Dream sequences. House might be expected to have vivid dreams since he has a penchant for vicodin excesses, but the sober-minded Cuddy has three of them in this episode. She’s so organized and practical that she not only remembers her messages from Morpheus, she is able to apply them to her waking life in a (somewhat) rational way. She has two sitcom dreams (who knew she watched so much TV?) and a third that reprises Bob Fosse’s “All That Jazz”. From these she is able to deduce that House is back on drugs and she shouldn’t see him anymore. Oh, and by the way, at least in Cuddy’s dreams, House can’t sing.
House’s dream is a bit more interesting. His team become zombies and devour Cuddy even after he’s killed them all with his axe-cane with shotgun attachment.
Which brings us to the interesting part of the show, Martha Masters (Amber Tamblyn).
We learn of dark fantasies that occasionally inhabit her mind, which kind of fits with House’s zombie dream, and we learn that she takes a detached, analytical approach to ethical problems. Unfortunately Taub does not take such an approach and that will come back to bite him in the ass in future episodes. Masters did not have a dream sequence in this episode, but if she had, I would expect a zombie fantasy in which she was in control of the zombies (but was not one herself).