House goes to Cuddy's office to ask her whether she knows anything about Shooter's story. She tells him that she didn't, and then they have hot sex on her desk. Afterwards, Cuddy says "now THAT was some graphic content!" "Viewer discretion is advised," House agrees, calmly puffing on his post-sex cigarette. It was a pretty awesome scene.
House heads over to check on Harpo. He finds a woman standing outside his room, and makes an extremely meta comment about how PPTH has ridiculous glass walls unlike any other hospital ever. He's surprised to hear that the woman is Harpo's wife, as she is hot and Harpo is not. House tells her that he doesn't mean to be insulting -- "at least, not to [her]." When Harpo's wife doesn't get all pissed off and offended by this, House asks her why she isn't giving him the reaction he wants and needs from people. "You're Dr. House, aren't you?" Wife asks. "You're not gonna shoot me, are you?" House asks back. No, she won't. Instead, she'll take him into a section of the hospital that isn't surrounded by glass so they can have some hot sex in private. They have a cigarette and then return to the outside of Harpo's room. Wife tells House that he once treated a friend of hers, and she told Wife all how House likes to insult people to show off how insightful he is. She has him pegged, and he says that she's a "seven" and Harpo is a "four", and since Harpo isn't rich, there's no reason for her to be with him: "Numbers don't lie." Well, no, but the subjective value placement behind them does. Harpo may be a "four" looks-wise, but he might also be an awesome and funny guy that his wife fell in love with anyway. When people fall in love based on their mate's personalities, they tend to have fun, healthy, long-lasting relationships. Unlike when they fall for looks and not personality, in which case they end up with a cold, heartless woman who will cut up their thigh while they're in a coma. Anyway, House tells Wife that he thinks Harpo has an STD, probably transmitted to him when his hot wife cheated on him with someone closer to her Hot or Not rating. She swears on Harpo's life that she never cheated on him.
In the patient room, Chase and Foreman finish the LP, amazed that it went off without a hitch. They turn Harpo over onto his back and see that his left eye has turned pink; he's bleeding into his ocular orbit. The LP didn't do this, Chase says, and that if they don't do something to relieve the pressure, Harpo's eyeball will -- oh, too late. It bulges out of his eye socket, looking like that woman who used to go on Sally Jesse Raphael with her ability to make her eyeballs bulge out of her skull. Except that her eyeballs never actually fell out of her eye, no matter how much some people may have wanted them to, just to teach her a lesson. Harpo's totally does. It just kind of slides/pops out of there while Chase and Foreman turn away, horrified. Meanwhile, Wife wants to know what's going on, as those glass walls aren't as see-through as you would think. House doesn't feel like answering her, though, because his abdomen wound is bleeding thanks to his stitches-ripping activities. He slumps to the floor, his hospital gown dangerously riding up. He's also wearing sneakers, because PPTH stupidly let him have those in his room.