Cuddy and Wilson head into Cuddy's new office. On the way in, Cuddy informs Wilson that House is a child and incapable of being in a real relationship. She's done with him. And her new office is perfect. Or at least, it will be until she uses the toilet for the first time. Heh heh heh. Wilson compliments her new desk, saying it has a lot of character. That is such a Wilson thing to say about furniture. I'm going to assume it also has drawers that can't be turned upside down. But this isn't the desk Cuddy ordered. Amazed, she says it's her desk from medical school. Her mother put it in storage, but she didn't know Cuddy was re-doing her office, so this isn't from her. So who is it from? Realization dawns on Cuddy's face. House. Wow, I was not expecting that. That was, like, romantic and sensitive and selfless and required thinking about someone else. I guess that cafeteria cake really is magic. Maybe they should give some to Hadley and cure her Huntington's.
Hadley finds Foreman in the doctor's lounge. She tells him that she lied to him about why she didn't want to see the spastic woman. It wasn't about being scared of her future -- it was about being scared of her past. Foreman gets that this is about Hadley's mother, and how hard it was for Hadley to watch her die. Or not. "I wanted her to die," Hadley says, matter-of-fact. Foreman wasn't expecting that. Hadley says her mother yelled at her all the time as her brain was affected by the disease. Hadley was too young to separate the disease from her mother, though, so she hated her for it. "I never said good-bye. And she died with me hating her," she says. Umm ... wow. Sounds like Dadley really didn't do a very good job explaining things to Hadley. I can get her "hating" her mother after being yelled and screamed at like that, but enough to not even say good-bye? Yikes. And why doesn't Hadley hate her mother now more than ever, since her mother "gave" her a terminal illness? Foreman gives Hadley a hug, but since it isn't a time machine, it's not going to be too much help.
Kumar and Taub have come to the morgue to see the truth for themselves. TBL is looking pretty dead. The biliary tumor search came back negative. Kumar doesn't really know what to do. "House is gonna kill us," is all Taub cares about. Dude, a woman DIED because of you! Come on! Then ... "slowly and painfully," House adds. Taub and Kumar spin around to see him in the doorway. They crap their pants. House calls them "fraudulent, idiotic killers." To his credit, Kumar steps forward to take all the blame. House is happy to blame them both, though, since Taub should have told House about TBL while she was still alive. He would have figured out what was wrong with her. In fact, he already has. And it required a very simple treatment to cure her. In fact, House thinks might still be possible to administer. Kumar thinks House has gone all obsessive and gently reminds him that TBL has been dead for some time now and is not coming back no matter what, but House straddles her and starts doing CPR anyway. And lo and behold, TBL gasps for air! Kumar and Taub's reaction to this is pretty awesome. There is screaming, jumping backwards, and Taub trying to either hug Kumar or hide behind him.