrooke? Or will he wake from the dream he is having involving all these folk to find himself doing sketch comedy with Stephen Fry?
The last episode is titled Everybody Dies. House did promise to kill 13 if she asked him to, and 13 will be in the final two episodes. Wilson has cancer as of last week. But I doubt that the show will have a Hamlet-like conclusion. More than likely, Dr. Kutner (Kal Penn) will appear to House in a vicodin-induced hallucination and answer House’s demand for an explanation of his suicide with the title line.
I’ve been worried about Greg House. He just hasn’t been himself for much of the past few years. He’s allowed himself to be prodded by shrinks, nagged by Cuddy, and reduced to the level of his subordinates.
The season finale has alleviated most of my concerns.
Now I am not a fan of beaches. But House’s escape to the tropics is certainly one to envy. If that sort of thing is his notion of paradise, I hope he remains there. New Jersey is just not a healthy place for him to be.
“Love came home an unknown.
Came home to me a mystery.
Went to its death
“withered as dry spit.
The lamb of lions returned
on crutches disguised as legs.”
—–Amber Tamblyn (from WORD WAR)
I actually watched this episode twice in case I missed something. It just seemed like there should have been more. House seemed concerned when his patient was not upset with losing his livelihood. Ordinarily, one might expect a complication of the patient’s condition to be uncovered by this. But House is still preoccupied with the loss of Cuddy sex, so his medical prowess is taking a back seat. Instead of using personal experiences to help him visualize medical solutions, he reversed the process and saw his patient as a metaphor for his personal problems. One can only hope that he finally gets over it.
The automatic sliding door cuts the relationship between Masters and her patient.
Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn), on the other hand, had a strange week. She found herself inexplicably attracted to Linc the Bull Rider (Eric Almquist), although she admittedly knew better. Linc seemed initially to return her interest, but at the end of the episode, he rejects her without speaking, probably because he is now an unemployed Bull Rider. Perhaps he could have been persuaded, but Masters allows the automatic door to close between her and Linc, accepting the judgment of fate. Is she superstitious?
Masters also shows some emotion toward House, suggesting that he is deserving of sympathy after his breakup with Cuddy, and calling his unconventional diagnostic tools brilliant.
And this does not really relate to the episode, but it’s good and you should watch it: