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alternatealto  had a fun thread going on this a few days ago, and I just saw some new info on house_cuddy that has inspired me to revisit.

7X16 "Out of the Chute"
We know that Cuddy has dumped House, that he and Wilson go off to some kind of resort with a pool, umbrella drinks, and massage, and that at one point House is standing precariously on the railing of a balcony with Wilson watching from below.

7X17 "Fall from Grace"
GY has remarked that someone is going to die, and promos suggest that House has invited Cuddy (in very somber-looking clothes) and Wilson to his apartment for some kind of event.

7X18 "The Dig"
This is the episode in which Thirteen returns. Filming locations include a motel, House's car, and a jail or detention center.

7X19 "The Last Temptation"
Filming at a yacht club. Masters' last episode.

7X20 "Changes"
Filming at Arlene's house, someone gets married, and House/Cuddy/Arlene have a scene together outside the Fox gym.

7X21 "The Fix"
GY claims to be "shaking it up" in this episode. Filming at a bar, boxing gym, and burger joint.

Okay. So I have this obsession with episode (and story) titles that allude to multiple things - on the show, generally the POTW and some House regular's personal subplot. "Out of the Chute" clearly refers to the POTW being a bull rider, but apparently it's also a phrase meaning "from the beginning."  I don't know anything about the POTW for "Fall from Grace," but given that House was about to walk off a balcony the previous week, someone is going to die, and Cuddy is wearing a sober black suit to House's apartment, I'm guessing that she and Wilson are there for the reading of House's will. I think that "The Dig" refers to House's funeral/burial, the reason for Thirteen's return. (Although others have speculated that this might actually refer to House being excavated from the collapsed building at the end of S6, and therefore Thirteen would have returned because she had never in fact left.)

Now, I am not saying that any of these events are "for realz" - as far as I can tell, all or part of S7 might well have been a Housian hallucination. But hear me out. The NEW info, the title "The Last Temptation," strongly suggests "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis, made into a controversial film by Martin Scorsese. It features Jesus being tempted away from his true calling, to die for the greater good, by visions of the life he could have had as a normal, happily married man. Fits right in with House's belief that people will die if loving Cuddy makes him a crappy doctor, doesn't it?


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Mar. 13th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
NOt that I want to stoke any fires (LOLOL), but check out today's House_Tweets.


Omar Epps tweeted "This desk belongs to [fill in the blank]" with a picture of House's desk. Could he be hinting that it's no longer House's desk, but Foreman's?

Bobbin Bergstrom (is a nurse, plays a nurse) tweeted a picture of a sound guy. Not much by itself, but look what he's sitting in front of: a huge display of flowers in an arrangement that looks like I've seen at funerals.
Mar. 13th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
*smacks forehead* I saw that tweet from Omar and didn't even make the connection. Great catch! And the flower arrangement totally fits, too.
Mar. 13th, 2011 04:33 pm (UTC)
There seems to be another man (shorter than Wilson), in a suit, in that promo picture for the "special event" in episode 17 -- any ideas? House's attorney?

Also for 17 -- Cuddy tells Wilson she feels guilty. (Not exactly a revelation, but still. Could fit nicely into any number of theories.)

Bring on the "House attends his own funeral" scenes.
Mar. 13th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
House's attorney?
That's what I'm thinking!

Bring on the "House attends his own funeral" scenes.

"I said you'd hold a funeral for me over my dead body! Oh wait."
Mar. 13th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
There's an extremely detailed description in the latest Entertainment Weekly magazine, but it's not on the website. Gives it an A-. Should I transcribe it?
Mar. 13th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Is this for "Out of the Chute"?

