Thursday, May 19, 2011
House 7x23 "Moving On" Finale Global Promo and speculation
After viewing the House Season 7 finale Global Promo, I have a speculation.
Obviously "Moving On" continues where "After Hours" left off. House is still in the hospital after the surgery to remove the tumors and repair the damage he did from his own self-surgery.
While he is recovering from surgery, House has one or more dreams and in them he is attempting to inflict harm upon Cuddy out of anger, maybe directed at her or perhaps himself for the way things have gone in his life recently. He dreams he pushes her into a wall, yells at her and crashes a car into her house (among other things we haven't seen yet). We know House, he would never do things like this in his rational mind.
Eventually House wakes up, still in the hospital and he remembers the dream where he hurt or possibly even killed Cuddy and maybe even himself and that's when he realizes that his lifestyle choices after the breakup are headed to a very tragic ending for both of them. That's when he tells Cuddy that he is making changes and that he wants to go back to the way things were before they started dating, because at least back then they had their longtime friendship.
The "You can never go back" reference may have a couple of meanings.
First and foremost, it may be that House finally comes to realize that if he hurts the one person he loves most in the world, he can never go back to the way things were for them, all the years of friendship they've had from their college days to just before the breakup. House would rather have that friendship with her than lose her forever. Not to mention that if he were to harm her, not only would he lose her but he would lose everything he has in his life including his license, his career and the only other friend he really has--Wilson.
Second, the "You can never go back" may also refer to the idea that given all they've been through recently they may never be able to go back to being a couple again. Rather than continuing to hurt each other and rather than House risk losing Cuddy from his life forever and even losing his own life, they both decide to "Move on" to being friends and colleagues again. Essentially this is an opportunity to make amends and House to move on and fix his life and finally alleviate the burden of worries he's placed on both Cuddy and Wilson since the breakup. Now, the hard part begins but it's up to him.
BTW, if we're wondering where the POTW fits into this, it is possible that the POTW case is in his head, in fact it may be part of him trying to work out his problems. He's trying to figure out how to fix his life and the POTW is really him. Remember the elephant he holds in his lap in the promo photo? Could be that this is actually a representation of "the elephant in the room" you know the big problem everyone tries hard not to notice? Well the elephant may be House himself and he finally sees it.
Based on what we've seen in the promos, we're led to believe House is going to do some pretty bad things. But we know if he does, he'll wind up in jail, lose his medical license and lose both Wilson and Cuddy forever. That can't happen, otherwise there's no House in Season 8. Remember, things are not always as they seem in the promos and this could especially be true considering the POTW who tells House "this is a case tailor made for you" and "you don't know which symptoms are real and which are not". To me, these are hints.
Watching the promo gave me hope for House the man because I really want to see him work hard to try and better himself and get over his misery, but it also makes me sadder than ever that Lisa Edelstein is leaving because she is such an integral part of House's world, both personally and professionally. Season 8 would be awesome with her and I cannot imagine her not being a part of it. I still hold out hope that she and Fox Broadcasting will somehow come to a compromise which works for both sides and brings her back.
We can only hope.
Oh by the way another "sneak peek" was released after I made my initial post and in all fairness, it may force my theory to change somewhat given what's in the promo below doesn't look like the conversation they have about going back to where they were before dating takes place at the end, after some big dream. I don't know what to think now. See for yourself.
And here's two more that just came in while we're at it.
Could all of this still be in House's head? Is it still a possibility? Could he entire season or half a season, perhaps since Bombshells been a dream? House in a coma from some sort of accident? I mean seriously do we think House, in a rational state of mind could try to kill or harm Cuddy by running his car through her house?
That is so NOT "Moving on" and so NOT in line with what we saw him wanting to do in the last episode.