I'm looking forward to seeing how this new season shapes up, since House actually seems to have arrived at a new place in his mental/emotional well-being. I mean, as he says, "I'm not that cured," but I do kind of hope that this carries over into his work relationships. Seeing Wilson's reactions alone may be priceless. :)
I sort of loved the superhero guy; and how he and House were both right about the silent girl.
I watch too much fantasy/sci-fi. Right there at the end, when House walks out of Mayfield, and stands there and smiles, I almost thought it was going to be another (albeit lengthy and weird) hallucination. (Yes. Too much Life on Mars, probably. Although since House has had a coma dream before....)
Introspective thinky thoughts:
I always forget how unsettled insanity storylines make me until I watch another one. Penalty of being an imaginative, intellectual introvert: considering how the mind may betray one is like considering the loss of the earth beneath one's feet.
scionofgrace, House's doctor asked him basically the same question we've been discussing: why do your failures affect you more than your successes?
Quote for the day, applicable though from another show:
"Yes, you have lost much, endured much, sacrificed greatly, but you cling to the memory of your sacrifices, of all the things you have lost or left behind. They drag behind you, like chains of your own making. They can have a terrible power over you, Marcus. The power of grief, and loss, and regret. Yes, you have let go of the people, the places, the things, but you have not let go of the pain. You have not forgiven yourself."
-- Marcus and Delenn in Babylon 5:"Ceremonies of Light and Dark"