Taub says the initial diagnosis was liver problems. Park says House thought that was a stupid idea. Her idea was normal-pressure hydrocephalous, which House also thought was stupid. And he gets Cofield to explain why, since it conflicts with something in the patient's history. In the flashback, House tells Park to "unsquint your eyes," which Cofield interprets as a racial slur. I guess it could be. House makes a prescription: steroids.
Cofield asks about some orange smudges on the papers. House claims they're Cheetos. They're not. In fact, Chase has accidentally dyed his hair orange as a result of House messing with his shampoo. Adams tells Cofield that House mostly just likes to cause chaos. I think Chase did a great job with his hair, considering that he apparently did it accidentally. It's very evenly colored.
Next up: Bill the patient wakes up and is thirsty. His name is "Bill Cofelman" or something like that. It could even be Cofield, frankly. Taub tells him they think it's an overactive thyroid. Bill wiggles his fingers and two of his students show up. They ask, "Is he sick because of the explosion?"
Taub has to explain to Cofield that the explosion wasn't in the initial patient history because the patient had been unconscious and thus unable to provide much information. And the wife didn't know about it. Taub emphasizes that he was the one who interviewed the patient, so any fault was his own. He then explains that House avoids patients to stay neutral.
Now House gets to explain his thesis: "If you want an accurate patient history, don't ever talk to the patient. Everybody lies. ...except me. To you. Would never do that." I should point out that Cofield smiled at "Everybody lies," suggesting that he agrees. But Cofield says that reading body language is an important part of getting the case. Can House dispute that the case could have ended differently?