House is having trouble sleeping, mostly because his roommate is really freaking annoying and loves to freestyle rap. "Shut up," House says for all of us. Alvie mistakes this as an invitation for a conversation, and asks House what his new plan is to turn the hospital upside-down. House says he doesn't know yet, and Alvie starts rapping again. House tells him to shut up again. "Can I hum?" he asks. House throws a book at him. I hope it was a heavy book, and Alvie is dead.
The next morning, however, Alvie is very much alive and attending group therapy, as is House. And now there's a new patient: Steve, who prefers to be called Freedom Master. I'm not sure if that's one word or two when it's a name. It might be hyphenated. Oh, I guess it's not a first name but a superhero title, because Steve thinks he's a superhero. Because none of the four people who wrote this episode has ever been to a real mental hospital, it's starting to become very clear. Alvie is happy to see a superhero because it helps to balance out Mayfield's Jesus-to-Superhero ratio. Freedom Master says he tries to blend in in the outside world (obviously not that well, since he's no longer there) but in the hospital, he thinks people "get it," so he can truly be himself. Wouldn't he think that people in a mental hospital were also crazy and that he shouldn't be there with them? He would only think that they "get it" if he realized that he was crazy like them, right? Whatever. Suicide Susan asks if he truly believes that he can stop bullets. Um, he's called Freedom Master, Susan, not Bullet Resister. "I move out of their way," Freedom Master says. Paranoia just wants to know if Freedom Master can read minds. "No," he says. He's very good at finding an excuse not to have to prove his abilities, isn't he? House has had enough of this and walks over to the window. Freedom Master asks why Catatonic Gabby isn't talking except that she's not the only person in the group who hasn't spoken yet, so why would he notice that something was strange about her? "She needs help. She needs somebody to save her," he says. Beasley takes a five-minute break so everyone can "get to know" Freedom Master while she walks over to House. "I can fly!" Freedom Master says. What show am I watching?
Beasley accuses House of scheming again. Now who's being paranoid? Give a guy a little credit, Beasley. She asks House to chill out and try to let the therapy work. Perhaps an SSRI or two might help, she says. Not really. Also, are anti-depressants really the best treatment for a guy who has problems distinguishing reality from fantasy? Don't think I've forgotten why House had to commit himself to a mental hospital in the first place. Even though the writers apparently have. If House's problem can be solved with talk therapy and anti-depressants and he's obviously functioning, then he really doesn't need to be at Mayfield. House isn't paying any attention to Beasley anyway, as he's looking out the window at Nolan kissing a woman before they both get in her car that she did the worst job ever of parking. The straight white lines are there for a reason, bitch. Sorry, I just really hate it when people take up more than one space. House finally responds to Beasley to say she's a little late in her request, as he just thought of a new scheme.