Brief spoilers for "House" coming up just as soon as I convincingly argue for the value of the designated hitter rule...
Boy, that was fun, wasn't it? House behaves like an overgrown child half the time anyway (that's a conservative estimate), so why not just give him an army of underlings he can treat like so many toy soldiers? Randomly firing people (including the sassy ER doctor from last week, lest we assume she was in line to be the new Cameron), forcing everyone to go by a number, making people wash his car, constantly mixing and matching them into trios (usually in the same two guys and girl configuration of the traditional cottages), making the Mormon drink, and, in my favorite moment, breaking up an argument between the twins with "Stop it! This argument is distracting every male and lesbian here!"
While I miss Foreman and, to a lesser extent, Chase and Cameron, it's nice to see different personalities in the mix -- to see Olivia Wilde refuse to tolerate his psychoanalytical BS, for instance. And I like most of the actors who seem to have made the cut (including Wilde, Kal Penn, Peter Jacobsen, and the guy playing Scooter). And, in their brief appearances, both Chase and Cameron seemed far older and more confident than they did only a few episodes ago. I'm still sure we'll see a status quo reset by November sweeps or so, but I'm digging the current arrangement very much.
I have a couple of minor quibbles with the medicine -- like why they couldn't give "Osama" the breast implants and then immediately remove them, with her claiming she had second thoughts for chart purposes -- but no more than usual, and I like that House didn't, in fact, rat out Osama.
What did everybody else think?