House M.D. Finale - your thoughts

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House M.D. Finale - your thoughts

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I think it will be difficult to avoid spoilers, so continue reading at your own risk if you have not yet watched the finale.

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I'm still processing it, but I think I'm rather upset with the way they ended things. I think his behavior was as selfish as ever, I didn't find anything redeeming or selfless in what he did.

What are the thoughts of other House fans?
05/21/2012
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Vanille Vanille
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I think it will be difficult to avoid spoilers, so continue reading at your own risk if you have not yet watched the finale.

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I'm still processing it, but I think I'm rather upset with the way ...
I'm sad. Very very sad. That's all I can say right now.
05/21/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I can see how it could be construed as selfless--and I'm inclined to say it was, personally. A lot of the episode was focused on how "the puzzle" of diagnosing a patient is the only thing that matters to him, but he's effectively barred himself from ever having recourse to that again in order to spend a few months (not even the remainder of his life) with his best friend. I suppose he's getting something out of it in the short term as well, but since Wilson will be dead soon , there's probably going to be a good chunk of time during which House doesn't have the two things that have mattered most to him--his job and his friend. For House, I think that's pretty good.

I am, however, a little depressed that they decided to end the show this way--one main character dying (okay, my favorite character) and the other (apparently) with only a life of loneliness and boredom to look forward to. Just...why?!
05/21/2012
Peggi Peggi
I won't lie, I started to cry when he "died", but halfway through the funeral I got to thinking...wait...Hous e is trollin

I was in awe at what he did to spend time with Wilson, but I'm sad to see the show end. I'm sad to know that Wilson is dying, and sad to have seen all the changes and life moving on!
05/22/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I never got into this show.
05/22/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
sad to see the shows ending
05/22/2012
Beck Beck
It's so sad to see the show end. Really going to miss it.
05/22/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by pasdechat
I can see how it could be construed as selfless--and I'm inclined to say it was, personally. A lot of the episode was focused on how "the puzzle" of diagnosing a patient is the only thing that matters to him, but he's effectively ...
After reading your comment (and a few hours to decompress), I can see that his giving up medical puzzles for life, for five quality months with a dying friend is perhaps the most unselfish thing he's ever done. However, Wilson was not his only friend. I think House's team, past and present, cared for him despite his shortcomings, and they're left thinking he's dead. Even his mother and ex-love-of-his-life are left devastated. It's cruel.

Also, if it was his plan from the start — to fake his death — why all the ghosts-of-christmas-pa st? Why did there need to be a cathartic stroll through his psyche? If it was a sudden decision at the last moment to change his behavior, then I don't buy that he narrowly avoided having the building collapse on his head and then managed to sneak into the hospital to change the dental records before anyone else.

I'm still unhappy and I doubt I will ever feel differently.
05/22/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
After reading your comment (and a few hours to decompress), I can see that his giving up medical puzzles for life, for five quality months with a dying friend is perhaps the most unselfish thing he's ever done. However, Wilson was not his only ...
I'm glad I wasn't the only person confused about whether or not this was planned ahead of time. I'm inclined to say it wasn't, just because that's a pretty far-fetched plan, even for House. Besides which, it would seem to require that he either kill or somehow arrange for the death of the patient in order to have a body on hand, and I just...don't think House is that far gone. I agree that it's pretty unbelievable that he came up with it on the spur of the moment, though.
It definitely occurred to me that he was causing a lot of anguish for everyone who thought he was dead, although I suppose that if it was spur of the moment/taking advantage of a situation that presented itself, it's a bit more excusable--if this was the plan all along, surely he could have come up with something that didn't hurt so many people? I'd like to think he'd at least let his mom/team/Cuddy/Stacey know that he's alive at some point in the future, but who knows?

My main issue with the finale was that it felt rushed but at the same time anti-climactic--like the writers suddenly realized they had to wrap up an entire series and this was the best they could do on short notice. IDK, the preceding episode was, in my opinion, one of the best, so I was expecting a lot and was disappointed...
05/23/2012
Peggi Peggi
I think that it WAS planned ahead, for the simple fact that he pretty much "planted" the body and did have the time to switch the dental records. It also would fit his MO a whole lot better if he could do something that would benefit him, benefit Wilson, and do what he pretty much implied he was going to be doing. Moving on. So maybe giving up his life (as a doctor) was still a selfish act, because who knows. He may show up in another country running diagnostics
05/23/2012
Woman China Woman China
You know, I hated it because it's the end, but I actually really liked it.

