Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Is it all in HOUSE´S HEAD?

We got to thinking, as we often do ,that perhaps there is meaning (as in a clue) for Why House seemingly does not go home? Add to this all the news we learned few days ago and "the game's afoot" once again. If you are a spoilerphobe...this is NOT the article for you to read. And so, now that you've had "fair warning" goes.

Do we really believe House hasn't returned home? If so, it is to "play" with Foreman's head and make him stay into the night to monitor House? Do we really believe it has something to do with the ducklings or the new team? No, we don't either.

Is there any darn good reason
why House is seemingly living at PPTH?

What's one of the first things he places in his office/home? A couch, of course, which he sleeps on, a mini bar where is makes up those super sized martinis. House, the man who has had some difficulty with alcohol, knows that these are the essentials of setting up a diagnostics area.

Breaking down walls. Symbolic? To be closer to Wilson he breaks down walls when he is only a knock of a door away. The mention of one month of solitary confinement while he was knocking on the door was very sad. The knocking down of Wilson's wall has some subtextural thing going on. Loneliness? Still wanting to break down confining walls? These things are not presented in a sinister foreboding way but are they trying to trick the audience that all House needed was his team back? Somehow, we think the man is not going to be just satisfied with that. Somehow, we think this might be leading to something like thebrain injury idea which was so well covered last season by numerous bloggers as well as ourselves @#HouseDetectives.

Why would we say this? Will we ever stop looking for clues?
Warning! Spoilers Ahead!

We were given some clues few days ago when it was announced that the fallout from the visit Jeffrey Wright will make...will be felt throughout this season of House. House DOES something. afraid. Be very afraid because the last time we heard something like this....KABOOM!

Wright is cast as a renowned neurologist who is both Foreman’s mentor and the arbitrator of House’s fate (The actual plot of the episode, including details regarding what triggers Wright’s arrival, remains a closely-guarded secret)

Why would House need an arbitrator?
You guessed it. He "does" something which requires this.

Here, in one fell swoop is the opportunity for GY and House writers to finally make some sense (although a bit late to the party) of why on earth House has acted the way he has (pick your own adjective) for a great portion of Season 7 and into Season 8 now.

It comforts us to think that all the clues from last season were not for naught. It comforts us to think of this as an opportunity to get House back to a place where he can confront his major issues and finally put to rest the idea that this character we have loved so long and so well...has "turned" and changed to the dark side. No, it won't be a cure-all panacea, but it would go a long way to explaining many of the character issues so much of the fan base has had with the way House-the character has been written over this extended period of time.

Is there something wrong with House's brain?
Is there some operation in House's future?
Will this somehow "reboot" his pain center and is any of this even possible?

We need closure (if this is to be the last season of House, which we will all know soon) on many fronts: His pain, his addiction, his relationships, his state of mind. We would like to see some storylines pursued and even if there is no closure...some of those storylines should not have been relegated under "G". Some characters like Wilson's brother and House's family should have had more depth and review. But even if "those" stories never return, House's state of mind, his addiction and his pain and, certainly, his ability to have relationships and maintain them are key to any last season.
Do we hope that TPTB go there? You bet we do and we hope that all the marvelous clues we saw last year (especially all the x-rays and MRI's) did have meaning.

What do YOU think?
Will House undergo surgery due to a brain injury?
Why is House in the center of an examination x-ray board?

Well, you know, we are the HouseDetectives, we will always go further than anyone. Our job is not only looking for clues, we also ask you, we also make you think and we also have "crazy" ideas that we always want to share with you. So, you decided to come here, you decided to continue we want you to think and talk. We never wanted you having your mouth closed...

When one person (David Shore, here) creates a series or a character, he/she must have in mind the beginning and the end for this series or character (things which happen in the middle are pure entertainment or necessary information in order to understand the plot).

Have you ever asked yourself about the meaning of House´s journey?

Have you ever asked yourself about the end of this journey? Have you ever asked yourself about the beginning of this journey? HouseDetectives are always asking ourselves about all of that. So, now, please, forget all your old thoughts and open your mind to something different...

Do you know what?

Do you remember all the times you have seen House in a hospital bed?

Is House only a man inside the mind of another man?

Is it possible House could be a man in coma? Could be House dreaming his life? We do not know how he could go into this situation. But, in our mind, is growing the idea of House being a man in coma who lives in a hospital. (Maybe, he is in coma since his leg´s infartion.) You know, doctors say people in coma hear and feel. So House could be a man in coma living in a hospital all these seven years (or even more, but we only know about this man since 2004, when the series began).
Do you remember "Son of coma guy"? The man is a man who was in coma for 10 years and wake up after taking some "drugs" which House gave him only for trying to cure his son. Well, keep it in mind, please! Do you remember "Locked in"? After having a bike accident House met a man in ER who doctors believed is dead, but he discover that the patient only has an injured brain which didn´t allow him to move or speak. Interesting, believe us, keep it in mind please!

