Case in point: Cuddy's urgent page is to the surgical suite, where a large crowd has gathered to watch Chase and Dr. Crybaby get in a physical fight. Awesomely, while Hadley and Foreman try to hold Chase back and break it up, Taub and House stand and watch, making sure they're far enough away not to get punched by accident. Cuddy does a loud two-finger whistle to get their attention, a talent I was not aware she possessed, and walks them back to her office. But first, she must talk to Gail, so she orders Chase and Dr. Crybaby into separate corners of the Clinic. Meanwhile, doesn't Mr. Pluto sort of need that liver transplant? Like now?
Gail's demeanor the second time around is much different than it was the first. Now she's smiling and unapologetic, proud of her transgressions. "What are you gonna do about it?" she asks Cuddy. Ha! No wonder she was so unconvincing in Cuddy's office before -- she was supposed to be! Cuddy says she'll be telling on Gail to the DEA, but Gail says she'll just tell them that House "forced" her to steal those meds for him, while his boss let him do whatever he wanted because she's having sex with him. Oh come on, Gail. I don't think baseless allegations are going to fly in a DEA investigation. And yet, Cuddy seems scared. She asks if Gail really thinks she can lie her way out of this. "Yeah, I do. Anything else you wanna know, bitch?" Gail says coldly. Cuddy looks like she's about to cry. I demand a spin-off series featuring the adventures of Gail and Valerie, the psychopath patient a few weeks ago.
Cuddy decides to take a break from the entire hospital, throwing her coat on and walking out on a call from the hospital board chairman. She tells Nurse Assistant to give him a message: "I quit." I guess this is why, despite all the bullshit, people work at PPTH: the drama! On a typical day of work you've got an evil pharmacist/meth lab supplier, a fistfight between surgeons, and then the Dean of Medicine publicly quits. And that's not even as awesome as the day when House announced to the lobby that he was sleeping with Cuddy or the time Cameron and her patient dove through a window. It's always nice to have something to talk to your significant other about when he or she asks how your day went when you get home from work.