Chase sarcastically remarks that he really sees what Cameron see in House now: "I just want to hold him and never let go." The three walk into Harvey's room, where they see Annette taking Chase's words a little too seriously and strangling their patient. Foreman grabs Annette away from him as Cameron rushes over to make sure he's okay. Chase tells them both to settle down because this wasn't the attempted murder it appears to be. You see, Chase reluctantly explains, Annette is a "dominatrix." Cameron makes a confused face, because she always thought you were supposed to torture yourself by falling in love with a cranky old man who hates everyone, not have someone do it for you. Chase just sighs because he knows that he is going to be the butt of a lot of jokes for this.
After the commercial, House has brought Annette to Cuddy's office for a discussion with the hospital's lawyer. Annette explains that Harvey is an "asphyxiophiliac," which I was shocked to learn was not in my spellchecker. It means he likes being strangled. He likes it sexually. "That's just sick!" the lawyer spits, in shocked and horrified disgust. Apparently, he lives in the same Bubble of Innocence Cameron does. House thanks the guy for his legal advice, and Annette says that Harvey was never in mortal danger, since she was watching the monitors the whole time to make sure his oxygen didn't drop to a dangerous level. She did it to calm Harvey down, so he'd "feel in control by being controlled." "Uh..." Cuddy starts, and then realizes she doesn't know what else to say. She takes a minute, and then asks whether Harvey pays Annette for her services. Annette proudly states that Harvey does her taxes and cleans her house. House immediately jumps up, scared to hear his name mixed up with any of this crazy stuff, and leaves. Cuddy attempts to get him to stay until the meeting actually finishes, but that's not going to happen.