House 8.11 “Nobody’s Fault” Review
This episode was titled ‘Nobody’s Fault’ and it kind of played on one of House’ weakness; he always wants to be right. And when his methodology for diagnosing patients where placed under the microscope it really did turn out to e ridden with flaws. Yet they were almost always right in terms of the treatment. The episode begins with what looked like a room that has been turned on its head and then House goes about trying to diagnose another case. This time around, they revisit a style that was used in season six where we get to know what happened through House interviewing someone.
The person he was interviewing was Cofield; Foreman’s mentor and a man who does everything by the book. Dr. Cofield wanted to know who to put the blame on over what had just happened. This was like the first time something would be blamed on House that it would really cost him something because his parole was on line. And House fell back into the mistake of the past just about when he was beginning to feel that everything was getting back to normal.
Everyone was interviewed and they all recounted what happened from their own viewpoint. As id the case, House did not want to admit to being at fault to anything as far as what went down and fans got to see some of the things he did along the way like adding orange dye into Adam’s shampoo just to confirm his suspicion that he slept with Chase. What this episode did was to cause House to focus on himself so that h only has his own actions to weigh and not that of another person.
But from the onset Cofield’s investigation would have always had House nailed because there is no way anybody would want to investigate him and won’t find something to hold on to. The thing with House is that his methods are always under suspicion but his motives are almost always right. In the end, it was a tight spot too find him in. all his team members and indeed Cofield regards the set up as being dysfunctional. That is why Chase could go behind House’ back to do something that ended up in him being stabbed. If it was where things were done by the book, he would have listened to House who was his head and obeyed. But h didn’t and to a certain extent Hose did not expect him to and here he was paying the price for creating an atmosphere that allowed for them to think out of the box but now paying the price for the negative side of that atmosphere.
But like everything in ‘House’ the patient was saved and this was the bottom line that save the day for House although you can’t but be left with a sense that he might not be so lucky the next time. In a way there was some growth in the House character b he did apologize to Chase in such a way that admitted that he had a hand ion him being stabbed. This was like a rare case of Hose admitting wrong to another person and this is a clear pointer that he has developed to that stage.
But it is now left to the writers to take this in any direction they choose to and fans would be looking forward to that.