Of course, what House and Cuddy are starting to realize now — which they didn’t realize when they first went back to work — is that their relationship isn’t broken.
The way they have always interacted with each other created the respect and the sparks that brought them together to begin with.
House dodges the issue, which is always a sign that something's confusing him; Wilson tries his usual ineffectual meddling; and Cuddy denies anything's wrong.And anyway, a miserable House is an entertaining one.Who'd want to watch an hour long medical drama where everybody was nice to each other all the time? Sure, there are moments of satisfaction, enlightenment, the occasional fleeting delight, but actually honest-god happiness? His brief reunion with Stacy in the second season was notable largely for its nauseating cuteness, as though the leads had been replaced by a pair of simpering tools from Grey's Anatomy.The simple fact is, with misery you have a story to tell; contentment, not so much.