With that, some kid reaches for his bag and Jason jumps up from his chair and points his gun at him. House tells him to calm down; it's not like two people snuck weapons into the Clinic today. Well, why not? PPTH has consistently proven itself to be the place to go when you want to shoot someone you're angry at and not get caught. The kid says he was reaching for a lighter. He hands it to Jason. House tells him to hold it as far away from his body as he can and try to blow it out. Jason can't, because his breath is mad weak. With that, House diagnoses him with pulmonary scleroderma and says treatment with an alkylating agent is all Jason needs. And he can look forward to getting that treatment in jail. I'd love it if that was the actual diagnosis and the hostage situation ended and the rest of the episode was devoted to an entirely different case, but I doubt it.
The phone rings again. This time, Jason lets House answer it. It's Cuddy, calling from the reception desk and surrounded by PPTH security guards. I hope it's because she called them all together to fire them as a group. Jason puts the phone on speaker as House says he needs some Propofol to prove his diagnosis. Jason will get his answer, and everyone will get to go home. Except for Jason, who will go to jail. Only if PPTH security catches him! And they won't. House tells Cuddy to have one of the guards actually be of some use and bring the drug in, but Jason says no guards, hilariously thinking they represent some sort of threat to him. Mr. Yellowteeth quickly volunteers to go out and get it, but no one is falling for that. Jason sees a picture of Cuddy on her bookcase (apparently, Cuddy decorates her office with pictures of herself ... someone's self-absorbed!) so he knows what she looks like, and says he wants her to bring the drug. House doesn't seem at all concerned for Cuddy's well-being, and just says that Jason should insist that Cuddy come shirtless to prove she doesn't have any concealed weapons.