In another stylistic departure for the series, last night's House unfolded like a typically procedural episode for 50 minutes before the team's patient suddenly — and anticlimactically — died in his hospital bed.

Our clip picks up the action following that sharp left turn. House himself had spent most of the episode preparing a comic, Mariachi-themed interruption for an upcoming award ceremony honoring Cuddy, but after his patient's demise, he promptly fled from both sobriety and responsibility, and took refuge in a local bar.