Instead, House bounces ideas off of his Magic 8-Ball. Cuddy comes in, her resolve to stop enabling House by being his person to bounce ideas off of completely crumbled in the face of Megan's impending death. She can't wrap her head around the idea that Ben wouldn't know about any of Megan's problems. House is more concerned with a box on his desk, which he opens and then takes into Wilson's office. He tosses the box on Wilson's desk with a stony glare. Wilson looks inside the box and finds disassembled guitar parts. "Oh...my...God!" he says perfectly. "This guy means business...this reeks of boldness." Wilson loves how bold the guitar-napper is. Humorlessly, House says he is not hiring a team, no matter what. Wilson says that when you tighten guitar strings enough, they scream. Then he makes a guitar-string-screaming sound, which sounds a lot like Megan's screams. So bold.
House is stuck giving Megan an MRI of DOOOM! all by his lonesome. Wilson enters and says House is showing a "startling lack of humor" about this whole thing and doesn't understand why House could hire a team three years ago, but refuses to do so now. He thinks it's because House actually connected with his previous team and was stung by losing them, so now he doesn't want to feel that way again. I am not so stung by the loss. Has anyone noticed the Cottages are gone? Are there any gaping holes in the show without them? Not really. And boo to Wilson for reverting back to his not-so-fun psychoanalysis mode. House concentrates on his job and notes no abnormalities in Megan's pancreas but an "increased T2 signal in her hepatic capsule." Too bad it's not an increased T-1000 signal. That would have been an awesome crossover event. "You got hurt. Get over it," says the man who's been living in a hotel since his divorce like two years ago. House takes his leave of Wilson, saying his patient is about to start bleeding out of her mouth and anus, as happens to everyone who enters the MRI of DOOOM!
Megan's intestines get all stitched up to repair some internal bleeding. House finds Cuddy in the OR balcony, but she thinks he's just there to bounce ideas off of her, and she refuses to enable him. All of three seconds later, Cuddy gives in and asks what could have caused the internal bleeding, which in return was what caused the pancreatitis -- not the IV alcohol after all. House tries to blame the building collapse, now four days ago, but Cuddy points out that Megan is bleeding from five different places at the same time. She thinks Megan's problems are all related and that House's theory that they're the result of three separate, coincidental things makes Megan ridiculously unlucky. "You're wrong and you're gonna kill this woman!" Cuddy says. House notices something in Megan's internal organs on the monitor and says if he had a team, Megan would be dead, since they'd be in the OR balcony instead of him and never would have noticed what he just did. I think Chase would have. He got pretty good at that by the end. Also, House may want to stop by the balcony more often if he has so little faith in his fellows' abilities.