You have to hand it to Fox and the producers of House: They certainly seem to have cut through the clutter of a not-so-terrific year for primetime drama and caused a stir with the out-of-the-blue suicide last night of Dr. Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn).
From a publicity standpoint, Fox and the producers did a great job of keeping the plot development under cover until it happened -- thereby assuring the greatest impact. But there are issues that need to be discussed ranging from dropping a suicide bomb like that on viewers, to the way Fox is handling the death on the morning after.
Two weeks ago, I wrote about these intended-to-shock season-ending deaths and how much I hated the way they sometimes abused viewer emotions and the relationships some fans had built with favorite characters over the years. I think this one fits the profile.