If you do not want to know what happens to him in the finale. DO NOT CONTINUE... . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . According to an article in the NY Post. His character will die from the brain tumor. The article says it will end a terrible year he has been having. First the original tumor, his rebelous daughter and his over dosed baby. I had heard rumors that both Eric LaSalle and George Clooney were coming back for an episode or two. I guess we know why. I think this stinks. They should just have him take the job he was offered in the pilot. At the private practice that offered him a lot of money, better hours and a time share in the Caribbean.