Chapter 3 of Netflix’s delightfully darkish animated anthology sequence ‘The House’ takes us to a misty, seemingly post-apocalyptic world inhabited by cats. Titled ‘Listen Again and Seek the Sun,’ the story follows Rosa (voiced by Susan Wokoma), who has now divided the titular home into studio flats in the hopes of sometime having the ability to afford to revive it. Unfortunately, her tenants have a maddening behavior of paying lease by the barter of largely ineffective fish and crystals.
With rising water ranges threatening to submerge the home, Rosa struggles to finish her dream venture. A mysterious handyman with a knack for spirituality and throat singing additionally enters the combine, however can he assist? The whimsical ending is a welcome break from the anthology’s ominous tone however leaves various questions unanswered. Let’s try ‘The House’ chapter 3 and see if we are able to unravel all its layers. SPOILERS AHEAD.
The House Chapter 3 Recap
Chapter 3 opens with Rosa going over her restoration plan for the home — an in depth chart that lovingly hangs above her fire. In actuality, nevertheless, the home is in determined want of repairs and has damaged floorboards and sporadic, brown-tainted water in the plumbing. After a irritating morning making an attempt (and failing) to wallpaper a room, Rosa visits her two tenants in the hopes of getting some lease cash. Her tenants, nevertheless, produce other plans.
Elias, a younger artist who lives in the home, tries to persuade Rosa to let him pay utilizing fish. Similarly, the bohemian woman named Jen (voiced by Helena Bonham Carter) provides the pissed off home proprietor a chunk of crystal in lieu of lease. Soon, a buddy of Jen’s arrives on a ship and is enthusiastically welcomed by the former as Rosa appears to be like on suspiciously. Through a number of cutscenes, additionally it is established that the space round the home is totally submerged, and a heavy mist perpetually hangs in the air.
Jen’s buddy, fittingly named Cosmos, is exceedingly footloose and stays noncommittal when Rosa asks how lengthy he’ll be staying. However, she will get excited upon studying he’s a handyman and exhibits him her plans for restoring the home. The subsequent morning, Rosa wakes as much as the sound of hammering however is shocked to see that Cosmos has used her floorboards to construct Elias a ship. An argument ensues, however Elias ultimately reveals that he’s been pondering of leaving the home and sails away on his new boat.
The House Chapter 3 Ending: Where Does Rosa Go in the End?
Rosa is crestfallen by Elias’ departure and is additional saddened when she finds a set of drawings in his room, having by no means even realized that he can draw. Soon after, Jen reveals that she can be leaving and implores Rosa to desert the home earlier than the rising water swallows it up. The home proprietor stubbornly refuses, saying her dream is to complete her venture and make completely happy reminiscences in her home.
A nightmare then exhibits Rosa how lonely she is in the home, and she wakes as much as discover the decrease flooring starting to flood. Jen, already crusing away on a ship with Cosmos, calls out, imploring Rosa to hitch them. With a sudden change of coronary heart, the younger home proprietor pushes on a pillar erected by Cosmos, and the total construction begins to maneuver. Soon sufficient, the home breaks away from its basis, and a steering wheel seems on its roof. As Rosa begins to steer her home on the water, she is joined by Jen and Elias of their respective boats, and chapter 3 closes with the group floating away into the mist.
Where Rosa and her former tenants find yourself is rarely revealed, and, consistent with the different chapters, this installment additionally leaves the protagonist’s destiny a thriller. However, the ending is considerably extra optimistic and ends with Rosa in the firm of people who clearly take care of her (in their very own eccentric methods) as an alternative of being left alone in a slowly submerging home. Even although her vacation spot is unclear, Rosa seemingly breaks the cycle of earlier homeowners who’re primarily “swallowed up” by the home. Instead, our feline protagonist makes use of the home to free herself and transfer away from the spot she has been tied all the way down to.
The world depicted in chapter 3 is exceedingly ominous, with every part apart from the home submerged underwater and a thick mist throughout. As Rosa repeatedly says, there’s nowhere to go. Thus, once they set off, the protagonist and their companions are as clueless about their vacation spot as the viewers. What is vital is that they’re collectively and (although Rosa doesn’t notice it) are making completely happy reminiscences.
How Does the House Turn Into a Boat?
Cosmos has a hand in serving to flip the home into a ship since it’s he that installs the lever that initiates the exceptional transformation. The particulars are left as much as the viewer’s creativeness, however Jen’s footloose buddy would possibly simply have some unusual powers that he makes use of to attain the seemingly inconceivable. In a story as surreal as ‘The House,’ nevertheless, it’s maybe extra poignant to not solely marvel how the home became a ship but in addition the symbolism of it.
The home’s ominous powers may be related to the land it’s constructed on. By transferring it away, Rosa primarily breaks a (seemingly) decades-long curse on the dwelling. This additionally places Cosmos’ character into perspective, as Jen describes him as somebody who has come to assist free Rosa. Thus, each the home and Cosmos, from initially being burdens on the protagonist, turn into brokers of her salvation. In the finish, Rosa not solely escapes the desolate spot but in addition from the inconceivable concepts that she so stubbornly holds on to.
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