'House M.D.' Boss Explains the Mysteries in Series Finale

The show's creator David Shore reveals what caused the fire in the abandoned building and how House survived the collapsing floor and the explosion.

'House' finale: Alternate theory claims 'Everybody Dies' lives up to its title

The final episode of "House" ended with House (Hugh Laurie) and Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) heading off to make the best of the limited time Wilson has left on Earth. Or did it?An alternate reading of "Everybody Dies" roiling around the Internet posits that the series finale lived up to his title. The show's creator says otherwise, but as these things go, the theory is pretty well-considered. (Spoilers for the finale are below, so bail out now if you're still waiting to watch.)In the episode, House appears to die in a fire after spending much of the hour debating with manifestations of his subconscious -- played by former cast members and guest stars -- about what selfish, arrogant jerk he is. Just as he finally decides to change and sees Wilson and Foreman (Omar Epps) outside the burning building, a piece of the ceiling collapses in front of him. Soon after that, there's an explosion,...

House Series Finale: Who Lived, Who Died, Who Returned?

The TV world is down one misanthropic medical genius as House ended its run last night. So did House self-destruct, or did he find the redemption he’s sought for so long? Here’s what went down. House faked his own death! In order to duck his prison sentence and hang out with his dying bestie Wilson for a while longer, House made it appear he’d burned to death in a house fire. But, actually, the charred body wasn’t him! Happy ending! Kind of!

Who Dies In The 'House' Finale?

There was a lot of speculation that House might die during the " House " (8 p.m. ET on Fox). With the episode titled "Everybody Dies" -- a spin on House's veritable catch-phrase, "Everybody lies." -- there was reason to anticipate someone kicking the bucket. And there was a death. And a funeral. But not as anyone might have expected. House spent much of the episode in a drug-induced state, hallucinating various people who've meant something throughout his life. It was a way to bring back both Kutner and Amber who've died along the way. He was contemplating allowing himself to die in the burning warehouse he found himself in alongside his most recent patient. The patient, a proud drug abuser, had been saved by House and his team, but now lay dead next to House. So somebody did die. Foreman and Wilson managed to track House down just as he decided to live, and seemingly watched him perish moments before the warehouse exploded. So there was a funeral. Dental records for the body pulled out matched House and he was declared dead. So Wilson was stunned when House texted him during his eulogy -- the funeral is where almost everyone else who was still alive made their appearances, except for Cuddy. The series ended with the two of them literally riding off into the great unknown, determined to live it up during Wilson's final five months of life. A fitting end? Critics seem mixed, with E! Online loving it, Entertainment Weekly dubbing it cheesy, and The AV Club thinking it rather terrible. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'House' series finale: Hugh Laurie says don't expect a last-minute change

How does one of the edgiest, most antagonistic characters in series television history say goodbye?Pretty much in the same fashion he said hello.Anything else would ring false for Dr. Gregory House, and title star Hugh Laurie and series creator and executive producer David Shore are determined to see him end true to form as the FOX medical drama "House" wraps up its eight-year run Monday, May 21. Don't expect major reassessments or revelations by the central figure, then, just a final and familiar round of sass and snark. And, very probably, one last swath of professional brilliance."It would almost be one of House's many mantras that people don't change, generally speaking," Laurie tells Zap2it, a two-time winner of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Television Critics Association Awards who also became a producer as the series proceeded."It's certainly true in television drama. They can't change, actually. If they do, you wind up with a different...

'House' series finale: Get a look at House's last case

We're happy to report that the series finale of "House" does not take place in jail, at least not entirely.That's not exactly a spoiler, although after the end of the May 14 episode it's still in doubt whether House (Hugh Laurie) will have to report back to jail if his parole is revoked. In the clips below, though, he's doing his best to stall and get whatever time he can with Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard).Wilson isn't actually in any of the clips, but there's a reference to Leonard's past in the first one, when House asks, "Haven't you ever seen 'Dead Poets Society'?" The reason behind his seemingly newfound altruism is explained in the second scene, and in the third, you meet the patient of the week, played by James LeGros, who has become a go-to guest star of the spring (see also "Girls" and the "Grey's Anatomy" finale).The series finale of "House" airs at...

House M.D. Series Finale 2012 “Swan Song/Everybody Dies”

House  M.D.  series finale “Swan Song/Everybody Dies” Season 8  Episode 22  airs Monday May 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode Synopsis :  The special two-hour HOUSE Series Finale event kicks off with a one-hour retrospective special that will look back at this groundbreaking, seminal series and feature interviews with the series’ stars and producers, special original content and other surprises. Read More...