House's next Clinic patient is familiar: it's the New Jersey Lolita I thought we had ended things with last week. But now she's back. First Addison's Guy and now Ali -- looks like Season 3 will be the year of recurring Clinic characters! Ali says that she's feeling under the weather and may have caught what her dad had. House puts two fingers on the sinus areas of her forehead and asks her whether it hurts. She reacts to this by closing her eyes and squirming as if this was some kind of orgasmic experience. I have to say, I'm really glad House isn't a gynecologist. Then she unzips her shirt so House can check out her chest. Which he does. Ali says House's stethoscope "feels good." This is icky. It's also not true -- those things are always cold and don't feel good at all, regardless of one's age or horniness. House doesn't seem to mind it too much, though, and asks Ali when New Jersey ran out of horny seventeen year-old boys. They share a moment and look into each other's eyes. Foreman chooses this moment to burst in without knocking and gets an eyeful of Ali, which is why people should really knock before entering an exam room. He reports that the ventilation scan was normal so they can now rush Adam out the door and move onto their next patient, right? So much for the Foreman a few weeks ago who wanted to learn from House, no matter how pointless his efforts seemed. House informs Ali that she has the same antibiotics-treated virus her dad had. Then he tells Foreman that he can't leave the Clinic and go to his office -- Cuddy's orders.
The solution to this problem is to bring House's office down to the Clinic, starting with the Whiteboard O'Symptoms. Evil Nurse Brenda immediately takes umbrage with this: "Don't start with me!" House tells her that he realizes this is inconvenient, but it's how things must be until his little temper tantrum is over and he gets his way. Evil Nurse Brenda runs off to get her shotgun and/or tattle to Cuddy, and House asks the Cottages what results they've gotten so far. The answer is nothing. Foreman sing-songs that there's nothing wrong with Adam, apparently forgetting every episode of this show when nothing amiss shows up on a patient's tests but he's dying anyway. Shut up, Foreman.