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Disclaimer: I totally got this from a thread on house_cuddy, but I don't have any business posting there. And yes, I'm just like House in one respect: willing to speculate and be proven wrong over and over again.

An interesting idea is floating around about recent references on the show to time and how they might play into a hallucination theory. They showed Cuddy's alarm going off in Bombshells, followed by House jokingly asking Cuddy's doctors to keep an eye out for his watch. Someone also pointed out that we haven't seen House wearing his watch all season. Now, I am the last person on earth to notice details like this, so I'm wondering... has anyone else? And if so, is this a big fat clue that we shouldn't believe what we've been seeing since S7 started?

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alternatealto
Mar. 15th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Honestly, I think that's giving this writing team an awful lot of credit for subtlety, and from what I can tell they haven't been subtle yet this season. It would be kind of odd for them to start now.
flywoman
Mar. 15th, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)
I know what you mean. But the part of me that adored The Sixth Sense would be thrilled if they legitimately pulled something like this off.

And because I would so prefer to believe that this season never happened.
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flywoman
Mar. 15th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
They'd have to be really good to pull that off without giving me the feeling that I've been wasting my time in a major way.
I think I could be all right with it if I could see it as an illuminating look into House's subconscious.

The end of 'Help Me' felt wrong, so perhaps it was. On the other hand, I think DS swore by all that is holy that it was not a hallucination.
Same thing goes for the OOC Wilson scenes in "Both Sides Now," but if they want me to believe it's real, they need to show me with good writing, not tell me after the fact.

Anyway, I'm not taking a stand on S7 - just musing, and wondering whether anyone had noticed anything (else) that I missed. (There's an interesting conversation going on at deelaundry's about a couple of references to "Bombshells" made during "Out of the Chute" that give the proceedings a rather dreamlike quality imo.)
cuddyclothes
Mar. 15th, 2011 02:20 am (UTC)
The only time they called attention to something like that was when he was wearing the gold bracelet in the "Pulp Fiction" recreation. I doubt it means anything.

Actually, now that I think about it, I think he has been wearing his watch. If only because it bugs me when people go to bed naked but still wearing a watch. It seems so unreal.
flywoman
Mar. 15th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
Hmm. He isn't wearing it while searching Wilson's car in "You Must Remember This." I would go back and rewatch all of the episodes on Fox... if I didn't have much better things to do.
justjuly4
Mar. 15th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Flywoman, have you seen the new promo for the 17th episode? It's crazy, I am shocked. I couldn't ever imagine such a twist! House's telling his fellows he's getting married to a hooker named Dominica???? Next scene is Cuddy and Wilson walking into a room where Chase, Taub and Forman are standing dressed in suits and there are flowers everywhere... What's going on? Is it the craziest wedding the spoilers were hinting at????
flywoman
Mar. 15th, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
Why be so shocked? It's House *grin*. Remember when he brought a transvestite hooker to dinner to meet Sam?

And I'm not sure whether this was the wedding suggested by the spoilers - I thought that was coming up later (Episode 20 or so).
justjuly4
Mar. 16th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
One dinner was fun, marriage won't be (IMO) But I hope it wouldn't be actual marriage, just a game for House.

You're absolutely right - rumors were about the 20th Ep.
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flywoman
Mar. 17th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
Yup, the episode is not consistent with current weather in the Eastern U.S. Moreover, if we assume that the timeline might actually be shifted because "Now what?" followed immediately after "Help Me" instead of after the usual summer hiatus, it puts us in the dead of winter.

Whether this means anything other than that the writers thought it would be really cool to do a scene with House cannonballing into a pool, your guess is as good as mine at this point...
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cuddyclothes
Mar. 17th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
I filmed a scene for a Kyra Sedgewick movie in the middle of winter, pretending it was summer at a swanky hotel. We were outside in bathing suits, wearing tons of self-tanner, and a poor bastard had to cannonball into the FREEZING pool!

I went into the House caps place and jumped around a bunch of episodes. No watch.
flywoman
Mar. 18th, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
I went into the House caps place and jumped around a bunch of episodes. No watch.

Hmm... so what do you think, is this significant? I saw that pgrabia commented that he was wearing the watch at the beginning of "Now what?" but not the following morning. I also wonder whether this might have anything to do with the "alternate" episode that they shot on the beach etc.
petitecuriosity
Mar. 18th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
This was driving me crazy so I tweeted the writers. Hopefully I'll get a response from one of them.
stathies
Mar. 19th, 2011 07:03 pm (UTC)
If you start to worry about all the strange "clues" the extreme Huddites are finding, you will have time for nothing else.

The bottom line is the bottom line and this arc did not work, and unless DS has nothing better to do than send out his army of minions, including actors, writers, directors and producers to pull a con job on the MAJORITY of his viewers who are NOT invested to the point of obsession with Huddy, then I think it is pretty safe to take them all at their word. This was never meant to last and it isn't.
flywoman
Mar. 19th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Of course I believe that this relationship arc was never meant to last. (In fact, that belief was almost all that has kept me watching this season.) I wouldn't say that I am "worried" about the "clues" - I just enjoy thinking about what they might mean, if anything. Creative (re)interpretation is how I produce some of my best work.
stathies
Mar. 19th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Good cause I love reading your stories. I am still working on my own Four Docs Four Rooms, although I doubt Foreman could be written any differently!!!!

And, yes, that faith in the writers and in DS was all that made so much of this season bearable. That and the little Wilsonian gems they kept throwing out there like tiny reminders that they had not completely lost their collective minds.

Looking forward to more stories
flywoman
Mar. 20th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Good cause I love reading your stories.

Aww, thanks - that's always really nice to hear!
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