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Old 05-22-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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House finale 5-21-12

The first hour's walk down memory lane was mildly entertaining. What I didn't expect was that was going to be the best of the two hours.

It was fun hearing Hugh Laurie's real voice while he walked around with people in House's world. More fun than watching all the Ghosts of Houses past stroll by and tell him what was wrong with his life.

We now know how House figured out to be with Wilson for his last 5 months, and it seemed like a way he might have done it. I might have enjoyed that bit if I hadn't had to sit through the extended dream sequence before. But I did wonder for a little while whether the whole thing was planned as his exit strategy. That would make sense given his penchant for elaborate pranks, but then he wouldn't likely have been in a long heroin induced dream in the middle of it.

If he didn't plan it and inserted an already dead body in the building, then he had to wake up from the dream at just the right time, figure out who the conveniently located other body was after the fact and swap records, all while not being seen.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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If he didn't plan it and inserted an already dead body in the building, then he had to wake up from the dream at just the right time, figure out who the conveniently located other body was after the fact and swap records, all while not being seen.
That was my take on it. I didn't even consider that he had planned the whole thing, given the overly long dream sequence where he seemed to be deciding whether to live or die.

I didn't love it. I thought he was going to run or die and this makes perfect sense. I was happy with the resolution, but I found that much of the episode dragged. I did like that they were able to show what happened to his team after the fact and that Foreman knew he was alive.

I loved hearing his real voice in the recap episode. It was interesting and better done than some of the others I've seen.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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Yeah I didn't get it either.

Why was he in the warehouse? Drug seeking? Or did he go there seeking his patient and then set the fire to kill him knowing the guy was dying as it was? What and when did he plan all this? Why did he pass out?

I did guess it though I figured they were going to do a "Shawshank" but I thought they would flee the US. Wilson to live out his days and House to practice medicine in a more "free" enviroment.

I guess they really did tick off Lisa Edelstein. Can't even get her to show up to his funeral or a dream sequence.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #4
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It's quite clear to me that the ARE on a break!
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #5
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House Finale Review: Everybody Dies — of Boredom
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #6
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Did anybody else think that Sela Ward had a cold in the first scenes. Her voice did not sound right at all.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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Did anybody else think that Sela Ward had a cold in the first scenes. Her voice did not sound right at all.
I did notice that. I also was thinking if this show was shot around April that means Anne Dudek had a baby 4-8 weeks before that and she looked great.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #8
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Did anybody else think that Sela Ward had a cold in the first scenes. Her voice did not sound right at all.
At first I didn't think it was her because she sounded so strange.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #9
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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If he didn't plan it and inserted an already dead body in the building, then he had to wake up from the dream at just the right time, figure out who the conveniently located other body was after the fact and swap records, all while not being seen.
He didn't need to figure out who the other body was, since he knew it was his heroin-addicted patient.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:57 AM   #11
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I guess they really did tick off Lisa Edelstein. Can't even get her to show up to his funeral or a dream sequence.
That was a huge hole in the show, I was very disappointed they couldn't work it out, she was such a huge part of the show and for her to just be absent was jarring. I can understand how this kind of thing can happen, but it was pretty glaring
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #12
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Even with Cuddy, this would have been the worst final I had ever seen.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #13
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He didn't need to figure out who the other body was, since he knew it was his heroin-addicted patient.
I'd missed that part, my mind had wandered too far.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #14
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Then again, for all we know, right after that last scene...

A police blockade is waiting to pick up House - he may have had everybody else fooled, but Cuddy knows better (and yes, I am aware that she wasn't at the funeral, but she must have heard about House's "death").

While House is serving time in some New Jersey prison, Wilson becomes one of the first patients at the new cancer research center formerly known as Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital; now that House is no longer there, there really isn't a reason for whoever that was in the first season who offered the hospital something like half a billion dollars to turn it into a cancer research hospital with the one proviso being that they get rid of House's department (House may be worth turning that amount of money down...but Chase?) to make a return.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:23 PM   #15
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There is a post mortem Q&A with Shore up at TVLine

http://tvline.com/2012/05/22/house-s...estions-cuddy/
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:30 PM   #16
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Then again, for all we know, right after that last scene...

A police blockade is waiting to pick up House - he may have had everybody else fooled, but Cuddy knows better ...
And with cops chasing after them, House and Wilson are riding side by side, holding hands as they fly off the edge of a conveniently located canyon.
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And with cops chasing after them, House and Wilson are riding side by side, holding hands as they fly off the edge of a conveniently located canyon.
That's pretty much what I was envisioning for the finale.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #18
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Yeah, this episode pretty much blew.

House...going out not with a bang, with with a whimper....
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:19 PM   #19
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Well, I for one liked the finale.
*ducks and runs*

I also really like the special where House and Wilson got to shoot up the actual sets with paint balls.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:42 PM   #20
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #21
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I enjoyed both the Swan Song and the finale. I was glad to see House got rid of his crotch rocket and had a touring bike ... of sorts.

I hope he cashed out his stuff before 'dying'.

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I too felt like it had a big Cuddy-shaped hole in the episode. Even if you aren't a "Huddy" shipper, it still felt like the episode was missing a lot for her not to appear or even be spoke of.

I also thought the ending was a little less than satisfying. Yes, it's a nice happy thought to see House going off and spending Wilson's last few months with him. But for a character like House not to have Wilson, nor to have the medical puzzles to solve anymore, it practically screams the question - "what then?" And leaving that giant question unanswered is, as I said, not very satisfying. I'm not asking for everything to be tied up in a nice little bow, but that's a lot to leave hanging out there.

I liked seeing Cutner, Amber, Stacy, and Cameron again, though.
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I also thought the ending was a little less than satisfying. Yes, it's a nice happy thought to see House going off and spending Wilson's last few months with him. But for a character like House not to have Wilson, nor to have the medical puzzles to solve anymore, it practically screams the question - "what then?" And leaving that giant question unanswered is, as I said, not very satisfying. I'm not asking for everything to be tied up in a nice little bow, but that's a lot to leave hanging out there.
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Even with Cuddy, this would have been the worst final I had ever seen.
You must've missed the series finale of M*A*S*H.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:09 PM   #25
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I was pretty underwhelmed by this.
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I enjoyed the Dead Poets Society reference.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:07 PM   #27
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Anne Dudek was incredibly good looking in this.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:17 AM   #28
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Yeah, the Swan Song was the better of the two hours. Heck, who didn't like them paintballing up the set?

I found the ending cliche'd and rushed. It just seemed like a big cop-out given the buildup over the past several episodes, only to be rushed into an lame ending, repeating every tired series cliche available to screenwriters. Bonus points for anyone who finds out how many TVTropes entries there are for the ending. I'll even allow the Swan Song to be used.

I think House (the TV series, not the character) deserved a better ending.

Of course, I wonder how long until some tired Fox exec decides that hey, they can now do a "reimagining" as [C]hase, M.D. :P. I say maybe 5 years.
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Wait, Wilson was real?

Huh.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:04 AM   #30
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Terrible finale. It would have been much more moving if House had died in the fire and left Wilson alone. Or if we could have seen them run off together in the beginning, have a great time on the lamb for 5 months, then Wilson die with House by his side and House commit suicide after. Or if House had to assist Wilson in his suicide when the cancer got bad.

Plus there were plot holes galore.
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