Cuddy's next stop is Wilson's office. She asks him about Dr. Coopersmith, and Wilson confirms that Coopersmith is an oncologist specializing in brain cancer. If only Wilson knew as much about cancer as he does about his colleagues. This news makes Cuddy stare sadly out Wilson's window. As for me, since I have to read the forums to moderate them, I had already read the spoilers and knew that House didn't actually have cancer. Since I watched the episode knowing that already, I can't really recap it as if I don't know what's going on. Which is a shame, since I wonder if I would've thought House really did have cancer or known there was no way they'd just give him terminal cancer out of the blue like that. Oh well.
While House impresses us all with his cane-twirling skills, Cuddy and Wilson talk about their friend's certain death of brain cancer. Wilson says it makes sense that House wouldn't show any symptoms and hide his condition from everyone; Wilson's had a lot of patients who have done that. Knowing Wilson, I suspect that's because those patients didn't actually have cancer. Wilson says that a lot of cancer patients don't like to tell people, because then "every conversation" is about it. Yes, well, I can see how brain cancer would be on your mind all the time.
Back in the meeting room, Foreman is telling the Cottages that they got the heart problem diagnosis wrong -- there was no vasoconstriction, which is why Patrick had that heart attack on the table. I guess that's why you shouldn't perform surgery on someone for something you aren't sure he has. House has another idea -- maybe there was a bleed somewhere in the body, and that bleed caused the heart attack and the dystonia, which we've apparently gone back to saying Patrick had. To find the bleed, House recommends shoving scopes into Patrick's orifices.
So now poor Patrick will have a tube shoved down his throat with no sedation or idea what's going on. Dad promises that they're only hurting Patrick to make him better. Strangely, Patrick finds no comfort in that. He refuses to open his mouth when Chase orders him to, even covering his mouth with his hands. A struggle ensues.