Dr. Gregory House just cannot seem to stay out of trouble on the hit Fox medical drama "House." He just got released from prison at the beginning of this season after driving his car into his ex-boss' and ex girlfriend's living room. Only a few weeks ago, his ankle monitor was removed after Dr. Foreman (Omar Epps) recommended it. His ethics have been called into question on numerous occasions, and in fact at some point in almost every episode of the show, his ethics and moral character have been a source of drama.
Recently, however, House's actions resulted in one of his own team members going down. Through some questionable medical decisions of House, as well as some decisions made by House's team members, Dr. Chase (Jesse Spencer) was stabbed in the chest with a scalpel by a patient.
This event brought House's own professional ethics as well as his ability to manage a team into question. Each member of his team indicated some degree of their own guilt, and some members even went out of their way to help House out. Dr. Adams (Odette Annable) told the investigator looking into the stabbing that it was her decision to bring a scalpel that close to the patient despite his phobias. Even Chase seemed to take a portion of the blame for his stabbing, despite at the time being faced with the likelihood of paralysis. He apologized to the investigator for his role in the events, and then promised he wouldn't do it again.
It is interesting to note that nobody on the team really blamed anyone else, and everyone seemed to take their fair share of the blame. Ultimately, the investigator seemed about to rule against House anyway until the patient's wife stepped into the room and thanked House for saving her husband's life. The whole team was deemed as blameless. Yet surprisingly House then visited Chase and apologized. House admitted he was at fault.
During the drama of the investigation, the team actually pulled together. However, after the drama dies down and the team has time to collect their individual thoughts, this event may prove to have longer lasting effects.
You can catch the latest episodes of "House" on Fox Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.