As a super duper House fan, I can't help but feel a little cheated at not having the two hour finale continue the story. Instead, the first hour was about the making of the show. Sure, there were some interesting and fun moments here and I love Hugh Laurie.
But hearing his real accent pushed the character of Dr. Gregory House further from my mind when I couldn't wait to find out the season ending of what becomes of House and Wilson. When that did happen, it turned out to be more than worth it for me. I still wish the House series finale had been a two-hour story, but I'm not disappointed with what we did get.
We see Dr. House on the upper floor of a big burning building. There are syringes and booze bottles and debris all around House, who is laying on the dirty wooden floor. Has it really come to this?
Do I Remind You of Someone?
The last patient is, fittingly, a drug addict. Unlike most of the many patients in House's medical career, this one he feels a connection with and it's the drugs talking - literally. The patient got hooked on heroin after being injured on a ski trip. We see flashbacks of House treating this patient while House is still on the floor, quite out of it. House imagines his different ex-girlfriends and lovers speaking to him about his life and what's left of it. The common consensus is that House doesn't find life interesting anymore because it's become less of a "puzzle" for him. Well, that could be true.
Meanwhile, Wilson, Foreman and the others have no idea where House could be. This is until they realize that House's last patient was a heroin addict. I guess there is only one main filthy abandoned building for junkies around as Foreman and Wilson conveniently find it.
By this time, House has stumbled around upstairs, then fallen down where the fire is more intense. There are more flashbacks. Not only did Wilson offer to try and take the heat for the season ticket clogging prank that ruined the MRI room, but we see that the drug addict patient even offered that as well. Some people really like Dr. Greg and are willing to keep him out of serving jail time.
DOA for an SOB
Foreman and Wilson stand in front of the burning building and see House through one of the windows. When a burning beam falls near him and there are sudden bursts of flames all around where House was standing, the men realize there's no way House could make it. The firefighter team works all night and pulls a body out in the morning. Wilson, Park, Adams and Taub wait on the curb. Later, Foreman confirms the coroner's report to Wilson that yes, the body found is House.
At the funeral service, House's mother says he was "a good son" and many of the girlfriends and lovers are there too. Dominika says House "knew how to love" while Chase, that arse, makes a mostly negative comment about House not always being easy to get along with. This is mild though in comparison to Wilson's words, which start out kind then turn into calling House a selfish ass for choosing to die "numbed on drugs" when people really cared about him.
On the Road Again
While Wilson is still speaking at House's memorial service, Wilson's phone keeps beeping. Wilson sees the message "Shut up, you idiot" and he leaves as soon as he can get out of there. We see Wilson take a car to where House is sitting outside on some stairs. This is shocking, but yes, something House would do. House tells Wilson he snuck out of the back of the burning building and switched the death records. Wilson smiles and so do I.
When Wilson and House are then on motorcyles driving through scenic hills, this is what I wanted and it was worth waiting for! Meanwhile, at the hospital, we see Chase in his fancy new office and Foreman chuckling at House's ID clip like maybe he knows? Wilson says to House "When my cancer starts to get worse ..." but House cuts him off by replying "Cancer is boring!" and they carry on with their road trip. Bravo!
What did you think of this ending of House? Was it satisfying? Eight seasons, and now this is it! Leave your comments below.