Back in the Casa Cucaracha, Cameron asks Cuddy whether she knew House when they were both students at University of Michigan (interesting factoid!). Cuddy says that she was an undergrad when he was a med student, but that she knew him. Everyone did. House was a legend. A medical-school legend. Cameron asks whether Cuddy knew him any better than that, and Cuddy snaps, "My god, you're subtle." Seriously, Cameron. If you're going to ask your boss's boss if she and your boss ever did it, you've got to approach it very delicately. Really, you shouldn't approach it at all. But I guess Cameron is very curious. I'm curious about her curiosity about Cuddy's curiosity about House being a curious legend curiouscuriouscurious. Cameron decides to let it go because she obviously won't be getting an answer, and checks under Alfredo's bed, where she finds a dead rat in a trap, because poor people like to keep caught pestilence around for food. That's just Alfredo's midnight snack. Cameron says that the rat is "worse" than cockroaches, but I disagree, especially if Alfredo, like Cuddy, lives in the Southern California section of New Jersey, which, if it's anything like the real Southern California, has cockroaches as big as rats.
It's Chase's turn to be curiously curious as House examines Cuddy's curios to find a cure for Alfredo. Chase says there's no way House just guessed about the key. He knew it was there. House takes a thong out of Cuddy's dresser and asks if pink counts as red, and then tosses it to Chase to make him all flustered and distracted so that he won't ask any more questions about House and Cuddy's possible sex life. This is also where the break-in goes from humorous and fun to invasive and pervy and wrong. Tossing Cuddy's panties around and making comments about them is obviously not part of their medical inquiry, so it's a serious violation of Cuddy's privacy that indicates that House either has no respect for her or that his insane need to know every single intimate detail about everyone around him outweighs his sense of moral propriety. Either way, it doesn't make him look all that good. I really hope an episode comes up soon where the Cottages have to break into House's house and then they can pick through his stuff like he does to everyone else. House reports that he's found a shrine to Chase at the bottom of Cuddy's underwear drawer, full of pictures of a certain blond Australian. Chase walks up, very interested. "You're kidding!" he says. "Yeah!" House answers. Sorry, Chase.