Wilde’s departure is not a big surprise — she has a burgeoning movie career, and took extended time away from the show last season — but to hear her and Hugh Laurie tell it, leaving will be bittersweet.
“It’s been an extraordinary time on the show, learning from Hugh and all the other actors and our amazing writing staff,” Wilde says in the video below. “I see it as a chapter, a really important chapter, in my life.”
“Olivia is a real delight to be around, and we will miss her very, very much,” Laurie adds. “She’s obviously headed for great things.”
The case that brings Thirteen temporarily back to Princeton Plainsboro involves Benjamin (Wentworth Miller), who’s suffering from both blackouts and a sudden bout of extreme generosity — one that could endanger his life. House also entices Dr. Jessica Adams (Odette Annable) into helping out on the case.
“House” airs at 9 p.m. ET Monday on FOX. Take a look at a preview and Wilde’s thoughts on leaving: