House has taken over the morgue again, although this week it's to do actual morgue business -- he's going to autopsy Mr. Limpert to see if he can get some answers as to how Debby predicted his death. Did Mr. Limpert's family agree to this? Did the morgue? Or did House just walk down there with his mad scientist apron on and get started? Chase and Foreman enter to exposit that Morgan almost died during the surgery because her heart's about to go. The sample they took is only "slightly elevated" for ACTH, which isn't exactly definitive for Cushing's. Chase points out that Morgan isn't fat like that girl he hated who also had Cushing's a few seasons back, so it might be something else. House says this is obviously not a typical case of Cushing's, since there is a cat involved. Perhaps if you add a cat, you take away the fat. Foreman wants to know if they should take the rogue pituitary gland out, to which House snaps at him to ask the patient what she wants to do, since he's clearly busy with his autopsy. Chase and Foreman leave so that Wilson may lecture House for not paying enough attention to his patient because he's too busy trying to figure out what's up with the cat. And while Wilson is willing to humor House (if by "humoring" he means "disapprove of and lecture constantly") when his obsessions are about saving lives, this time he's not sure what House is getting out of it and doesn't want to be involved. Which is fine since he didn't really have much of a purpose in today's episode anyway.
Chase tells Morgan that she can either treat her Cushing's with drugs and risk it coming back, or have dangerous brain surgery to remove her pituitary gland. Morgan goes for the surgery, basing her decision on the fact that the cat predicted she'd die. She wants to kill the Cushing's before it kills her. Instead of telling her she's an idiot like everyone else at PPTH, Chase says that he believes there are things that science can't explain and there's a place for faith. But that place is not in the OR. Morgan says she has to believe that there's a reason for all the bad things that have happened to her, or else there's no point in being alive. I guess she hasn't experienced many good things to balance things out. Chase agrees to do the surgery. Hope you enjoyed the screen time, Chase, because you probably won't be in the next five episodes.
While Chase prepares for surgery, House walks into the meeting room. Taub is there to meet him. "I'm quitting," he says. House assumes he has another job, but Taub says he doesn't. House says he'll see him tomorrow, then, as he expects that Taub will think things through tonight, panic, and come back tomorrow, hopefully with donuts, begging for his job back. House will punish him for a while, but ultimately take him back. And now that he's said that, do I have to recap it when it inevitably happens? "Bye," Taub says. And he's gone. Think he'll come back? I want him to, because I like the character. But I'd also love to see House be wrong yet again this week.