Since I've been given the all-clear, I want to say: I'm glad I was wrong. They didn't kill House in the end and it was so within his character to fake his own death to get out of his trouble.
Are we to assume that the fire started because he was doing heroin with the patient and things got out of hand? I also loved that they found a unique and interesting way to bring back some of the old castmembers and tie them into the overall story.
All in all, it was a fantastic way to end the series. I'll miss it but I'm glad it got the chance to go out on its own terms.
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Originally posted by thecubsfanI had not watched the show in a few years, so the thing that stuck out for me was Wilson suffering from a very telegenic case of cancer.
Wilson decided not to continue treating the cancer. That's why he looks telegenic and he has five months to live.
Excellent finale. It should've been so obvious within the first five minutes that House would fake his death and run off with Wilson - it's the ultimate Holmes reference. The fact that it wasn't, the fact that they legitimately conveyed the feeling that House actually died even if only for a couple of minutes, is testament to the strength of the writing of this episode. The big question - what does House do once Wilson dies - is actually pretty straightforward to me: The fact that he let Foreman in on the secret makes it clear that he's not going back. (If he were going back, he wouldn't have done that because he wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to appear out of nowhere and throw his genius in Foreman's face.) I like to think that House will settle down in another part of the country with a fake set of papers and medical license and start over again, because while he showed he can change and let something other than the puzzles dominate his life, cancer being boring (as he so aptly put) just shows that he won't be able to run from it forever.
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Originally posted by Texas Kelly It should've been so obvious within the first five minutes that House would fake his death and run off with Wilson - it's the ultimate Holmes reference. The fact that it wasn't, the fact that they legitimately conveyed the feeling that House actually died even if only for a couple of minutes, is testament to the strength of the writing of this episode.
Agreed 100%. I started laughing once the phone rang at the funeral and couldn't believe I didn't figure it out earlier. As you said, it figures House's final stunt would be something out of the playbook of the very character he was based off of.
As soon as the phone rang, I knew it was House. I was happily mad at myself for not figuring it out sooner! I really enjoyed this finale and thought the scene of Wilson and House driving off on motorcycles was a greatl last shot.
Grest ending, great show. And the first hour House recap was a great behind the scenes look at the show.
I kinda feel cheated that he didn't die, but it does leave it open for Fox to one day do a movie if they are so inclined to do so.
I totally thought him dead and was surprised by the ending. 'Everyone Dies' is a very misleading title for the episode.
I don't think he was doing the bad shit and the whole 'I switched dental records' line tells us it was planned all along. When the patient said he'd take the fall for House, THAT was probably the exact moment House got the idea of faking his death. The patient had a death wish because of the drugs, so House helped him out.
I was disappointed that Lisa Eddelstein didn't come back for this episode. Cuddy should have been there instead of Sela Ward.
Originally posted by CerebusI was disappointed that Lisa Eddelstein didn't come back for this episode. Cuddy should have been there instead of Sela Ward.
I was gonna say, it seemed pretty clear that they find&replaced everything for Cuddy with Stacy. If Jennifer Morrison has that fairy tales show on another network and she can do the episode, then I have no idea what the story is there.
This was sort of like the Eastbound & Down finale meets the Seinfeld finale.
Hey that guy who shot House six years ago never came back.
I still think the fantasy booked leg amputation would have made a better ending, but this was good enough. Edelstein must have left on really bad terms, because there is really no logic in her not being at House's funeral. They got as many cameos as they could though.
The last 3 or 4 episodes have helped redeem the series. This past season was awful and I was not a fan of House going back to hookers and vicoden. But House's fake death is essentially giving up his life for Wilson, and shows the character is different than he was at the start of the show.
At least he isn't suffering anymore. We can be thankful for that. In my estimation, Pryor was the most groundbreaking comedian of the 20th century, and funny as hell. He will be remembered. And missed.