Topics: Why did Cuddy and House break up? ?
Something changed when House and Cuddy kissed in the fifth season episode, “Joy.” Slowly, but surely, the show started to become more and more about whether or not these two would get together, culminating with a hook-up in one of House’s Vicodin-induced hallucinations in the season finale. Then season 6 was all about House changing, trying to become a man that Cuddy could be with; in the season finale, they were officially a couple.
And then there was Huddy. And let me tell you—the seventh season was the worst season, highlighted by one moment that defined just how bad House and Cuddy were as a couple. In a drunken monologue at the end of the episode “Recession Proof,” House says to Cuddy:
I’ve made a decision. Being happy and being in love with you makes me a crappy doctor…You have made me a worse doctor and people are gonna die because of that. And you are totally worth it. If I had to choose between saving everyone or loving you and being happy, I choose you. I choose being happy with you. I will always choose you.