Chapter 3 of Netflix’s delightfully darkish animated anthology sequence ‘The House’ takes us to a misty, apparently post-apocalyptic international inhabited by means of cats. Titled ‘Listen Again and Seek the Sun,’ the story follows Rosa (voiced by means of Susan Wokoma), who has now divided the titular area into studio flats within the hopes of at some point with the ability to have enough money to revive it. Unfortunately, her tenants have a maddening addiction of paying hire by means of bartering needless fish and crystals.
With emerging water ranges threatening to submerge the home, Rosa struggles to finish her dream challenge. A mysterious handyman with a knack for spirituality and throat making a song additionally enters the combo, however can he lend a hand? The whimsical finishing is a welcome damage from the anthology’s ominous tone however leaves quite a lot of questions unanswered. Let’s take a look at ‘The House’ bankruptcy 3 and spot if we will get to the bottom of all its layers. SPOILERS AHEAD.
Chapter 3 opens with Rosa going over her recovery plan for the home — an in depth chart that lovingly hangs above her hearth. In reality, then again, the home is in determined want of upkeep and has damaged floorboards and sporadic, brown-tainted water within the plumbing. After a irritating morning making an attempt (and failing) to wallpaper a room, Rosa visits her two tenants within the hopes of having some hire cash. Her tenants, then again, produce other plans.
Elias, a tender artist who lives in the home, tries to persuade Rosa to let him pay the use of fish. Similarly, the bohemian girl named Jen (voiced by means of Helena Bonham Carter) offers the pissed off area proprietor a work of crystal in lieu of hire. Soon, a pal of Jen’s arrives on a ship and is enthusiastically welcomed by means of the previous as Rosa seems to be on suspiciously. Through a couple of cutscenes, it’s also established that the world round the home is totally submerged, and a heavy mist eternally hangs within the air.
Jen’s good friend, fittingly named Cosmos, is exceedingly footloose and stays noncommittal when Rosa asks how lengthy he’s going to be staying. However, she will get excited upon finding out he’s a handyman and presentations him her plans for restoring the home. The subsequent morning, Rosa wakes as much as the sound of hammering however is surprised to peer that Cosmos has used her floorboards to construct Elias a ship. An argument ensues, however Elias in the end unearths that he is been pondering of leaving the home and sails away on his new boat.
Rosa is crestfallen by means of Elias’ departure and is additional saddened when she reveals a number of drawings in his room, having by no means even learned that he can draw. Soon after, Jen unearths that she may be leaving and implores Rosa to desert the home sooner than the emerging water swallows it up. The area proprietor stubbornly refuses, announcing her dream is to complete her challenge and make satisfied reminiscences in her area.
A nightmare then presentations Rosa how lonely she is in the home, and he or she wakes as much as to find the decrease flooring starting to flood. Jen, already crusing away on a ship with Cosmos, calls out, imploring Rosa to enroll in them. With a unexpected alternate of center, the younger area proprietor pushes on a pillar erected by means of Cosmos, and all the construction starts to transport. Soon sufficient, the home breaks clear of its basis, and a guidance wheel seems on its roof. As Rosa starts to influence her area at the water, she is joined by means of Jen and Elias of their respective boats, and bankruptcy 3 closes with the gang floating away into the mist.
Where Rosa and her former tenants finally end up isn’t printed, and, consistent with the opposite chapters, this installment additionally leaves the protagonist’s destiny a thriller. However, the finishing is considerably extra positive and ends with Rosa within the corporate of those who obviously take care of her (in their very own eccentric tactics) as an alternative of being left on my own in a slowly submerging area. Even regardless that her vacation spot is unclear, Rosa apparently breaks the cycle of earlier house owners who’re necessarily “swallowed up” by means of the home. Instead, our tom cat protagonist makes use of the home to unfastened herself and transfer clear of the spot she has been tied right down to.
The international depicted in bankruptcy 3 is exceedingly ominous, with the whole lot excluding for the home submerged underwater and a thick mist throughout. As Rosa again and again says, there’s nowhere to head. Thus, once they activate, the protagonist and their partners are as clueless about their vacation spot because the target audience. What is vital is that they’re in combination and (regardless that Rosa does not comprehend it) are making satisfied reminiscences.
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 main points are left as much as the viewer’s creativeness, however Jen’s footloose good friend would possibly simply have some odd powers that he makes use of to reach the apparently unimaginable. In a story as surreal as ‘The House,’ then again, it’s in all probability extra poignant not to handiest marvel how the home became a ship but additionally the symbolism of it.
The area’s ominous powers may well be attached to the land it’s constructed on. By shifting it away, Rosa necessarily breaks a (apparently) decades-long curse at the living. This additionally places Cosmos’ persona into standpoint, as Jen describes him as any individual who has come to lend a hand unfastened Rosa. Thus, each the home and Cosmos, from to begin with being burdens at the protagonist, turn into brokers of her salvation. In the top, Rosa no longer handiest escapes the desolate spot but additionally the unimaginable concepts that she so stubbornly holds directly to.