Wilson speaks for many of us, me included, when he yells at Cuddy for breaking up with House for reasons that she was well aware of before she started dating him: his addiction and his assholishness. I mean, I'm not saying that Cuddy shouldn't have broken up with House, because she totally should have. He's a terrible boyfriend and should never be around her child. But Cuddy knew all of that when she decided to break off her engagement to Lucas and start seeing House and said she was okay with it, so the fact that she ultimately wasn't is really lame of her. To her credit, Cuddy actually admits this, saying that she was wrong when she told House she didn't need him to change. Wilson thinks she made a hasty decision when she was under a lot of emotional stress, what with just finding out that she didn't have terminal cancer and all. Cuddy says he's right, but she's done a lot of thinking since then and reached the same conclusion. Wilson says Cuddy should appreciate that House made poor decisions under a lot of emotional stress, too, and therefore deserves another chance. Cuddy says he does, but she's not going to give it to him. She needs to be with someone who she knows will be there for her if something goes wrong. And House isn't that person, and never will be. Wilson says she should have realized that before she started dating House and whatever happens to House after this is her fault. Wilson figures there's nothing left he can say, so he turns to leave, then decides to make Cuddy feel just a little bit worse by telling her that House is back on Vicodin, so Cuddy should probably keep an eye on his new patient.
House will not, it seems, be setting foot in PPTH this week, so he talks to the Cottages over the speaker phone. He calls them all morons for even thinking Lane's problem was his inner ear, especially since the balance test proved that they were wrong. A woman with passing knowledge of English who happens to be in the bathtub with House agrees that his employees are morons. As House nibbles on her toes, he says Martha's inner ear theory was good enough, but her idea of how to test for it was stupid. A champion bullrider is going to do well on a balance test even if he has inner ear problems. He suggests they up the ante for Lane, then leaves them with a message for Cuddy: "spying is for cowards." There's no need to go to her office to pass that along, as Cuddy turns out to be standing right there listening in a most cowardly fashion. "Keep me posted," she asks after House hangs up. Both Foreman and Chase say they will. Haven't we already seen Chase have issues with Foreman being sort of in charge of him in a past episode, and then we also saw those issues get resolved? Why is this happening again?