House Series Finale Shocker: 'Everybody Dies'

If you were thinking House might check out next month with a big burst of sunshine and happiness, it’s time to readjust your expectations. Newly-obtained intel about the series finale all but confirms that the swan song will be as dark and twisty as Hugh Laurie‘s titular medicine man himself.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that the May 21 capper is titled, “Everybody Dies.”

The morbid epithet is a fitting bookend to House‘s eight-year run, seeing as how the 2004 pilot was called, “Everybody Lies.”

It’s also likely to intensify speculation that the show’s final arc will find the doctor becoming the patient.

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In a recent interview with TVLine, House creator David Shore — who co-wrote and directed the finale — described the hour-long send-off as “a fitting ending” that will feature “a few” of the show’s alumni (Olivia Wilde’s Thirteen included) reprising their roles.

Speaking of Wilde, TVLine has learned that the actress’ return engagement has been expanded to two episodes. In addition to the finale, she will also appear in the penultimate episode on May 14.

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  1. is House going to die? when and whitch season

  2. Barb says:

    Perhaps House will fulfil his promise to 13, and he’ll go to prison.

  3. Bobby says:

    I think the title isn’t telling you that people are dying. Everybody lies, it’s just a part of life, just like death, and what it will probably be is House having trouble with the concept that he one day will no longer walk this earth, perhaps from someone else’s death.

  4. Kam says:

    Hmmm….House becomes the patient. That’s never happened before. Pffft.

  5. Cartoon-Lora says:

    No Cameron, No Cuddy :(

  6. Jizreelita says:

    House and Wilson not getting sick or dying, to me is fine.

  7. lola x says:

    will be equal to the movie. Sixth Sense

    • get a grip says:

      I hope not. That was so bloody predictable. It would follow the pattern of ripping off other shows and movies House has become infamous for.

      No doubt House died during the original leg surgery and he’s been doing the Bruce Willis thing ever since. Amber and Kutner finally get him to realize that he died on the table after they amputated his leg.

  8. Ana says:

    I wanted to care when I saw MA’s tweet but can’t bring myself to. Last season’s finale did it for me. That after 7 years House was still the same self-absorbed, self-indulgent sociopath he had always been was too much. Running a car into a house with people inside and a baby (even if the baby was supposed to be somewhere else, that is no excuse) was not amusing, or dramatic; it was disturbing and very disappointing. I have not watched this season and have not missed it at all. It was time to close this chapter in television. I will just remember the good times of the earlier seasons, you know, when it was still enjoyable.

    • Se8 says:

      Not watching this season is your loss. It was very good and House was his least “self-absorbed, self-indulgent” self. This way you only have 7 seasons to remember!
      I find strange that you enjoyed House at all since you only saw him as a “sociopath”.

      • djesus says:

        the big problem with season 8 is that there was no dramatic arc and emotional eps, dead and buried is my favourite but it’s not enough to say that this season is good, we had even more dramatic events in season 7 which was also the worst of this show, even here in France we are disappointed about the huddy storyline, so poorly written, audience is not the same as the previous seasons, House in love and storylines about relationships are not interesting in this show and fans just stop watching it.

      • Stop Being a Bot says:

        He is only a sociopath. Hope you never get a doctor like him. The character has a god complex and Wilson made a good observation about House’s unwillingness to believe he can make a wrong decision. Considering how many wrong decisions he make every episode that should give him a clue. I liked the pilot because she reached a point where he had to prove his decision was the right one after so many wrong ones.

    • Maria says:

      He’s not the same. Please. We didn’t start watching for the pathetic piece of sh*t that House has become. You’re even insulting yourself by saying that. He (at least appeared to) be very different back then.

  9. John Casey says:

    I don’t care who dies, so long as they don’t reveal that everybody was dead all along!!!


  10. jhon says:

    guardre temporada 1,2,3, como un tesoro

  11. Merkof says:

    “Everybody lies” being the opening and continuous motto of the show it is fitting that they end it with another aphorism: “Everybody dies”.

