House pokes his head into Wilson's office and says he now approves of his relationship with CTB, calling her a female proxy for him. A shocked Wilson chases House down the hall while the Rolling Stones play in the background. Wilson asks House if he's saying that people really can change. House says he isn't, and would appreciate it if Wilson stopped trying to change him. Wilson still can't believe it, saying that with House's blessing, he might have a chance to have a real relationship with someone who isn't House. That, or all the fun will go out of the relationship. "You could end up losing a friend," Wilson says; "are you being...self-sacrificing?" "I don't sacrifice self," House assures Wilson. The more things change, the more they stay the same. With that, the episode -- and, most likely, the season -- is over. Who knows who will be back next year?
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