House M.D. 6.19 The Choice (2010, Black Comedy Medical Drama) – 6/10 TV review

Cast / crew
Hugh Laurie: Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein: Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps: Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard: Dr. James Wilson
Jesse Spencer: Dr. Robert Chase
Creator: David Shore
Peter Jacobson: Dr. Chris Taub
Olivia Wilde: Thirteen
Cynthia Watros: Sam Carr
Adam Garcia: Ted
Eva Amurri: Nicole
Jennifer Crystal Foley: Rachel Taub
Jonathan Murphy: Cotter Macklin
Producer: Marcy G. Kaplan
Producer: Sara Hess
Supervising Producer: David Hoselton
Supervising Producer: David Foster
Executive Producer: Hugh Laurie
Writer: David Hoselton
Director: Juan J. Campanella

House M.D. 6.19 Choice, The (2010)

A man collapses speechless at the altar before he can say ‘I do’ but his symptoms miraculously clear up in House’s presence at the end of a sharp pointy needle. House team take it in turns to ask their boss out for the evening while House attempts to get Taub back into his marriage.

6/10

There’s fun in this episode but the conceit that homosexuality cannot be circumvented when you’re born with it and must be allowed it’s free expression seems foolish. Does this mean that a sociopath must be allowed to kill? That a person with any inescapable predilection should be allowed, even encouraged, to follow through? That said, the fact that the episode has broached this intriguing issue again is worthy. It always strikes me as fascinating that homosexuality is largely labelled in contemporary drama as uncontrollable and genetic. If it is, and you believe that evolution and genetics are the only key to all life, then aren’t homosexuals evolutionarily redundant, at best, a way of depopulating the planet? That aspect is never mentioned…

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