And just to follow this all up with more ridiculousness, it's time for the talent show. Beasley and glasses girl do a dance number together to "Macarena," because that's a great idea. Put the psychiatrist in a skimpy dance outfit and have her perform for the patients. They'll never be able to take her seriously again. They end the performance by lifting up their skirts and shaking their butts at the crowd. Group therapy should be interesting. Next up, Hal, Paranoia, and the other guy who never gets any lines sing "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," which is kind of a sad song choice. To the best of our knowledge, no one loves these guys, so they must be nobodies. And then the other guy who never gets any lines does a cool little performance where he uses his own body as a drum. Finally, it's Alvie's turn. He takes the stage confidently and introduces DJ Paranoia, who gives him a beat. He gets out a few verses before drawing a blank. It's awkward until House speaks up from the back and finishes the verse. Oh, no. House is rapping, too. Alvie continues for a bit, calling himself a "manic Hispanic" and saying he's "trying to make it work but the doctors think he's lazy and" he draws another blank and looks pleadingly at House for some more help. "My roommate is a jerk," he says. Alvie suddenly "pages" House to the stage with him. House says no, but soon takes the stage. Which isn't too surprising since there's a second microphone waiting for him right there! The best part of the entire scene is the shot of the nurse behind the window clapping along. And then there's the Alvie/House rap duet that is just embarrassing. This is not the character I showed up to watch every week for five seasons. It is the actor, though, so that helps. Oh man. It ends with House bopping to the beat and taking a bow with Alvie. Lydia is an appreciative audience.
But the episode isn't over yet! House meets with Nolan and sincerely asks him how he's doing with his dad's death. Nolan thanks him for staying in the room, and then it's time for House to talk. He says things are "actually good," although of course he acknowledges that he isn't all better yet.