Cofield thinks House was callous. Taub says that doesn't matter. He also says that they all knew that a psychotic episode was a possible outcome, and that Chase brought a scalpel in there. He appears to blame Chase.
House examines the patient's room, which is a mess. Blood everywhere, remember? He finds the heart rate paper and considers it. He wanders off to post-op to find his team clustered around Chase. Chase has not woken up yet.
House: "Lungs. Rash. Now excessive RR variability. Go." Taub says there are plenty of doctors who could help him. House says that the three of them are, what, uniquely suited to the job of sitting next to Chase? House waxes poetic about Bill's wife, but Adams says she's not pregnant. They tell House to shut up. Chase wakes up and asks if he got an epidural. Because he can't feel his legs! Bum bum BUMMMMM!
Cofield now goes to talk to Chase, who's still laid up in bed in the modern-day scenes. Chase knows who he is. And he points out that he can't get up and run away. His hair is normal because he dyed it back. Out comes the recorder. "Were you angry with Dr. House?" "It was a prank. It wasn't uncommon." Also, why does that matter? Is Cofield trying to prove that Chase was compromised? Why does it matter who was at fault? Chase says, "I don't think it was anyone's fault. I was angry, but I wasn't distracted. And I think that if there's any chance I'm going to walk again, it's because Dr. House is a genius."
Flashback to right after Chase said he couldn't feel his legs. Chase can't feel anything on his skin. Chase suggests post-traumatic...something. It would mean permanent damage. House suggests arteries, not nerves. Let's try an embolectomy!
Surgery. Chase wants to see the monitor showing the camera poking through his arteries. Sure, why not? He's awake and he's a doctor. They do find something. House barges in to announce that Bill is being transferred out, and he wants emergency diagnosis work. Chase explains to Cofield that House was actually checking on Chase's progress, but he needed an excuse to be in there. Cofield is just starting to understand House's craziness, but it's not like it comes as news to viewers of the television program. House is callous and brilliant. We know. Move on. Cofield claims that Chase's toe moved. And it does! He pokes Chase's foot and Chase can feel it. It was the clot! Oh, and how come Chase brought that scalpel in there? "I thought I was right about the rash. I would do it again." "I thought so." Chase wants to know what that means. "You brazenly defied your boss." But was that because House has established that's okay or because Chase was distracted or because medicine is a game? Either way, Cofield feels that House has created an atmosphere that promotes recklessness, and that's why Chase may never walk again. He tucks in Chase's foot and leaves. So...he's saying that because House dyed Chase's hair orange, it's his fault Chase got stabbed? Because House has done much worse things than that.