"We start the final episode on House's face, passed out on the floor." I know that's how it starts because they read it out in the wrap-up show just before the finale. Hey, if they're going to describe the episode, I'm entitled to transcribe their description and call it a recap.
Anyway, that's how it starts. He opens his eyes and looks around. He's in a dingy room of some sort. A few feet away from him, someone else is lying on his back. And a third person tells House that the man is dead. House recognizes him as Dr. Lawrence Kutner, whom you may remember killed himself. House says, "You're dead, too." Kutner answers, "The fire isn't." Oh, there's a fire below the floorboards.
After the credits, Kutner suggests that House get up and go for the exit. House figures he's hallucinating anyway, so who knows what's really going on? He would like to figure out why he's hallucinating Kutner instead of someone "more busty." Kutner asks who the dead guy is. And we transition to an unknown period of time earlier.
Mystery Corpse is in House's clinic hours, saying he was in a car accident and needs painkillers. He has a facial injury, but House guesses he didn't have a chest injury. And the fact that he claimed to have a codeine allergy means that he was after extremely heavy drugs. House is about to send him on his way when he spots bruising around his navel.
Outer office. Remember, Chase isn't here anymore. Adams and Park are baffled at the idea of House taking a new case voluntarily. Taub thinks the really weird thing is that House is in a good mood even though Wilson's dying and the parole officer is coming soon. Then everybody starts throwing around diagnoses, but they're literally just saying "blah blah blah."
Cut back to House and Kutner. House, who's telling this story, says no one cares about the medicine. It was an ulcer. Kutner asks why House didn't tell the team his plan. His theory is that he knew the plan wouldn't work.
House wants a meeting with Foreman. Foreman's busy trying to make an end table stop wobbling. House wants Foreman to tell the parole board that House is needed at the hospital so he can save eight patients simultaneously. He encourages Foreman to dock his pay or something. Foreman wants him to go to jail for six months. House asks Foreman to be a friend. Foreman says, "Okay. But whatever cases you have, you have to take them all." House stares.