Sophia's in trouble: it looks like Hadley is doing the brain biopsy. And she's not wearing a face mask or anything while she tries to convince Sophia that a bone marrow transplant from a relative is her best bet. She probably got spit flecks in Sophia's brain. Gross. Not like Sophia's going to care much when Hadley's done with her biopsy and Sophia finds herself with a Rosemary Kennedy special. Sophia refuses to contact her parents, saying if they save her life, it will make what they did to her okay. She'd rather die than get marrow from them. Hadley's out of ideas, so Taub steps up to the plate. "I have Huntington's disease," he says. OH!! Oh no he didn't! Of course, Hadley can't act, so she reacts with a slow head turn in Taub's direction and one eyebrow slightly raised. Taub continues with no shame that he's dying and would do anything not to be. "The only way to make your life matter is to live as long and as well as you possibly can," he says. Cut back to Hadley with a "well! I never!" expression on her face. Ha ha ha, I love Taub. Sophia's not buying what he's selling, though: "have you ever been raped?" she asks. Taub should totally say yes. In for a penny, in for a pound, right? But he says no. Hadley could speak up and lie to try to save her patient's life by saying she was raped, but she doesn't.
On their way back to the office, Hadley is pissed. "You had no right -- " she starts. Taub says he was just trying to convince Sophia to do the right thing and save her own life. The story he told her was true, even if wasn't his story. "It's my life!" Hadley says. "It's her life," Taub reminds her. Oh, snap! Taub just called Hadley out for being self-absorbed. He says Hadley should have said the Huntington's thing first, but instead she listed off DNA facts and urged Sophia to go to the police. "Everything's by the book. Nothing's ever personal!" he accuses. That's because Hadley's not a person. She has no depth. Her character doesn't feel real to me at all. Nor does Taub or Kumar, really, but that's only because I haven't seen enough of them. Meanwhile, House is pissed because their arguing has woken him up from his nap. Taub says the biopsy was positive. Hadley says they should track down Sophia's parents, whether she wants them to or not. She's a child, and she can't make decisions for herself. "Guess I'm the only one who cares about patient rights," House says, making a sad face. Hee hee. He says their job is to diagnose. If the patient wants to be an idiot after they've done that, it's her right. He's going home. Hadley gets angry that House is more concerned about getting his answer than saving his patient. Is she surprised? What has he ever done to make her think he was anything different? She marches off to find a child rapist. Try Myspace, Hadley. There seem to be a lot of them on there.