Posy Warm and cosy
#31

Actually, House isn't dead- David Shore has confirmed that in a couple of interviews. He also mentions Foreman finding House's ID card and says that he believes Foreman is laughing disbelievingly because he figures out what House has done. It would make sense, since Wilson has obviously disappeared too.

I love the parallel with Sherlock Holmes to finish up with- like Holmes, House has 'risen' from the dead and come back to his friend.

I don't want to dwell on what House will do after Wilson dies- perhaps Wilson will seek the treatment that gives him longer to live. Maybe House will some back to Princeton at some point, or at least come out of hiding, act surprised that everyone thought he was dead, do his jail time and move on with his life. I was pretty devestated that they decided to kill Wilson, but at the moment House and Wilson are off having fun somewhere and that's what I'm focusing on.

The show definitely declined in the last couple of seasons- I lost interest for a while after 'Help Me'... but it's been a wonderful series with an amazing lead actor and I will miss it terribly now it is over.

#32

It has been suggested by a poster that the ending is just the delusion of a terminal cancer patient and that House died; nonsense! That is delusional in itself by someone who can't bring themself to accept the ending!

No question of whether or not House actually died, the writers always maintained that the show was inspired by Sherlock Holmes and the fake death ending borrows directly from Sherlock Holmes.

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The Black Oil Registered User
#33

Enjoyed the retrospective doc. Fun.

Posy Warm and cosy
#34

jordainius said:
It has been suggested by a poster that the ending is just the delusion of a terminal cancer patient and that House died; nonsense! That is delusional in itself by someone who can't bring themself to accept the ending!

No question of whether or not House actually died, the writers always maintained that the show was inspired by Sherlock Holmes and the fake death ending borrows directly from Sherlock Holmes.

Yes, as I said in the post above, he's not dead- according to David Shore.
He knew people could interpret it differently but there's no way to really prevent that. Foreman knows House is alive because he finds the ID badge.
Apparently they seriously thought about killing off House, then considered House faking his own death. It was only then that David Shore says he thought about how it parallels the Holmes story. He said in an interview that it only occurred to him after they decided on the ending but that it's a really cool parallel.
He has also said that he wouldn't rule out a House movie one day but that it may or may not ever happen- and he's not sure how they'd fit Wilson into the equation if they ever do.
Still gutted about Wilson. SOB.


The Black Oil, I also enjoyed the Swan song. Thought it was great.

The Black Oil Registered User
#35

It was a bit odd, but I liked how it was mostly just Hugh going around with a camera. No overdoing it with endless clips of talking heads patting themselves on the back.

As for the finale, it wasn't a big TV moment a la Lost or The Sopranos, but I'm not bothered about that even though they made crappy creative choices in recent years.

KoolKid Moderator
#36

I though it was pretty lame. I had figured he wasn't dead. There was just way too much time left in the episode.

Jacksquat Registered User
#37

Just watched Swan Song. I thought it was a decent way to wrap up the show and give credit to everyone that worked on it. Really shows the scale of production that goes into these shows. Cue sad it's over feeling again

#38

Laurie is on Graham Norton next Friday.

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techyjon Registered User
#39

How may episodes did he have conversations with people in his subconscious. Apart from zoning out for those bits listening to women getting on to him I thought it was a good episode. It's far fetched how a man having long winded conversations with them two (Cameron & Wilson's ex). Why them anyway? I always found that ex of Wilson's hard to listen to.

Everyone loved House because he was always a step ahead of everyone else and what better way to finish than him faking his own death. A good solution to avoiding Wilson dying alone while he was in prison

Somnus Moderator
#40

I got confused as to what the random thread I got notified about was... Bit of a bump here...

I have watched the finale since it aired but I still don't like it. In my mind, House should have died. That would have been much more in keeping with the mood of the show for most of the seasons. In my opinion

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