I'm glad it is, though, because it gives Chase something to do! He speaks to House in low, even tones while Wilson hangs around in the back, protesting that this is not a good idea for someone with an injured brain. "Wilson is done talking now," Chase says in his hypnosis tone, hoping to get a two-for-one hypnosis deal. House pronounces the exercise a "waste of . . . " -- and then, suddenly, he's on the bus. There's not much there, though; it's empty right now, which means there are no symptom-ridden passengers. Oh, and there's Chase, who tells House to focus on recovering some details. All House can focus on is Wilson, who's waving his hand in front of House's face to see if Chase's hypnosis is really working. Well, it was working, idiot! Now Chase and Wilson are on the bus with House, but he's still having trouble getting the details. Chase asks House to go back in time to before he was on the bus, hoping he'll have a clearer memory as he's further away from the point of head injury. Not surprisingly, this puts us in a bar. I loved how they show us that the details are still vague here: All the bottles on the bar are labeled simply "LIQUOR" and generic beer bottles marked "BEER" litter the bar surfaces. House is enjoying a shot and a chaser. Wilson, of course, appears to scold House for getting wasted at five in the evening by himself. "What are you running away from?" he asks. Even under hypnosis, House can be sarcastic, and he asks Wilson what he could possibly be running away from as he drinks in a bar without his only friend. Is it possible to guilt trip someone while under hypnosis?
Chase asks House if he can see anyone in the bar, but House sees just creepy featureless faces. The only people with any facial details are the ones who keep invading his hypnosis session, like CTB, who suddenly pops up, her hair blowing in the wind (I guess it's a drafty bar), to defend her boyfriend from House's sniping, telling him to lay off Wilson, since he's just being a good concerned friend. House angrily accuses Wilson of putting his girlfriend into his head, saying they can't even have a conversation in House's subconscious without her showing up. Wilson just says CTB better have her clothes on. House says she does, "unfortunately." Then: "I didn't mean to say that out loud." Except that he didn't say it out loud, so now Wilson wants to know what House is apologizing for saying out loud. "Nothing!" House says, turning to Chase to order Wilson and CTB out of his head because he can't lie under hypnosis and he apparently has something he wants to lie about concerning them. Also, they're being huge pains in the ass. Chase tells House to stop thinking about Wilson and CTB, and, sure enough, they're gone. House is so happy he proposes a toast, only to see the bartender standing behind the bar, with a face and everything. He's played by Fred Durst, who hasn't been relevant in like eight years. The bartender is not the mystery patient though, as he's only memorable to House as the guy who took his keys away because he was too drunk to drive, thereby forcing him to take the bus.