If I´m dreaming my life

Coma, from the Greek word "koma," meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior. The causes of a coma state could be: Brain diseases, methabolic problems or intoxication (poisoning, drugs, alcohol...induced coma).

Do you remember how many times House was in a "induced coma"? Three Stories, No Reason or Wilson Heart. Do you remember how many times House was hallucinating or dreaming? Top Secret or Both Sides Now. Since his infartion, House was in induced coma, almost three times; and since he is in vicodin, well, do you know Mayfield? But...

Are you sure the rest of time House is not sleeping?

Maybe he is a real doctor or maybe not. Well, at this point, we think he really is a doctor and even he really is the best doctor in the world, but now, he is a man in coma living in a hospital, dreaming or hallucinating most part of the time. During all these years a lot of doctors have been visiting him at hospital. These doctors are his team. These doctors have been trying to cure him. He is the boss of these doctors, he is the brain of all this crazy story.

Do you remember how was the beginning of this story?

Well, this was the story of a "new" Diagnostic Department created specially for him, a department which didn´t exist in any other hospital. A woman, Dean of Medicine, Lisa Cuddy, old friend of House, old love-interest and also an important part in his actual leg´s situation, created this special department for him. This man could be sleeping since that moment but he was able to create his own world in his mind. He is the boss of the team of doctors. He has to solve the puzzle. He is the Sherlock who has to solve the puzzle of his own life. Even his own address is Sherlock's house! Vicodin could be part of his treatment (or another Drug which he names as Vicodin) Maybe, it is a drug the team is using to try his brain reacting, as in "Son of coma guy"; or maybe it is a drug used for provoking the induced coma state, as in "Wilson Heart".
Do you remember Stacy? One of the worst problems with coma patients is with their families. So, who knows, but, if we think House is in this state, since his first leg´s surgery, Stacy, his girlfriend, who abandoned him because she felt always alone, really was not able to stay beside his bed all the time. Could it be the reason of House´s problems with relationships? Stacy, Cuddy, his mother...even Wilson sometimes. Why do you think Wilson is always there for him? Is Wilson the only (House´s friend) who can resist this situation?

Is it possible House would be the real POTW in so many episodes?

House is a series which always has been showing us a paralelism between the POTW and the storyline around each episode. Is that the way David Shore and writers are using for telling us "something" more?

House and his bosses

When a person has an injured brain he is not own of his actions, but he/she is own of his feelings. These could be sexual feelings, own insticts that a person, even in coma, cannot avoid, for example...How many hookers have you seen in the series? Even his boss in the hospital was a sexy woman. This woman was practically the director of his life. Lisa Cuddy, the Dean of Medicine, was his obsesion during all these years. It is possible that in this induced coma state his mind made him believe that this woman was the Dean of Medicine, but in reality she only was his old friend and love-interest who was beside him all these years since he was in coma. Maybe, she was there all these years as the doctor who was in the hospital when his leg´s infartion. Maybe she ocuppied the void created after Stacy´s leaving. And, of course, as Stacy, she abandoned him at some point because she felt alone when she more needed him. It is possible Cuddy left visiting him because she was suffering (even knowing since the begining the real situation), and House´s mind decides killing his thoughts about her, crashing his car on her house (simbolic).

After that "simbolic" incident we learned that a doctor of his "team", a neurologist, started to be the new "Dean of Medicine", and again this DoM is the boss of his job and also the boss of his life. But now is different, now he is not own of his actions (remember the bracelet), neither of his feelings. Is it possible that Eric Foreman, as neurologist, is playing with House´s brain Now, Foreman is own of House´s life. Remember, that he was the one who went to jail and brought him back to the Hospital. Remember, that after Mayfield was also Foreman the responsible of his department.

Why is Foreman the Dean of Medicine now? Why was Foreman his boss after Mayfield? Is he only the boss on House´s mind? Has House´s brain stopped thinking and that is the reason he is not going home anymore? Why was Foreman so worried about House at the end of Season 7?

Why Foreman´s mentor will be House´s fate arbitrator? The man who will change the sense of this Season...Will be this new doctor the one who discovers a new treatment for this patient who is in coma for a lot of years? Will House DOES something that will suppose a great STEP in his coma state?

Will be that the beginning of the end of the series? Well, maybe we are crazy and House is House and he has an injured brain due to take too much vicodin, or maybe all Season Seven is a dream after the crash in Help me, or maybe those new changes are only about this season and not about all the series and has nothing to do with House´s brain.

