Anyway, Wilson is looking at House with a fairly heartbreaking mix of "dude, come on" and "who needs a hug?", so House consents to let Wilson tape it up. Cuddy marches in just then and demands to know why House told Cameron to lie to Dad. House is silent. "Answer me," Cuddy says, less forcefully than she normally might, and House explains that nothing he can say will change what she feels, and nothing she can say will change House's plan, so he'll just take the Fifth. Cuddy snarks on him, then asks what he's going to do -- Dad is livid, and wants the lupus treatment. House told Cameron to tell Dad ixnay on that, but Cuddy is, I think, mostly trying to find out how compromised House is by the detox here, and already suspects that he's non compos mentis, and is greatly saddened by that -- super work by Lisa Edelstein, she really packed an impressive amount into these lines here. Cuddy says pointedly that he can't "just sit back and let the kid die." "Neither can the father," House says, and Cuddy asks, sounding near tears, "So that's your plan, you're gonna play chicken with the kid's life?" "He's the dad, I should win easily," House shrugs, and Cuddy's face hardens: "Take the week off." House, offended, looks up sharply: "What, because I lied to a patient? I take risks. Sometimes patients die." He goes on to say that, if he doesn't take risks, more patients die, so the real problem is that he's "been cursed with the ability to do the math." Cuddy is trying to come up with a relevant response to this when Cameron lets herself into the exam room to report that she told Dad she wouldn't treat Larry for the lupus, and now Dad wants to transfer Larry to another hospital. He's not stable enough for a transfer, Cuddy says. "That's what I told him," Cameron says. "That's when he caved," House says, looking thoughtfully into the middle distance. After a beat, Cameron says, glaring at House, "Yeah." Dad will do it House's way. "Two plus two equals four," House says, getting up to leave. Cuddy watches him leave and looks anxious.
Episode Report CardSars: B+ | 1186 USERS: B
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