Chase refuses to go along with House's evil plan, saying that he agrees with Foreman's decision. House reminds him that "Blackaparte's reign" is a temporary one. Chase, probably still smarting from House's comment about how he killed a patient, angrily says that it doesn't matter what he does; House will still treat him like crap. "'Crap' is a relative term," House says. Chase considers this.
Foreman and Cuddy are super-pissed, having caught Chase ordering supplies for Anica's bone-marrow biopsy. They tell House that Anica has been discharged and is on her way out of PPTH right now, so he can quit trying to save her life.
Suddenly, it's dark outside. House catches Anica on her way into a cab and tells her to hold it. The cabbie isn't too pleased at losing his fare, but House tells him, "Bite me." That was much more entertaining when the EMT said it to House, but not so much when House is saying it to some poor blue-collar guy who was probably relying on that fare to feed his kids tonight. But anyway, House brings Anica to a nearby bench and says he's got one more medical test for her. She's intrigued, because Anica loves her some medical tests, even if they are performed outside in the snow. House tells Anica all about colchicine, the gout medication that destroys white blood cells and makes for more plot points on this show than you would have expected. It's like Continuity Christmas this week! Anica keeps interrupting to protest that she really is sick and wasn't faking anything, and tells House to shut up. He says this isn't her fault; she grew up around a relative with a serious disease and saw how much attention and love that person got, and it screwed her up. I wonder if he would be this understanding about it if Anica had Munchausen's-by-proxy and was killing her children. We'll never know...at least not until Season 4, when a kid with a mysterious illness comes to PPTH and they figure out that the kid's mother was poisoning him. ["And that has been used on some awesome episodes of Judging Amy and Law & Order." -- Wing Chun] Until then, though.