05/08/2012 05:35 am ET | Updated May 08, 2012

'House': Chase Resigns From Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital (VIDEO)

As "House" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on Fox) continues on its path to the series finale, it was time to bid farewell to one of the main characters.

Announcing his resignation from Princeton-Plainsboro, Chase (Jesse Spencer) told House (finally!) that "It's time to step out of the shadow."

House (Hugh Laurie) asked Chase if he'd come just so that he could be talked out of it. "I came to say 'thank you,'" Chase replied.

"It’s been fun," House told him. "Fun?" asked Chase. "It sounded pithier than, 'we’ve shared a variety of situations,'" quipped House.

Critics applauded Chase's 11th-hour move toward independence, and Clique-Claque even suggested that he could now be ready for his own spin-off show.

The "House" Series Finale airs on Monday, May 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. Until then catch new episodes of "House" on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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