Monastery. House quizzes said boss on whether Elizabeth Mitchell could have been exposed to any new substances, including drugs. The sister says no, and asks House why he hasn't asked Elizabeth Mitchell about this directly. House explains that people are LYING LIARS who LIE, and rats Eucharist out for telling on Elizabeth Mitchell. Boss Nun laughs that off, saying that becoming a nun doesn't make you a saint. I wonder if she'd be so forgiving if she knew that Eucharist got chocolate crumbs all over God's living room. House counters that becoming a doctor doesn't make you a healer. I know a lesbian couple that would probably agree. Boss Nun says that they have their share of drama around the monastery, and that Elizabeth Mitchell lived in Catholic foster care until she came to them. She offers House tea, and he accepts, but then asks Boss Nun if all of them LIE. Geez, so she picked up the coffee pot by mistake, House. Chill. House reveals that while massaging Elizabeth Mitchell's tender, pious bosom in order to restart her heart, he noticed that she has a tattoo of a skunk on her shoulder. He doesn't mention the tattoo she has on her hip, because he was on shakier medical ground when he discovered that one. House says that unless it's the "sacred skunk of Joseph" (hee) he's willing to bet she didn't get it while on the nuns' watch. Boss Nun somewhat glibly says they consider their lives to start when they put on their habits and take their vows, but House points out that they can't erase their medical histories by that bit of convenient philosophy. Boss Nun reveals that Elizabeth Mitchell left Catholic foster care when she was twelve, and lived on the streets and got into drugs. She got pregnant at fifteen, tried to self-abort, lost the baby, and took ill and returned to the monastery: "If we had thought it was medically relevant, we would have told you." Um, nice try, Sister. Leaving out those years of her medical history is like giving a overwiew of twentieth-century Europe without including anything starting in "World War." Surprisingly, though, House agrees that it's not medically relevant, but that could just be because it's time to take a sip of the delicious tea Boss Nun has poured for him. He gets a look on his face and asks, "Local herbs?" Is he asking her to smoke him out?
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