Montage of waiting for disaster. Finally, Addie has her heart attack. Goody!
Foreman goes to House's office and tells him that Addie had a heart attack and they "barely" brought her back. House has the confirmation he wanted. House gets up to go tell Addie the great news. On his way out, Foreman asks him if he even knows Addie's first name. "Dead sophomore girl?" House guesses. Close, but not quite. Foreman asks if House knows her parents' names. House says "Dad" and "Mommy." That's usually what I call patient parents in the recaps, so I think it's a very good guess. Foreman is morally superior, so he does know everyone's names. House doesn't think it really matters, saying he doubts that five years from now when the parents are looking at photos of their dead daughter's graduation from high school they'll remember the "nice black doctor" who knew all their names. I think House is wrong about that. Foreman heads out, and House says he doesn't think Foreman wants to quit. He's trying to make House into a "kinder, gentler ass" instead. Maybe if he makes House a good enough guy, Foreman will feel like a good enough guy himself. Foreman points out that they're about to tell a young woman she's dying and all House can think about is himself and how this is all about him. Ooof. Good point.
And so House heads into Addie's room to tell her what's up. "I'm sorry. Addie, you're dying," he says. Well, at least he didn't call her "Assie." That seems like something he'd do. "Are you sure?" Mom asks, apparently forgetting about the whole heart attacks, kidney failure, and unknown head wound her daughter's already endured. While her parents cry, a strangely stoic Addie asks House how long she has. He tells her two days and starts to tell her that she has CFH deficiency. But she cuts him off, saying it doesn't really matter. House keeps trying to tell her about it, and she keeps telling him she doesn't want to hear about it. Meanwhile, her parents sob in the corner. House can't believe this; his entire being is focused on figuring out what's wrong with people, and here the girl is flying in the face of all that. He won't accept that. While Addie's parents hug their daughter, House asks Addie how she can be uninterested in something that's killing her. Mommy asks House to leave. "What's the point of living without curiosity?" House asks. I don't know. Ask the cat. Dad finally speaks up and orders House to leave, and Addie points out that House is smiling. "No, I'm not," House says. But the corners of his mouth are definitely turned upwards, and when House checks out his reflection, even he has to admit it. "Oh, God. I have to go," he says, cryptically.