You Ask, We Answer: ‘House’ Season 7 ‘Office Politics’ & ‘A Pox On Our House’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated October 25th, 2010 at 4:03 pm,

you ask we answer house You Ask, We Answer: House Season 7 Office Politics & A Pox On Our House

For episodic photos check out: ‘House’ Season 7 Photos: ‘Office Politics’, ‘A Pox On Our House’, & ‘Small Sacrafices’

At the behest of the boisterous fans of Fox’s hit medical drama House, we are trying out a new feature for the site, entitled “You Ask, We Answer.” In it, we will be answering questions that fans of popular television series have regarding upcoming episodes – episodes that we have been able to screen in advance.

For the inaugural installment, we will be taking questions regarding the Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 episode of House, “Office Politics” and “A Pox On Our House.” In both episodes, Amber Tamblyn guest stars as Thirteen’s replacement and, as usual, provides House with a new proverbial toy to play with.

Rules

If you have a question, please leave it in the comments below and I will answer it to the best of my ability. While I’m unable to reveal any “major” spoilers, I know (from experience) that House fans are interested in more than just the major elements that may or may not be contained within each episode. (“Office Politics” may have some of those elements). Eitherway, I will try my best and perhaps even use a little innuendo to get around any “big” questions.

To better help you understand what each episode is about, we have included the episodic descriptions below.

Preview: “Office Politics”

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In the midst of a Senate re-election race, the incumbent’s campaign manager mysteriously falls ill with liver failure and temporary paralysis. When Cuddy pushes House to hire brilliant medical student Martha Masters (guest star Amber Tamblyn) in Thirteen’s absence, House and the team become wary of the young doctor’s lack of experience and medical perspective but are forced to give their new by-the-book teammate a chance to prove herself. After a surprising campaign announcement is made by the incumbent, House and the team look to the candidate to find clues about the patient’s condition. Meanwhile, Foreman learns that Taub has a past connection to Masters, and in an effort to save his patient’s life, House must make a critical decision that may compromise his relationship with Cuddy.

Preview: “A Pox On Our House”

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After a 200-year-old medicine jar found on an off-shore shipwreck shatters in a teenage girl’s palm, she is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro for symptoms closely linked to smallpox, prompting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to take action to isolate the virus. After Dr. Dave Broda (guest star Dylan Baker) from the CDC institutes a lockdown on the hospital and suspends the team’s ability to confirm a diagnosis, Masters grows suspicious of Broda’s motives and is convinced the patient is suffering from a different disease and must prove that she belongs on House’s team and earn his trust. When the patient’s father experiences similar symptoms, House is forced to make a precarious decision that puts his own life in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) and Sam (guest star Cynthia Watros) comfort a 6-year-old chemotherapy patient who prompts them to examine their own relationship.

Questions and Answers:

Q: Anything good going on with Cuddy? Or is it just mainly focusing on Amber Tamblyn?
A: With Amber Tamblyn joining the team, the episode is very much about her initial interactions with House and the team, but make no mistake, Cuddy is very much a part of that.

Q: All I wanna know is whether the POTW & case is interesting or not and if there are some great Huddy moments in it.
A: I really enjoyed the case of the week, I thought it was really well crafted and with Jack Coleman (HRG from Heroes) as the POTW, he really delivered. In regards to Huddy, there are some really great moments.

Q: Is Amber Tamblyn’s character more like a Cuddy than a Cameron or 13?
A: Tamblyn plays Martha Masters, who is literally a genius. She’s also very “by-the-book,” but that doesn’t mean she’s not able to adapt. She’s a mixture of the best elements of Cuddy, Cameron and 13 – with a little sass thrown in for good measure.

Q: Some bed scenes with grandpa and grandma?
A:
Both episodes have House and Cuddy in the hospital throughout.

Continue to page 2 for more questions and answers…

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  1. All above questions have been answered.

  2. House and Cuddy dance in one of the episode, do you know the song? Can you tell us?

  3. You said Cuddy loves Martha. Is there any indication that Cuddy knows Martha on a personal level?

  4. How Martha interacts with Cuddy?? she sees her as role model?

  5. I really enjoy the this show and have found that putting House and Cuddy together has made House interesting again. Several of my friends who had stopped watching are starting to get into the show again because he actually seems to be growing. So my question is, in episode six and seven do we see some good character growth or new insights into House? How about insights or growth in Cuddy or Wilson?

    Also, I am very intrigued about the new character played by Amber Tamblyn and wonder if watching her and House interact brings anything new to his character as well? Or is it simply an amusing interplay between two different personalities?

  6. so, am i getting your hints right, that House and Cuddy’s relationship still has hope and that their relationship is not failing at the end of these episodes? They are still together right. Also is the thing that house does that hurts Cuddy so damaging that its almost unrepairable?

    Thanks for answering all these questions, it helps me with my tv nerves.

  7. Thanks so much for doing this. It wa a cool thing for you to do.
    Glad to hear Lisa had some scenes to show her talent.
    Loaded question and you don’t even have to say who says it:

    What was the most touching line? You can even reword it to hide identities. Please??

