Five Reasons ‘House’ is Better with Olivia Wilde Back in the Fold

When Thirteen, played by Olivia Wilde, came strolling out of prison a few weeks ago, the fans of “House” collectively let out a sigh of relief. There are a number of “House” fans that were beginning to find the show a bit stale and predictable. With the return of Thirteen, suddenly the show opens up to a whole new world of possibilities. Here are five reasons why Thirteen returning makes “House” a much better show to watch.

Olivia Wilde is easy on the eyes
Shallow though it may be, the beautiful Olivia Wilde is certainly a good reason to tune in every single week. Those crystal eyes melt the screen every single week. Olivia Wilde is known the world over for her undeniable sex appeal. Fortunately, her beauty is not her only asset as an actress.

Thirteen’s history with Dr. Eric Foreman
In years past, Olivia Wilde has had an on-screen relationship with Omar Epps. This relationship was fodder for some of the best episodes in “House” history. The challenges they faced due to her health problems were extremely well crafted. Now, with Thirteen returning from prison secretly, Dr. Foreman and Thirteen are in perfect position to have fireworks again at some point. Even if they do not get back together, the history makes for excellent romantic tension and interest for viewers.

Thirteen’s impending demise makes “House” more interesting
Since the early days of her character, it was made clear that Olivia was dying. Now that she has returned and time has gone by, that death seems ever present and spooky looming in the background of her character. Will she die on the show soon? Will she suddenly get healed by some “House” miracle? These questions build drama and excitement around the week to week storyline.

“House” knows her secret
“House” is certainly one to be in on secrets and Thirteen is just as unlucky as others before her. When “House” knows your secret, you can be sure he will tease you and mess with your mind. Will he tell the rest of the team where Thirteen has been all this time? Will he reveal Thirteen’s secret? Only “House” knows for sure but it sure is fun watching to find out.

Thirteen is Hugh Laurie’s intellectual equal
Of all the characters that have come and gone on “House” over the years, Thirteen is the one that seems to be able to go toe to toe with him best. She is able to trick him when needed and actually get away with it, but at the same time lose emotional battles on occasion too. This ability makes for excellent back and forth between them both and great television for us all.

Olivia Wilde is back on “House” and fans could not be happier about it. These are only a few reasons why.

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