In Jersey, Chase is pushing for a lumbar puncture, arguing that if Fletch has meningitis, they have to identify it as soon as possible, because meningitis plays for keeps. Cameron points out that doing an LP on someone with a pulmonary edema is very dangerous, so they shouldn't do it unless it's absolutely necessary. They ask Foreman for his opinion, and he says...oh wait, I'm sorry, they didn't ask for Foreman's opinion at all. They asked him for House's But House's cell phone is no longer working, so they'll just have to figure this out themselves. Step 1: break into Fletch's house and get more information. Cuddy starts walking over, and Cameron bids both guys adieu, managing to get out of both breaking and entering AND having to deal with a pissed-off-looking Cuddy. Nice move, Cammy. Every week, she gets cooler and cooler. Foreman and Chase breeze past Cuddy, who wants an update on Fletch's condition and to know why they're in such a hurry. Their crappy excuse is that they're going out to dinner, and that Cuddy can't join them because they reservation is for two only. I hope that's a reservation in the hospital cafeteria, or else Cuddy's going to be even more angry that Chase and Foreman took off for fine dining while their patient did some fine dying. They escape by ducking behind a huge indoor waterfall that has absolutely no business being in a hospital. Come on now.
After instadiagnosing the entire airport staff with various ailments, House is now moving on to the passengers. First up is Stacy, of course, who isn't wearing the ttrademark cross necklace that House knows her never to be without. Stacy claims that she forget it at home. Maybe she has Alzheimer's and will forget ever knowing House by next week so that we never have to see her again.
Chase and Foreman search through Fletch's tastefully appointed home. They find Fletch's amphetamines and some Topomax, which pisses them off since he lied to them about not taking anything else. Unless when he said "I don't take Topomax" he actually meant to say "I would like pudding instead of Jell-O with my dinner tray tonight" and it was all a humorous misunderstanding. They don't find anything else of significance except for an abandoned home-improvement project that Chase uses to make a general statement about people who take on projects thinking they can do them and then realize they're more than they can handle. Foreman takes exception to this, and says that the abandoned project is "medically irrelevant." IS IT?!?! Chase makes some more comments about how Foreman was a lot more self-assured when he had House above him to take the heat for his wrong decisions. Now that Foreman's in charge, he's wearing newsboy caps at a jaunty angle and hesitating when it comes to making patient-care decisions.