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Old May 27 2012, 10:56 AM   #106
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Re: House: Series Finale. "Everybody Dies." Discussion/Spoilers

They could have added more story with a two parter with 13 or something else. One episode did feel rushed with so many guest stars in it. This is the last swan song of House after all. The retrospective didn't have to be part of the 2 hour block. It could take the place of a House episode and then next week do the two parter.
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Old May 27 2012, 02:02 PM   #107
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They could have added more story with a two parter with 13 or something else. One episode did feel rushed with so many guest stars in it. This is the last swan song of House after all.
But it's not like this was an isolated piece; it was the culmination of a storyline that's been going on for 4-5 weeks. And Thirteen was in the second-last episode as well as this one. So they already delivered what you're asking for -- it just wasn't in a single 2-hour block.


The retrospective didn't have to be part of the 2 hour block. It could take the place of a House episode and then next week do the two parter.
As I already said, that would've been a bad idea from a ratings perspective. I believe that behind-the-scenes stuff like this deserves attention, but I'm aware that a large portion of the TV audience doesn't feel the same way and probably wouldn't bother to tune in for something like this if it weren't paired with an actual episode. And it wouldn't have had the same impact either, I feel, if it weren't part of the actual finale event itself. It was aired exactly where it belonged.
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Old May 27 2012, 04:34 PM   #108
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One hour was enough for me.
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Old May 27 2012, 05:01 PM   #109
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If nothing else, I have to say that ending with a Warren Zevon song was very appropriate, both the song and when you consider some of the similarities between WZ and the character of House.
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Old May 27 2012, 06:17 PM   #110
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Re: House: Series Finale. "Everybody Dies." Discussion/Spoilers

Eight years and all they could come up with is this piece of shit???
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Old May 28 2012, 02:11 PM   #111
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They could have added more story with a two parter with 13 or something else. One episode did feel rushed with so many guest stars in it. This is the last swan song of House after all.
But it's not like this was an isolated piece; it was the culmination of a storyline that's been going on for 4-5 weeks. And Thirteen was in the second-last episode as well as this one. So they already delivered what you're asking for -- it just wasn't in a single 2-hour block.
Sure, but an arc is an arc and a two parter is a two parter that is a little more self contained. They could have used the two parter to do a new story to salute the last 8 years of the show and wrap up the Wilson Arc. It didn't need to include 13 but a two part finale would have had a bit more momentum than one episode that spent a lot of time bringing back old cast members.
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Old May 28 2012, 02:42 PM   #112
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Well, there are probably dozens of things they "could've" done. Ultimately they had to choose one. They chose this one. It's not wrong just because it wasn't the only possibility.
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Old May 28 2012, 03:17 PM   #113
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They could'a had, ya know ALIENS, and and, ya know, like ,vampires and shit, and, and, House could'a had a vampire bite Wilson and then he'd never die - well, the one time, sher, but, ya know, or, or, the aliens can cure ANYthing so, so, Wilsom would'a never hadda die and, and, ya know, shit like that...
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Old May 28 2012, 03:29 PM   #114
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Eight years and all they could come up with is this piece of shit???
Whew. Harsh!
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Old May 28 2012, 03:59 PM   #115
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Well, there are probably dozens of things they "could've" done. Ultimately they had to choose one. They chose this one. It's not wrong just because it wasn't the only possibility.
Not wrong but from my perspective i've enjoyed two part episodes, especially ones that wrap up an entire series because it's the last time we'll ever see it. Ds9, BSG, Lost all had arcs but had 2 or 3 part episodes to do a final story within the bigger story that gave all the characters some piece of final glory. The series was largely based on the mysterious illness of the week patients and yet we see little actual investigation or an interesting patient in the last episode. Compared to the absolutely thrilling 2 part episode with Amber and that Bus crash.
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Old May 28 2012, 04:54 PM   #116
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I think in the burning warehouse House should have stumbled around looking for something to serve as a cane, picked up a stick and then became Thor.
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Old May 28 2012, 05:01 PM   #117
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The series was largely based on the mysterious illness of the week patients and yet we see little actual investigation or an interesting patient in the last episode.
It was largely based on the patients for the first few seasons, but the patients have been afterthoughts for years now, the medical stuff just a formulaic backdrop for stories that have long been mainly about the main characters' soap opera. They even lampshaded that in House's flashbacks here, where the differential was just people saying "Blah blah blah" and House explaining, "Nobody cares about that stuff."
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Old May 28 2012, 05:11 PM   #118
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I thought it was fairly good, but I missed Cuddy.
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Old May 28 2012, 06:31 PM   #119
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If nothing else, I have to say that ending with a Warren Zevon song was very appropriate, both the song and when you consider some of the similarities between WZ and the character of House.

and a fun contrast to the haunting way that hallucination Amber sang it when House thought he was losing his mind.
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Old May 29 2012, 02:47 AM   #120
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Something interesting just occurred to me. The lingering question is what will House do after Wilson dies? One option is suicide, but I believe the argument of this episode was House considering suicide and turning away from it. I don't think House would do it.

For an answer to House's future, I think back to something from an earlier episode. Someone once asked House why he became a doctor, and House described a childhood memory of a hospital where all the doctors ran to the janitor asking him for the solution to their medical problem. How could that kind of situation ever happen? Well, we were just given an answer.

With his "death", House's options will be limited. As a person with no identity, he'll be left with the same job prospects that illegal aliens have - one of the more prominent being janitorial work. It's not hard to believe House would be attracted to working in a hospital ; and after throwing out a few suggestions that solve cases, House will be the janitor that all the doctors run to for help. It's almost poetic; House could end up truly being what supposedly attracted him to medicine.
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