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I really love Matt!He writes so well!And I have to agree with him!
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la_nina said:
I post it here in case the link doesn't work(Actually it never works for me)

Question: I was just wondering what you thought about the big House and Cuddy kiss at the end of the most recent House episode. (I know it is dangerous to express an opinion about any of the possible romantic pairings on House, but this is really more about the scene itself than any future romantic possibilities.) I've read some comments calling the kiss "awkward," and I thought (and maybe I'm the only one here) that it being awkward was sort of the point. The kiss was unexpected, raw, a little angry and a little uncomfortable to watch, but it was also passionate and a bit tender. It wasn't "pretty;" there was no romantic music, or carefully choreographed movements. But I've never seen a TV kiss that was so perfectly suited to the complicated characters involved, their relationship and pent up emotions, and the odd, messy situation they found themselves in at the end of this episode. I'm not going to attempt to define what that kiss meant to either character (because that is where opinions get controversial), but I thought that entire last scene, from the argument before the kiss to the awkward goodbyes afterward, was beautifully acted and directed. I'd also like to add that Lisa Edelstein's stunning performance throughout the entire episode was as impressive, and heartbreaking, as Robert Sean Leonard's performance in last season's finale. It is great to see these two fabulous supporting actors finally getting a chance to shine. -- Megan

Matt Roush: Got quite a bit of mail on this topic, almost all of it positive and quite often taking a defensive posture against the inevitable knee-jerk "jump the shark" attacks the scene got. As LKB put it: "What happened to just enjoying these moments for the writing, acting and direction without constantly worrying about the potential fallout? My feeling is that the sexual tension between House and Cuddy needed to be explored at some point and what better time than now when House is already vulnerable with Wilson and daddy issues. Regardless of whether one agrees about the timing, it's just getting a little annoying to see people freak out any time anything dramatic happens on any show. Admittedly some of these ideas may not work in hindsight, but I'm not sure what people expect. For main characters to be stagnant? For writers to avoid adding any sense of plot or drama?"
Couldn't agree more with that, and with Megan's analysis that the kiss (which I would have preferred Fox not to have hyped in advance) was indeed meant to be awkward, mysterious, unsatisfying and ambiguous. The fact that it wasn't a sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic catharsis was very much in keeping with these two messed-up characters. It was also beautifully played by two terrific actors, and I hope the show just lets the moment hang out there for a while without having to explain things beyond this one startling moment of connection.


Question: I'm not sure House could ever be with anyone, but I'm beginning to think, if anyone, it has to be Cuddy. Watching her heart be broken like that with the baby thing and then House coming to her and seeing the two of them wounded together really was tasteful. I am really looking forward to the continuation of this storyline but, as a rule, House has to be alone, right? Isn't that something that David Shore & Co. always say? He can't have a relationship with anyone? I wish that wasn't true, only for Huddy's sake. It's seems so right. I used to be what the fans call "Hameron" but that never really felt right, not like this. I've been reading a few comments from the current "Hameron folk" and they have two main complaints that I've noticed: 1) Hugh and Lisa have no chemistry. That just isn't true. He has chemistry with both Jennifer and Lisa. Hugh Laurie could have chemistry with a rock, but it resonates with me, in particular, with Lisa Edelstein. The second complaint is that Cameron is more canon because it was in the first and second seasons and Cuddy can't be real because it wasn't always there. But that's what I love about it; their relationship grew and changed. I don't think there is an "I was here first" rule with TV show relationships. Now, I'm not trying to start fights or say what's best or not. I'm just trying to defend the new storyline, which worried me before, but now I'm beginning to love. I just wish fans could be more open-minded with stepping outside of their "ships" and really just appreciating the stories for what they are and the amazing acting that goes into it. I hope people don't complain to such as extent that Fox commands David Shore to end this storyline before its time. Is that possible? Are the anti-Huddy fans vocal enough to accomplish such a feat? Are network's ears really open to fan complaints? (Assuming they're not accompanied by a ratings dive, which I doubt this storyline would cause.) -- Reina

