House Season 7 Spoilers: Exploring House & Cuddy’s Relationship

‘House’ scoop: Amber Tamblyn scrubs in!


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As I teased previously, with Olivia Wilde off House for a while shooting Cowboys & Aliens, the Fox hit will be temporarily adding a new female doc to the roster at Princeton Plainsboro. And now I can tell you who she is: Amber Tamblyn!

The erstwhile Joan of Arcadia, I’m told, will appear in multiple episodes as a whip-smart med student House (Hugh Laurie) recruits for his diagnostic team — despite the fact that she isn’t yet 100 percent qualified to treat patients. And, of course, what I didn’t have to be told was that the youngster will have to find a way to adjust to her new mentor’s unique bedside manner.

So what do you think? I’m pretty much sold on this casting. Although I do kinda wish the Emmy nominee was coming on board for more than a few episodes…

‘House’ exclusive: Huddy fans — your time has come!

by Michael Ausiello, Source: EW

SPOILER ALERT: If you have yet to watch tonight’s House finale, stop reading now. I repeat, if you have yet to watch tonight’s House finale, stop reading now. For the last time, if you have yet to watch tonight’s House finale, stop reading now. Everyone else, onward and downward…

Fi. Na. Lly. House went there. When last night’s season finale ended in a Huddy liplock — a real one this time, it bears mentioning! — it seemed as though Dr. Crankypants and Cuddy at last were going to give a relationship the ol’ college try. But looks, as we’ve learned the hard way, can be deceiving. Is the Fox hit just messing with our emotions again? To find out, I rang up exec producer Katie Jacobs, who wasn’t just forthcoming with the scoop, she was pretty free with the kinda scoop that’s all but guaranteed to blow your mind.

That was one hell of a final scene. What should we take away from it?
This is real and something that they are going to try. It’s something they stayed away from for a long period of time because it’s dangerous and the consequences could be severe. But now they’re going to give it a try.

They’re going to make a go of a relationship?
Absolutely. Yes.

What are we led to believe happened after the screen faded to black?
That’s exactly the conversation we had. Does the audience want us to pick up two or three months later? Or is the audience interested in us [picking up right where we left off]? And it’s really dependent on the narrative. Last year when House checked himself into the psychiatric hospital, I felt like it wouldn’t be good enough for the audience just to see him come out the other end and [return] to Princeton Plainsboro. Even though they knew he would [eventually] return there, I wanted everybody to see the moment after.

So which scenario will you choose this time around?
Put it this way… I’m certainly in the camp of not wanting to miss much after the fade to black. Because the truth is the challenges that are ahead for them are the things that kept them apart to begin with. It’s not chemistry or the spark. It’s “How are we going to deal with this? We’re going to be together. What does that look like?” Cuddy is his superior at the hospital. And she’s a mother. Those are the kind of things we’re going to have fun with.

I could be wrong but I think Huddy fans want to see a real, non-hallucinatory sex scene.
I get it. We’re in the process of figuring all that out right now, so I don’t have an answer. But this isn’t just about the [season premiere]. This isn’t something that will work or fail in just one episode. We’re going to attempt to make a true exploration of this relationship.

Were you on set when that last scene was shot?
Yes. It was amazing. Our prop guy, Eddie, had tears in his eyes. You never know how people are going to react to the story, but seeing Eddie with tears in his eyes and happy with the fact that House and Cuddy were finally going to give it a try was very satisfying.

Olivia Wilde to Take a Break from House

House – Olivia Wilde

Remember Thirteen’s mysterious request for time off on this week’s House finale? It makes a little more sense now.

Were you happy with the House finale? Read our recap and weigh in!

Olivia Wilde will take a leave of absence from Season 7 of the Fox medical drama come fall because the actress is taking time off to star in the Jon Favreau directed film Cowboys & Aliens, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Olivia will be there at the very beginning of the season, and then she will not be there for a period of time,” executive producer Katie Jacobs told the magazine.

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Production on the sci-fi Western — which also stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Sam Rockwell — begins production next month and is expected to overlap with the new season of House by at least two months.

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  1. tanya

     /  May 18, 2010

    YOU ROCK! thanks for making that phone call… I will be waiting and waiting and waiting…. this is the ONLY show I watch and I am so excited about Huddy. I thought they were going to do a 13/house coupling and I was downright angry… thanks for your hard work… rock on!

