I’ll be honest, I don’t know how to pad this intro because I’m itching to talk about this finale. So let’s jump into this. [Do not continue if you have not seen the House finale. And when you’re done, click here to read our Q&A with EP David Shore.]If you thought that House was going to run over Cuddy from the previews, raise your hand! Well, I did. After all, Lisa Edelstein will not be returning to House next season, and I figured her character would go out with a bang. Not so much. (And part of that is likely because the creators didn’t know she wouldn’t be returning until after they filmed the finale.) Instead, House’s season finale left off on a much less certain note.
After having somewhat cordial — and some might say heartbreaking — encounters throughout the episode, the House and Cuddy’s final moment of the hour together ended anything but cordial, with House driving his car into Cuddy’s livingroom in a jealous and almost maniacal rage as she was having coffee with a male companion.
The episode had started with the aftermath of the crash, and the episode proceeded to unravel the story behind the destruction. As a storytelling device, it was highly effective and intriguing, but it also quickly squashed my “House accidentally runs over Cuddy” theory. I’m kind of glad he didn’t. But I’m also curious how Lisa Cuddy will get the ending she deserves next season — or if she will at all.
Moreover, will House return to Princeton-Plainsbro now that he’s on Cuddy’s black list? Or will Cuddy leave the hospital instead? Will he get arrested (for the second time this season)? How will Taub deal with his growing family…and the two different women he’s making families with?! And how the heck will Gregory House ever come back from this? (They always surprise us, and, frankly, I can’t wait to see how they get him out of this one.0
Sound off on the finale, House fans!