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House Episode: "Que Sera Sera"

Season 3, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: A 600-pound man (Pruitt Taylor Vince) is brought into the hospital in a coma. He wakes up soon enough, appears to have recovered and demands to be released. But the reason for the coma remains unclear. Meanwhile, House's troubles with Michael Tritter (David Morse), a patient he insulted in the clinic, get worse.
Original Air Date: Nov 8, 2006
Guest Cast Richard Chance: Reilly Denver Dowridge: Garcia Damien Dante Wayans: Haller Pruitt Taylor Vince: George Bruno Amato: Lt. Smith Alan Frazier: Vagrant Mary Elizabeth Ellis: Sophie Cooper Thornton: John Kadeem Hardison: Howard Gemeiner Stephanie Venditto: Nurse Brenda Previn Bobbin Bergstrom: Nurse
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Season 3, Episode 6
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Length: 43:10
Aired: 11/7/2006
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November 7, 2006: Que Sera Sera Season 3, Episode 6

While the opening joke in tonight's show left me with the distinct feeling that I was watching a performance in an acting class, it did lead into a clever entrance for the show's main patient: George, a 650-pound comatose man thought to be dead and who, while in the process of being cut out of his apartment by a crew of wisecracking firemen, involuntarily alerts them to his true status with a built-in alarm. Quick to champion the cause of the underdog, Cameron immediately empathized with the now-conscious George; however, Chase could not see past George's excess flesh in order to treat him. As a matter of fact, he disappeared from the case. What's up with that? We know Chase has issues. I just want to know what they are. Occasionally we get a clue that there is something bubbling under the surface with him, and I patiently wait for the big reveal with the faith of a viewer who just knows we're going to get that powerhouse episode that brings all of Chase's disparate parts together. I'm still waiting. His blasé attitude toward George was effective in spotlighting the issue of standard of care as well as highlighting discrimination against the obese. In its usual way, the show used humor to emphasize the point - with fat jokes from House, broken MRIs, flatulence and more. The twist in this story was that George's problem had nothing to do with his weight. Instead, he was suffering from undiagnosed and terminal lung cancer. The other case in this episode concerned House's legal woes. Honestly, if I were a part of this fictional world, nothing would annoy me more than House's attitude toward his situation. I wanted to shake him when he threw away the lawyer's information that Cuddy supplied and when he blew off Wilson's advice to get a good lawyer. It took losing his stash of Vicodin to get House to take action. Let's hope Kadeem Hardison, House's new lawyer, is up to the task of dealing with his new client as well as getting the charges dropped. Detective Tritter is very creepy. David Morse is doing such a fantastic job in the role that, as I watched the show, I asked myself why Tritter isn't embarrassed that he's taken things this far. He's crossed over into harassment in my book, and now he just looks like an ass. He pops up at the hospital; he searches House's home and interrogates Wilson. It's clear that he's not willing to let this go, and I'm torn on how this situation will affect Wilson. I'm sad that he will be drawn into this mess by covering up the forged signatures on his prescriptions, but then I can't wait for the ensuing drama. Let me take a moment to appreciate Wilson or, better yet, his portrayer, Robert Sean Leonard. His subtle and varied performance of the beleaguered best friend is spectacular, and he manages to consistently steal the scene from the show's front man. Some odds and ends: House spilled the beans on Cuddy's sperm hunt and then covered it up oh so smoothly. How long before Foreman throws his hat in the babydaddy ring? I very much enjoyed Pruitt Taylor Vince as George, and kudos to the costume and makeup artists who had me looking up pictures of Vince to see if he was wearing a fat suit. Not only did he realistically look like he weighed 650 pounds, but he created a multilayered, likable character who proved in 60 minutes that there was more to him than met the eye. My heart broke at his response to his diagnosis: "I never smoked. C'est la vie." Clearly things are going to get worse for House before they get better. But if the episodes continue to be of this caliber, then I say, let's keep this Tritter dude around for a while. show less
While the opening joke in tonight's show left me with the distinct feeling that I was watching a performance in an acting class, it did lead into a clever entrance for the show's main patient: George, a 650-pound comatose man thought to be dead and who, while in the process of being cut out of his apartment by a crew of wisecracking firemen, involuntarily alerts them to his true status with a built-in alarm.Quick to champion the cause of the underdog, Cameron immediately empathized with the now-conscious George; however, Chase could not see past George's excess flesh in order to treat him. As a matter of fact, he disappeared from the case. What's up with that? We know Chase has issues. I just want to know what they are. Occasionally we get a clue that there is something bubbling under the surface with him, and I patiently wait for the big reveal with the faith of a viewer who just knows we're going to get that powerhouse episode that brings all of Chase's disparate parts together. ... read more

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Premiered: November 16, 2004, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: He has little patience for patients, but misanthropic Gregory House is a brilliant diagnostician who probes life-and-death medical mysteries while 'CSI'-style graphics follow each disease's progression. 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer is one of the executive producers.

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