David Shore:

House is not a medical series, but a series that contains medicine in it”

Turning House into a happy man means the death of House as a character”

My body is a cage

If it will be last season David Shore will tell us the truth. A unhappy man, always angry, a jerk...Is it possible that he is only a man trying to wake up of this long 'journey'? Obviously this journey will end with the death of House, because he is only a man inside the mind of another man. Will we discover House is only a man in coma, who never will be happy because he is in the jail of his own body, until he will wake up of this state.

Friday, October 28, 2011

BIG EVENT in the House

HouseDetectives are looking for new clues here:

What do you think this BIG EVENT could be?

This can be a specific event or something that happens at a specific point but is the origin of something else. Perhaps it is a general issue, or perhaps this is a matter related to the family of House... 
Come to think!

1. The return of a well known character.
Well, it could be a big event if this character who return to House´s or the team´s life brings some issues with him/her: Stacy, Arlene, Lydia, Sam, Nolan, Tritter, Alvie, Lucas, Cameron, Masters, Rachel or Lisa Cuddy...


2. The first meeting between House and his bio-father.
Really, this could be the big expected thing we all are waiting since we knew about House´s real father at the funeral of (until the moment) his father, and when we watched him reading this book writting by his "priest" father. Also this event can open new stories in the series and can teach us (and House) more about this complex and loving character.

3. The appearance in scene of a sibling for House.
A brother or a sister for House could be a very big event. Someone who share with him a father...
Read here for more: 

4. A child for House.
Maybe a big one: 
A young man or woman, about twenty or thirty years old is looking for his/her bio-father: And this man is House. Why not? Maybe this person is the product due to an old relationship of House (not necessarily a serious one).

Maybe a little one:
A woman looking for the father of her son/daughter: And this man is House, Why not? Maybe the child of a hooker or (wow) the child of Lydia, Stacy, Dominika, Cuddy...ouch!
Really, we don´t know how we can introduce this character here but a child for House could be a big event!

5. Something related with House´s leg.
Maybe a new treatment for his leg or the amputation. Well, it could be a big event, Why not? But, it would fix something in his life? 
Read more here: 

6. None of above.
So, now is your turn. Please check our poll, which is on the right and let us your opinion.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happiness, pain, guilt and punishment.

The original idea for writing this article came after reading this:

David Shore "[House] changes her, and she changes him"

(about new Dr.Adams)

David Shore had always said that the characters never change.

So Now What?

My first thought was:"If the characters do not change, House could not change and David Shore is teasing us". Seriously, I thought it. I thought that now, after the controversial Season Finale, he [David Shore] could have change his mind about characters. Later I thought, no! This is not possible, after seven years the creator can not change his mind in that way. So, here, I thought, well, maybe this change was not an emotional change, but a physical change.

The essence of us as persons is inside, in our soul

If a person changes physically, in fact, is still the same person. So, yes, I was convinced, Dr. Adams will change to House physically. She is a doctor, and she must be a good doctor because later House will recruit her to his team. So with this thought I started writing this article.
The original title was "A no limping House". According to my first thoughts, Dr.Adams changes House physically, so the change should be related to his leg. What would happen if House stopped limping? Could House be happy then? Or Would he realize that his unhappiness has nothing to do with his leg?
Then we knew that the second episode of the Season 8, will be called "Transplant". Well, it was clear then, yes, definitely Dr.Adams will fix House´s leg. On the other hand, many times we have heard the problems that Hugh Laurie has with the faked limp when he is acting as House. Actually, I was completely sure about this. In fact, this idea still seems brilliant to me.

If House has no physical problems, he can face his big emotional problems

But, I started writing this article some time ago, and my mind was changing. Actually, as I said before, I still think the idea of a No-Limping House would be fine for knowing more about his person. But now I can not help thinking of something different. This is not a new idea. This is a conclusion I reached while I was writing this article and I'd like to share with you.

Happiness, pain, guilt and punishment

You can have everything if you let yourself be

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea.
Everybody is a part of everything anyway,
You can have everything if you let yourself be.

Happiness is What you Feel when What you Want to Happen Happens. Happiness is a mood that occurs when the person believes he/she has reached a desirable and good objective. This state gives inner peace and positivity, while stimulates new goals to reach.

Throughout the series, we found an unhappy House, a House that when he's happy, he wants not to be. A House who believes that he does not deserve happiness. A House that believes that if he's happy, he loses his ability to diagnose. In many episodes from the first season to the last, we have found a House in this situation. A House seeking the happiness, but when he finds it, reject it.
He is always looking for happiness, but he assumes his own unhappiness as a quality of himself, as something unavoidable.

Pain is a term that indicates a feeling uncomfortable, afflictive and usually unpleasant in the body or spirit. It may, therefore, of a sensory experience and objective (physical pain) or emotional and subjective (psychical pain). As with happiness, throughout the series, we have seen several situations in which House has looked for ways to end the pain. But when he has managed to kill it, he has decided to look for it again.

