House 8 Seasons 2008

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Season 5
(34) IMDb 8.4/10
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8. Emancipation TV-14 CC

A parentless teenager falls mysteriously ill and Foreman takes on a case of his own free from House's supervision.

Starring:
Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
November 18, 2008

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Emancipation

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Season 5

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Very creative writing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Derek on September 17, 2008
I never bought into the criticism that the new characters were the problem with the drifting of Season 4. The new characters really do show promise as evidenced in this 1st episode of 5. My contention all along is that there was some sloppy writing in some of the episodes of 4 and that the characters are really what the writer makes of them, and good acting.

This 1st episode is more reminiscent of the classic House. I would have liked to have seen House more involved with the medical decisions here, but it's understandable that time needed to be devoted to build the personal story involving Wilson.

It really leaves one wondering how House can hold his life together. He is the extreme case of a person, or people, each of us have known, or know. This is what partly drives the popularity of this show.

I look forward to seeing how his character unfolds, or unravels, throughout this season and hopefully many more to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Penny J. Kroh on June 26, 2009
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BOTH SIDES NOW ends Season 5 of HOUSE the only way it can--badly for House. Every time he might be happy, it doesn't happen. His Sherlockian use of drugs has finally caught up to him, since he is experiencing hallucinations. His diagnostic mind is hurting from his over-indulgence. But at least one thing is learned--he DOES want to be happy. His imaginings tell us that. He likes Lisa Cuddy: This is NOT a bad thing. My mind is already wondering where this will lead the writers in Season 6 of this groundbreaking show.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Paul on May 13, 2009
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What looked like positive solutions for House's current problems turn tables. House's mental instability causes major misdiagnoses of his patients. Chase and Cameron previously caught cold-feet on an impending marriage in the last episode; thus the conclusion of their relationship is exemplified in this episode.
In recent episodes House's medical career appears to be at stake due to his diminishing mental faculties. One has to wonder if House will continue or not.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Algadget on September 23, 2008
Wow! Kudo's to the writers cast and crew! House gets better and better with every season and every episode. Our whole family hopes it lasts as long as The Simpsons. We look forward to every new episode and own every season on DVD.
Thanks for hours of drama, suspense, laughter and tears.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Caleb Williams on June 2, 2009
The season 4 finale was something nobody saw coming. Wilson and Amber was an unlikely couple but something I personally would have loved to have seen more of. Unfortunately, the relationship didn't last long as Amber was taken suddenly thanks to House needing her to escort him home on a bus. Amber died and season 4 ended with the image of a dishevelled Wilson who's just lost the love of his life and obviously wants to blame it on House. Season 5 was anticipated massively as we would no doubt find out what Wilson had to say about the situation. Would he and House remain friends or would our worst fears be realised and the greatest friendship on modern TV would be broken. Sadly it was the latter.

The episode opens with a new patient who is a hard working, hallucinating executive's assistant with a similar strong personality to Thirteen. Wilson informs House that he plans to resign from Princeton Plainsboro and from his friendship with House. Thirteen also faces a dilemma of her own as at the end of season 4 we say her get the result she was dreading and that was her testing positive for Huntington's disease cutting her life short.

House tended to pay little attention to his medical case as he struggled with the dilemma that he may lose his best friend. He tries talking Wilson out of it in a very un-House-like way by simply calling Wilson an idiot, when the usual way is to tell his opponent everything wrong with their decision. Everything wrong with Wilsons decision would mean House admitting that he may be at fault for Ambers death and would mean House may have to apologise and let his guard down. Cuddy gets involved, not just to repair the friendship but also to try and not lose the hospitals, and House's moral conscience.
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By Susan Lamphere on May 1, 2014
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Another series of medical drama and personal angst. House is as ridiculous and overbearing as always and we cannot resist him.
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By Mona Murphy on March 25, 2014
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I really enjoyed watching the show. I was said that he passed away. I may get the next show in the future.
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Like both Mos Def and House. I love how its told from a first person perspective. Super believable. Mos Def is a great actor. It almost seemed like improv.
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