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More about that House finale

More Squeeeee-harshing.

Thoughts shared with cuddyclothes in the comments to her Review

Presumably House did not know in advance that he would be presented with the opportunity to fake his own death. That being the case, when did he manage to stock-pile five months worth of Vicodin?
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If he doesn’t have five months worth, does Wilson (who is no longer affiliated with a hospital) have prescribing privileges all over the country…or maybe even the world? Furthermore, will he be prescribing for a dead man or has House also managed to get documents for a new identity. Presumably he'll need them if they ever get stopped on those motorcycles. OR am I supposed to believe that Wilson’s healing cock (which Shore still insists is NOT what’s happening) is going to heal House’s pain to the extent that hours of motorcycling will not leave him a whimpering mess.

I’m becoming more and more convinced that the “happy ending” was meant to be a hallucination, probably Wilson’s. Although we know that House has been to fantasize himself pain free and with no cane.

Either way, I’m sure the crack monkeys had the sense to know that the “happy ending” had to be someone’s fantasy, and Shore came along and insisted that it be real.

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damigella_314
May. 25th, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
The more I think about the finale, the less sense it makes. In the end I just wrote it again from scratch, with the explicit purpose to gratify one person, i.e., me. After several frustrating attempts of doing so, I got some outside help and managed to put together something I like much better than the finale (not so hard, since I think I like the 404 error message better than the finale).

Wilson’s healing cock
I love you. I had been trying to remember who had the awesome idea that it was Wilson's hallucination, and I should have thought it was you (you may not have been the only one, though - I read lots of intelligent commentaries. Menolly thought it was House's hallucination, which also made sense since canon shows they both can hallucinate.

PS Extra "of" between hours and motorcycling. I'm still me, even at midnight.
karaokegal
May. 25th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweetie. At least today I can blame the dilated eyes from the exam.

Honestly, it would work for me as either House or Wilson's hallucination, but I like the idea of it being Wilson's better because it's more devastating that way. EITHER Wilson ran into the burning building and died of smoke inhalation while failing to save House, which is the great metaphor of the show and it's a dying hallucination OR he saw the building blow up AND can't deal with House being dead so he's now alive, but basically living in his own delusion. So the last shot right after the "into the sunset" would be Wilson at his desk (or standing on that same street corner) with a half smile on is face AND NO ONE THERE!
cuddyclothes
May. 25th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
HE'S LOOKING ACROSS THE DAYROOM TABLE AT DANNY! AND HE'S NOT A VISITOR!
karaokegal
May. 25th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
YOU. WIN. THE INTERNET!
daasgrrl
May. 25th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
While I'm not intending to get into heavy finale discussion, I have to say I thought 'Wilson hallucination' as being a far more likely explanation - in fact, part of me totally went there, except that it was clearly 'meant' to be real, and I was lazy enough to just go 'okay, show'. But it does make more sense that way, honestly.
karaokegal
May. 25th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I appreciate it. It just bugs me so much because of powerful THAT ending would have been. It would leave me with a slightly better feeling about the whole thing.
srsly_yes
May. 25th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
I read some official response that it wasn't House or Wilson's hallucination. *shrugs*

Houseland has never been a real place to me, especially since season 5 with tripwires, sexual harassment, and impossible rising walls. Hell, the whole 8 years could be a hallucination, but I wouldn't like that reveal.

In 8 years House pretty much got whatever he wanted. Even jail--he could have pleaded a first offense or plea bargained his sentence down, but he wanted to be punished. I have no doubt House could get his hands on an ample supply of Vicodin, or Wilson could get a scrip from a doctor for his cancer. There's always detoxing again and returning to over-the-counter pain relievers.
karaokegal
May. 25th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
I read some official response that it wasn't House or Wilson's
hallucination.


That makes it even MORE likely that at some point it was supposed to be and now they need to cover their tracks.

I understand the lack of reality...except of course when they needed reality. For instance when we saw House indulging in drug-seeking behavior to get Vicodin.

The one thing I'm pretty sure AIN'T gonna happen, either in reality or hallucination is another detox. That seems pretty well off the table although they still managed to avoid another opportunity to come down on one side of the "House is an addict" vs "House is only using the drugs for pain" although it really did seem like they were going to FINALLY cop to House is an addict.
srsly_yes
May. 25th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Well, see for me, the show is so formulaic there is no way I can watch it and truly buy into it. My meta glasses were always hanging from a cord around my neck. If the show continued, I completely agree we would never see House detox again because shows/film hate to repeat anything. But if there were a made-for-TV "special event" (god help us, no), a brief line of exposition would probably be doable. :-)
cuddyclothes
May. 26th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Am I wrong to prefer House as an addict?

As I mentioned in another post, House probably knows a lot of insane conspiracy theorists and other fringe crazies, who can make fake IDs, provide cabins in the woods, etc. Somebody should write that saga. Just not me. Please, dear God, not me.
karaokegal
May. 26th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
I've NEVER accepted that House was anything but an addict and Wilson was a codependent enabler with a major case of denial. Especially considering that he's the one who set up the Detox bet.

