I didn’t, no, especially as I hadn’t heard anything about Kal Penn even leaving. So I was extremely shocked. A few days later, I think I like it. It was nice to have a puzzle House couldn’t solve. But it was definitely a sad episode all around.
I’m a fairly new lurker and was happy lurking, but I can NOT be silent! NO! I did NOT see that coming! I kept waiting Kutner to saunter in at any minute! I’m still in shock! I saw the next day that Kal Penn is leaving acting at least temporarily for a job in politics. I’ll certainly miss him on House! I’m still wishing they’d bring back Selah Ward!
Wow. We’re a little behind here, so we haven’t had this episode yet. I’m glad I found out in advance what happened. That kind of thing out of the blue always upsets and infuriates me. You have to say one thing – the programme always keeps its edge, one way or another.
I don’t really think it WAS coming — at least in terms of the plot leading up to this. It definitely feels like an out they needed to create when the actor decided to leave to work for the White House. But once they needed to give him an exit, it does make sense that they needed to do something to shake house up — not just more playing games to control people.
I loved Kutner!!! and the fact that you didn’t see him, just his apartment and a pair of feet…I was in denial.
But that last shot, when House was looking at the one photo of the character where he looked sad…so different from who the character seemed to be, yet clearly a facet, and an important one. That last image was what made the entire episode ring true. Up until that point I was yelling OH NO THEY DIDDEN!!!! After that photograph, I was just so saddened.
Thank you for letting me get that out. Now I can go through the other four stages of grief over a television character…