'House' Call: Nursing wounds

Housenotconcerhugh_lI loved so much about last night’s episode of House, from the introduction of Michael Weston’s private eye/rent-a-friend character and how he plays off of House to Wilson’s rebuff of House’s hatchet-burying overture. But what really stayed with me was the way that the prickly doctor treated the nursing staff when he repeatedly pressed the patient’s emergency help button just to ask them for tea. Maybe I’ve had too many relatives who’ve worked in hospitals, or I just took that silly old Golden Rule to heart too much, but I think someone who treated nurses like that would catch a bad one pretty quickly. I know this is House we’re talking about, but don’t you think that a doc who’s worked in a hospital that long would know to fear retribution from the nursing staff?

Read more about Weston’s addition to the cast in our recent cover story on House.

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  • justjack

    WHY WHY WHY IS THERE NO TV WATCH FOR HOUSE??? What has happened to you guys? GET IT BACK ON!!!

  • Lucy

    When House barked at that nurse to get him some tea, I thought to myself, she’ll get him the tea, but it will have a loogie in it… or better yet, lactulose… or worse. Nurses have access to all manner of disgusting bodily fluids.

  • anna c..

    please please tvwatch for house! nobody else can do it like EW.com can. =(

  • AJ

    Apparently Dancing with the Stars was a more important TV Watch than House? WTF? I will never understand the point of “reality” television, other than to save a few bucks because you don’t need writers.

  • plummy

    I just have to add my outrage here. WHY IS THERE NO TVWATCH FOR HOUSE THIS YEAR??? What happened to Michelle Romero? Why isn’t she recaping like she always did. And if she’s no longer around, why hasn’t somebody else picked up the slack??? Somebody needs to fix this asap!

  • mccliza

    Ditto to the outrage–I’ve been stalking EW.com, looking for the “House” recaps. How can this be happening on my fave pop culture outpost? What the heck??

  • Winona

    What I learned in my six-day hospital stay a couple years ago for preeclampsia and the birth of my daughter: the nurses run the place. Doctors just flit in, talk with you for a minute, and flit away. If you want anything at all, ask the nurses. They are AWESOME!
    And yeah – where is my House recap, dangit?

  • karen b

    I second, third, fourth, and twenty-seventh the motion…. Bring back our House TV watch!!! I miss the snark!

  • Shirley

    I want my full recap EW!!! I recently stayed in the hospital and it’s true that the nurses run the show. However when the doctors arrive, they become very subservient to them, very strange. I think it should be a mutually respectful relationship.

  • Phoebesnow

    Where is the House TV Watch? Or how about a Popwatch summary? Give me something!

  • Adam W

    Bring back the House TV Watch. I need it ASAP!

  • Dana

    I agree, Bring back the House TV Watch! What happened to EW doing TV watch’es on good shows? Now it is all crappy reality TV!!!

  • Shasta

    Yeah, the nurses do most of the work. Haven’t they watched Scrubs?

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  • Grace

    I’m a student nurse, but it didn’t bother me very much when House was being mean to the nurse. The doctor-nurse relationship is an unequal one. That said, not all doctors are unpleasant. Anyway, I love this new season of House.

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