Caveat: Mild spoilers ahoy, me mateys.
We are about one month from the season eight premiere of House, M.D., starring Hugh Laurie as the genius diagnostician Dr. Gregory House. When last we saw Dr. House, he had crashed his car into the (unoccupied) dining room of his boss and ex-girlfriend Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein). Fleeing from the scene, House ended season seven on a beach somewhere in the South Pacific, strolling down a beach into the sunset.
As we enter season eight, much has changed in House’s world. Cuddy is gone. Full stop. Edelstein’s departure (she will be seen this season on The Good Wife in a guest-starring role) was a blow to House’s cast and creative team.
But what effect will her departure have on House? Will he feel responsible for her leaving? Or will he blow it off, holding his angst over it (which will be there) inside? Personally, I would like to see House’s struggle with Cuddy’s absence, trying to make it not matter, but failing in his effort.