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House - Series Finale - *possible spoilers*

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by fluffybear, May 22, 2012.

  1. phrelin

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    That is a great track. Thanks for the reminder. Their Chasing Someday album offers a number of solid tracks including the NBA version of that song. On Christmas Day, TNT and the NBA used "Live Forever" in this promotional piece about past (and current) NBA stars called "NBA Forever." Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly called it the "greatest sports commercial of all time." It still gets to me.

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    EDIT: I should have mentioned that because of its emotional impact this song was used in Season 1, Episode 10, of "Parenthood" which aired May 4, 2010, and on Season 2, Episode 10 of "Justified" which aired April 13. 2011.
     
  2. Greg Alsobrook

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    Indeed. That was very cool as well. :) That song was also used on an episode of NBC's 'Parenthood'... and on an Oprah special about texting and driving. It's very cool to see a friend's work used like that.
     
  3. The Merg

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    While I agree it was a very good episode and ending, I do have to disagree that it was typical House.

    As House got up and started to head out, he made the remark that he was going to change and he did. While faking his death does get him out of going to jail, he actually gave up everything important to him (being a doctor, the puzzle solving) just so that he could be there for Wilson for his last 5 months. For once, he was not a self-centered jerk whom the world revolved around. That is not typical House.

    I thought it was great.

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  4. V'ger

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    I agree with your intrepretation of the ending.I liked House's sacrifice a lot. I also liked the look on Forman's face when he finds House's ID tag under the table leg. Forman gives a knowing look, that he suspects House is still alive.

    I have issues with how they got to that point. First, why all the drug induced ghosts? Great drama, but not part of the plot at all as House has obviously planned to fake his death all along, with the switching of dental records on the dead body, which had to be done before the fire. This reduced the retrospectives to meerly an empty plot device (one they had used before) to get old regulars back for one last cameo. I felt cheated that the situation wasn't real. He had to stay in the burning building at the window until someone saw him then split.

    Did not see who the body was, but if House procured a live dying donor, he was at the least an accessory to death, or abuse of a corpse.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    It was his heroin addict patient.
     
  6. The Merg

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    I got the impression that him faking his death was not something preplanned. The reason that House's ID was found in Foreman's office was because House went back to the hospital after the fire and made the swap then. That would make everything fit in line.

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  7. V'ger

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    I don't remember. Did they use dental records or DNA to ID House's body? DNA should have been on file at the hospital (as well as the victim's and easy to swap). But if it was dental records, then House would have had to find the victim's dentist and grab his records and put them wherever House gets his dentistry done. A little more complicated and more likely done after the fact and not all would have occured at the hospital.
     
  8. webby_s

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    I remember them saying Dental records.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    If you watched the episode you heard House tell Wilson that he swapped their dental records.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    Yup - that was in response to his question "well then who's body was in the warehouse?"...
     
  11. V'ger

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    Unfortunately I watched live and did not record it to go back over every detail. At least I asked, rather than assumed.
     
  12. Carolina

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    I watched a little of the ending and it pretty much summed up why I stopped watching House a long time ago!
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    Like any other TV series...I suspect watching part of the series ending or else part of the series itself would not lead most folks to attach reasons to follow.

    Having watched numerous TV series from start to finish over many years, including House...viewing loyalty tends to be all about the characters (how well developed and solid actor-casting).

    Distributed to 66 countries, House was the most watched television program in the world in 2008. The show received numerous awards, including five Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Peabody Award, and nine People's Choice Awards.

    Like any other show...people could always take it or leave it...but after 8 seasons...it had it's success.
     

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