Pain is a close up. And happiness a long shot.
Your consciousness is. The only censorship
You wake up. You shut down
Love is a virus. It breaks your system from within
Time is a jet plane. My life is burning up
Pain is a close up. And happiness a long shot

Happiness and pain, two terms very close in the life of House. House tries to kill the pain and unhappiness, but when he gets both objectives, his inner world crumbles. If he is happy or if he has no pain, he is not a good doctor. True, this is not only a feeling of him, it happens for real. His privileged mind is locked. He is very intelligent and he realizes it. As much as Wilson or Cuddy told him repeatedly that his happiness does not make him be a worse doctor, that's not true, his mood affect him in his capacity as a doctor.

House thinks he does not deserve to be happy
He feels guilty
And his punishment is his pain

The feeling of guilt is one of the most destructive emotions, and the majority of people experience it in some degree, whether it is something we have done as something we have not been able to do. The predisposition to feel guilty may have originated in our childhood, especially if we had the kind of parents or teachers who made us feel guilty for every fault, however small was it.

House was a child abused by his father. Actually, we do not know much more than that. The only reference we have is "One day, one room" and the only time we saw him meet his father (in life) was in "Daddy's boy". We later learned, after the death of his father in "Birthmarks" that John House was not his biological father. Later, in "Private Lives", we see House read a book of his supposed biological father (we never knew if this was true). This is a priest, friend of the family.

When your father is the person who abuses you and your mother, the person who hide your true origin. 
When are your own parents who betray you, it is normal that you do not trust nobody and that you think:

In his search for kill the pain, House has tried different methods: the Vicodin in the first place; but also ketamine, after being shot in "No Reason" and methadone in the episode "The softer side"; even he made everybody believe that he was sick with cancer in the episode "Not Cancer" to get a pain´s inhibitor implanted in his brain. The latest craze that we saw him made was the use of an experimental drug in "The Fix" only tested in rats, which caused a series of tumors that hi tried to self-removed in "After Hours".

House left the methadone, the ketamine ceased its effect, his team discovered that cancer was a lie, the experimental drug caused him tumors and the vicodin...well, the vicodin was always there until it caused him such hallucinations that do not allowed him to continue with his normal life.

Mayfield VS Jail

House was admitted in Mayfield to detox of his excessive consumption of vicodin, but once there, he decided that also he wanted to be happy, as he said to Dr. Nolan. When House left Mayfield, he replaced the vicodin by ibuprofen. Is it possible that what used to be calming with two Vicodin pills every hour, now is calmed with only a pill of ibuprofen every six?

From "Skin Deep" when Cuddy injected a placebo to House instead of morphine, we know that some of the leg´s pain of House, is psychological. When House left Mayfield, he still had pain, but only physical pain. House had eliminated the psychical pain and searching for happiness held his mind busy. 

In "Help me" his pursuit of happiness collapses after knowing about Cuddy's commitment with Lucas and the death of his patient. His physical pain is increased by his psychical pain. He needs the drugs, he is about to return to the Vicodin. But Cuddy arrives and saves him. After beginning a relationship with her, his psychical pain disappears and his physical pain returns to its normal state (the normal state of a person who has a problem in one leg).

House had eliminated the pain and had found the happiness 

In that moment is when his world collapses again. If he's happy, he becomes worse doctor. When House feels good, his brain boycotts his own actions. His ability to diagnose, decreases. This is where the feeling of guilt appears again. House lives in fear that his happiness will end. But he also knows that when it ends will be his fault. Even so, in "Recession Proof", House chooses happiness to his intellect. He knows he can not have both. He knows he deserves a punishment, he can not have it all. 

The own fear of losing the happiness achieved, made him lose the happiness achieved. Cuddy breaks up with him in "Bombshells". His world collapses again. Now that his psychical pain has grown to inhuman limits, he again feels the need to eliminate the physical pain...The cycle is repeated over and over again.

Why do you seek happiness, if once you have it, you run away from it?
Why do you fight the pain, if once you get it, you look back for it?

The only way to end this vicious cycle is to eliminate the eternal feeling of guilt. When House is happy, he thinks he does not deserve it.

In Mayfield House was looking for ways to detoxify about the drugs that helped him to fight the pain. In prison, House must pay for crashing his car into Cuddy's house and flee.

The punishment for trying to end his physical pain
The punishment for trying to end his psychical pain

Dr. Adams believes in redemption and second chances. House needs someone who makes him believes in second chances. I do not think House does not deserve to be happy. I think his sense of guilt, caused by the abuses of his father, has boycotted all his life and all his possibilities to be happy. Unconsciously he has been responsible for his current situation and he does not believe he deserves forgiveness. 

Maybe crashing his car into Cuddy's house, he sought a way to get where he could receive more punishment.

None but ourselves can free our minds

By @RedTulipAna for HouseDetectives