Up to you if you want to take the time, but I would certainly read it with great interest!
(no subject) - barefootpuddles - Mar. 13th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 13th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
But it House is dead in Fall from Grace, how can he show up in later episodes? Flashbacks as he is dying? I could sort of see him being in a coma for three episodes as it moves between flashbacks, real times, and House's subconscious?
Mar. 13th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ah. This is where the visions a la Last Temptation of Christ come in. The death (and break-up, and possibly the entire realtionship) only happened in his head.
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Mar. 13th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
I'm really confused because there are spoilers here I haven't seen or heard before. House dies for realz? Like, this is 'the last season no more House because he's buried in the ground' dies we're talking about here? Are you shitting me? 'Cause, like, after reading this and the comments I'm about to have a conniption!
Mar. 13th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
No, no, I don't think he dies for realz. I do think we will see what we believe to be his death and funeral/burial. But I bet it's going to turn out to be a hallucination or a dream.
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Mar. 13th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
I genuinely wonder who outsmarts who - House fans vs. scriptwriters? Are any of the guesses right? We'll see.

And I feel nervous about House's future... What confuses me most is re-appearing of Arlene and marriage prospects. House/Cuddy reunion couldn't be true! It would look like a soap opera ending.

Your theory is as interesting as a new fanfic!
By the way, I've thought about The Last Temptation of Christ the minute I looked at the episode title. Your suggestion/explanation looks very plausible.

Although House being in a coma for several episodes seems a good idea, I incline to "House leaving PPTH" version.
Mar. 13th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
If we make enough guesses, odds are that at least a few of them will be right ;).

The reappearance of Arlene freaks me out too. Although I suppose it's possible that Cuddy will get married to Lucas. I would give the Huddy comms a ten mile radius if that were to occur.

pgrabia has written an interesting story in which Wilson dreamed the whole season while in a coma. It's tempting to do something similar based on House dreaming all or most of what we've seen.
Mar. 13th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
Check out the mondo-spoiler I posted in greglovesjimmy and h_wot. It's just for "Out of The Chute" and the critics get screeners.
Mar. 13th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
I read your post in hw_ot, but I wasn't sure if I missed something? It seems to say that to cope with his heartbreak, House booked himself into a luxury hotel with hookers (and vicodin, which we already knew).
Mar. 13th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
The thought of House dying kind of freaks me out but based on your speculations, it sounds very plausible. It being a hallucination certainly makes sense. House imagining his funeral certainly would be something different. Actually, all of your speculations sound rather plausible.

I honestly hope there isn't a Huddy wedding, but it is possible. The wedding could also be Thirteen and Chase, but given their lack of contact (or at least apparent lack of contact) this season, that would be rather odd. Do you happen to know if it's a main character getting married or if that isn't specified?

I read a spoiler that said that a main character will die...and another that said that they have plans for Thirteen in season 8, if there is one, so it can't be her. It would be really odd if it were Arlene, because what would be the point about teasing about her death in Family Practice only to have her die in episode 20? I'm intrigued by the title of the last episode mentioned "The Fix." (I'm also interested in episode titles.) I feel like this could either refer to a solution (like returning to Mayfield, or someone leaving the hospital), or an obsession/fixation/addiction.

Also, there are twenty three episodes this season so I'm hoping to read spoilers for the last two when/if they become available.

DS said that in a way, House and Cuddy will always love each other, but comments from him and various writers seem to suggest that Huddy is done. Also, while a wedding is possible, if he were in a coma and this entire season was a hallucination, I think he might see that a relationship with her, while nice in theory, wouldn't quite work out.

And if you're right on "The Last Temptation," he and Cuddy might also have sex this episode for a final time, before House decides to continue to follow his calling as a doctor.

It could be Cuddy who gets married in 7x20...to Lucas. Which would be super odd. Arlene might get married. It still might be House and Cuddy and some people have speculated that "The Last Temptation" is House's bachelor party. Wilson might get married...again...just for old times sake. *sarcasm* Maybe it's Taub and Foreman?

