Did you watch the final episode of “House” last night on television? I thought it was ironic in its exposition about the meaning of life (although some sections ran a little too langourously.) And when the platitudes came forth at the funeral home, you said to yourself, “surely, they can’t end it this way,” . . .and lo and behold, they didn’t. Phew!
Remember in the beginning of the episode when they wondered why House was so happy? and he said “Carpe Diem!” referring to the theme in “Dead Poet’s Society” –(in which Robert Sean Leonard [Wilson] played a lead character who dies)? What a brilliant counter-reference to insert right in the beginning. One thing about watching this series is how much the viewer has to pay attention to what’s going on and what’s said.
“Carpe Diem” in Latin means “Seize the Day” and for 5 more months, that’s just what House and Wilson will do together. That’s the real outcome of the 1) last episode, 2) the series,and also 3) an incantation or final message from the writers to all the viewers too on how to live life to the fullest . . . a brilliant trifecta by the “House” production team!
We should do so well with our own moments, don’t you think?