"Is Crush Syndrome good or bad?" Ben stupidly asks while House does the echo. House is puzzled to see that Megan's heart is fine, while Ben notices that Megan is sweating -- her fever is back. House has a theory, but he won't say it without witnesses around, because he's sure it will cause Ben to hit him, and that can't happen until we're seven episodes deep into the season.
Hopefully, time is not of the essence for Megan, as the whole crew piles into Cuddy's office before House, standing behind Cuddy The Human Shield, says Megan has the DTs. Alcohol withdrawal caused her second fever. Ben refuses to believe this, thinking he might have noticed the person he was living with was a gigantic alcoholic. Liver enzyme tests would confirm the diagnosis, but the results won't be accurate because of Megan's building-related injuries. So House thinks they should just go ahead and treat her to see if it helps. "Hair of the dog," he suggests. Well, if it doesn't help Megan, at least she'll be feeling no pain as she shuffles off this mortal coil. Ben doesn't want to do this, but it's Sally Field's decision. And she says yes.
Night falls on PPTH. House reads through the applications. He calls one applicant, who answers the phone with "Yo yo, it's Trev, what up?" Apparently, House's phone can dial back to 1997. That's cool. House asks Trev to come in for an interview tomorrow, so Trev gets all excited and brags to some nearby friends, who make fun of him. House hangs up on the entire group.
A sleepy Wilson reports to a nursing station, where a non-Evil Nurse Brenda, but still angry and sarcastic, nurse says that Wilson's emergency page didn't come from PPTH. Wilson phones his hotel room, where House is busily searching the hell out of it for his guitar. He hasn't found it yet, and Wilson says he's "in awe of the kidnapper's tactical brilliance," if not oncology skills. House counters by turning on Wilson's hotel TV, which has TiVo, and erasing all of Wilson's favorite telenovela episodes, including the season finale. "Bring. It. On," House says for the benefit of the promo-makers.
Well, well, well! It looks like Megan's feeling much better after the alcohol infusions. But wait -- Sally Field reports that Megan is "doing this thing with her mouth" and has been for the last two hours. Cuddy checks out a gasping Megan and says she's screaming. Maybe she's screaming in joy at having more party juice flowing through her veins, but I doubt it.
The next morning, House is actually at work before Cuddy, who tells him that his little alcohol treatment idea was wrong and Megan has pancreatitis now. House says it could have been caused by the IV alcohol treatments. Cuddy pretends not to care, as she's now using reverse psychology to make House care. She says House needs a team to bounce ideas off of, and that's final.