|Reviews for Thousand Miles Journey|
| Max chapter 1 . 9/8/2012
While this is much, much better than the desperately unrealistic depiction of psychiatric treatment on the show, you should be aware that there would be no way in hell that Nolan could change House's status to involuntary based on the evidence presented on the show. Doing so (or should I say attempting to so) would leave Nolan open to severe professional sanctions. The fact that House was restrained while detoxing from narcotics is in no way, shape or form indicative of the need to be detained against his will after detox. That's what he expected (or should have expected by choosing a hospital over a dedicated rehab facility). Nolan *did* have the right to not write to the board, but that is literally the only power he had. In strange way, everything that happened to House, even the unpleasant stuff that he fought against, House let happen.
The way House was treated on the show was pretty unrealistic and unethical for a voluntary patient (he was in WAY too high a security classification for his issue), but ultimately he WAS there because he wanted to be, even if the reason why he wanted to be initially wasn't to get better.
Your error with Nolan is pretty much the only thing wrong with this fic however. It's just a shame that the error is the driving force of the story.
I work in the psychiatric field myself, and shows like House that would rather imitate "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" for dramatic effect irritate me. Your depiction of a caring professional willing to trust a patient who was clearly completely sane except for depression is MUCH better.
| vicki a chapter 1 . 2/20/2010
I enjoyed every word ,Thankyou.
| Makabra chapter 1 . 10/9/2009
Great story, way better than anything they did on the show. You have managed to make House agree to getting help without destroying his personality. Your Nolan used logic on him and it's more believable than "Hallmark lines". I've red Your fanfic without the little voice that made itself at home in my head while I was watching the show that was repeating "that's not House, that's not House" over and over. I especially liked Your House's view on being locked up, what's the difference between small cell and slightly bigger one. Thanks for this story, maybe now I'll just forget about what happen in canon and be able to watch the rest of the season with your version in mind :)
I will also be very grateful if you would consider writing sequel to this.
| Ghostner chapter 1 . 10/2/2009
Loved Dr. Nolan in the show and in this too. He was fantastic, as was vulnerable!House (big favorite of mine.) It works well as a one shot too. Maybe you could do a sequel in this universe post-Mayfield. (You were right about the dropped off. Don't understand why St. Doris didn't want him to come in with House other than she wanted to parallel the exchange of House's belongings with Chase and Cameron's exchange of rings at their weddings...both are commitment ceromonies...bad pun, sorry.
| andrea chapter 1 . 10/2/2009
really good! if this is a one shot, it's perfect. i would have liked to have seen more dialogue like this between House and Nolan in the season 6 premiere. great job!
| Mbya chapter 1 . 9/29/2009
Loved this! I wanted to see House *really* crying ( wich didn' happened in 'broken'). Really good! thanks
| slashfan54 chapter 1 . 9/28/2009
I would love it if you continued this. It's very inciteful, and brought up great points. The fact that House needed to self diagnose to save his own life, is huge.
| CrimsonAccent chapter 1 . 9/28/2009
Very good! I don't like how they rushed the season premiere at all. I envisioned ALL of season 6 being his time at Mayfield. I'm assuming even though he's leaving, that House is still an outpatient (or he should be at least).
"Broken" should have been a lot more like this.
| sernity1806 chapter 1 . 9/27/2009
Foam balls are the best to play with. (No innuendos intended.)
I still wonder who decided to let House have that grey and red ball. It is so cool. I having a ball to throw at my walls in my room.
| Potterworm chapter 1 . 9/27/2009
Good story, but just so you know, you have some formatting issues with dialogue. For example, you put: “Get some sleep.” The giant advised in a grandfatherly tone.
This should be: “Get some sleep," the giant advised in a grandfatherly tone.
| G.E Waldo chapter 1 . 9/27/2009
Wow, was this impressive! The psychiatric aspect of it sounded true to life and very educated.
Too bad we didn't have some scenes like this in "Broken."
Only one tiny, very minor crit': toward the end of the story, House and Nolan's names dissappeared, replaced with only "H" and "N".
But otherwise, bravo!