Now he's back in bed. Instead of Nurse Dickinson, though, he has Cuddy tucking him in/guarding him. She smiles warmly at him, which is quite the change from the glare she was giving him in the last scene. She turns the light off and House rests his head on some pillows. Incidentally, he's resting the same side of his head that has the skull fracture, which can't feel great. But it's enough, and he falls asleep.
He dreams of that woman in the nice clothing, lying on the weird recliner in his living room. "Who are you? And why are you stalking me?" House asks. "Technically, you're stalking me," she says, fingering her necklace. House grabs the necklace, which has what appears to be a mosquito stuck in a yellow material. "Maybe just a fly," the woman says. "In the ointment," House says, figuring out that this means he's not done yet. He missed something. The woman grabs his hand and rubs it on her face, and House wonders if that's meaningful or if the dream is turning into something a lot more fun. Of course, she won't answer him except to ask him what he's going to do with the red ribbon that just appeared in his other hand. "I have to tie this around you," he says. He ties it around her leg, which isn't very sexy. "I'm cold," she says. That's not sexy, either. I guess this isn't a sex dream after all. "Stay with me," House says. Then he wonders why he would say that. And why there's suddenly blood all over the ribbon.