House creator, David Shore, has revealed a few more details about the upcoming finale. The show, which has been on the air for eight years, will be calling it quits on May 21.
According to Shore, fans will be in store for an exciting build-up the finale. In late April, the show will start setting the stage for the finale. The final four episodes of House are said to be pieces of the same story, with the finale bringing the episodes together. Shore says the finale will be "Very, very much a separate culmination o those episodes."
Shore has not confirmed any additional details regarding the plot of the finale, but said that it would be a "fitting ending" to the series. He expressed some frustration about the anticipation surrounding the final episode, commenting that series finales are often "put under such a microscope." He added that he thought each of the 177 episodes of House that have already aired should speak for themselves. "I don't think this one should speak much louder than the rest of them," he said. He has a point; House has been incredibly successful during its eight-year run, bringing in high ratings, receiving numerous awards, and entertaining audiences each week with a new, exciting case.
Shore did mention that "a few" cast members that have left the show will be returning for the finale. The only star that has been confirmed (publicly) to return so far is Olivia Wilde, who will be reprising her role as Thirteen. It is unclear how Thirteen will be utilized on the show, and some fans are speculating that she may even be the final patient (when we last saw Thirteen, we found out that she was suffering from Huntington's Disease). We do know that Linda Eidelstein, who portrayed Dr. Cuddy on the series, has decided not to return for the finale.