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

Published 4 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. Basically Martha is going to be a Mary Sue, way to go writers!

  2. 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? I hope it is.

  3. not a question at all really, but i need to thank you for answering questions. its nice to get some insight to the episodes, so hard to get things out of Greg Yaitanes lol. so yeah thanks =)

  4. 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?

  5. So house makes the decision which affects his relationship with cuddy in episode 6 or 7?

  6. 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?

  7. The wait is too long until the next épisodes. Is it possible to give us some new pictures, or sneak peek?

    will cuddy be afraid for house?

  8. Ep7 reminds me S5ep09 (last resort) when 13 choosed to be a guinea pig. Is it the same idea in this ep?

  9. Is House’s health going to be effected through more than just one episode? Is it an issue they deal with through seson 7?

  10. Chase fans won’t be happy with those episodes?! I hope that only means that he is not in them alot and not that he does something really stupid?

  11. is hugh laurie’s performance Emmy worthy in either episodes?

  12. Ok, where does the basketball game between Taub and Foreman fit into this?

  13. Hi Anthony :)
    Q: Don’t you think that those delusional House/Wilson shippers who b**** & moan all the time are much more annoying than House/Cuddy fans who tend to ask similar questions?

    • hey not all of us b**** and moan lol. and no “ship” is delusional. we all the right to ship who ever we want. i think you could be respectful of that. stupid shipping war ruining the fun of shipping XDDD

  14. is Cuddy hurt by the fact that he risks his life despite having someone who loves him affected?

  15. Hi!Is Cuddy angry at Martha after or during the episode 6?

  16. Do House or Cuddy show affection/emotion towards each other near other team members?

  17. Does House show any regrets of making his decisions in both episodes?

  18. after the end of episode 7 do we get to see if house is okay or not?

  19. also;are we going to see if house and cuddy are alright or we nead to wait until episode 8?

  20. is house gonna be in pain???if he is-is cuddy going to help him manage it?

  21. Is there any reference to House’s family-maybe to his real father?…

  22. Is cuddy forgive House after episode 7 or they leave us hanging? I hope she will…

  23. Anthony, re Wilson’s ignorance of House’s plight: No, I was not implying it was deliberate on his part (how could it be?). I’m just disappointed to hear it, that’s all. Thanks for the info. I appreciate you taking the time to answer so many questions.

  24. After watching both episodes, who do you sympathise more with, House or Cuddy?

  25. You said that Cuddy will be hurt by House’s decision, but does she understand why he makes it?

  26. Is there at least one House/Wilson scene in #7 or should I quit my hopes?

  27. 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?

  28. 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?

  29. favorite quote of ep. 6 and favorite quote of ep. 7?