In the 2nd episode of House Season 5, four people mysteriously drop down and die, while the fifth person who is supposedly next, has Thirteen bring her to House to help save her. A cancer that isn’t cancer? Is there such a thing? In any case, House is very distracted as he is still reeling from his last encounter with Wilson that ended their friendship. He has a new best friend in this episode though, in the form of Michael Weston, known for appearing in numerous TV series like ER, Psych, Scrubs, Law and Order, and now House. He hires him as a private investigator to check whether Wilson is having a hard time without him. Talk about man-love… it’s quite nice to see how House is pining for Wilson’s attention though.
The episode was usual, nothing really special, until Wilson has his 2 minutes on screen as House tries anew to get him to forgive him but ends up having the door shut on his face again. It seems unlikely that forgiving House is a possibility, but it will be interesting to see how the season goes on with or without Wilson. The character Michael Weston plays is pretty good though, and you can’t help but think that it may be a testing ground on how audiences would react to the new character. He may just end up replacing Wilson for all we know. I still personally think that if WIlson is taken out, House won’t be as successful as it has been for the past 4 seasons.