House

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The Illusionist

And since no episode is ever complete without a woman marching into House's office to accuse him of delving too deeply into her personal life, Thirteen marches into House's office to accuse him of delving too deeply into her personal life. She just got an envelope containing the results of a genetic test for Huntington's that she didn't order. House says that she's just afraid to know the truth, so he's doing her a real service by shoving it in her face. Thirteen says that anyone could die at any time. They don't have to know about it, so why should she? Then she accuses House of spending his life looking for answers because he thinks they'll change something. When he runs out of questions, he'll run out of answers...and hope. But also, he'll win the Final Jeopardy question and go onto the next round to compete against these challengers! Oh, wrong show. By the way, Alex Trebek sells his over-emphatic pronunciation of ethnic words better than Thirteen sells her lines here. I just can't care about her. There's, like, nothing there.

Thirteen leaves the office without opening the envelope. House thinks for a second, and then tosses it in the trash. Although I'm sure he only did that because he wanted to read the test results with his friend the Weird Night Janitor. I find it hard to believe that he'd respect Thirteen's privacy now after devoting an entire episode to ripping it apart. As for Thriteen, I don't understand how or why you'd want to go through life thinking you might have a fatal degenerative disease. If you don't have it, you've wasted a lot of time worrying. And if you do, you've wasted a lot of time not doing stuff you'd only do if you knew you were dying. Plus you put money in a retirement fund you could have used on heroin. Where's the magic in that?

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