Spoilers for last night's "House" coming up just as soon as I fish out my keys...
I have an early deadline for tomorrow's column, so I'll be brief.
While I've enjoyed House's bonding with Lucas the private eye (who still has one more episode to go), ain't nothing like the real thing: an hour of House and Wilson thrown together, with Wilson forced to confront the reasons for his friendship with House, House forced to confront his feelings about his dad (just a little, anyway), and a lot of comedy along the way. Wilson busting out a spare crank-powered flashlight was especially priceless, as was Wilson realizing that House's tears were fake and just an excuse to get a DNA sample.
And good on the writers for letting House be right about his dad not being his bio-dad. The more obvious, easier route would have been for him to discover that his suspicions were wrong all these years. I'm disappointed we didn't get to see Hugh Laurie and R. Lee Ermey work together one last time (I wonder how much Ermey got paid to lie in that coffin?), but the entire funeral storyline was strong enough that I didn't even mind how the patient of the week was once again a "Grey's Anatomy"-style sledgehammer parallel to the life of one of the docs.
(I remember the show doing these kinds of parallels on occasion with the old team, but this season it feels like every week -- and this week, it was a twofer, with both House and Kutner having lots in common with needle-brain girl.)
Finally, boo to Fox for once again letting one of their shows run past the hour without making that clear in their DVR info. If I hadn't also recorded "Fringe" (which I won't get to until late today at the earliest), I would have missed most of the final scene. I understand network motivations for running a hit past the hour -- it maybe keeps people from changing the channel to watch another show, and it creates the appearance that the show after it did better in the ratings (since those extra minutes of "House" temporarily count as part of the "Fringe" average) -- but doing it without telling anyone in advance just ticks off the audience.
What did everybody else think?