On the other hand, I found House playing with Kutner’s childlike superstition an enjoyable diversion. Umbrellas open inside; spilled salt, ladders that cannot be avoided, all of those Friday the 13th sort of myths most of us gave up by the time we turned 16. (Hmm. Wonder if the theme had to do with the episode’s proximity to a real Friday the 13th?)
Is it wrong to admit that I really loved the scene in which Cuddy and House watched the news footage about the cat? House, sitting on Cuddy’s sofa, sucking a lollipop (but not a red one?), seemed very comfortably planted next to her. And, of course, House’s “No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die” ala Auric Goldfinger made me smile.
Due to a network scheduling change there will be no new House episode next week. “Locked In” will air March 30. A preview of “Locked In can be found on the FOX Official House site.