I liked this episode even before the final scene.
The official recap can be found here.
First, let's talk about the positives of the first forty minutes:
- Oh, House, House, House. You really are a sad human being. If you had just told your fake wife that you were developing genuine feelings for her - if you had just been honest - she probably would not have left. But, of course, because you're you, you couldn't possibly leave yourself that vulnerable. *Sigh* And it's too bad, too, because I really enjoyed Dominika. She might've made a good match for you. SABR Matt and I especially liked her bringing up the Higgs Boson -- and the fact that she uses her bath time to catch up on the latest in modern physics. Heh.
- And by the way, speaking of good matches, I need to apologize to the writers. As it turns out, they are willing to do something subversive and suggest an attraction between the pretty boy and the geek. Chase/Park FOREVAH! And really, it doesn't even have to be sexual. The currently platonic connection is also cute.
- The religious aspects of the main plot were tackled in an admirably balanced manner. I particularly appreciate that they left the conclusion ambiguous. That allows each viewer to decide for herself whether she believes demon possession is a real phenomenon. (For the record: As a Catholic, I believe demons exist, but I also believe claims of possession should be approached in a skeptical manner. We should always rule out organic or psychiatric illness before calling the exorcist.)
Even though the soap opera was excellent here, the script falls just short of an A.
I didn't see any performances that were truly feature-worthy, but overall, I was very happy with the acting.
Top marks for treating faith with respect!