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Cameron out, “13″ in? Quick. Someone call a doctor for “House”!

November 17, 2009

jennifer-morrison She broke Chase’s heart and even her manipulative boss House seemed moved — for a second, anyway — when Dr. Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) walked away from both the diagnostics team and from Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in Monday’s broadcast of the medical drama “House”.******Cameron’s presumed departure — although you never can tell with “House” — comes just a few weeks after she and on-screen husband Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) made their long-hoped-for return to the central cast of the show after being sidelined for a couple of seasons to the  bowels of the fictional hospital.******Viewers seemed to welcome more screen time for the blond duo (who were once engaged in real life) . “House” is getting a hefty 16.6 million viewers on average per episode this season — a 17 percent increase on the same time last year, according to Nielsen ratings figures.******So is this just another smart plot twist or is it really good-bye for Dr. Cameron?******Turns out that the actress is not even sure herself.  “I don’t think anyone really knows…they’re always just a couple of episodes ahead, and [executive producer]  David Shore has always been very true to the writing of the characters and what he believes them to be,” Jennifer Morrison told  reporters at a Hollywood event on Monday.13******”I’m still a series regular, technically. I really don’t know. All I know is that I don’t know. And they keep making it very clear to me that I don’t know,” Morrison added.******Meanwhile, “13″ (Olivia Wilde) and Taub are back on House’s team, as are  Chase and Foreman.******But what’s Chase without Cameron?  And can “13″ ever take Cameron’s place?  And what can the show’s producers be thinking of?


Chase without Cameron is Chase, just as he’s always been. He’s been a fantastic character for five and a half years and will continue to be. 13 won’t take Cameron’s place, she’ll be 13–I like her mentorly relationship with House much better than Cameron’s crush. It was time for the cast to be trimmed and Cameron is a logical choice.

Posted by jackie | Report as abusive

I’ll miss Cameron

Posted by Ivan Aguilera | Report as abusive

Thirteen is the most antipathetic character on TV and I was glad to get a break from her for a few weeks. Not for nothing is Thirteen/Foreman known as Boreteen among the fans.Chase will survive the loss of Cameron because it was a poorly constructed relationship in the first place, created to get Cameron out of the way so that Cuddy can be House’s only romantic interest.More significantly, what will happen to the show with the loss of Cameron? She was the only one right now who told House when he crossed the line and kept him to standard, the only one who cared about the patient rather than the puzzle or the hospital, the only one who cared about ethics.After Wilson, Cameron is the character that it makes the least sense to drop from the show.With her gone, the team consists of five self-centered people who put their own concerns ahead of the patients, and Wilson and Cuddy who enable them. Add to that the bad soap opera of Huddy and there’s nothing that makes me want to tune in for any more.

Posted by Ange | Report as abusive

Enough already with Huddy! Bring back Lydia or Stacy and let’s see if House can handle some happiness. Cuddy is nowhere near woman enough.

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