The basic idea of the dreams were a way to have fun and be creative with the characters of the show while at the same time delve into the subconscious thoughts of House and Cuddy and finally to foreshadow the shocking ending. The running theme though out all of the dreams was that Cuddy was going to break up with House because he couldn’t be there for her like she needed him to be.
Two and a Half Men…..House style.
First of all, LOLZ to the max, AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME….all you Hilson shippers out there should have just eaten up this scene. GOD THE LAUGHTRACK/AUDIENCE I about died. Anyhoo, this dream involves House and Wilson raising Rachel on their own and the repercussions of that. This dream swiftly followed the scene in which Cuddy was setting up a trust fund and appointing a guardian for Rachel. We are shown Rachel being dropped off by the police after being caught for shop-lifting….every mother’s dream right? Instead of House disciplining her, we see him joking that next time she won’t be caught and brings her in for a hug. Obviously, we see here that Cuddy doesn’t have faith that House can aptly take care of her child if something happens to her, and Wilson doesn’t seem to be much help either. In other words, this is something that Cuddy cannot depend on House for. But this isn’t so bad, it’s not something to break a relationship up over is it?
Shawn of the House
ZOMBIES….lucky I had my axe cane….OH MY GOODNESS…GOLD. Aside from awesome quotes and special
I Love Cuddy….I mean Lucy!
Again, the 50s spoof….so many LULZ, oh my goodness was it fantastic. This dream is played right after we are shown House avoiding being with Cuddy by playing video games with Foreman. The stark comparison between Cuddy’s dream and the real House are made EXTREMELY obvious with this comparison (as if we really needed that). We get a little window into Cuddy’s “dream” so to speak, or the blind idealized version of what her life could be like (a few scenes earlier we see Cuddy insisting to Chase that House will come to her side because she believes in him, the sad thing is that he does come to her side….but stoned and not really there. A mere shadow of the man in her 50s dream). Her life in this dream seems perfect, House is the ideal husband who now no longer has a limp, Rachel is the perfect child and then Wilson comes in and pops the bubble by trying to celebrate her 29th birthday. The dream Cuddy suddenly realizes that none of this could be real and the real Cuddy wakes up. When Cuddy says, “none of this can be real” it’s further foreshadowing that she will break up with him. If these are the expectations that Cuddy’s subconscious has of House, there’s no way he can compete with those idealizations and therefore inevitably can’t be the person that she both needs and wants.
Butch House and the Sundance Cuddy (crappy title I know)
This scene comes after we learn that House has dropped off the radar and cannot be found and is not at Cuddy’s bedside comforting her at her hour of need. In this dream we are taken literally to the last scene of the movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” where Butch and the Kid,
Forget your troubles come on get happy
OMFG, the musical nerd in me flipped a s%^&. UM if you haven’t heard/seen the original song here you go: link CREEPIEST/COOLEST MUSICAL NUMBER SINCE TIME WARP. Loved the elements of Bob Fosse used in there, I thought they did an amazing job of turning a
I hope all of that made sense because in my mind that was an amazing, AMAZING episode and I just wanted to share some thoughts about it. I ADORED the dream sequences and I thought it was a fun way to play with the characters and ideas the show presents us with week after week. Not only that but an excellent use of foreshadowing and character development that really should have given the ending away :)
Anyways, I know a large majority of us are unhappy with how things worked out, but have faith and enjoy the ride, there’s no point getting upset over it because it won’t change a thing.