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Having been a fan on and off since its' inception, I must say the change of characters over the length of the series really adds to the viewing pleasure. I think adding new characters for House to screw with helps a great deal with the show's longevity. I mean I would still be watching if Cameron and Thirteen were still attached, but I think House's character sucks all the mystery out of them. They have to go away, do something new or change something about themselves, before coming back to the clutches of the puzzle-master.
Ok, so apparently I missed the whole "real gun" thing. My fault. Or perhaps it should have been made clearer? Either way, my complete lack of knowledge regarding guns doesn't help this either. Neither does being called a retard, Mike.
Regardless, not sure this real gun helps my theme, although it does create more mystery regarding House. Thanks for the correction, all.
With all due respect Shane, I don't think anyone is having a tantrum. Maybe we're spoiled because TPTB made us that way! We've had such greatness for so long, it just seems weird NOT to have it. No need to resort to labeling or putting us in groups here. We do all have something in common....we LOVE the show. It's just that well...put it this way, we've seen better. We aren't the ones who set the bar high....TPTB did that by giving us an amazing show with amazing characters and stories. Given what we've seen them do in the past why should we expect any less now?
Alex, are you serious? You think "Hilson" is a typo? It's referring to the part of the plot involving House and Wilson.
I see the cult is out in full swing, stamping their feet in tantrums because people don't share the same "every episode of House is a WOW episode" ideology. Let's get for real. If you've trule set a standard, then some epis will fall short. And an opinion is an opinion. These angry attitudes are beyond ridiculous!
Lisa, The gun was real and probably was part of the Marine weaponry handed down after his death. It's perfectly understandle to miss the point since they intentionally buried a lot of details in this script.
Thanks for the review!
Arrggh this episode was so frustrating. I felt nothing watching this episode.
I like Vincent Spano but the POTW case did nothing for me.
I did laugh three times in this episode. Once when Park was getting picked on in the beginning, then again with Wilson getting caught in House's net, then with House being locked in his bathroom.
Usually the POTW story and House's personal subplot seem to mirror but I found absolutely zero connection this episode which seemed odd.
The whole discussion of paranoia and guns in the cafeteria with Wilson and House was fine but then the whole "You have a gun" - "No I don't" seemed out of place and forced in there as a plot device to bring about the final scene with House in his closet.
It's really annoying that nothing seems to be building on anything else this season, everything seems to be "stand alone" there's no growth or character development here.
I know Lisa gave several possibilities of what the sword could mean but honestly
It is good that Laurie is finding other jobs even if it is voice over in cartooons since this show is dying.
This was an interesting episode for reasons others have mentioned but also for a bit of insight into House.The ceremonial sword is engraved John House and the box holding the gun House.The fact that they're both together makes me think that they both belonged to House's father ,after all why would you need to label a box that holds a gun in your own home with your name?
So House is hanging on to souvenirs from his father ,that's intriguing considering their relationship but it also reminds us that when House first came out of psychiatric treatment and lived with Wilson ,he said that he was also remembering the good times with his father and not just the things he rebelled against.Being able to keep his father's things is a sign of maturity.
I've never read an article from this site before but I have to say I'm disappointed. The gun was real, House dropped the pencil all the way in after Wilson left so whoever wrote this article must not of been watching the episode too closely.
Good review, if kinder than I would have been (or will be). For those reading this, John House was in the Marine Corps and that is an engraved ceremonial sword. The gun belonged to House; we already saw him shoot a corpse in the head in "Euphoria." I recognized it instantly. (Can we saw "retcon"? And congratulations on trying to work out what we were supposed to take away from this episode. Weak finale indeed.
By the way, when did we start calling mid-season episodes "fall finales"? Oh, marketing departments, you are the clever beasties.
The gun was real.
That sword said "John House".
Are you retarded?
What was the name of the song at the end of the episode? does anyone know
Hilson refers to House and Wilson hijinks.... And yes, the gun was real, House did drop the pencil all the way down.
I agree with you that this episode was rather lame. Was anyone else put off by the really obvious Ford product placement in the episode? It was so obvious it was rather insulting.
On a side note, every time I read articles on this site there are ALWAYS glaring typos. Do you guys edit at all? You put "Hilson" instead of "Wilson". As a writer myself, it irks me to no end that you guys aren't proofreading!
House ends up dropping the pencil all the way down the barrel right after Wilson leaves his room, showing the viewer that the gun is real. Less "criticizing" more watching and enjoying.
These eps are like the eps of season four when he had cut throat witch, kutner and big love. I am thoroughly enjoying this season.
The sword said "John House"??? I paused it and stared for a good 5 minutes trying to figure out what the last name was. It's really very interesting to look at, almost like an optical illusion, like one of those pictures that looks like two different things depending on what you focus on... Gouse, Gmise, Gnuse...but there is NO WAY that first monsterous letter is supposed to be an H, I mean, COMMON!!
@ Reviewer Lisa Palmer: The past seven episodes have been the funniest and best in my opinion! Ok maybe not the premiere ep, but every other ep has been funny and enjoyable. Its been so enjoyable that I have watched it more than once! Just Saying.
Haven't watched this ep yet, but house has never had cliffhangers other shows have had or are famous for. Its never been apart of their formula ever and I don't think it will be that way.
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