HOUSE “You Must Remember This” Review

HOUSE "You Must Remember This"

HOUSE “You Must Remember This” Season 7 Episode 12 – A patient remembers everything while Taub forgets too much pathology and House wants Wilson to forget Sam and find a new puddy tat he can tap in the “You Must Remember This” episode of HOUSE.

Interesting patient of the week. I absolutely would not want total recall because I’ve always thought time blurring the hardest edges of memories is one of the greatest gifts we’re given, and that isn’t even taking into account Nadia’s particularly cruel version of OCD that makes her obsess over every wrong ever done to her. Funnily enough, Tina Holmes, the actress who plays Nadia, was also Moira on last summer’s terrible Persons Unknown, which I have yet to forget watching to the bitter end thinking I would at least get some answers only to get nothing-not that I am at all holding a grudge. Anyway, this is a particularly sad case, for both Nadia and her sister. Masters is her usual awkward self (“People are problematic and random and messy.”) and I love Chase’s hilarious thumb’s up at her after she causes the fight in the MRI room. I like the effect used to show Nadia’s memory and I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that House drops the bombshell “You have early onset Parkinson’s” and walks out.

You know, not having a significant other is not the worst thing in the world, even for Wilson, and neither is getting a cat. I suppose it’s sweet in a twisted way that House cares enough to gaslight Wilson by planting ragweed in his apartment and making him almost hook up with Java the Slut. He loses points for the self-involved portion of his concern that stems from his feeling guilty for being what passes as happy in House’s world, but he gains some back for ordering champagne for the whole bar then quickly walking out just because that makes me laugh. Mostly this plot is too familiar and I want Wilson to get his own juicy storyline.

“You fail and I will kill you.” I completely believed Foreman in that moment. I love House’s description of Chase, Masters, and Foreman as tutors and that Taub chose Foreman because he thought Foreman wouldn’t care but instead he ends up caring more than the other two ever would have. Foreman gives a surprisingly good pep talk, even if it doesn’t work on the increasingly pathetic Taub. Of course Taub would know where to get a copy of the test. Making these two roommates could be interesting, and at this point it can only help Taub, as far as I’m concerned.

Favorite lines:

“This is not a door to logical sense. Also, shut up.” Love the Twilight Zone opening here. We get a Lost shout-out later (I miss the button-sniff), so it’s cool TV overload.

“How are we going to get the short guy off the short bus?”

“Yes, I got a cat. Release the Kraken.”/ “What the Freud is that about?”

“Under House rules, that is not a lie.” I would love to see a list of those rules.

“My coffee isn’t the only thing she’d like to put whipped cream on.” I’m glad he backed out-if he’s not ready; he’s not ready.

“I feel like we just buried a hooker in the desert.”

Oddest line:

“When our menstrual cycles synced up, it was like Gladiator school.” What?

This is a decent episode of House. I’m more fascinated by the ramifications of Nadia’s OCD re: her memories because I can’t imagine cataloging every wrong than I am by her diagnosis, but it keeps me intrigued. The House-Cuddy relationship is handled well and House has plenty of excellent quips. Chase and especially Wilson need more to do, Taub could disappear from my screen for a week or two, and as much as I like Masters (If I’m honest, it might be more that I love Amber Tamblyn), she’s starting to feel too repetitive and I’m not sure where they can go with her. At least House didn’t fire and re-hire her this week.

What did you think of the episode? Would you want to remember everything? What do you think of Taub and Foreman living together?

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