"And he's black," House says upon confronting the doc over forcing him to stay. "I thought you'd be a little more sensitive on the slavery issue."
It's a generally strong episode as House attempts to annoy his doctors so much that they'll sign off on his departure. He's selfish and cranky and generally annoyed with his hyper roommate. A near-tragedy convinces house to actually get with the program and the sourpuss actually makes some progress and finds a new love interest.
The end of the episode is a little too maudlin for my taste (and way too TV-predictable) but I'm sure some viewers will coo over the happy ending.
CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" (8 tonight, KDKA) returns to deal with the fallout from Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) and Robin (Cobie Smulders) hooking up. But are they truly a couple now?
Barney also lays down some life lessons (women are to be treated by the same rules that govern Gremlins) and Ted begins his first day as a college professor, teaching a class among whose students is the mother of the show's title.
Mt. Lebanon native Joe Manganiello, a Carnegie Mellon grad, returns for another guest spot as a date for Robin. It's a cute enough episode. To me, "Mother" is somewhat scattershot but I enjoy the characters enough to stick with it. I'm most eager for the return of "Big Bang Theory" (9:30 tonight), which CBS did not make available for review.
I've decided to give up on "Heroes." Somebody let me know if it miraculously becomes worth watching again.