It just pissed me off so much that the writers basically used which ever one they needed for plot purposes and then tended to both those. I'm sure you remember the fever-pitched hysteria at the idea of "clean and sober" House consistently drinking IN FRONT OF WILSON throughout the 7th Season. DROVE ME NUTS!
cuddyclothes
May. 26th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
I remember, but why did it drive you nuts? Pretending House was "clean and sober?"
karaokegal
May. 26th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
Because nobody called him on it! It was accepted that because he was off Vicodin, he was "clean" even though we clearly saw him drinking and Wilson saw it and never said anything. Remember Foreman's speech in Deception? He knew it back in Season 2. An addict is an addict is an addict, and while House was being "clean" he was still using and people who should have known better accepted it. GRRRRRR!!!!!

I think it was in-character for House, but for Cuddy to then throw her little shit-fit about the Vicodin was ridiculous...he was using all along, just not his so-called "drug of choice."

Seriously---I can still froth at the mouth on that.
pgrabia
May. 26th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
Remember Foreman's speech in Deception? He knew it back in Season 2. An addict is an addict is an addict, and while House was being "clean" he was still using and people who should have known better accepted it. GRRRRRR!!!!!

I think it was in-character for House, but for Cuddy to then throw her little shit-fit about the Vicodin was ridiculous...he was using all along, just not his so-called "drug of choice."

Seriously---I can still froth at the mouth on that.


You and me both! That drove me nuts. I guess in Houseland alcohol isn't an addictive drug, therefore it didn't count, but it SO DID! It's called alcoholism which often coincides with narcotic addiction. It's bad enough in S. 6 that Wilson saw it (House being returned to the loft by the police for confirmation of his identity for being so drunk that he entered and passed out in the neighbor kid's bed) and continued on to say that he thought House was ready to be on his own again, but what about Nolan? That useless excuse for a shrink should have used the Logan act on House and had his butt back in Mayfield the first time he found out that House had been using alcohol. You don't leave a mental hospital without a safety contract and that would have been a definite violation, let alone the hospital allowing him to continue working there. Cuddy or no Cuddy, word of his drinking had to get around and if one board member heard about it they would be forced to suspend him again for not being clean. It would have been the perfect move by Lucas to tip someone off about it, as I'm certain Cuddy would have told him about House's drinking (she told him about House hallucinating that he'd screwed her, after all). Smarter than tripping House in the cafeteria in front of a dozen or more witnesses or putting an opposum in Wilson's bathtub.
Cuddy was a cow. She wasn't always a cow, but TPTB turned her into one toward the end of season 5, I think (IMHO). That will probably get me kicked off of some community or another for saying it, but it's true. Before that she was smart, sexy, and savvy. What a shame.

ETA: I think I got the name of that act wrong, but I know there is one where Nolan could have declared House a danger to himself and others and had him brought back to Mayfield for drinking.

Edited at 2012-05-26 02:09 am (UTC)
karaokegal
May. 26th, 2012 04:52 am (UTC)
THANK YOU! *hugs* All my Babbles during that period featured raging about this issue and various people telling me I was over-reacting and some claiming that because House wasn't an alcoholic, that he should be able to drink as long as he stayed of Vicodin, where tended to inspired more frothing. First of all, we've seen him abuse alcohol all the way back to the first season and let's not forget the whole "booze and pills OD" in Merry Little Christmas.

As a recovering alcoholic/addict, that made me so fucking crazy. So yes, I was gratified when House "relapsed," but was pissed that anyone thought he'd ever been clean. Totally

Good thought about Lucas. If anyone on the show was ever allowed to not be an besides House, that would have been perfect.

Thanks also for call Nolan on his utter uselessness.
cuddyclothes
May. 26th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Preach!

It made me crazy that nobody objected to him drinking, Wilson was only a bit miffed about the blackout drinking, and HIS THERAPIST DOESN'T THINK THERE'S ANY CAUSE FOR CONCERN WHEN HE GETS INTO A BARFIGHT DURING A BLACKOUT????

The ironic part is that half of Hollywood is in AA, NA, etc. I stopped drinking thirteen years ago, and while I'm not a program nazi, it was staggeringly inaccurate. But it was like the pain. Either convenient or inconvenient.
karaokegal
May. 26th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
AMEN!

It reminds me a particularly hissy fit I threw during the height of the Robert Downey Jr/Jude Law RPS, when a fic-writer I generally adored, decided to have the boys get together by having Robert GET DRUNK with Jude. ARRRRRGGGGHHHHH.
joanne_c
May. 26th, 2012 07:49 am (UTC)
Serious NOT DOING THE RESEARCH there (the RDJ thing).
hansolo5
Jun. 15th, 2012 06:05 pm (UTC)
Gosh I was about to get spoilered!!!
It's incredible, I havn't seen the end yet ....I can't wait but I can't really find an evening to watch it....I think I don't want to...
karaokegal
Jun. 16th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Be brave! You've come this far, you need to go to the bitter end. Then you can trash it.
hansolo5
Jun. 19th, 2012 08:39 am (UTC)
Yes you're right. Next week my friends can meet me and we'll watch it toghether...I'll let you know!
karaokegal
Jun. 20th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Cool! I just keep coming up with more and more ideas that completely undermine any possible happiness that could come out of the alleged finale.
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