Robert Sean Leonard says the ending will not tie up everything, but Hugh Laurie thinks the audience will be happy for his titular character.
It's only hours away before "House M.D." bids final farewell, and the cast has given hints at how the story of the brilliant doctor will end. To TV Guide, Robert Sean Leonard who plays House's best friend Wilson admits, "It's not going to tie up everything - that's not with this is about."
"I think the show is going to end very abruptly and in a very surprising way because, as happens in life, you don't live the ending. You just live your life," he adds. Omar Epps, who portrays Foreman since the first season, also warns that fans may not see an ending as they expect. "David is trying to end this the way he wants to, not the way he thinks people want it to... This will end in the way that it needs to end," he insists.
Despite the descriptions given by Leonard and Epps, Hugh Laurie still believes that people will be satisfied with the ending. He gushes, "I think the audience will be happy, not because House has learned some life lessons - that's not what he's about. I think people will be happy for him."
The titular doctor depicter continues explaining, "There is something defiant about him, and I think the worst possible thing would be to see his spirit broken. I would find that depressing and that would make me unhappy. The fact that he's still got a 'mud in your eye, to hell with you all' attitude, I sort of love."
With his own words, creator David Shore shares how he sees the series finale. "This was never about me being able to tell a whole story that has a beginning, middle and end," he says. "This was about me being able to tell a whole bunch of stories that have a beginning, middle and end. This is a bonus for me that I can wrap it up and go out in an interesting way."
In another interview, Laurie is asked if his character will be jumping off a building. "You probably will [see him jumping off a building]," the British actor coyly answers. "House reaches a point at which he physically and emotionally confronts the question of to be or not to be. Well, I suppose I shouldn't tell you which way he goes. You can probably guess."
On House's conflict which will be a focus in the finale, Shore explains, "House is faced with a very difficult situation with Wilson, and he assesses what his future should or will be. How does he deal with that?" He further says, "[House has] always been a good friend. I like the fact that we're ending the series focusing on the House-Wilson relationship."
Titled "Everybody Dies", the series finale of "House M.D." will air Monday, May 21 at 9/8c on FOX. It will be preceded by an hour-long retrospective.