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,

Q: They said that Wilson and Sims’s relationship takes an unexpected turn in 7×9 I think it was. Whatever the wedding episode is. What do you think will happen. From what it sounds like from you’re answers, they’re happy. Do you think they’re going to get engaged? I’m hoping for a break up but that’s just me.
A:
I wouldn’t say that they’re completely happy, but audiences will see Sam in a new light. Wilson might as well. It’s kind of premature to speculate what might happen in the future, but episode 8 will probably reveal more.

Q: So basically from what it sounds like, the dynamic House and Wilson had in S6 is gone now?
A:
No, it’s very much there, but the focus of the episodes are elsewhere. When House and Wilson are together, you can tell that it’s still a very close bond.

Q: So, if the H/C drama has to do with the patient, and House did that many times in the past… Has House done something Cuddy didn’t authorize to the patient? Only this time consequences are bigger because they’re together?
A:
House only does the things that Cuddy authorizes. Remember, Martha is very by-the-book.

Q: Will the problem with Huddy be addressed in the episodes by House and Cuddy or they’ll dismiss it? Do they end episode7 on a romantic note?
A:
Everything is addressed to some extent. I wouldn’t really say that they end episode 7 on a romantic note, but there are certainly some extremely romantic/emotional scenes towards the end.

Q: Will House get sick in 7X07? Is that what “risk” is pertaining to?
A:
The risk has to do with House possibly dying from making certain decisions. But, as always, it’s for a reason. Although, this time, he may have gone too far.

Q: Does the title “Pox on our House” literally meant that house will get smallpox?
A:
Haha… I’m not sure what the title means. I honestly thought it meant something else, but after reading what you write, I think maybe you’re correct… and now I feel stupid. icon wink You Ask, We Answer: House Season 7 Office Politics & A Pox On Our House The title certainly suggests that.

Q: Are there any arguments/conflicts between Chase and Foreman in these episodes?
A:
No, not really.

Q: How does the team behave in jail?
A:
I think the rule in jail is that everyone has to behave themselves. Although, the real question you should be asking is, “How does House behave when he knows his team is in jail?”

Q: So in episode seven, Wilson is going to be blissfully unaware that his best friend is in mortal danger … and instead will have “cute and funny” scenes with Sam and a cute little kid?
A:
You’re implying that Wilson’s actions are intentional, which they aren’t. The hospital is trying to isolate a virus, think forced compartmentalization.

Q: Is Martha annoying enough to make people miss 13?
A:
Martha is not annoying and I have no doubt that everyone will like her.

Q: Will Chase fans be happy with the episodes?
A:
I’m not sure what your definition of happiness is, but probably not.

Q: How much longer do we (and I’m referring to those of us that can’t stomach House and cuddy romance) have to tolerate this fluff. The comic interaction B/W Wilson and House is so much more interesting, will there be more?
A:
Haha… I don’t write the show, so I’m not sure what their character arcs are. Not really any comedic scenes with Wilson and House.

Q: Have you watched episode 8 of these series? If not, are you going to get it any time soon? If so, any Huddy spoilers?
A:
I have not, nor am I trying to get it. Fox kind of releases these things on their own.

Q: Since you said that Amber Tamblyn’s character will have character traits that are a mixture of Cuddy, Cameron, and 13, which ones do you find are the most highlight-able? Which ones do you enjoy most? And which ones do you think the audience will get a kick out of most? How does the rest of the team interact with her? Do they get a long? Or is it a struggle of wills? Like with the other candidates that were previously on in the past episodes.
A:
Wow, long question. Honestly, think of the qualities that come to mind when you think of Cuddy, Cameron and 13.. and she’s got them, but she also has some House in her as well. I enjoy the fact that while I know she’s going to be by-the-book, I can never really figure out who she is going to side with. She finds certain ways to make House’s crazy ideas be very by-the-book. The rest of the team reacts to her as they usually do with someone new, but Martha doesn’t feel as disposable as previous additions. I think audiences will really like her.

Q: You implied that we would know what direction the Huddy relationship will be is headed by the end of episode 7. Will it be in a good direction?
A:
You get an idea, but it’s hard to tell exactly.

