It is revealed via House’s subconscious that it was his need to enter a real romantic relationship with Dominika, though House by no means reveals his true emotions to her. For the next four episodes, House and Dominika grow shut and it appears that each of them share some stage of romantic affection for each other.
- The name “Holmes” is a homophone of the word “houses”, and the words “home” and “house” have a similar meaning.
- His investigatory technique is to remove diagnoses logically as they’re proved impossible; Holmes used a similar methodology.
- House’s relationship with Dr. James Wilson echoes that between Holmes and his confidant, Dr. John Watson.
- Both characters play devices (House performs the piano, the guitar, and the harmonica; Holmes, the violin) and take medicine (House relies on Vicodin; Holmes uses cocaine recreationally).
To borrow Laurie’s words, “there was at all times something flirtatious in their bickering.” Their flirtation was rather innocent and functioned largely as comedian reduction. The characters didn’t take it critically, and neither did the writers. There was chemistry, but it was never the point of interest of the present. Despite their repartee and dynamic, the collection was nonetheless about this cynical, misanthropic but nice diagnostician solving the world’s weirdest medical instances and goofing round together with his greatest good friend, the oncologist who put up with the previous’s miserableness.
In the season 6 episode, “Open and Shut,” this proves to be a challenge with his attempt to get back together with Sam. Wilson turns into aggravated when Sam puts the milk within the door shelf of the refrigerator, saying that it will be colder in the center, thus much less likely to become spoiled. Wilson originally tries to disregard his annoyance with Sam not being as cautious as he’s, and says nothing to her about it at first. Thinking that Sam also did that, and not knowing it was truly House’s “testing”, Wilson finally asks Sam if she might be more cautious with germs, and also if she might use a coaster along with her drinks on his furniture. Sam turns into shocked when he brings up and asks for all of that without delay, though eventually becomes glad that, in contrast to earlier than, Wilson is expressing his annoyances.