Meanwhile, Podunk PD is alive with the sounds of Hanson, as House's cell rings and rings and rings. House tells the officer that he's a doctor and the call is probably urgent, but now we see the folly of having a whimsical ring tone: it makes your story about having a serious life or death job much less believable. "I'm sure there's other smart doctors," the officer says. "You'd be surprised," House says. Seriously. PPTH only has, like, one doctor per department if that. Which means the one surgeon -- Chase -- is responsible for every type of surgery. Cameron treats every single patient in the ER. O'Shea does whatever he's responsible for (I miss him). And the cancer patients are SOL because Wilson is gone. Speaking of Wilson, he's blaming House for their current situation, saying House's first words to him were that he'd taken care of "this." House claims he did, so someone else must have screwed up. Wilson tries to endear himself to the officer, saying they're on their way to a funeral and the warrant for his arrest is really old. The officer is not amused. He lists off the "minor" charges against Wilson: vandalism, destruction of property, and assault. Whoa. House is having the time of his life.
Wilson tries to explain how he got arrested, even though the officer says no explanation is needed. Well, maybe you don't need an explanation, but we do. Wilson says he was just out of med school and attending a conference in New Orleans. House repeats the officer's statement that Wilson doesn't need to explain anything, and Wilson loses his temper, shouting that he won't let House skip his father's funeral because of his old arrest. The officer looks up at this, and House defends himself, saying that it's his father, so he's allowed to miss his funeral if he wants to. "Not if your mother's alive, you don't," the officer says, suddenly all into the House-Wilson dynamic. He tells Wilson to go ahead with the explanation. And then the scene ends. Well, crap.
Foreman's gone to the Cottages who might actually be of some use: Chase and Cameron. Yay! They're finally included! They try to interpret House's reaction to the latest patient stats before his arrest, which boils down to a whistle of surprise and the metaphor. Through a bunch of medical jargon, they come up with a diagnosis of gallstones. Killer gallstones. Foreman turns to leave, only to run into Kumar, who somehow managed to sift through the steamroller metaphor to come up with gallstones as well. Chase and Cameron are impressed. Don't judge House's new team's competency by Kumar, guys. The other two suck.