House "Risky Business" - 10/31/2011 **SPOILERS**

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  1. Nov 1, 2011 #1 of 26
    That Don Guy

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    Well, it's not a complete "push the reset button", but it's about as close as the show is going to get (except for somebody to replace Foreman as Dean of Medicine). I think the only other question is, are they going to have that doctor who was sharing House's office as a regular character, or is he relegated to the ranks of characters we'll never see again (like David Morse's)?

    (And was I the only one expecting House to take the baseball bat and break down the glass wall dividing his (old) office?)
     
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    john4200

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    This episode had some funny moments (in the neurologist's office, "Do you really want to turn your back on this guy?"). But what bothered me during the whole episode is why House needs to borrow money. He has been head of Diagnostics for years, and he does not live expensively. Shouldn't he be a millionaire by now?
     
  3. Nov 1, 2011 #3 of 26
    ElJay

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    Finally an episode with some solid laughs.

    Foreman seems to have served his purpose as some sort of conduit to get House back to the hospital. He can get fired any day now and take Yi's character with him.
     
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    smak

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    Instead of the music at the end, they needed the Emperor's theme from Return of The Jedi.

    -smak-
     
  5. Nov 1, 2011 #5 of 26
    MirclMax

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    How about we go with the premise that he had to pay restitution to Cuddy for her house ... and pain and suffering and so forth?

    He also tends to live a rather eccentric life style .. like the big monster truck he had last season .. .all the hookers .. besides, just because he has some $$ doesn't mean he has the millions he would most likely need to fund his department.
     
  6. Nov 1, 2011 #6 of 26
    john4200

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    He didn't ask to borrow millions, just $200K for his investment scheme, and then just $20K. I find it hard to believe he cannot come up with $200K easily, let alone $20K.
     
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    1000000 times this!

    It's pretty apparent Omar Epps has absolutely no ambition (and/or offers) to do ANYTHING else though.
     
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    Boston Fan

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    As I recall, the end of last season had him living off of/blowing his savings on an island somewhere after crashing the car into Cuddy's house. I also have never gotten the impression that he is particularly frugal/smart with his money. Heck, he even had to borrow money from Wilson just to buy his motorcycle a few seasons back.
     
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    LoadStar

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    Although I thought that was mostly a game with him to see just what level his friendship with Wilson was at -- at what monetary level Wilson would finally stop loaning House money.
     
  10. betts4

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    A Galaxy...
    :up:
     
  11. betts4

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    Yes, House may have money, but he has also spent money. It always seemed like he had money to burn but then was always asking for money and that part was the 'how much can I get so I don't have to spend my own' type of deal.

    I am betting that the lawyers, restitution and trial money along with what was spent before the house damaging burned thru quite a bit.

    Besides, this is House, why would he spend his own money if he can get someone else to give him the money he needed.
     
  12. MirclMax

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    Yes, but he was using insider trading to manipulate the stock price .. that $200k investment was not necessarily going to return a 1-1 ratio .. The patient's stock took a dive when it was found out that he was in the hospital .. and House knew it would jump when the guy was deemed "fine". Not only that, but he was signing off on the big move to China which would have been financially great for his investors (just not the US employees).

    Maybe the stock fell from 40 to 10 .. he was trying to buy 20,000 shares .. and he figured it would jump to 100. .. .Presto.. $2mil. Okay, so maybe that's not very likely... but its a tv show...
     
  13. john4200

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    Why did you quote me and then write this? Do you imagine what you wrote disagrees with something I was trying to say? If so, I do not follow you.
     
  14. john4200

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    House pleaded guilty and did not argue at all, so lawyers fees should be negligible or non-existent (I vaguely remember a mention of him representing himself). Repairing the house might have been $100K or so.

    House should have easily been able to save well over a million dollars over the years. With his salary which must be at least $250K per year, and being single, and not living expensively.

    The only way I can see him not being able to come up with $200K for his investment scheme is if he had to pay Cuddy around a million dollars or so as restitution, but if that were the case, why didn't the show mention it?
     
  15. Boston Fan

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    You seem to be forgetting his proclivity for hookers and substances. And the months he spent living on a tropical island after crashing into Cuddy's house. He's never particularly struck me as someone interested in saving or investing.
     
  16. john4200

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    So he spent $20K a year on prostitutes. Maybe he spent $25K on an island vacation. That hardly makes him broke.
     
  17. IndyJones1023

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    The money issue has nothing to do with whether or not he himself has it, House just likes to manipulate people.

    And I really wish they'd deep six the Asian girl. I still can't understand her mumbling.
     
  18. Snappa77

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    Pretty much the only post in this convo introduces the hammer to the head of the nail.
     
  19. john4200

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    No, Adams (the rich doctor who House asked for money) is no fool. She should be asking the same question I was, why doesn't House have the money. But she didn't ask about that at all.
     
  20. Robin

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    Exactly this.
     

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