Sunday, June 11, 2006

Holmes and Pacing

Just a small note.

I mentioned earlier that I had a feeling there was a connection between House's pacing in the season finale and Holmes' pacing.

A quick Google search came up with references to Holmes' habit of pacing during particularly sticky cases. Now, House uses pacing to try and defeat the nervous energy caused by pain in his leg.

But, I was right. They both frequently pace.


Luther of Arabia said...

What do you think of this season's finale as an ode to the infamous Nicholas Meyer story "The Seven Percent Solution"?

10:19 PM  
Cap said...

Quite honestly, I've only seen "No Reason" once and don't feel entirely comfortable ommenting on it just yet. That's not a cop out just a fact.

The entire Vicodin addiction that House has is an ode to Meyer's story and to Holmes' use of cocaine to dispell the boredome between cases.

In "The Sign of the Four", Watson and Holmes have the followingn dialogue: "Which is it today," I asked, "morphine or cocaine?" He raised his eyes languidly from the old black letter volume which he had opened. "It is cocaine," he said, "a seven per cent solution. Would you care to try it?"

(Chapter One)

So, we know that House's Vicodin addiction (used for all sorts of things....not just boredom....but pain management, both physical and emotional.) is a reflection of Holme's 7% Solution.

I'll have to see "No Reason" again before I can adequately compare the two.

What do you think of it?

(PS: Sorry for any typos. I don't know how to edit the comments.)

10:30 AM  
Cap said...

I just got home from vacation and guess what was in my mailbox!? Meyer's 7 % Solution! (Me loves Mr. C!)

As soon as I wrap up the canon, I'll get to that.

By then, my S2 DVDs will have arrived and I can compare the two with a little more impunity.


12:39 PM  

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