Here's the result I was expecting, as a bus comes blaring in the other direction, fixing to t-bone them, and Larry and Fishface scream us into the credits.
Post-break, we fade back up on Fishface sitting poutily at the foot of Larry's hospital bed. Pan up Larry's leg, in a cast, to Larry's dad, who played Dave Novotny in Election, the teacher who had an affair with Tracy Flick and who had that oogy line about "her pussy gets so wet, you can't believe it," gah! So, it's weird to see him in a less oogy context. Of course, he boomeranged straight back into oog territory in the Six Feet Under season premiere by accidentally killing his girlfriend with an andiron to the eye socket, but anyway, Fishface pouts at Larry, Larry's dad beams at Larry, Larry looks at his dad all "I'm grounded until Social Security, aren't I?", and...scene.
Hospital pharmacy. House is drumming his fingers on the counter while the pharmacist is on the phone, giving the pharmacist grief all, "What lie are they telling you?" The pharmacist holds up a shushing hand; in a shot of the pill racks behind him, we can only read one label, but it says "Verify," which may be telegraphing to us that House is jonesing for his Vicodin. Also telegraphing that to us: the entire backstory of the show. The Foley guys turn up the mix on the finger-drumming as House bitches, "Come on," and finally the pharmacist hangs up and tells him that the Vicodin shipment did arrive, but Shipping sent the box to Research by mistake. House crabs, "Hmm. That's a tough one. If only we had some way of communicating with another part of the building," and whips the phone off the hook and hands it to the pharmacist. Yeah, I think we get it. Enter Cameron to give House the bullet on Larry: in the three weeks since the car wreck, Larry's been in and out of the hospital with internal bleeding and "no one can find the cause." House snarks that, given that Larry was, you know, in a car wreck, internal bleeding isn't all that surprising, then catches sight of Cuddy and snarls at her that "your hospital doesn't have my pain medication."