There is no way that it could have ended any other way. They've done the patient puzzle thing to death, they've explored House to no end, they had to do something fresh, totally out there, and just wacky to wrap up.

I was saddened at the musical selection they had in this episode it was just so..... plain.
05/23/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I love this show, despite the last 4 seasons being medically ridiculous. NO doctor would get away with the things House did, "genius" or not.

As for the finale, SPOILER ALERT.... I felt he was going to let key people in his life know he was still around. At his own "House" pace.

My concern was "What about the patient?" It was said he has a wife and family. They have NO idea what happened to him, as his body was identified as Houses'.

As for being selfish; House IS selfish. But, he did in part, do it for Wilson.

I have to have a soft spot for him. He looks exactly like my husband. Their personalities are similar, although my husband can be a lot nicer. (And he's intelligent, but not a genius.) And, he knows well enough to not fuck up his life.

If we were to continue to be able to follow House, I'm sure he'll find a way to continue to practice medicine. We won't know, unless they do one of those "Anniversary Shows." I always wanted him to get a partner, even selfish men get them. Never understood why nothing took with him. I guess it was easier to write script for him with him being single, for all intents and purposes (although he was legally married to that Russian woman.)

In true House fashion, my husband fell asleep during the last 15 minutes of the show, Monday. Then woke me up, from a sound sleep at around 5:00 AM Tuesday to say, "Hey, I fell asleep. What happened on House?" Seriously? He knows I can't even speak at that time in the morning. Sex, I can have, but don't expect anything of intelligence to come out of my mouth.

I told him to leave me alone and I'd tell him what happened after I woke up. Telegraph like I answered, "Fire, House faked death, planted dental records. There was a funeral. Texted Wilson. They rode off into the sunset together." My husband said, "That's gay." Jeez.... (HIS words, not mine.)
05/23/2012
Errant Venture Errant Venture
I thought it was a pretty good end. I don't think it was entirely planned - at least on a conscious level. The show has explored the concept of unconscious thoughts influencing conscious thoughts before, to receive the benefits of the end after committing questionable actions (again, unconsciously) before, and the finale fits in with that premise. I think it's likely that he had no knowledge or conscientious intention of killing the guy, but his unconscious mind worked to make things happen so that it was a possible outcome, and so he would be able to take advantage of this event when the opportunity presented itself to him.

So in that sense, he was being selfish - but at the same time, he was being selfless - while staying true to his belief system (that of 'life is pain'). He gets bored easily, so he thinks up ways of screwing himself over.

And, of course, I loved the ending. House is Holmes. There could never have been any other ending.
05/25/2012
lustylusty lustylusty
I loved the last show. I'm kind of sad that it is over. I love how House told Wilson to shut up in the text.
05/25/2012
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I thought it was foolish; there were a lot of other way for him to avoid jail--such as what the patient originally suggested, of letting him take the fall--that wouldn't have destroyed all possibilities for his life.

Then again, House felt he had nothing left after Wilson was gone, so perhaps it's better that he lights his life on fire to watch it burn, so he can start fresh somewhere else. Doing what, though, really, would be enough for him?
05/25/2012
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
I'm really bummed that this show is over but I'm glad that it ended the way it did. I was very pleased that he decided to give up his semblance of normalcy for a friend that clearly needed him. I'll be sad not to have any new episodes but at least we have tons of re-runs to choose from!
05/25/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I thought it was nice
05/27/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
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I thought it was nice
Would have liked it to be a little more of a bomb.
05/27/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
It was an interesting ending but I wasn't WOW-ed. This was my all time favorite show, bordering on obsession (okay probably well past the border) but I've been really disappointed with the last two seasons, it needed to end after season six because from there on it was just downhill and it makes me really sad to say that but it's true.
I don't think what he did was planned, at least not completely consciously, or really that far-fetched, he's done much more complicated things before. It was selfless and wonderfully bromantic and it did make me smile.
05/27/2012
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