After the break, House checks out the Nanny Cam elephant while Hadley explains that Afsoun always bases her work on "personal trauma" because she's probably really self-absorbed. Luka has been taking notes and collecting remnants of her treatment at PPTH like old needles while the Nanny Camphant videotaped her procedures. Hadley seems kind of excited to be part of this. In between trying to duck his wife's calls, Taub says they should discharge Afsoun before they expose themselves to a malpractice suit. Foreman agrees, saying Afsoun probably isn't even sick. If she was willing to let a guy set her on fire, then she'd huff paint thinner to induce an arrhythmia. Hadley protests that Afsoun's work is all about honesty, and faking symptoms isn't consistent with that. House agrees with Hadley that Afsoun isn't faking her illness, if not that her work is in any way honest. The fact is that Afsoun has a cyst on her pancreas, which Chase discovered at some point off-camera, makes House think that Afsoun's symptoms are real. He decides that she has Coxsackie B. Despite this, he lets Foreman do a CT scan to rule out gallstones and also because he knows Foreman will use the scan to check Afsoun's lungs for evidence that she huffed paint thinner. House volunteers to accompany Foreman to the booth so he can fully enjoy the moment when Foreman realizes that he's wrong, even though it means going against Hourani's orders and leaving his hospital bed.
Episode Report CardSara M: D | 1960 USERS: C
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