House opens his eyes and breathes. "Idiot. Your heart stopped!" Cuddy sob/scolds. "Amber. It was Amber," House says. "She was on the bus." Wilson thinks he's hearing another one of House's "drug-induced fantasies," and he's disgusted. And yet ... he hasn't spoken to CTB in a long time. He just figured she was busy at work, but then he remembers that he called her and she never called him back. And Wilson knows what's happened, but he doesn't want to believe it. Jane Doe #2 over at Princeton General matches CTB's description perfectly --down to the birthmark on her right shoulder blade. Wilson is stunned. "She was on the bus with me. She's the one who's dying," House says. Holy crap. I don't want CTB to die! Worse yet, I have to wait a whole week to find out if she does. On the other hand, I think I'll need a week to recover from this episode.
What ails the staff at PPTH? We've got the diagnoses.
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