  12. Maria says:

    Thirteen comes back, bores the f*ck out every TPTB’s relative, since they’re the only ones still watching viewer, then he kills her, which makes him feel stuff, which he can’t handle, which leads to him seeing Kutner because he’s off his rocker again, which is why he has to go back to Mayfield. The last episode is going to be another movie rip-off tribute.

    • Maria says:

      Goddammit, I put tags in the post and they’re not appearing at all and it looks all wrong. Oh, well… Also, really? You won’t let me post and then I switch a letter with a * and it’s all good? Just let us swear already! Swearing is awesome! :P

    • Stop Being a Bot says:

      That would be a ripoff of the MASH finale. How about something original for the series finale? I can almost see some Titanic ripoff ending.

      • Maria says:

        Lol, I’m Greek, I’ve never watched M*A*S*H. I had no idea I was ripping it off. I just tried to think of the stupidest, most predictable ending. I stopped watching a few episodes into the seventh season and I want to come back for the finale, but I’m afraid it’s gonna suck a$$.

        • Stop Being a Bot says:

          Sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that you knew about MASH, but it is a direct ripoff of it and based on recent House, I could see them doing it. MASH series finale was one of the most watched shows on the planet. Ripping it off would be pretty lame and show a huge lack of creativity.

          Expect it was Kutner’s twin that killed himself and Kutner has been in hiding for some lame reason, maybe cross reference the WitSec show that’s also ending this season. His suicide was a joke. There was no decent explanation on the why. Probably the twin Kutner was going to do something and there was a fight and the twin died. Because of why twin Kutner was trying to kill him, he opts for WitSec.

          Amber’s body was wheeled for some CIA, which has already been on the show, experiments. She goes all zombie and comes back after House in the manner of the Reanimators.

  13. Joann says:

    I loved the character of House until he drove his car through Cuddy’s dining room and then I was so disgusted with him, I wasn’t sure I could watch the show again. I did return this season and there were some good episodes at the beginning but the writers seem to have lost their way now with the ending in sight. Despite being turned off by the character at times (hooker storyline again?), I don’t want House to die in the finale…..that would ruin the whole series for me. I don’t want to give up my passion for the early seasons when House was a more dignified and likable character.

  14. Olivia says:

    No shock there

  15. Brian says:

    Any chance House wakes up, and finds Victoria Principal in the shower, and realizes the last few years were all a dream??

  16. Lois says:

    The only thing I want to see on “House” before it ends is Stephen Fry as a guest star.

  17. Astrid says:

    This sounds really awful! House have never been ny favourite show, but still.. Now it sucks! And i can’t believe they don’t bring Cuddy back. She was the one person who made me see the show.
    Stupid writers..

  18. Vasia Cy says:

    Guys give it up …Jen Morison and Edelstein ‘ll not come back …I’d love to see Cameron back coz I always believed that she is the best for House..However they can all return …They must find a scene that all of them fit in and I can’t imagine how Cameron can go back …. About Edelstein I’m so disappointed because she refuse to talk about House and in her last interview the only thing she said was that H give her a lot of money ….That’s shame on her and as character how she is gonna come back ?After ruins H heart? He tried to do his best for their relationship but she wanted to change him + after he sent him to jail..If she could go back what she would say to House? Well I know I send you in jail broke your heart but I’m back??? noway… I was huge fan of her but her behavior wasn’t what I expect..whatever happened with Fox etc Olivia and Jen left telling the best and keep talking about it ..who is she ? jolie?

    • djesus says:

      don’t speak about something you don’t know about, we’ll never know the truth about her leaving, I’m happy she won’t come back, her character was ruined because of huddy, and if she’ll do a new tv show, it will be great for her, as for jennifer morrison with once upon a time.
      These two characters have nothing to do anymore in House so that’s also normal that they won’t be in the finale.

    • Kriszta says:

      Don’t blame Lisa because the stupid writers messed up her character!

