House “Help Me” 6×21

Ep: 6×21 “Help Me”
Reviewed by: useyourwords
Ship rating: 824/10 :)

House and Cuddy are in love. Wheeee!

House finally gives Cuddy the book her great-grandfather wrote that he had to steal back after Alvie sold it. He gave it to her as a congratulations gift for her moving in with the complete tool, Lucas. (Sorry to anyone who liked him but you don’t deserve to be happy!) Cuddy does not seem happy about the gift, probably because she would rather not have Lucas’ name marring her great-grandfather’s book.

Cuddy informs House that there was a crane collapse in Trenton and they need to go there to help the injured. Once on scene, House finds out the crane operator fell asleep on the job after having had tons of caffeine and he becomes the patient of the week. House is kept at the scene of the collapse and the team is at the hospital dealing with the POTW.

House hears tapping and realizes that a woman is trapped in the crushed parking garage and her leg is stuck under rubble. He does everything in his power to not only save the woman, but also her leg. He gives Cuddy an impassioned speech about how important it is to save her leg and gives Cuddy insight into his misery.

After exhausting all other options to save the woman’s leg, House finally agrees that they’ll have to remove it to save her. He removes her leg and they are able to free her. Unfortunately, she dies in the ambulance on route to the hospital.

House goes home and destroys his bathroom in his quest to find some hidden vicodin. Cuddy enters and tells him that she loves him and they kiss and Huddys all over the world rejoice!

Shipworthy scenes:

In Cuddy’s office.

Cuddy: A crane collapsed in downtown Trenton.
House: Don’t care.
(House hands Cuddy and envelope that contains a book that her great-grandfather wrote)

Cuddy: (recognizing the author, Ernest T. Cuddy) My great-grandfather.
House: No, it’s just a book he wrote. Open it up.
(Cuddy opens the book)

Cuddy: Seriously, you’re giving this to us?
House: It’s a big step you’re taking. I wanted to congratulate you. I understand that’s the adult thing to do.
Cuddy: How did you know?
House: I’ve known for a while. The fact that you decided to cohabitate is not exactly a spoiler. Unless my intel is wrong.
House: Trouble in paradise?
Cuddy: We have to get to Trenton.
(Cuddy leaves House standing there looking sexy)

— —

Emergency Room at PPTH/Crane accident in Trenton

(Wilson’s phone rings)

Wilson: Having fun down there?
House: Lots! Every time Cuddy leans over a patient, it’s another opportunity for a down blouse nip slip. What’s going on between her and Lucas?
Wilson: Besides them moving in together? That’s not enough for you?
House: I gave her the housewarming gift earlier. And she paused for a split second, like she was hiding something.
(House checks his pockets for change to buy a soda from a dusty vending machine)

Wilson: It’s probably her moral revulsion at housewarming gifts.
House: Or maybe she didn’t want to accept a gift for something she wasn’t gonna do.
Wilson: You actually think they’re not moving in together?
(House decides to use his cane to bust open the vending machine)

Wilson: What was that? You okay?
House: Yeah. Vending machine collapsed.
House: She still using your ex-wife as a realtor?
Wilson: As far as I know.
House: Well, know a little farther, will you? Look into it.
(Wilson and House both put their phones away)

— —

At the crash site.

House: So I hope I didn’t weird you out giving you that gift.
Cuddy: Can we talk about this later?
House: Of course.  Is now later? Maybe things aren’t going so well with Lucas. If so, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to step into anything.
Cuddy: There’s no problems. We’re doing just great.
Cuddy: (to another woman) Thank you.
House: So why the weirdness?
Cuddy: (motioning to another doctor) Can you help? (She pulls House aside) When I opened it, I didn’t think it was a housewarming gift. I thought it was an engagement present. (House looks stunned) It just happened last night.

House: No wonder you wanna hide this from me… Since I’m such a delicate flower.
Cuddy: I didn’t know what to say. And I’ve been slightly distracted.
House: That might make sense, ‘cept you’re not wearing the ring.  So…You are hiding it, which begs the question…

Cuddy: House…It’s in my office drawer because I knew I was coming here. It’s not weird. There’s no mystery. I’m just getting married.
Firefighter: Excuse me.
— —

House & Cuddy are discussing Hannah’s options.

