Now that House and Cuddy have broken up, we can begin an episode with the soon-to-be patient instead of in Cuddy's bed. Hooray! In dramatic slow motion, a man prepares to ride a bull at the New Jersey rodeo. It's pretty cool. The rider and the bull are both released from the gate, and bounce around in alternating regular time and very very slow motion shots as the rider mentally counts off the seconds while telling himself what to do and how to stay on. After eight seconds, he jumps off and celebrates to an enthusiastic crowd. He tosses his helmet away prematurely, as it turns out, as the bull takes advantage of the opportunity to nail him and trample all over his body. The clowns get the bull back in the gate and ask the rider if he's okay. He says he is, aside from a bloody nose and having no idea what just happened.
House opens the door to his posh hotel room and tells Wilson that he's fine before Wilson even has a chance to ask the question House knows he's going to. He figures Cuddy told Wilson everything, and Wilson says she did, although she left out the part where House didn't just stop at one Vicodin, but took a whole bunch more and is still taking them. Like two, right now. House tosses the bottle into a bowl full of cash, and Wilson exposits that House also cleaned out his bank account and checked into this hotel, so clearly, he is not fine. House agrees that he isn't, but says Wilson doesn't need to worry about him. He assures Wilson that he will be fine very "soon." Also, he's only taking Vicodin because his leg hurts. Shockingly, Wilson isn't buying that, pointing out that House was off Vicodin for a year and a half despite any leg pain. House says it doesn't matter if his pain is mental or physical or both; he figures between the Vicodin and the five-star service at this hotel, he'll be able to get over Cuddy in a few days and back in an acceptable level of misery once again. He just hopes it doesn't cost him too much. Room service arrives with a deluxe breakfast for two delivered by Carnell, the hotel's only employee. House tests him by informing him he's planning to kill Wilson after they have sex. "I'll cancel the maid service," Carnell says brightly. House loves Carnell, and gives him a nice big tip. House treats himself to a strawberry and tells Wilson to eat while he can, as company will be arriving soon.
Cut to Wilson and House getting massages and Wilson saying that House may have this whole post-dumping misery thing figured out after all. He suggests that House "talk to someone" about his problems, too, and House says he's already taken care of that. Wilson assumes House means he'll be seeing his therapist again and is impressed and thrilled with House's maturity -- until he remembers that House's therapist has his own show on TNT now and so won't be guest-starring on House anymore, so House must have meant a hooker instead of a therapist.