  2. bartimaeus

     /  May 18, 2010

    i wanted him to take the vicodin and crash downwards into oblivion. Also, you should have asked about thirteen. She gonna start having her arms flailing around soon?

  3. Nicole

     /  May 18, 2010

    That was the best HOUSE finally EVER!! I am so glad they finally got together!!! I hope you pick it up right where you ended it!! I can NOT wait!!!

  4. nicole

     /  May 18, 2010

    thanks alot for the information but what about chase and cameron?

  5. Eryn kirk

     /  May 18, 2010

    omg. HUDDY! i freakin love them. Bring on season 7 !!!!!!!!!!

  6. fuzzy

     /  May 18, 2010

    issue 1… take the vicodin you fairy.
    issue 2… she just ups and leaves lucas for him? if hes trippin on meth again i want some.
    issue 3… cuddy….stop being a f^$@ing cock tease… picka dude and deal.
    please put him back on vicodin… at least i can get through med school on it, and please please no mushhy chick girl sex and the city crap.. PLEASE.

  7. Shannon Herrman

     /  May 18, 2010

    i really liked the scene where house is telling the girl that there is no other way and he tell her why she should giving him as an example and cuddy crying. the end scene!!! OMG wat can say about the end scene. I am soooo happy that they are getting together. but i don’t want the writers to make house screw it up. I would like a happy ending for house since he has been miserable for a long time.


     /  May 19, 2010

    They’re finally together! YAY! I’ve been waiting for this for a while now. House is the only show i watch and it was the best Finale yet!

  9. Bonnie N.

     /  May 20, 2010

    Great finale!!! I totally understand about his leg pain being the factor that makes him the Chairman of the Snide Committee. (I’m in pain all of the time.) I can see how various scenarios can be worked in….House and Cuddy, House and the kid, House and Lucas, Thirteen staying or getting sicker, Wilson and his messing up with Sam without House help, Foreman getting closer to House as Wilson fades, Talb and his issues, etc., etc., lotsa stuff available. This is one of the 3 shows that I never miss. So sorry we’ve gotta wait for follow-up.

  10. Alex

     /  July 5, 2010

    omg!!! i am so happy something finally happened with house and cuddy 😀 they have been at it for what, six years now? finally, that’s all i have to say 🙂 oh, and i can’t wait to see how their relationship is going to work out! what if they have a baby together??? that would be a huge twist on things 😀

  11. Leo

     /  July 6, 2010

    best season, worst finale. it was badly that entire final was all about h&c no matter how serious was the situation. story of amputating someone’s leg in live without anesthesia, overlapped with relationship story is just too much drama with poor ending solutions. two high profile events in one episode –
    simply unsustainable. luckily for house, 99% of female audience vote as best episode – not by me.

  12. Sarah

     /  July 18, 2010

    OMG OMG OMG this is the best finale ever? right? well duh of course it is, but i hope they dont mess it up by spliting them apart or putting House back on drugs. I know things wouldnt seem right if it was perfect, but House has been through enough. He really does love Cuddy I can, and the rest of the viewers can tell, but I hope cuddy knows just as it was said house cannot stand to be hurt again 🙂

  13. Jenna

     /  August 5, 2010

    True House fans have been waiting for YEARS for Huddy! I really hope they don’t screw this up… I have been a House fan since DAY ONE and like many others said it’s the only show i religiously watch. While remembering it is a medical drama, I think I can speak for a lot of people when I say we all wanted a little more character drama and variety, and we’re thankfully finally getting it! The show hasn’t lost focus, it’s just made it more interesting by further exploring the character’s relationships. I’m so excited for this season! I hope they don’t let us down!!!

  14. Elayn

     /  September 21, 2010

    What a twist it would be if they brought Sela Ward back!??!!?!

  15. Delaney

     /  October 9, 2010

    This episode was incredible and the ending was great! The way they melded the tragedy and house/cuddy’s relationship together was flawless. Well done by the writers/producers. This is the one show I never miss and I almost hate the fact that I look forward to Monday’s (ALMOST!!!)

    Elayn- I was thinking the SAME thing!!!

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