I love this show, despite the last 4 seasons being medically ridiculous. NO doctor would get away with the things House did, "genius" or not.
As for the finale, SPOILER ALERT.... I felt he was
going to let key people in his life know he was still around. At his own "House" pace.
My concern was "What about the patient?" It was said he has a wife and family. They have NO idea what happened to him, as his body was identified as Houses'.
As for being selfish; House IS selfish. But, he did in part, do it for Wilson.
I have to have a soft spot for him. He looks exactly like my husband. Their personalities are similar, although my husband can be a lot nicer. (And he's intelligent, but not a genius.) And, he knows well enough to not fuck up his life.
If we were to continue to be able to follow House, I'm sure he'll find a way to continue to practice medicine. We won't know, unless they do one of those "Anniversary Shows." I always wanted him to get a partner, even selfish men get them. Never understood why nothing took with him. I guess it was easier to write script for him with him being single, for all intents and purposes (although he was legally married to that Russian woman.)
In true House fashion, my husband fell asleep during the last 15 minutes of the show, Monday. Then woke me up, from a sound sleep at around 5:00 AM Tuesday to say, "Hey, I fell asleep. What happened on House?" Seriously? He knows I can't even speak at that time in the morning. Sex, I can have, but don't expect anything of intelligence to come out of my mouth.
I told him to leave me alone and I'd tell him what happened after I woke up. Telegraph like I answered, "Fire, House faked death, planted dental records. There was a funeral. Texted Wilson. They rode off into the sunset together." My husband said, "That's gay." Jeez.... (HIS words, not mine.)