The only adult in the room despite being legally a minor, Hugo springs into action, wheeling into Della's room and tearfully telling her to take half of his lung. Della refuses. Hugo says that Della gets to do great things, while he can only watch her. "If you take this piece of me, carry it with you, then I really can share in everything you do. This is the great thing I can do with my life. Don't make me live without you," he says. Aw. I'm not sure why, but that interaction between the siblings felt more true to me than any other. Everyone hugs and cries.
House and Cuddy walk away. "We got lucky," House says. I don't know if "lucky" is the word. Because House and Della's parents missed her original symptoms, she almost died and will spend the rest of her life with a half a donated lung, which isn't ideal. And her brother will die early, too. No one seems particularly lucky to me here. Cuddy doesn't care about whatever's going to happen to Della and her family, though, saying that the fight they just had was the first "honest interaction" she and House have had at work since they started sleeping together. Honesty, Cuddy says, is the best policy for them. "You've got a big ass," House agrees. And as the elevator arrives, he grabs it. Cuddy makes him hold her hand instead.
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