Cuddy: (to the firefighter) Give us a minute?
Cuddy: I know you’re angry, but please don’t put her life at risk just to get back at me.
House: Really? Wow! So this is all about you now.

Cuddy: You took her side against me right after you heard about my engagement.
House: Yeah. That must be it. It’s not that you’re a pathetic narcissist.
Cuddy: I don’t love you. So just… accept it and move on with your life instead of making everyone miserable.
House: That’s great. A life lesson from a middle-age single mom who’s dating a man-child.
Cuddy: Screw you. I’m sick of making excuses for you. I’m sick of other people having to tiptoe around you and make their own lives worse while they try to keep you from collapsing. I’m done. (She walks away from him)

House: (calling after her) Fantastic. Just stay away from my patient.
Cuddy: (turning around and coming back toward him) What are you clinging to, House? You’re gonna risk her life just to save her leg? Really worked out well for you, didn’t it? What do you have in your life, honestly? Tell me. I’m moving on. Wilson is moving on. And you… You’ve got nothing, House, nothing. I’m going down there, and I’m gonna convince her to let me cut her leg off. If you have any decency left, you’ll stay out of it.

— —

In the collapsed garage.

Hanna: No. Dr. House promised.
Cuddy: If there was any other way…
Hanna: It doesn’t hurt right now. I can wait.
(House crawls through the tunnel entrance)
Hanna: Dr. House. Tell her.
House: Hanna… We have to amputate your leg.
(Cuddy looks at House, surprised)
Hanna: No. You said… that there was time.
House: There was. And it’s run out.
Hanna: No.
House: You asked me how I’d hurt my leg. I had a blood clot, and the muscle was dying. And I had all these doctors telling me I should amputate, and I said no, and they did this… very risky operation. I almost died.
Hanna: But you saved your leg.
House: I wish I hadn’t.
(Cuddy cries listening to House speak honestly about his leg)

House: They cut out a chunk of muscle about the size of my fist, and they left me with this, mutilated, useless thing. I’m in pain… Every day. It changed me. Made me a harder person, a worse person. And now… Now I’m alone. You don’t want to be like me. You’ve got a husband who loves you. You have friends. You can start a family. You have a life. And this… This is just a leg.
Hanna: Okay.
House: I got it.

— —

In House’s bathroom.

(House has destroyed his bathroom in search of vicodin and is sitting on the floor contemplating taking it when Cuddy arrives.)

House:  You going to leap across the room and grab them out of my hand?
Cuddy: No. It’s your choice if you want to go back on drugs.
House: Okay. Just so you know, I’m finding it hard to see the downside.
Cuddy: You need to re-bandage your shoulder.
House: Is that why you’re here? Foreman sent you?
Cuddy: No.
House: You here to yell at me again?
Cuddy: No.
House: Well, I’m running out of ideas.

Cuddy: Lucas…
House: Oh, great. You’re feeling uncomfortable again. Probably means you just got back from some quickie wedding in Vegas or you’re already pregnant.
Cuddy: I ended it.
House: What?!

Cuddy: I’m stuck, House.  I keep wanting to move forward. I keep wanting to move on, and I can’t. I’m in my new house, with my new fiancé, and all I can think about is you. I just need to know if you and I can work.
House: You think I can fix myself?
Cuddy: I don’t know.
House: ‘Cause I’m the most screwed-up person in the world.
Cuddy: I know. I love you. I wish I didn’t. But I can’t help it.
(House tries unsuccessfully to stand and Cuddy helps him up. They kiss! Squeeee!)

House: How do I know I’m not hallucinating?
Cuddy: Did you take the Vicodin?
(They look at the pill in his hand)

House: Nope.
Cuddy: Then I think we’re okay.
House: Yeah.
(He drops the pill and they smile lovingly at each other and then they kiss again!!)

THE END

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