Sunday, November 21, 2010

House Season 7 Episode 8: Small Sacrifices


Crucifixion reenactment is a tradition usually made by Catholic devotees during Good Friday.  Catholics devotees are voluntarily, non-lethally crucified for a limited time to imitate the suffering of Jesus Christ.  A notable example is the ceremonial re-enactment that has been performed yearly in the town of Iztapalapa, on the outskirts of Mexico City, since 1833.  It is also common in Philippines and Australia.

Men who submit themselves to crucifixion believe that it is a symbol of their faith and devotion to God. Right or wrong, it is how they demonstrate their faith.

In the upcoming House Season 7 Episode 8: Small Sacrifices, issues on faith vs. science or in medicine in particular will be main issue.  On this episode, a patient is admitted to Princeton Plainsboro after reenacting the Crucifixion.  That man made a promise that he will crucify himself every year if her daughter will survive the cancer.  After he did his first Crucifixion her daughter’s cancer were cleared. The man believes that it is the faith that makes her daughter alive.  When he was admitted in Princeton Plainsboro he was put under the House team, but the man refuses the treatment believing that it would be an insult to God’s power.

Also, House and the team attend a wedding, Wilson's relationship with Sam unexpectedly changes, and Taub questions his wife's relationship with a member of her infidelity support group.  Dr. House will be wearing a SUIT on this episode.

Not a medical suit but a real suit.  This will be an epic.  If you call yourself a true House fan you should watch House Season 7 Episode 8.  It will be available online and in FOX Network on November 22, 2010.

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