*SPOILERS FOR UPCOMING EPISODES IN SEASON 5
Ok, so those of us who are spoiler whores will know all about the recent spoiler informing us that a main cast member is going to die. Naturally, speculation has been flying round the spot like a blowfly on speeeeeeeeeeeeed!
There is also a suggestion that the character's death could actually be a suicide, but as far as I can tell, that is not confirmed as a 'House MD' rumour. I will include it in my theorising though.
In this article, I am going to summarise what we know and illustrate my own personal theory about who the doomed character is.
With a heavy heart, here goes: House?
No, of course not. But we all know that. Wilson?
Highly unlikely, given that Robert Sean Leonard has signed on for a couple mais seasons. I guess it is possible that he negotitated himself out of the contract (we all know RSL hates to work! Plus, he is now a father and his priorities would have probably changed). But overall, I don't think Wilson is going to leave Princeton-Plainsboro (or earth, for that matter) anytime soon. Cuddy?
Nope. Other spoilers from earlier on in the season indicated that Cuddy was never going to be leaving anytime in the near future. So, in accordance with the most recent spoilers, which state that the character that is leaving is not a character that has been rumoured to be leaving, Cuddy is not our doomed character either. Chase and Cameron?
Again, nope! Both are expected to feature mais prominantly in season 6. Unless we follow them into the afterlife, they are not going to be leaving the show. Foreman or Thirteen?
Both of these characters have been strongly rumoured to be the characters departing the show. My own line of thinking was heavily biased towards one of these guys leaving. But, once again, if we believe the recent spoilers, neither of these two can be the doomed character. Taub?
Once again, Taub has already been rumoured to leave. But as a few people have poined out, we have learnt about Taub's recent financial troubles, his marital troubles and his past suicidal ideation/attempt. This is where the suicide rumour comes into play. It is possible that Taub is overcome por his most recent trouble, thus leading to his exit from the show. However, this does not fit with the clues from the recent spoiler, as Taub committing suicide would not be out-of-the-blue. We already know that Taub has thought about suicide in the past, so if his character were to commit suicide, it wouldn't be a huge shock, given his current situation in which he seems fairly unhappy. The spoilers also suggest that this death comes out of nowhere, its completely random. Since the "Taub is struggling" storyline has been building ever since the season 4 episode 'Ugly' (in which we learn about his affair), then his death would not be completely random. For these reasons, I think it is unlikely, yet still possible, that Taub is the doomed character. So that leaves...
I actually teared up a little when I came to this conclusion. But, considering the spoiler information that we have to go on, Kutner fits.
Kutner has not been rumoured to be leaving. There have been very few, if any indicators that he would leave, so his death would be totally inexpected.
As for the theories about him committing suicide, I definately understand how that could be plausible (for example, suffering the trauma of losing hid parents, atuação out as a bully at school and so on). However, I'm not sure if suicide is a likely course of action for Kutner. Of course, that lends mais support to the idea that this death will be out-of-the-blue, that it will shock us and it will be someone we didn't expect in a manner that we did not expect...
So, at this point, I am fairly convinced that Kutner is our doomed character. And quite frankly, that fucking sucks. As you all know, I am fairly uncritical of the show. I amor every aspect of the show, and up until this point, the only thing that has disappointed me is the way that PI Lucas was just sort or tossed aside. That storyline just ended with so many loose ends. And I didn't like that. But other than that, I have seen the point in every decision that has been made on the show.
But this? I don't understand yet. I had prepared myself for Thirteen or Foreman's departure and I understood why either of those characters would leave.
But my new theory sucks. I hate it. And woret of all, I don't understand it.
I hope I am so wrong. I hope that other peoples' theories about dream-sequences and so on are mais accurate than my assessment of the evidence.
Thats enough of my melodrama. link
. There are lost of great, yet sad, ideas floating around right now.