    • Really says:

      Vasia Cy We know you think you are an expert on everything Lisa Edelstein but really, do you believe everything you hear? All those “facts’ you keep quoting are nothing but rumors & misquoted “interviews”. You read things on Twitter written by other Lisa haters & believe it as a fact when no one knows anything about why she left & she has said nothing to reputable sources. Everything you keep quoting is rumor started on Twitter by you & other LE haters and soon you guys don’t know fact from fantasy. Some hater says LE said or did something & you guys pass it around, change the rumor/lie into something you like and soon you all believe it as fact. I’ve read your pathetic conversations on Twitter. You guys spend hours tearing down someone you don’t know or know anything about with made up facts or speculations from other people who hate her. If she is so unimportant, why do you spend hours and hours talking about her here and on Twitter. As for Hugh Laurie? You guys act like because you are fans that you know his deepest thoughts & talk about him as though he’s someone you know personally. You act like you know how he would react, feel, respond, what he would believe. You guys take everything you read as a fact and sometimes distort it to make it say what you want it to say. You guys seriously need to stop with all the hate and all the “facts” you either make up or distort to fit what you want to believe. It’s the worst kind of hate and rumor mongering. It’s the worst kind of fan also. HL has said many times how crazy some of his fans are which is why he avoids them as much as he can.

      • dove says:

        I think you will find this is a two way street, there has been plenty of hate and rumour spewed out by the fans of LE in the direction of basically anybody and everybody associated with House. They also seem to spend more time obsessing about what other actors/actresses say in interviews than what she says herself or any of her new work. In the past she has commented on frightening fanatics. Personally I don’t think you are respecting the actor/actress you support by hurling abuse at their past/present work colleagues. Dont lower yourself or the person whose work you admire by doing that.

    • Stop Being a Bot says:

      She didn’t send him to jail. He made that choice when he chose to make her front door the new garage opening.

      She could fit in at his new trial for any number of legal issues. I don’t care if she is or isn’t in it.

      • The end is nigh enjoy it says:

        The truth comes out. Before Amber died, they were had a one-night stand before getting on the bus. Wilson finds out and House’s Vicodin are switched with some a bit more lethal like 18 pints of Coca-Cola. Watching House die, Wilson asks how could he and why did he continue to sleep with Wilson after doing it? The House-Wilson sub-text has been there for a while now. The reason 13 came back was because she’s the third in their menage-a-trois, or fourth if you count the hookers or House’s fake wife.

  19. jjj says:

    heil hitler

  20. Kate says:

    It seems where the finale is heading is House is going to kill 13 and he also dies. A little predictable so bopefully there is more of a twist to this. While bringing 13 back for House to fullfill the deed he promised of killing her, it is disappointing for me that OW, who has been barely around on the show, is spotlighted in the finale.

  21. Isabella McFarlin says:

    My impression was that JM would have been happy to come back, busy on that silly fantasy show or not. BUt they never called her…

  22. Isabella McFarlin says:

    I’m glad to have Olivia W. Wish we could have LE, but it doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Unless at the last moment…!

  23. zoot says:

    House should die from a disease that no one can diagnose…he is the only one who could have saved himself with a diagnoses but he can’t because he is in a coma or something…would be nice if we could hear his voice-over thoughts about how stupid each one of his colleagues were and how he really feels about each one.

  24. Raist says:

    This person is off his rocker, the pilot was NOT titled Everybody Lies, it was titled Pilot, and I have feeling that it will be 13 who dies, it would be a HUGE disappointment if after 8 years they end it by killing him.

  25. qwe says:

    may be its an earthqyake or meteor shower, and then “everybody” dies. just a thought.

  26. Robert Stewart says:

    The show has been dying for a while. I still watch it but nowhere near as regular, but it started dying about halfway through. It’s only gotten worse the last few seasons and it is overdue to die. What was a great series has been turned into a joke.

    What should be more disturbing is that are so many doctors like House. They do what they think it is in the patient’s best interests and give little or no informed consent. Worse is patients who blindly accept what doctors tell them without asking for more information or doing independent research. Don’t expect that doctors will tell you the truth on some things.

    I lost interest after House tried murdering Cuddy and co. It’s pretty much been repeating itself a lot lately and I agree about the movie rip-offs.