Q: Does house inject himself with anything? Also saw a flash of light I thought go off in the room. Does this have anything to do with what happens to him?
A:
There aren’t any injections. Any flash of light is separate from what happens to him.

Q: So house makes the decision which affects his relationship with cuddy in episode 6 or 7?
A:
Episode 6

Q: Before House does whatever he does to put his life in danger does Cuddy ask him not to or is something he has already done when she finds out?
A:
As we all know, House is the kind of guy that just “wings-it.”

Q: The wait is too long until the next episodes. Is it possible to give us some new pictures, or sneak peek?
A:
You can see all of the photos from episodes 6, 7 & 8 here.

Q: Will cuddy be afraid for house?
A:
Is Cuddy ever afraid of House? Why would that change now?

Q: Ep7 reminds me S5ep09 (last resort) when 13 chose to be a guinea pig. Is it the same idea in this ep?
A:
Very, very slightly, but probably not in the same way thy you’re thinking.

Q: Is House’s health going to be effected through more than just one episode? Is it an issue they deal with through season 7?
A:
I’ve only seen one episode where House’s health may be affected, so I can’t really tell if anything further is going to happen, but probably not.

Q: Chase fans won’t be happy with those episodes?! I hope that only means that he is not in them allot and not that he does something really stupid?
A:
He’s not really in them, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t do something stupid. icon wink You Ask, We Answer: House Season 7 Office Politics & A Pox On Our House

Q: Is Hugh Laurie’s performance Emmy worthy in either episodes?
A:
Hmmm… Perhaps. If anything, Lisa Edelstein is the one that shines.

Q: Where does the basketball game between Taub and Foreman fit into this?
A:
Haha… it doesn’t really, but it’s great. It’s a feat of machismo.

Q: Don’t you think that those delusional House/Wilson shippers who moan all the time are much more annoying than House/Cuddy fans who tend to ask similar questions?
A:
Haha… I don’t really find any particular group annoying. Questions are questions and some people are interested in other things.

Q: Is Cuddy hurt by the fact that he risks his life despite having someone who loves him affected?
A:
No, I wouldn’t say so.

Q: Is Cuddy angry at Martha after or during the episode 6?
A:
Cuddy loves Martha. Although, there are some moments where Cuddy is taken aback.

Q: Do House or Cuddy show affection/emotion towards each other near other team members?
A:
Yes, but probably not in the way that you’re thinking.

Q: Does House show any regrets of making his decisions in both episodes?
A:
I don’t House has ever regret any decision.

Q: After the end of episode 7 do we get to see if House is okay or not?
A:
Yes

Q: Are we going to see if house and cuddy are alright or we knead to wait until episode 8?
A:
You’ll get an idea, but won’t really know for sure until episode 8.

Q: Is house going to be in pain? If he is, is cuddy going to help him manage it?
A:
Not leg pain, if that’s what you’re talking about.

Q: Is there any reference to House’s family-maybe to his real father?
A:
No, sorry.

Q: Will cuddy forgive House after episode 7 or do they leave us hanging?
A:
You defiantly aren’t left hanging, but you’re not completely “in the know” either.

Q: After watching both episodes, who do you sympathize more with, House or Cuddy?
A:
I sympathize with both, which is what makes this the entire thing so disconcerting.

Q: You said that Cuddy will be hurt by House’s decision, but does she understand why he makes it?
A:
I don’t think she’s really thinking about why he made it, that’s not what’s important.

Q: Is there at least one House/Wilson scene in #7?
A:
No, sorry

Q: Does House really get sick or is Cuddy upset because Houses decision leads to the possibility of him getting sick? Are there tears? Lastly, do we get to see when Wilson learns about Houses decision or is it not shown?
A:
Those two elements in your first question are in completely different episodes. I honestly can’t remember if there were tears, but I was on the verge of tearing up. In regards to Wilson/House, no.

Q: You said that audiences will see Sam in a new light- and maybe Wilson will as well. Is that something to be worried about or is it a “good” new light?
A:
It’s a good new light, although I’m not sure exactly where they’re going to go with it.

Q: Favorite quote of ep. 6 & 7?
A:
I’ll have to get back to you on that one… It’s kind of hard to pick out a specific quote upon first viewing.

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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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