Foreman frowns and walks away, past another Clinic patient. The patient looks over at Cuddy's office and notices House inside, fooling around with her desk. He walks in and asks House where Dr. Cuddy is. House responds that she's either not in the office or she's under the desk, presumably servicing him. Either way, House says, the guy's going to have to wait outside. The man quickly decides that Cuddy is too good for House and asks if House knows when she'll be back. "Yes. Which is why I need you to leave me alone," he non-answers, still focused on Cuddy's desk. Is he looking for her diary to see if she's writing about him in there or something? The man leaves. He walks back out to the Clinic and we know something really big is about to happen because the camera starts circling around him slowly as he pulls out a gun.
And then there's a stream of people heading into Cuddy's office, led -- of course -- by Hadley. House isn't pleased to see any of them, and even less pleased when he sees that they've been led in there at gunpoint. House starts to ask the guy what's up, only to be told to shut up. "I'm sick and I want to know why!" the man says; "I want the best doctor in this hospital here, NOW!" Hadley looks at House, who simply says: "what seems to be the problem?" looking friendly and unbothered even though he's been shot before and you'd think this would at least cause him to have some upsetting flashbacks. Then again, you'd also think that PPTH would have learned its lesson when it comes to allowing gun-toting maniacs to walk into their facilities and threaten their patients and staff, and they clearly didn't.
After the credits, the hostage taker, named Jason, orders everyone to barricade themselves in the room by putting pieces of furniture in front of various doors. One of the hostages, a patient who looks like he belongs in a GEICO commercial, tells Jason he doesn't have to point the gun at them because they'll do whatever he asks. "No, we're not," House says. For this, Jason points the gun at him. Once again, even though he's been shot before, House doesn't even flinch. Whatever. "House ... " Hadley says warningly. But House just wanted to point out that the door Jason is currently ordering to have blocked off is Cuddy's personal bathroom, and he might want to keep that easily accessible in case any of the sick people he took hostage need it. Since when did Cuddy's office have a bathroom? And why? For the cost of that bathroom, she probably could have put in some much-needed metal detectors at the entrances. Jason ignores House and orders the bathroom door blocked off anyway, then he shoves his thick stack of medical files in House's face. Again, House is not even the least bit frightened of the man with a gun and makes fun of him, saying he should have watched the end of Dog Day Afternoon before coming up with this plan. Jason ignores him and says he's been to sixteen doctors in the last two years and had all kinds of tests and body scans done, but still there's no answer for what's wrong with him and why he can't breathe, has rashes and heart palpitations, and is tired all the time. He also says he can't sleep, so I'm thinking that might have something to do with the fatigue. House walks up to the man with the gun and taunts him again, saying it could be something minor, especially compared to the life-long jail sentence he's sure to get for this. "Shut up and do your job," Jason says, shoving the files in House's arms and tossing his cane away. If only House had gotten the cane that conceals a sword, he would have saved the day by now.