House returned to FOX's schedule last night, introducing David Morse (late of Hack) as a cop who, after a visit to the clinic, takes it upon himself to humble House.
Morse can play warmth as well as menace. His performance cast Greg House in a different light. I considered that maybe he does push people too far, not just to give them reality checks. A humble House is a less functional House, though. He needs to stay on the highwire. Plus, I object to any one person trying to "straighten out" another.
Morse would play Spenser well if Spenser were still menacing. He's reportedly signed for a six-episode arc on House. I wonder how it will play out.