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.
House and Wilson on a bus. Wilson says he blew it. House moans about how, "Here it comes." Wilson talks about how he had the chance to fulfill his lifelong dream while House claims he's going to jump out of the bus. Then Wilson admits that he never even had a crush on Julie Christie. He had a crush on some girl who looked like her, but this girl went off with a guy who had a car, band and a mustache. House identifies this boy as "Kyle Calloway." Wilson's story continues. The girl asked him if he minded if she went with Kyle. He let her go. He beats himself up about going home "so a CT Scan can decide my fate." He doesn't want to go back. He wants to keep being Kyle. House tells him that Kyle would have ditched the woman, but he also would have ditched House. "I can live without Kyle." He offers Wilson a Snoball.