At the end of tonight's episode of House, Dr. Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) confronts Dr. House about his addiction to pain pills, contending that House is miserable, and that the pills have something to do with it. House responds that he IS miserable but it's not the pills.
Most people would see this as an addict's cop-out, but it strikes a completely different nerve with me. Those of us who live with chronic pain understand that living with pain means making choices, and that frequently those choices mean being pain free at the expense of living the life you were accustomed to. Of course House is miserable. He's chained to a cane he resents with every fiber of his being. Duh. He's right, he's an addict, but that's NOT his problem, right or wrong.
On another note, why is it that Dr. Foreman always get to take the trip to the patient's house for something resembling vandalism?
This is absolutely the best new show in a long time.