House M.D S08E22 (Holding On) – “I need you to tell me that you love me”

Wilson: Are you conning me? You’re conning me!
House: What? Just because you folded, that means it must be some evil plan?
Wilson: Well, that’s usually how it works with you. You drown me in nostalgia so I think about our friendship so I feel some kind of loyalty and agree to more chemo.
House: It was real nostalgia, real emotions, a real decision.
Wilson: A decision that I just made for you.
House: I need you. Okay? I want you to be around as long as possible. Because I don’t know what I’m going to do without you.
Wilson: No! Don’t do that. I don’t owe you anything. Our entire relationship has been about you. My dying is about me.

Is it selfish, that House wants Wilson to live longer, even if it means Wilson will be in pain? Yes, pretty selfish if that’s the only reason. But despite all the things he’s saying about needing Wilson and all that, I don’t think he’s doing it just for himself, ecause of his need to have his best friend around. He’s doing it for Wilson too, to make Wilson wants to stay alive and keep fighting. Knowing Wilson’s personality, House probably thinks he has a better chance of succeeding by appealing to Wilson’s sense of guilt, as well as loyalty to their friendship. I’m not saying he’s lying about the whole I-need-you-I-don’t-know-what-I-will-do-without-you-stuff, he obviously feels that way, but I don’t think he would have actually said it to Wilson if he wasn’t trying to manipulate Wilson into continuing with chemo.

The heartbreaking scene in the car:

House: Look at you. You don’t want to die.
Wilson: Of course I don’t want to die.
House: Then fight.
Wilson: I did! I tried.
House: One time.
Wilson: House, get out of my car.
House: You don’t have to just accept it.
Wilson: Yes, I do have to accept this. I have five months to live, and you’re making me go through this alone! I’m pissed, because I’m dying. It’s not fair, and I need … I need a friend. I need to know that you’re there. I need … I need you to tell me that my life was worthwhile, and I need you to tell me that you love me.
House: No. I’m not going to tell you that unless you fight.

I love the episode, except the endong. Wow, how convenient, House writers, Wilson only has FIVE months to live, and House has to go back to jail for SIX months. Why not make it five months and one day while you’re at it, for maximum viewers manipulation? Gahhhh!! Just trust the actors, for heaven’s sake. They’ll save your ass and bring the show home safely, you don’t need to go the OMG!!SHOCKING!! route all the freaking time. Let’s not even mention the common sense fail of House violating his parole not for assaulting a patient and almost STRANGLING him to death, but for damaging hospital equipment. Maybe the show is trying to make a sly point about “our materialistic society” or “the corrupt capitalist system” bla bla bla or something, because otherwise, that is just plot contrivance TO THE MAX.

This show is such a big tease. They give you something so beautiful, so graceful, so heartbreaking … and then yanks it at the last minute with stupidity that makes you want to scream out loud. Hey, maybe Dr Gregory House is actually writing the scripts!

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Song from House M.D S08E21 (Holding On) – Euphoria by Motopony

The song playing towards the end of the episode of House Season 8 Episode 21.

Euphoria (Motopony)

Euphoria, Euphoria, you come at such a price
Every time I get a hold of you, I know I roll the dice
How far can I go from my pain before it takes my life?
Perhaps in death, Euphoria, you’ll be forever mine

Oooo, I wanna feel good too
Oooo, I wanna feel good too
I wanna feel good too

When I deny your pleasure, I know a different man
But to protect, will always break the motion of my plans
The long road or the shortcut, you’re what I’m aiming at
Will I find you in the harvest, or from the devil’s hand?

Oooo, I wanna feel good too
Oooo, I wanna feel good too
Oooo, I wanna feel good too
Oooo, I wanna feel good too

Oooo, I wanna feel good too
Oooo, I wanna feel good too
I wanna feel good too

Song from the Preview Trailer for House M.D S08E22 (Everybody Dies) – Live Forever by Drew Holcomb

The song playing during the trailer for the series finale. The “I want you to live forever” lyric is very appropriate, considering what’s going on between House-Wilson. I’m not sure how House would feel about the “faith” thing though …

Live Forever (Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors)

Laughter is the only thing that’ll keep you sane
In this world that’s dying more and more everyday
Don’t let evil get you down
In this madness spinning round and round

