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House, M.D. Season 3 Ongoing Thread

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Scott-S, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Joseph DeMartino

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    Not utterly impossible, but not likely, either. Although both shows are on the same network, they aren't produced by the same studio and this creates complications for cross-overs, especially when it comes to syndication and home video. (See Law & Order and Homicide where each show has several episodes that either can't be shown in reruns or don't make much sense because the conclusion happens on another series that isn't part of the syndication package or on the DVDs. This was partially corrected ony after much negotiation, and then only by including the L&O episodes as part of bonus material on the Homicide complete series release.)

    Most series cross-overs have been between shows airing on the same network that are also produced by the same studio. (Often starting with an episode of one series that was really a backdoor pilot for another. I think The Green Hornet was introduced in an episode of Batman, Mork and Mindy certainly began on Happy Days, and then there's the whole complicated series of "begats" from Norman Lear's various shows, starting with All in the Family and the similar if smaller list of series that MTM produced for CBS in the 70s.

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  2. Joe_H

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    I guess we should have expected this, after the episode on the plane, where they were trying to set up how badly House needs his team, but I can't say that I buy that part of the story entirely, even still. He doesn't need them, he figures it out himself 99% of the time, and knows their guesses before they do. He could do the same thing with anyone else underneath him, so I don't really like the whole "you need them" part, but other than that it was a great episode. (Lest we all forget, the 'first year med students' came up with the same ideas his team did.)
     
  3. Adam Lenhardt

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    It'd be really interesting and ballsy if the show came back next season with a completely new trio under House. That being said, I do like Cameron, Chase and Foreman.

    I think Foreman has been confirmed to come back in some ambiguous capacity. I haven't heard anything about Chase or Cameron.
     
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    Oddly enough i'm not that upset that Foreman, Chase and Cameron are gone, even if they don't return it'll be cool to see House take three new students under his grizzled wing.
     
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    Surprising, but yeah, I think this show might be better if House has to agitate entirely new people. A real house cleaning. :)
     
  6. Joe_H

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    Yeah I agree. In fact, I think the more I think about it, the more I like the idea. Chase hasn't been all that interesting since S1 and part of S2, Cameron is always the same, and Foreman is rarely interesting, mostly the two part episode last year where he acted as more than just House's opposition (medically).

    I don't want to see it ending up being any of the medical students we've seen before who might be doctors by now. It might actually be interesting to see someone closer to House's age working for him, not just three young people, but I doubt they'd do that.
     
  7. Scott-S

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    I hope Foreman is gone from the team for real.

    The other two, I don't really care either way. I think it would be neat to get some new characters.
     
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    Not that the show doesn't play a few games with certain details, but none of the Med Students even in the first season should be remotely ready to start where the current trio would have been even 3 years ago.

    Not sure exactly what their Professional Status was at the beginning, but these guys are way beyond anything possible from a fresh out of Med School genius would be and quite frankly even a full trained Generalist after a full Residency which would be an absolute minimum 3 years past Med School and even a basic Vanilla General Neurology would be 4 years. From the skills they possess having certain in-depth knowledge areas, I assume they have all finished at least one Specialty Fellowship which would be another 2+ years.

    With their ability to quit or be fired on a given moment, I assume they are more employees of House's Department rather than in a Fellowship/Trainee role which would normally have some sort of set time of training (2-3-4 years) before being considered a finished Specialist. This sounds more like a Professor/Associate Prof or President/VP relationship where the underlings are fully trained, but still learning from the Senior Guy, but would be able to go Free Agent anytime they wanted.
     
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    I knew Cameron would follow Chase wherever he'd go, so in effect with House cleaning house, I think he becomes a constant in the face of change that's self-inflicted, and inevitable as the gang completed their apprenticeships under House. House was dead on about Foreman playing the martyr in his extended goodbye tour. House let Chase go after Chase finally showed a backbone and stood up to House instead of being the one to placate House and kiss his butt, i.e. House pushed Chase out of the nest because he thought Chase was finally ready to fly on his own. Cameron just wants everyday to be Tuesday, so she choose Chase over House.
     
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    ^^ That's pretty much my assumption as well.

    Hope we see some new recruits next season... at least no more Foreman, please.
     
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    I guess we'll have to wait and see how contract negotiations with the three actors go ... Depending on how much show time they let elapse between the season finale and the next season opener, anything could happen. Having a new set of three actors will surely reduce costs for the show and should spice things up in the dynamics. Even if they are not part of the team, there is no reason why they couldn't appear as guests on in a couple of episodes.

    Neil
     
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    I wonder if Foreman will take Cuddy's offer of starting his own team now? Although I am sure that Chase and Dr. Puppy wouldnt be his first choice to work with him. He might take them just to spite House.

    Next season, this new team could be House's nemesis. Each trying to out-do the other.
     
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    I guess House decided that the members of his team were ready to go off and do their own thing. At some point they needed to be able to use their own judgement and not always have House there to fall back on.

    Or, Fox is just trying to spice things up with new cast members.

    Or, the three actors have done a "CSI", realizing how successful the series has become, and want a larger piece of the action.

    Maybe a replacement will come from the group of interns who were following Cuddy around. Perhaps the one who answered: "Could be Botox". House's response included "send me your resume".

    Interesting that he bought a new guitar and appeared to discard his old one - out with the old, in with the new!
     
  14. Greg.K

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    House must be pretty well known if a guy from Cuba knows of him and goes to all that effort to seek him out. You'd think doctors will be lining up to join his team.

    I think it'd be funny if next season there's a revolving cast of doctors trying out for at least one slot on the team, ala Murphy Brown's secretarys.
     
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    That's a good way to have guest stars. Each week, bring in another B-list celeb
     
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    First off, I didn't know last night was the last House of the season. With most series wrapping up last week, I thought that was it.

    Personally, if they get rid of his assistants, I'll be all for it. Things are getting to the point that they have to resort to soapy conventions to make things interesting, and that's never good in a show like this. Bring in some fresh faces.

    Jason
     
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    This show is called House for a reason.
    He's the reason I tune in, and if the three students are gone and a new crop of kids comes in, I'd be all for it. In fact, I'd love it if how just did extended interviews throughout the entire next season. Seeing him in the clinic are some of my favorite parts of the show!
     
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    I kind of like eye candy Cameron. [​IMG]
     
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    Oddly enough, I've been entertained by all the House/Cameron videos on Youtube that combine clips of them making eye contract and different songs. Who knew how many fans out there really wanted to see House and Cam together from year 1 and 2.
     
  20. Joseph DeMartino

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    I would also miss Cameron, who is just gorgeous, but at least we'll still have Cuddy, who offers better cleavage and a nice butt. [​IMG] Actually, I'm not at all sure the season finale means that the three are gone - we've seen members of the team quit/get fired before, after all. I think the show will do just fine either way, but I've enjoyed the original trio. I've just been watching the first season on DVD and have found the developing relationships among all the characters interesting. A completely new group without the same history with House might not be as much fun to start with. I guess we'll know in the fall.

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