Spoilers for tonight's "House" coming up just as soon as I take a placebo...
I watched "Painless" on the flight out to press tour, which feels like several lifetimes ago, but I remember not being that impressed by it at the time. I could attribute that to being on a plane, but A)I tend to throw myself into in-flight videos to help distract me from the usual irritations of air travel, where I probably pay less attention to the average episode of "House" watched at home; and B)On the flight home, I watched the upcoming HBO/Kevin Bacon movie "Taking Chance" and bawled my eyes out, so I'm not incapable of being moved under these conditions.
Nah, I just found the Patient of the Week pretty dull, suicide attempts and all. I would say that Foreman's discovery about Thirteen getting the placebo in the drug trial has the potential to be interesting, only I've been watching this storyline all year and don't really have faith in the creative team to make it exciting all of a sudden. And House's battle with contractors and his homeowner's policy might have been funnier if it had gotten a little more room to run.
Really, the only part that raised my interest levels at all was Cuddy offering to give Cameron her job while she spends more time with the baby -- not because it's necessarily the greatest story idea either, but because I want to see how the legions of Cameron fans (who, oddly enough, didn't seem to exist until after she quit the team at the end of season three) react to their heroine getting what would seem to be a more prominent role on the show. Chase is still off in surgery limbo, but they can't marginalize Cameron so long as House has to answer to her, can they?
What did everybody else think?