I want you to live forever
Underneath the sky so blue

Some people say faith is a childish game
Play on, children, like it’s Christmas day
Sing me a song, sing me a melody
Sing out loud, you’re a symphony

I want you to live forever
Underneath the sky so blue
I want you to live forever
Underneath the sky so blue

Take courage when the road is long
Don’t ever forget you’re never alone

I want you to live forever
Underneath the sky so blue
I want you to live forever
Underneath the sky so blue

Oh yeah, I want you to live forever
Underneath the sky so blue
Oh yeah, I want you to live forever
Underneath the sky so blue

I want you to live forever

House Series Finale (Everybody Dies) – Chase’s story ends in an open-ended note

That’s according to Jesse Spencer, who seems to be asked more questions about House than about the show he’s currently promoting (Chicago Fire), heh.

While mum on details, Spencer says Chase’s story ends on a rather open-ended note that may surprise people. “I can’t tell you what it is. It’s actually very short, but it’s so great. It’s this tiny little bit [that] opens up a whole new story, and we go ‘Oh my God.’ And [it leaves you] wondering,” he says. “You kind of know where it is going, but you’d like to see where it goes from there. Then the series ends. I like it. I can’t wait.”

Open-ended note? What does that mean? A bit worrying, this, since I thought Chase’s arc ended perfectly in the last episode. It would be a shame if they messed with it just to get an OMG! reaction or something in the series finale.

I guess there’s a memo going around for the casts and crews to use the word “bittersweet” to describe the finale …

“The final episode, I hope the fans enjoy and are satisfied by it. I think it’s an appropriate ending, and a satisfying ending. [It’s] still bittersweet, but I think they really wrap it up very nicely, and they’ve done a fantastic job on that show.”

Link: http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/05/14/jesse-spencer-house-finale/

House M.D Series Finale (Everybody Dies) – Chase-Cameron, Together Again?

Not really, according to Jesse Spencer, Chase and Cameron shared a brief scene together. It’s not clear whether he meant a scene with JUST Chase and Cameron, or a scene with other characters around. Okay, seriously, what kind of event except a funeral or a wedding would bring past characters together with current characters? I don’t think anyone in the show is getting married, so ….

Other stuff about the finale:

Spencer would not elaborate on the nature of the Chase/Cameron scene, only saying that the finale as a whole “is not going to be the happiest thing in the world” yet does serve up “an appropriately satisfying ending for longtime viewers.” And specific to his alter ego — who quit in last week’s episode and is not seen tonight —  he enthused, “Chase has a final moment which I’m very, very happy that they approached.”

Link: http://tvline.com/2012/05/14/house-series-finale-chase-cameron-reunion/

Spoiler for House M.D S08E21 (Holding On)

From Entertainment Weekly:

WHY THE PENULTIMATE EPISODE OF ‘HOUSE’ IS A TEAR-JERKER
For the longest time, I refused to accept that the end is near, but I’m slowly coming to peace with it. That’s, oddly, the theme I took away from the penultimate episode of House, which I checked out this week. While I’d largely like to preserve the integrity of the episode (after all, it’s one of only TWO left!), here are a few teasers for you:
– THIRTEEN is back and takes a meeting with Wilson and House separately that are both everything I could have wanted from their respective reunions. Her interaction with House is particularly poignant. (And her one-line assessment of their relationship made me laugh out loud.)
– HOUSE DOES… something for Wilson that will make you cry. But as always, everything is not as it seems. Just remember his heart is always in the right place.
– THERE’S a cliffhanger. A huge, juicy, “OMG” cliffhanger that sneaks up on you. Well, it snuck up on me anyway. All I can say is pay very close attention to everything going on in the episode.

“One line assessment” of whose relationship? House and Wilson? Or House and Thirteen? Is the spoiler referring to the line in the promo when Thirteen said “the prodigal daughter returns”? That doesn’t sound funny to me, that sounds like the writers trying to rewrite history and making Thirteen into the most important doctor who ever worked for House or something. Based on the promo pictures of House trying to choke the patient (and Park trying to stop him), I’m guessing House resorts to self-destructive behavior to get Wilson to continue chemo, and to fight harder to live. Something like “if you don’t care enough for yourself to continue fighting to live, at least do it for me, since you know I’m going to be such a mess without you”.

Link: http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/05/11/once-upon-a-time-house-burn-notice-vampire-diaries-spoilers/