Based on the locations for "The Fix," perhaps House is trying to find a new one that isn't Vicodin, Cuddy, or medical puzzles? Maybe he's searching for it in the form of booze, boxing (he's fighting with his hands, not his legs, but you'd likely still need the latter for boxing), or through junk food? (That's likely me overanalyzing)

I would be surprised if House and Cuddy got back together. It sounds like everything in their relationship was rather planned from them getting together until their break-up and based on various comments...it would be odd I think. I want to believe that that relationship was merely another step in House's journey, that, as has been said in those comments, that it was something to explore...but I still fear them reuniting.

I'm also scared that they're going to kill off Wilson, based on RSL wanting to do more plays. They seem very accomadating when it comes to scheduling (case and point Olivia Wilde) but I'm not sure...

Edited at 2011-03-13 09:08 pm (UTC)
Mar. 13th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Thirteen and Cameron FTW! No, it wasn't specified, only described as a wedding that would surprise us.

I think "The Fix" refers to a fixed boxing match, and the other part could be what you said... or could be the "reboot" to the end of the dream/hallucination (the shake-up mentioned by GY).

I have to admit that I'm nervous about Wilson too - not necessarily that he'll be killed off, but that they'll find some other way for RSL to leave. However, I think the most likely ending to this season is that Cuddy will leave PPTH. On the other hand, I'm also wondering whether House might leave Foreman his position at PPTH and take Thirteen with him? Yeah, probably too much of a game-changer for a successful show. But the one thing I think we can count on is that there will be no "House M.D." without House.
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Mar. 13th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC)
Wow, this entire season sounds like a melter. So, maybe House does jump from the balcony? And that little smile he gives Wilson is a...what? 'Glad you're here?' 'Sorry?' 'Fuck you??' Then he's dead - but not really, coz he's in a coma. Hmmm. Is the season going to end with a shower scene guest starring Patrick Duffy?? Hallucinations MD indeed!!

I think the possibility I like best (in so much as I like any of them) is that the whole season is a figment of House's imagination, as he's still buried under the rubble in Trenton. Or in a coma from it. In which case the wedding could be that of Cuddy and Lucas. Which could tie in nicely with your 'Last Temptation' interpretation - House realising that he has to stay true to his calling and giving Cuddy and Lucas his blessing. I do wonder sometimes if House was shit doctor when he was with Stacy...

But still, I don't believe that they are done with Huddy - it's actually everybody's insistence that they are that makes me most suspicious.

Although maybe the rest of the season will be surprising. They might even do something credible. That would surprise a lot of people :)

Mar. 13th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
I do wonder sometimes if House was shit doctor when he was with Stacy...

I could be wrong on this, but I honestly don't think that he was. Stacy wasn't his boss. He didn't have to lie to her or go behind her back in order to do his job, to save a patient. House needs Cuddy to sign off on certain procedures so the issue becomes "how will this affect our relationship and our future" rather than "how this will affect the patient's life."

it's actually everybody's insistence that they are that makes me most suspicious.

This is a good point and now I'll have to admit that it makes me rather suspicious as well. I still want to believe that everything was planned and that now it's over but...it might not be.

I really do wonder if they would bring Lucas back...or hey, maybe Cuddy's been having a secret affair with Taub this entire time. But that's more of a crack!theory of course...

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Mar. 13th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Frankly, all of this sounds to me like it's just TPTB hedging their bets about the 8th season, since it's not yet established that there will be one. They're trying to have it both ways: if there's no 8th season, we get House's (real) funeral, an episode or two of aftermath, and the series is done. If there IS an 8th season, then surprise! the death and funeral are all halluncinatory, the reset button is pressed, and we all go back to (ab)normal.

Instead of making me want to watch the rest of the 7th season, it's making me want to stand far away from it and poke it occasionally with a long stick to see if it bites. Somehow I don't think that's the reaction TPTB want me to have.
Mar. 13th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
hey're trying to have it both ways

I think you could very well be right about that. The casual viewer won't care (or, likely, notice), and the speculation junkies like me will be hooked - I am WAY more interested in the show now than I was for the first half of this season. Unfortunately, it will only piss off viewers who care about the show and feel (rightly) like they are being dicked around.
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