  8. Did House lie to Cuddy in Episode 6~?
    Is that the decision House made involve this lie??

  9. thanks a lot… I’ve an other question to ask: is everything happens in the episode 6 or that an impression ? is the episode 7 better than the 6th ?

  10. Interesting. Do you think they’ll keep Amber Tamblyn’s character around for a while?

  11. Any clue of what House is doing that may put his life on risk? Please

  12. Does Cuddy have to do anything that requires her to protect House?

  13. By “Lisa Edelstein is the one who shines” you mean that we’re gonna see this one dramatic face of hers she does in every serious scene again? Can’t wait.

  14. Just a quick question to finally stop all this negative speculations about Huddy.. By the end of Epi 7, they are still together, right? That’s all I need to know for me to be relieved.. hehe, SALAMAT [THANKS]..

    • not all speculations can/have to be good ones, especially of the outcome looks sketchy. but Huddy is still together after 7×7, so relax and just enjoy the show.

  15. Does Taub know Martha because she’s an ex-mistress (hug!), because she’s an ex-patient of his surgical practice, (it would be fun to learn that she used to be a dude or something) or is she his long-lost daughter (god please no !) ?
    Those are the only possibilities I can think of.

    • He interviewed her for Hopkins.

  16. Did Robert Sean Leonard’s daughter played Cuddy’s daughter in some of the earlier episodes – “Known Unknows” and “5 to 9″.

    The little girl looks quite like him? Will be interesting to know!

    Thanks

    Elida

  17. PLEASE do you know if House will have a run in with Lucas in the near future? House stayed Lucas’s (sort of) friend when he was dating Cuddy… do you know if House and Lucas’s relationship will have any major swan song, or continuation?

  18. Will there be some new House merchandise available soon? (i.e. shirts, magnets, cups, etc…) If so when and where can I get it at? or if I missed the boat and they are already available where can I go to see them?

  19. I just watched tonight episode with house and cuddy and I see what I mean about their possible relationship problem. I was wondering do you think this means that Cuddy will no longer be all in or that she now she questions the possibility of her really being together with house? or does it bother her more that her hopes of his changing (his core) is who he really is so she is unsure if she really wants to be with him? Do youthink that she was disilluisioned tonight about their future together? Do you intend to keep them together?

  20. Does the look that Masters gives while cuddy and house are arguing about Masters staying and Cuddy refuses to let Maters quit. Is that laugh a manipulating one or something else. For example, just her smiling at the two characters interaction or appreciating cuddys siding with her, or is she just trying to see how far she can push both characters or what she can get away with?

  21. What does Taub says to Masters at the end of there discussion in the locker room, I just can’t pick iti up

    • He asks if it ‘Is this Grandmas tea cozy?’ in reference to House asking Masters if her Grandma gave her a cruddy tea cozy for x-mas would she lie and tell her Grandma she liked it. Taub is asking if Masters is lying to him to be nice and spare his feelings.

    • Next time you cannot make out what is being said, try turning on CC (closed captioning), this assuming you can rewind the video to the spot you are attempting to decipher…

  22. what does Taub say to Masters at the end of the locker room conversation where Masters reveals to Taub that she remembers him from the Hopkins interview?

    I can’t make out what Taub is saying!!

  23. “is this grandma’s tea cozy?” referencing house/masters conversation about lying earlier in episode

    • Could someone explain what “Is this Grandma’s tea cozy ?” means to a non native English speaker ?

      • Taub asks Masters ‘Is this Grandmas tea cozy?’ because House asked Masters earlier in the episode if her Grandma gave her a cruddy tea cozy for Christmas would she lie and tell her Grandma she liked it. Taub is asking Masters if she is lying to him in order to be nice and spare his feelings.

        • Thanks spark chick! for your answer.

    • Yes. Taub is essentially asking Masters if she is lying to him in order to spare his feelings.

  24. Do you know who wrote the episode Office Politics? The new character is named Martha M. Masters. Many years ago I taught with an English teacher named Martha M. Master. Perhaps the author of the episode is a former student. This is too coincidental.

  25. queria saber sobre as fotos que eles esta na praia se vc sabe se vai aconteceu aquilo mesmo , e quando

  26. I curious about the new character, “Masters”. The first 2 episodes worked for me, but she is already pretty predictable in her on-screen mannerisms etc., such as body-language, or head/eye movements when depicting moods, etc..
    Does anyone else feel that her “shelf-life” might be limited?

    Also, with House and Cuddy together, the episodes have started to “Feel” forced and have lost the tension that made the show interesting.

    I think it’s safe to say that in most Television Shows, where there is a chemistry between the main characters, that the masses want them to get together. In every case I can think of, it is never better television when it does happen.

  27. In “Office Politics”…are there any “REAL LIFE” cases where that treatment of using “A” actually wiped “C” out? Is there ANY such possibility??? I haven’t seen 1 person in this thread even comment or question the validity of this and I am extremely shocked, ESPECIALLY since people being diagnosed with it today are still told it’s a death sentence!
    PLEASE LMK if there’s ANY truth to this, or if it’s purely fiction?!? I’m dying to know ;)

  28. What’s the song at the end of “office politics?”

  29. What is the name of the piano song that is playing in the end of episode 6 season 7?

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