After last week's House detox lovin' drama, this finale was much awaited to see how House would cope post-detox, and perhaps more importantly after the years and years of "almost" moments and witty/mean banter between the two, what had really happened and what would happen with Huddy!
It was strangely sweet to see House wander into his bathroom the morning after, find Cuddy's lipstick, and hang onto it - was that almost a smile?? We saw him appear at work cheery and with comforting lipstick in hand, leading us to believe there just might be a chance that House had not only had a breakthrough with the drugs, but an emotional breakthrough with Cuddy as well. But no. We quickly saw Cuddy was very upset and told him immediately that they did not have a personal relationship, they never had and never would, and if he couldn't keep it professional, he was fired.
So we watched in continued anticipation through House's lack of desperation for vicodin, a really cool case of a guy who's left hand had a mind of its own, and House and Wilson going back and forth about what House should do about Cuddy. And then boom, House solves two cases - the case of the squawking old man and the case of the left handed bandit caused by over-using a super-heavy deodorant. Then suddenly all of that was dropped for the sake of the enormous Huddy shocker! Their romantic detox night... never... happened.
At first as House was flashing back to when he'd insulted Cuddy in her office before he supposedly said he needed her, I thought this entire episode was a hallucination to help him figure something out, as opposed to just the detox night. But I was glad at least that had all happened, just with the "minor" details that Cuddy's lipstick House had played with all day was actually his vicodin bottle, and Cuddy wasn't cutting off their personal relationship because of the sex (because that didn't happen), but instead his insult about her baby.
Wow. Finale shocker indeed. Now, when House came into the hospital all chipper and not in need of the vicodin, of course that was odd and wasn't the way things were going to stay, but I was thinking he just needed a little more rehab help, and maybe he could be the same old House - with the addition of a Huddy relationship.
But of course, no. I love that they're really taking this House drug hallucinations storyline to the max with him having to go to the rehab/psych ward (whatever that place was exactly) and that entire scene was very well set against Chase and Cameron's wedding, but aren't the writers digging themselves an impossible hole with this storyline?
The entire issue for House taking a while to admit it was the vicodin causing the hallucinations was that he knew he couldn't be the same doctor with all the pain, and the other still somewhat available option of him being crazy would also make him not able to be the same doctor, and obviously allowed to practice in any way.
So now that the writers have gone ahead and taken the story to the point that has been said means he can't practice anymore, what on earth can they do? I don't imagine they'd continue the show without House, so they have to in some way resolve this enormous issue to get him back to the same House we all watch for, but if he's at least not crazy, can he ever be the House we know and love, and who is a genius while constantly insulting his staff with horrible pain and no drugs? Where do you imagine this storyline will open and go when we finally get the 6th season going next fall?