The 6th season of FOX's House turned out to be one of my favorites as it not only carried on the strength of its medical storylines, characters, and House wittiness, but also brought on the surprises and twists which is rare to find this far into a series! So, as we await House's return this fall, I'm taking a look back at my favorite episodes of a very solid 6th season.
Episode 1 - Broken
I was nervous after the Season 5 finale showed Dr. House committing himself to the psychiatric hospital as it seemed that might just be the show officially jumping the shark into lost cause TV land. But in this Season 6 premiere, not only did we see that the writers and producers of House had a real plan for the storyline, but it was a great one! While it was a little quick to have just one (though 2-hour) episode to push through all of House's experiences in the psych ward, I ended up really enjoying the episode to the point of knowing putting it on this list of fav episodes for the season (and maybe even the series!) was a no-brainer! And on that note, it was mainly getting a peek into House's fascinating brain and seeing something so focused on him outside of the hospital that made this such a fantastic season premiere.
Episode 3 - The Tyrant
While every episode of House has a fascinating medical case and often the cases involve controversial aspects, this case was one that became very influential and intertwined with our characters' lives which I fine the most awesome! This episode included political controversy, moral conflicts for Cameron and Chase which it came to treating "The Tyrant," aka an African politician who'd sentenced many innocent people to death, and let's not forget the guest star appearance of the incredible James Earl Jones as "The Tyrant" himself! This episode also included a serious twist and some serious consequences (seriously!) for an unexpected member of the Chase-Camerson marriage.
Episode 6 - Known Unknowns
You may be seeing a trend here that I'm a sucker for character-driven episodes! In the 6th episode of the season, House crashed Cuddy and Wilson's trip to a medical conference because House decided he had to go for it with Cuddy! (C'mon, even you medical case-obsessed fans have to love a good House-Cuddy storyline.) It was fun to see some House and Wilson time outside of the hospital where House's antics come off as more playful and caring than they do at the hospital... though I suppose House did drug Wilson in this episode, but hey it involved grape and orange soda, so hence the fun! While there was the fun of the House-Wilson interaction, there was also the medical intrigue of House's team working back at the hospital on his case plus House's drugging Wilson for the purpose of keeping Wilson from publicly speaking about his support for assisted suicide. Then, in all that drama, there was also the big reveal of just why Cuddy was not thrilled to see House tag along on the trip!