  27. Ding Dong, the Witch, er House, is Dead says:

    House and all of the staff are arrested for numerous ethical violations, huge malpractice lawsuits, the hospital is closed due to allowing all of these illegal and unethical practices.

    Chase is killed by friends of the dictator he murdered after his ex spills the beans out of guilt (she doesn’t have to be on the show for this to work). Which is better for Chase than dying from some weird plastic allergy and infection from the doll.

    Thirteen is arrested on additional charges related to the death of her brother and her prison buddy. She dies in prison from HD.

    Taub is killed by a hit person (Yi) hired by his ex-wife’s husband and her brother). Yi is killed by, and kills, Adams on the way to kill House, but only after Yi founds out that she’s pregnant with Taub’s baby.

    House is killed by a number of people (a la Murder on the Orient Express), starting with Cuddy (again no need for her to be on the show), Foreman (for losing his new job even though it is his own fault for allowing House to do all of those things), the potato spud boy, certain cop who made his life miserable, certain ex-donor. That’s a good start.

  28. Ding Dong, the Witch, er House, is Dead says:

    I find it funny he hires hookers. With all the Vicodin he takes, sex wouldn’t be possible. Viagra can’t overcome that problem.

  29. Christa says:

    Just a question:
    If Shore invited Lisa and she really refused why he not tell this anywhere? Why just listening in silence the fans attack versus writers? Yes because there wasn’t any invitation!

  30. Read the damn articles ! Lisa refused to come back …She was not refused by producers …SHE refused to come back ! It will be a happy ending for me if Chase doesn’t die though !

    • The end is nigh enjoy it says:

      We only have DS word on her being invited back and refusing. How about we hear her side of the story?

  31. Kimberley Oliver says:

    I used to adore ‘House” and his weird and wonderful ways of getting though his own pain (the kind pills can’t dull) and those of his patients. I was even able to tolerate his acts of unkindness towards others because he is only a fictional TV character and because the show was incredibly well-written and fascinating. However, the writers have not listened to the fans or even their own common sense because not only have casual fans turned away but even hard-core fans like myself have first lost interest in the show and now finally want ” House ” to end. Not only are the same old hateful statement repeated weekly out of his mouth about those who, if he were to think about it, pay his salary ( his “idiot, moronic” patients); but even to those who actually DO sign his paycheck! And as for his supposedly high intellect you would think he’d come up with better words than racial slurs, sexual innuendo and calling everyone around him some schoolyard version of a cruel name for someone of low intelligence… Please don’t call me a hater, because I am not. This is out of disgust for Shore and the others who took a great show and destroyed it! “House” had the potential to go on for years more IF the script-writers hadn’t added so much that wasn’t necessary and maybe took risks that allowed the characters to grow. Oh and listening to the fans is always a good idea…; ) … Look, we may disagree on who we like or dislike on the show but when a show is about to be taken off life support and few are overly disappointed– even the brilliant mind of Gregory House isn’t needn’t to solve this case of Good Show Gone Bad.

  32. Isabella McFarlin says:

    I hope very much that HL finally wins an Emmy for this great character and this great show.

    • The end is nigh enjoy it says:

      He might, but Emmys are all about who likes you and not ability. Too many great actors/tresses have not been nominated, much less won, and too many crappy ones have been nominated and won. It’s all about politics, and I’m not talking about red and blue politics, but Hollywood politics. The right people like you, you get Emmy wins, they don’t like you, you don’t win and may not get nominated.

      He is a woman hating, unethical, immoral, stalking DVer. And those are his good points.

  33. Amanda says:

    This sucks. I can’t believe their ending House MD. Love Hugh and the show. What Medical Show will I watch now thats funny?

    • The end is nigh enjoy it says:

      Funny? Using patients as guinea pigs to test theories on, many of which die because of the treatments? Lying to patients to get them to agree to the experiments? Testing them without their permission? Screwing ethics because he thinks he’s a god (little g, not big G) and can’t be wrong? He’s wrong 90%+ of the time/episode.

