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

Published 5 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.


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?
Both episodes have House and Cuddy in the hospital throughout.

Continue to page 2 for more questions and answers…

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  1. Do the words “I love you” come out of House or Cuddy at any point during the episodes?

  2. Do you know who wrote the episodes?

  3. Do you find those Huddy fans babbling about the same thing over and over annoying?

    • Yes.

  4. Do House and Cuddy talk about how his decision affects their relationship, or is it just implied?

  5. You said House and Cuddy don’t kiss, but do they at least hug it out? ;-)

  6. It seriously pisses me off when people do not proof read what they are writing when posting articles. In this case, it’s not just proof reading, the writer has absolutely no idea on the English language. Fix it!

    • Did you mean “of” the English language, Trish? ;-)

      • Oh, snap.

    • Thanks, Trish.

      As I’m trying to answer 40-60 questions at a time, I tend to just to let things go. Also, I’m trying to leave the questions as untouched as possible so that people will know I’m responding to them. Plus, there are alot of questions and I’m lazy.

      Also, double-snap. ;-)

  7. Does the jail time affect Chase personally more than the other two members ? Will it remind him of what he did last season ( killing a patient )?
    Does Chase have good scenes with House ?

  8. Do you think that Cuddy will Forgive House for whatever he did that hurt her?

  9. So Cuddy knows about what House did. But does House know that Cuddy know or is one of those things Cuddy will pretend not to know about and avoid addressing the issue?

  10. Will House be ok at the end of episode 7?

  11. Is there any evidence (actual or implied) that House and Cuddy stop sleeping together as a result of the events of these 2 episodes?

  12. Is there any sign of House’s leg bothering him in the two episodes? THANK YOU! :)

  13. What happens to Chase in Jail? He did look more shocked than Taub and Foreman to be there in the preview clip.

  14. Please tell us more about whats going on with Chase in those episodes :)

  15. They said that Wilson and Sams’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. ^_^

  16. So basically from what it sounds like, the dynamic House and Wilson had in S6 is gone now?

  17. Will House lie to Cuddy in ep6 and ep7~?Or will Cuddy lie to House in these two episodes?

  18. 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?

  19. 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?

  20. will house get sick in 7X07? is that what “risk” is pertaining to?

  21. does the title “Pox on our House” literally meant that house will get smallpox?

  22. Are there any arguments/conflicts between Chase and Foreman in these episodes?

  23. How does the team behave in jail?

  24. 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?

  25. Is Martha annoying enough to make people miss 13?

    Will Chase fans be happy with the episodes?

  26. 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?

  27. have you watched episode 8 of these series?. If not, are you going to get it any time soon? If so, any huddy spoilers?
    I am Huddy all the way… House is not a bad guy, only someone who uses cynicism to cover hurt. He deserves some happiness after all he has gone through…and who better than cuddy. hoping for wedding, children and puppy Huddy :-)

    • LMAO its funny cuz it’ll never happen XDDD you need some anti-psych meds for that delusion

      • of course it will! You just wait and see… I would say pregnancy by season finale, next season premiere max….

        • Cuddy pregnant! Yes, This is a good idea.

    • LOL.
      At least you have a sense of humor.

  28. 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 lightening? and which ones do you think the audience will get a kick out of most from you highlight them? 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 candiates that were previously on in the past episodes.

  29. Do Chase and Martha become involved in the next couple of episodes?

    • Your Q was asked before & answered Apparently Martha’s arc doesn’t involve Chase at all . In fact she is taking over Chase’s already little screen time . I’m starting to think that E4 was the last for him to have proper screen time then they’ll just forget about him the rest of the season( just like last year ) .