The House Finale – Dr. House Messed up Again but Pleasingly
The two-hour long episode of the ‘House’ series finale perfectly renders the best and worst of the series. ‘House’ represents its final episode as a perfect platform to the spectators for not only enjoying the finale but also appreciating from the viewpoint of people who worked on it.
The episode was aired on Fox at 8 p.m. on Monday. The final episode had the title ‘Everybody Dies’ that generated a lot of speculation that the finale might show the death of Dr. House. There was a death indeed, and a funeral. However, it differed from everybody’s expectation.
For major part of the episode, House was in a drug-induced state. In delirious condition, he saw various people who played some meaningful roles at some points of his life. In this way, he met Amber and Kutner who have died along the way. He spent times contemplating in a burning warehouse where he found him alongside one of his patients who was saved by him and his team. However, that patient was now lying dead beside him. So, the title of the episode was justified somehow as someone died in the finale. However, he decided not to die but could not save himself from the warehouse explosion with Foreman and Wilson stunningly looked at.
Dental records for the body pulled out from the burnt warehouse matched House. So, he was officially declared dead and a funeral took place. But, the most surprising thing happened during the funeral as Wilson got a text from House reading ‘Shut Up You Idiot’. Wilson rushed from there and found House sitting on the steps of his apartment building.
House told Wilson about his fake death to avoid prison and spend some adventurous time with Wilson who had only five months left before dying of cancer. The series ended with a shot with Wilson and House on the frame, riding motorcycles down a road into the sunshine.
The penultimate episode was ended with Wilson having just five months to live because of cancer and House heading back to prison for six months. So, nobody might have thought that a happy ending would have come from that condition.
Perhaps the most moving thing in the finale was the fact about House’s realization that he did want to change who he was, even after the death of his best friend, Wilson.
In fact, the Monday night show was perfectly appropriate finale for a primetime show that is filled with psychological truths, wicked realities, and open confrontations. Though most part of the finale dealt with surrealistic facts and continuously hinted of a bleak ending, everything was sorted out beautifully at the end. And, Dr. Gregory House has done perfectly what he has been doing for eight long seasons – messing with everybody on sight.