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Hugh_laurieThe season-long game of "Survivor" played on the Fox hit show, "House," ended terrifically Tuesday with the lesson that "life is a b----, and then you die."

Or at least your character gets killed.

After an episode focusing on the mysterious illness that threatened the life of a rock star, the only candidate ousted from the Final Four fellowship candidates attempting to join Dr. Gregory House's (Hugh Laurie) staff was scheming Amber Volakis (Anne Dudek), who became known as "Cutthroat (rhymes with witch)."

But enough word games. House told Amber she was ousted because to work with him "you have to be willing to be wrong, willing to lose. Which you just did. You're fired."

He decided to keep Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson), Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn) and Thirteen (Olivia Wilde) with the help of Dr. Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), who never expected him to break tradition and take her advice and previously told him he could keep only two candidates.

When he intially chose to keep the two men, Dr. Cuddy found that sexist and advised him to take Thirteen, too. Then she realized: "This was your plan all along. ... At least the games are over."

"How long have you known me?" he replied dryly.

The games are over until at least January, when new episodes arrive until the show runs out of scripts written before the writers' strike began.

What did you think of House's choice? Will you miss "The Cutthroat (rhymes with witch)"?

-- Alan Pergament 

(Photo: Hugh Laurie, courtesy Fox)

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