A ‘House’ Hookup

Cue the slow jazz, light some candles, and lock the doors because it’s going down.  It – you know, the dirty, the deed – is finally happening for House and Cuddy!  Producers of the series confirmed that the sexual tension brewing in the air of Princeton Plainsboro for the past six or so years is finally coming to fruition by having “Huddy” take it to the next level.

Executive Producers David Shore and Katie Jacobs revealed at the show’s 100th episode party that House and Cuddy will indeed seal the deal sometime this season.  “Yes, we have figured out the details surrounding Huddy having sex,” Shore said.  “There is a light at the end of the tunnel for fans of Huddy hoping for a hookup. It definitely won’t be what people expect. We have to do things our way, the House way. We wouldn’t want to have the characters do anything out of character.”

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Jacobs went on to add, “We have to be careful about making moves like this. We do not want to disappoint the fans and just do something out of left field.”

The “House way,” hmm?  I suppose that means Cuddy shouldn’t expect to be spooned afterwards.  When asked about the impending hookup, Hugh Laurie (who plays the incomparable Dr. Greg House) feigned ignorance.  “Really? They told you that? They haven’t told me that,” he said to EW.  “Do you suppose either one of them were ever going to tell me that? Was I just going to come in one day and read that in a script and be given no preparation time? Now I’m nervous. And I have to start doing some push-ups or sit-ups. Did they tell you how much of me will be shown? What areas do I need to work on? Now I am really glad I didn’t eat that 100-episode cake.”

How cranky!  Lisa Edelstein who plays Dr. Lisa Cuddy acknowledged, “I always figured someday it was inevitable but I had not heard that yet.”  Though she seems a bit more at ease with it all.  “I don’t think there will be any shark jumping because it is still David Shore running the place.  If David got fired and someone else took over the show and put a sex scene in, I might be worried. But because it is David at the reins, I think it will be well thought out and planned and have a point.”

Even Laurie agrees.  “I think it will be a lot of fun.  These two characters, for all their bickering, obviously take such pleasure in each other’s company. They are two loners and there is a sort of comfort that they give to each other. This could be very sweet and touching, and, then I am sure, because I know David and how his sick mind works, it will all go pear-shaped,” he said.

So is he saying we should fear a bust-up before it even all goes down?  Edelstein thinks so.  “It won’t work out anyway,” she said.  “It isn’t like they’d move in together and raise Cuddy’s new baby and have a wedding and a house in Connecticut. It will end in disaster. It may be really fun for a brief period of time, but then it will all come crumbling down. David is clearly not comfortable with positivity and happy endings.”

Wow.   Way to get my hopes up and then tear them right down.  Although a TV addict like me should know happy endings are reserved for series finales and there’s no way I’m ready to say goodbye to this show yet.  So for now, I’ll take what I can get.  And it seems House and Cuddy are doing exactly the same!

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