I think the first episode was good, It was nice to see some authority put in place finally over House and his decisions. That has always bugged me that nobody ever told him
I liked the ending too, it was good forshadowing that his abilities as a doctor are better now, but since nobody told him what happened at the end with his patient he feels that without Vicodin he is a failure. So not telling him was both a blessing and a curse.... blah blah.
The preview for next weeks just looks like it was well edited together. If you remember the episode from last season with the kid that thought he was a messager from God to heal people. Some weird stuff happens, but by the end all is explained in a reasonable manner.
Hated it? Look at it from their point of view, although we know he is talanted... in all honesty its probably good for him. You dont want to stroke his ego, I dont know if you understand what I am saying.
Oh absolutely, I agree 100%. But this whole season is about change, he isnt the same... I think it adds a new twist to things. And I agree it was a bad idea not to tell him what happened to his patient when she injected him. Because now he thinks that unless he is high all the time he cant do what he could before. If they had told him... he would know that he is not only smarter than he was before, but also he is clean and sober and more confident in other areas of his life.