It's possible he was "busy" do to his work on his new film. Working on a film really takes up your schedule... you can't really do a TV show unless the film is willing to work around you. And they'd only do that for someone really big: like George Clooney big.
Take Olivia Wild, her departure from House was for work on films... not because she was a diva and said "I've out-grown this show" but because there are only 24 hours a day and she'd rather devote them to those 2 movies
If "The Dream Team" or whatever he was working on conflicted with a lot of season 2 then it was probably best they get rid of him now.
Then again death is quite permanent; they could've had him leave for that new job in DC (or wherever) so he could come back if everything tanked.
Edited on 03/12/2012 5:45am
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