  34. Daniel Huck says:

    Only because of the title ” Everybody dies” House doesn`t have to die, probably like said before it is 13, who is coming back and asking for help to finish her off, which forces house to go to prison concerning his state now or it`s just a speculating title like a metaphor. House could just lose a patient, which didn`t happen for already a long time and decides to quit medicine and start his “physic works” with his new wife Domenica :)
    We only could speculate, but I hope for a better ending, which satisfies divergent public and has an open end.

  35. Wilson Cancer Give Me a Break says:

    Wilson dies from cancer. What a sucky ending. May as well have DS kill them all, which is as bad as this ending.

  36. Wilson Cancer Give Me a Break says:

    Why kill Wilson with CANCER? Why not kill House with it?

  37. Who doesn't die, House kills says:

    Wilson killed by House to save him from the pain of cancer, then House starts a killing spree at the hospital. All the regulars die horrible deaths as a result. House get the lowest ratings of its life.

    Numerous real life fans kill themselves because “you can’t handle the truth.” And you can’t handle living without your weekly Vicodin fix.

    House dies in a blaze of bullets like Justin B.s character on CSI/Vegas.

    Cameron and Cuddy make last minute appearances to urinate over House’s grave. Then, House pulls the old hand comes out of the grave while they are doing it and the show ends.

    How many of you are silly enough to think that House won’t end with a lot more new unanswered questions than it has now?

  38. Who doesn't die, House kills says:

    Crikey, ICE is not going to make a call at that time to tell her she’s a citizen.

    • Zu says:

      Yeah, what government worker stays after hours to make calls to people who haven’t replied to mailed notices? Not that Dominika’s subsequent silent disappointment while moving out made sense. Most people don’t wordlessly leave each other’s lives after a betrayal, especially when they learn of the betrayal in the middle of a romantic encounter.

      Well, I’ve watched 173 episodes, I’m not going to skip out on the last 4…

  39. gotta love the sub-texts says:

    house murders wilson, then makes love to his dead corpse and catches a weird incurable disease that is contagious. Everybody does die. To those who have issues with literal interps give DS too much credit. He’s as subtle as a rhino in heat and not that creative.

    House pulls a roy rogers and has wilson stuffed and mounted in his place.

  40. Cyanaea says:

    House seems more suicidal than anything…overdose of Vicodin, perhaps?

  41. auramac says:

    Amazing that such an intelligent, powerfully well-written, produced, and acted show could be so inanely discussed, and by such an unbelievably ignorant, juvenile bunch of moronic smartasses. Stay in school, kids- and don’t do drugs! Anymore.

  42. Mike says:

    My prediction: the episode starts with characters recounting the tragic turn of events that led to House’s death. The episode ends with the realization that House faked his own death and will go on to live Happily ever after.

  43. I think House not die, Wilson die and House will stay alone. A dark final. You will see.

  44. Rob says:

    As much as I do not want it to end I guess it must.

    My feelings are this for the end, 13 comes back as she is ready to die and Wilson finds out it is terminal even though House helped him, So he will help them both die and house will be sent back to prison for murder.

  45. Anonymous says:

    Jennifer Morrison, Olivia Wilde, Kal Penn, and Amber Tamblyn will be returning for the series finale. Who I am hoping to see again is Dominika. I can’t believe she walked out on House after she obviously was starting to develop feelings for him. Since Lisa Edelstein can’t return, I was hoping that Karolina Wydra might and take Lisa’s place House’s heart.

  46. Jenn says:

    To be truthful it kinda sucks! I never thought i would see Hugh Laurie in an america series anyways. It was a great show and one more great series less that is more realistic. o well i have the DVDs ;)
    I actually think House will probally just give up practicing medicine and seeing as Wilson has cancer he will probally die (bad, bad, not nice I loved Wilson)

  47. Tina says:

    I’m sorry to say that I believe they’re going to kill off House himself. He’s going to commit suicide. That’s about as dark as you can get. It’s all been leading up to that fact if you’ve really watched the last few episodes. He can’t survive without Wilson and now that he has to go back to jail and miss Wilson’s last five months it’s even more clear where this is going.

  48. sam says:

    happy ending. I love it