Liz Friedman of Xena fame has written three episodes of House. Last week’s was “Merry Little Christmas”, in which Cameron managed somehow to keep her mind on cases, visit House and tend a wound without making googly teenage crush eyes at him, and basically stay out of the story’s way.
Before that was an episode called “Forever”, in which Cameron actually practices medicine instead of letting herself be drawn into a debate over her last-episode decision to order a dangerous biopsy for Foreman when the decision was left in her hands.
Before that was a very annoying episode called “Hunting”, in which a man with HIV made his party-hearty lifestyle sound so tempting that Cameron took some of the ecstasy he’d smuggled into the hospital, ended up sleeping with Chase, and regretted the whole stupid thing. But therein lies the key: she figures out that the HIV patient is full of crap and in denial. It must be noted that normally when Cameron does something stupid, she learns nothing.
Liz Friedman brings out Cameron’s edge. She allows Cameron to show anger and determination instead of taking things too personally and being stubborn for no good reason. Her Cameron practices medicine instead of getting distracted by all the drama. I could live with this Cameron. It’s too bad we’ve only seen her in three episodes.