House "Moving On" - OAD 5/23/2011 (SPOILERS)

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  1. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Ummmmm...

    (blink)

    Ummmmm...yeah.

    That being said, I think they went a little overboard with the "lightbulb moment" (another of those "House just happens to be in the right place at the right time to discover that the earlier, most drastic, diagnosis wasn't right after all, and what the patient has is treatable" endings).
     
  2. john4200

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    I was totally lost. It didn't help that they told the story out of order. I really wish that trend would go away.

    At the end, at first it looked like House was on a tropical beach, but then when he walked towards the ocean, it looked more like the Jersey shore. Was that intended to show something about his state of mind? Or was it all supposed to be the Jersey shore? Did House take a trip somewhere?
     
  3. Numb And Number2

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    LC tells the cop she will press charges, Wilson asks the cop if he will arrest House, the cop asks Wilson if there is any reason House shouldn't be arrested.

    What? There is no discretion here. Attempted manslaughter, at least. Unless it's all a drug induced fantasy.
     
  4. Idearat

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    If they pull the dream thing on us that would pretty much suck. Unless House's dreams are such that he also dreamed what the other people said to the police.

    After the opening I thought it would be some fakeout. The bank guy was pretty creepy at the coffee shop so I was wondering if House might really be saving her from him later.

    It's hard to imagine the scenario that doesn't have House in jail for six months. It's also hard to use the "prescription drugs made me do it" defense when the drugs you were taking you got from forged prescriptions.
     
  5. zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Didn't you see the palm trees. I am assuming something in the caribbean to escape arrest.

    I hate what they have done to me. I did not care about the case. I really can't think of a reason house should be back at work.
     
  6. john4200

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    Of course, that is why I thought it was a tropical beach. But when he walked towards the ocean, it looked like a different beach.
     
  7. Jesda

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    The bartender spoke perfect English, so he can't have gotten far
     
  8. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

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    Friggin' storms....we recorded House and watched it later in the evening and made it through almost the whole dams episode until of course the climax ending...the storm cut off at the point where he made Wilson get out of the car...ugh.

    Off to view it online tonight.
     
  9. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    It looked like he crashed into a different part of the house though. None of the four people were in the room when the car crashed into it, and 30 seconds ago he saw them all sitting around the dinner table. It's possible he targeted a part of the house adjacent to them, knowing they were eating dinner elsewhere.
     
  10. That Don Guy

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    I think it had something to do with Wilson's comment to whom I assume is a police investigator
    "(Where do you think we can find him?) In the darkest bar in New Jersey, wallowing in self pity and loathing himself"

    My guess is, this was written with the possibility of it being the series (not just the season) finale in mind, and they could say House was walking away from the profession (the only problem with this theory is, the Taub "cliffhanger"). However, now with Lisa Edelstein leaving the show, the writers may have painted themselves into a corner.
     
  11. tiams

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    My thoughts were that he saw them sitting around the table, and he then plowed his car into the exact room he thought they were in and they just luckily had already adjourned from the table.
     
  12. Idearat

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    I was a little baffled by this, so I rewound and looked at it again. I'd originally thought they were in a room to the right of the front door, but looking at it again I saw they were in the room to the left. Also there was a painting on the wall opposite the window that appeared to be there in the room he crashed into.

    As best as I could tell, the room he crashed into was the same room. House saw creepy bank guy helping to clear dishes, so they may have just cleared the table and left the room.
     
  13. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    I thought House had a mental breakdown or something.
     
  14. mmilton80

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    Not cool, House. What if her daughter were in that room?
     
  15. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    That was my first thought.
     
  16. ElJay

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    Every time I see a story told like this, I replay it properly in my head and wonder what is so wrong with the normal linear telling of it...

    Team and House work on case
    House goes nuts(?)
    House pilots car into house (holy under-steer, Batman!)
    Wilson and Cuddy offer comments to the cops.
    House is on a beach somewhere with palm trees.
     
  17. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    Agreed, it was totally unnecessary. This plot device is WAY overused.
     
  18. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

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    Also, worst Rashomon copy ever.
     
  19. smak

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    Yah, i think it basically ruins the whole thing...

    In fact, what House did was actually LESS than I thought he had done by the way they framed the episode.

    I was thinking a lot of worse things, and then when he drives his car into her house, hurting nobody, it was like, meh.

    I was actually thinking during the episode that he would light himself on fire or something.

    -smak-
     
  20. Rocketslc

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    And diagnose it as Lupus.
     

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