Tuesday, March 21, 2006

To 221B or Not to 221B?

Apparently House's address has undergone a bit of a change. It's no longer 221B on the face plate but simply 221. http://tinyurl.com/rqnow

Now, before we get our knickers all in a twist. This makes perfect sense.

He lives at 221 but IN "B". So, the face plate to the street would read 221 and his apartment "number" would beeeee B.

(And, if memory serves, there was a "B" on his front door when he admitted the homeless Dr. Wilson in the latest episode.)

For those fascinated with the House Home, this week's TV Guide has a passle of photos. The mantle piece reminds one distinctly of Sidney Paget's version of Holmes' mantle....just minus the bills posted with a dagger and the slipper o' smokin' tabakee.


http://tinyurl.com/l34tb (rock on, dude)

These photos and links were provided with permission by the inimitable Marykir of this fame. If you have not availed yourself of her site, do so now you silly, silly thing.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

221B has ~two~ occupants. As it should.

Well, we got a fairly kind nod to The Canon when, at the end of this week's episode, "Sex Kills", Watson, er, Wilson has finally moved into the digs at 221B with his famous sleuth friend.

In a surprise twist, it's not Wilson who's been unfaithful to Julie but quite the opposite. The impression given is that the straw has finally broken the camel's back and Julie has asked him to leave. (I'll have to review that and the transcript isn't up yet.)

Wilson turns up at House's apartment front door and, in a moment of weakness (heh), House offers him shelter....of course, it's couched in the phrase, "Wanna beer?"

Whadda guy.

In the Canon, Dr. Watson first takes up residence in the rooms at 221B in 1881. In December of 1887, the mysterious first wife dies. In 1888, Watson married Mary Morstan and, presumably, moved out of 221B. In 1891, Mary Morstan dies. By 1894, Watson is back at 221B and this is probably the closest parallel....sadness in marriage led Watson to return to Holmes and the inimitable Mrs. Hudson.

By 1902, however, Dr. Watson had remarried and moved to Queens Arms Street where, as far as we know, he remained until his death in 1929.

Information taken from the Canon and from: http://webpages.charter.net/lklinger/Chrotabl.htm