Chase is cutting brains in half with a saw. He's Gunther Freakin' von Hagens in here. Park comes in and asks why he isn't answering his pages. He claims to be busy. The heart biopsy showed fibrosis in the cardiac muscle, so neither of the previous diagnoses were right. Chase says there's no point in going to the meeting when Foreman is just going to say it's an infection. Park calls Chase a baby, and accurately observes that Chase is trying to discredit Treiber, not heal him. He's not coming upstairs. "And when this case is over, I'm quitting. Drama!
Foreman is angry about that cliffhanger. He says it's an infection. He also says Chase isn't really going to quit, since he didn't quit when he got shot earlier in the season.
House and Wilson are in Oubliette, Ohio, which is probably not precisely accurate. They have a friend named Ina at the bus stop, but House says she's got Alzheimer's. Sure enough, she's waiting for a bus to Naples, Florida, which she believes comes every fifteen minutes. Luckily for them, a cab comes. House gets ready to hop in, but Wilson is sitting with Ina. House says Julie Christie will be there for another 45 minutes. House wants to ignore Ina because she already thinks she's in Florida. Wilson won't do it. House offers to bring her along, but Wilson won't go for that either. He's going to stay with Ina until the police come to pick her up. House sits back on the bus stop and tells Ina to shut up about the bus coming every fifteen minutes.
Chase is writing on a white board, trying to come up with tests and theories. Foreman stops by and tells him he's got everyone worried about his quitting. Chase says he's learned a lot and it's time to move on. But he's felt that way for years. Foreman suggests that Chase needs structure and support. And someone else calling the shots. Chase says Foreman is trying to insult him into making a decision. Foreman cheerfully admits that they've both seen it work. He leaves.
BEEP BEEP BEEP! Treiber stopped responding when Park was changing his IV bag. He's in a coma!
There are a lot of words on Chase's white board. The team comes to him, saying that Treiber's comatose, so it's time to hear what Chase's theory is. Judging from the white board, he's come up with absolutely everything. Some high points are Japanese Encephalitis, Syphilis, Anthrax and regular Encephalitis. I don't see Lupus up there anywhere. Chase says that Treiber's too good, so the answer isn't going to be in the morgue. Chase goes off to wash his hands, and Foreman says they should start over: "Psychosis, abdominal pain, pleural effusions, enlarged heart, coma." Chase suddenly says it's the soap. He leaves.