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HOUSE Finale–Major Spoilers!

Submitted by on May 11, 2009 – 11:18 pm 6 Comments

If you haven’t seen it, do NOT read any further! Skip down to the next article!

housecuddyNo, no, no, I can’t believe what happened. I feel manipulated and not in a good way. I can’t believe that in 2009, the producers would drag out the old Dallas stunt and foist it on us. OK, technically, House had a hallucination instead of a dream and he didn’t imagine an entire season, just one episode. Still.

The irony is, I didn’t really care if Cuddy and House got together or not. I like their banter and their strength as individuals and feared their coming together would destroy them. But, hey, the producers hyped their hook-up for months and when it finally happened, it was pretty hot.

And now, we find out House hallucinated the whole business because he’s so high on Vicodin, which is maddening because it’s unimaginative, not because the sex didn’t happen. I would’ve been fine if producers never went down that road. Now, I just feel scammed by a cheap bait and switch.

The ending also didn’t make sense to me. If it’s the drugs that are causing the hallucinations, why did House check into a psychiatric hospital? Don’t they give patients more drugs in such places? Wouldn’t rehab be better since it seems he just needs to clean up to stop seeing dead people?

Speaking of which, it was nice to see Kal Penn again, albeit briefly. I really liked Kutner and when I saw him, I realized how much his death still affected me.

And poor Carl Reiner. Looks like House will soon be able to hallucinate his character, Eugene, too. I thought he was only supposed to be an annoying patient so when the reveal of pancreatic cancer happened, it landed a small punch in my gut (luckily, not a pot belly) and Reiner’s reaction to the news was heart-tugging.

In happier news, Chase and Cameron finally got married after a lot of back and forth about her dead husband’s sperm. And she looked gorgeous. The dress, hair, makeup, jewelry—perfection.

Oh, don’t ask me about the case of the week. Compared to everything else that happened, it really was the least important thing.

How do you feel about this episode? Shocked? Wowed? Confused? Relieved?

6 Comments »

  • BizMan5 says:

    Saw the episode last night, but I appreciate the spoiler warning at the beginning of your piece.

    It was lame for them to have such a cool episode and then say, “Just Kidding” by using the old hallucination card. Up until then I was really liking the new personality dynamics going on between House and his staff. I am getting sick of all the smart ass and sarcastic comments. It’s getting old and is just no longer fun.

    Maybe one of the producers will get it eventually….

  • READER#9 says:

    Thanks for saying it, Bizman! I hate to sound like some sort of modern day hippie, but there is WAY TOO MUCH negativity out there already! I really liked the show, but have been losing interest over the past several weeks. The cases are still cool, but the random verbal abuse without any reason is just lame.

  • ScriptPimp says:

    That crazy right hand vs left hand or right brain/left brain plot was soooooo bizarre. I just didn’t get whether or not that was part of the dream/hallucination as well.

    And, yeah, I thought he would go into rehab as well. Same writers as Lost? They don’t make any sense half the time either.

  • EireGo says:

    That was a strange episode.

  • Shelley P says:

    Hooray, finally I’ve seen the finale and have come back and read your post, PCN!

    I started to wonder if he was hallucinating his Vicodin withdrawal and the Cuddy biz in the previous show ~ for someone so addicted, it seemed to be ‘over’ awfully fast. But then I thought, “Hang on, haven’t they already worn out the dream/hallucination thing so surely they wouldn’t try that trick again!” So I went happily along with it until it became clear {?!} that at least some of what happened was a hallucination. I’m still confused as to what was real and what wasn’t. So was Carl Reiner really there? {And yes, that was very sad!} Were the cases real and only the sex with Cuddy wasn’t? And hubby and I both scratched our heads at the Psychiatric Hospital. Maybe the producers have been listening and they are sending House there so that there’s a way of his having an epiphany that will stop the constant excess nastiness.

    I was so grateful that they had Cameron and Chase’s wedding and allowed it to be lovely. It partially redeemed the episode for me.

    • popculturenerd says:

      Like you, ShelleyP, I kept thinking, “Surely they won’t try that hallucination ploy? When has that ever been met well by fans?” But there it was. How disappointing. I’m definitely “cheesed off” for sure! (Love that term.)

      Good question about the patients. It wasn’t clear if he imagined everything or just the sex.

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