Matt Roush: With all due respect, if the network, the studio or the producers listen to anyone throwing around the words "canon," "Huddy" or "Hameron" and take anything they have to say seriously, I despair for the future of the show. For me, this was a highly charged moment between two fascinating characters, not (I hope) the launch of a new contrived romantic arc, which I think would be disastrous. I agree that Hugh Laurie and Lisa Edelstein have incredible chemistry in their character's playfully combative banter, but that doesn't necessarily mandate a "relationship." And the idea that a show has to conform to some "canon" set of rules is just ludicrous to me. Let's see where it all goes, or (my preference) doesn't go, but if I have to weigh in at all on this "shipper" nonsense, I guess I'd side with whoever would insist that House is a romantic character only in the most tragic sense. This isn't Grey's Anatomy.
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PotterGal said:
I have two things to say.
First of all i LOVED how Megan described the Huddy kiss. She summed it all up perfectly. :)
Second, i've always wondered about why Hameron fans (and i am under no circumstances bashing, i was just wondering whether any Hameron fan could answer my question) can think that Huddy is not "canon" because it wasn't there in the beginning? I was always under the impression that things don't have to be in a show from the very start for it to be canon. I mean things change ALL the time in shows. What's to say that only things that were there at the beginning are "canon"?
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salemslot said:
Frankly,it was really scary to read such an in-depth elucidation of the kiss scene!And the "this isn't GA",how can't you love the man?I completely agree with Megan's analysis,wasn't nice watching the exact kiss but everything else,just breath-taking!
Thanks PG for this :)
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oldmovie said:
lol to add to PG's comment, if you really want to be picky, Cuddy has always been there before Cameron (she did after all know him in college and when he had the infarction), but that's not what this is about.

I love this, "Its not greys anatomy" EXACTLY! Though I do watch Grey's sometimes, its not a show based on relationships and therefore handles them extremely well. Look how delicately it treads upon entering any relationship, and the care that goes into matching people. Amber (thought to be the female version of House) with Wilson, Cameron the empathetic one with Chase her opposite. 13 dying of a disease potentially getting with a neurologist (maybe using him not sure yet). Any "relationship" the show goes with doesn't take over the characters, unlike in other shows. and evidence of that is that "the Itch" will be the first time we'll truly see Chameron since the end of season 3.
I'm also very very very glad that the fans opinions have no influence over what the writers write, personally I would not want many of the fans, some of whom don't know a good storyline if it smacked them in the face, to control how the show is done. I love the show the way it is, in how deep it is, and I wouldn't trade the writers in it, or the storylines they pick for anything. Even if I didn't like the way it was going.
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Althought I insist that our season 4 finale was very similar to grey's season 2 I have to agree that apart from that element greys and house are 2 different shows.And this words come from a die-hard greys fan!(I'm married to greys!)
House is more about medical stuff and houses misery.Greys is all about relationship.
Althought I have to point out that house since lets say the end of season 3 focuses a lot more to relationships than before...
And btw greys is the expert in analysing relationships and house well,its more expect in house as a character and the medical stuff.
I never thought that house the show, was really a relationships analysiser,apart from house the character of course but thats only one person and does not have the usual relationships that normal people have.
Thats all!
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oldmovie said:
I loved what you had to say aR *claps for her* I think you are completely correct in every element, but the only thing I would argue was that I think House has actually maintained the same interest in relationships its had since the beginning. Its just changed the characters it focuses on.

Season 1
House and Cameron
House and Cuddy (slightly)
Cameron and Chase (slightly occam's razor)
Foreman and some random chick
Wilson's marriage problems

Season 2
House and Stacy (MASSIVE RELATIONSHIP ARC)
House and Cameron (slightly)
House and Cuddy (slightly)
Wilson and patient + marriage problems

So really in my opinion, the relationships have never been a big focus on the show. Even now, I agree this season is more into character development which has to equal relationships at some point, but I do think the relationship element has always been there, otherwise there wouldn't be so many Hameron supporters ;)

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