Tim Goodman of the San Francisco Chronicle described it as “mediocre” and unoriginal. In the eleventh episode of season 5, “Joy to the World”, Foreman and Thirteen interact in a passionate kiss. Thirteen is at first reluctant to start a relationship with Foreman, but the two finally begin dating and are still together on the end of the season. In the twentieth episode of season 5, “Simple Explanation”, Kutner is found useless in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head.
Katie Jacobs has stated that Wilson’s shifting into House’s apartment after a failed relationship in “Sex Kills” symbolizes his taking “emotional refuge” in his friend. He has additionally acknowledged that he would “kill himself” if he had a task as massive as the other forged members. During Season 5, it’s revealed that Wilson’s homeless brother Danny suffered from schizophrenia since adolescence, which is what caused him to run away. Wilson blames himself for his brother’s homelessness, having hung up on Danny right earlier than he disappeared. Wilson additionally reveals to House that he took the place at Princeton-Plainsboro because it was close to the place he had last seen Danny.
- Amber re-seems as House’s hallucinated