Okay, yeah, that's how desperate Bunim-Murray is to fill twenty-two episodes. Lars has the flu. This is actually going to be explored as a plot line. Jeez, couldn't he at least pretend it was heroin withdrawal or something? So then they show a montage of Lars coughing while various house members feel his forehead and ask him how he's feeling. "I was really ill," says Lars. "I had a cough and I had to sneeze and I had a fever and I had a headache and I had to throw up. It was just really bad." Thank you for sharing, Lars, but I do know what flu symptoms are. Now, when you're better, do ya think you could get it on with one of the house members? Thanks.
Oh, but wait. The plot thickens. Michael says in a sit-down that Lars claims that his flu is due to clubbing, smoking, and drinking. "But I don't know," says Michael as the five or six people who are still watching this season lean in for a scoop. "It could be the weather or something."
But what's really important here is not what caused Lars' flu, but rather what Lars' flu is doing to Michael's social life. Michael is upset that Lars won't take him to clubs anymore. Lars is annoyed that Michael keeps bugging him to go out with him. Oh, and then Lars gets dizzy one day and bumps his head on a kitchen counter, leaving a nasty gash above his right eye. Jacinda cleans the wound for him and then they have hot nasty sex on the kitchen table. No, sorry, that doesn't really happen, although she did really clean his wound.
Okay, back to the most important operation in the history of the world, ever! Sharon checks into the hospital and speaks to her surgeon, who assures her that there is little risk. But lest you think everything is going to proceed smoothly, Sharon reveals to her doctor that she's terribly scared of needles. They wheel her into the operating room and give her a tiny injection, which makes her squeak as if she is actually a rubber tire that is being punctured. A gas mask is put over her face, which causes her to lose consciousness and actually stop talking for a few minutes. Um, could we have one of those for the house? ["Um, could we have one of those for everyone on staff here at MBTV?" -- Sars]