Cut to Henry's heart giving out. Chase defibrillates the hell out of him, zapping him, like, six times. Can you blame him, though? This is the first time in quite a few episodes that Chase has had anything to do. Might as well make the most of it.
House and Wilson continue to play foosball. House continues to ask Wilson about having an affair. Wilson continues to deny it. House tells him not to admit anything to his wife, or else Wilson will end up sleeping on House's "lumpy" couch. I'll bet it is lumpy, too; he's probably got his Vicodin stash hidden in one of the cushions.
Chase managed to get Henry's heart beating again, but there's been too much damage. Henry has a week to live unless he gets a transplant.
So House has to go before one of his many nemeses, the transplant committee. He tells them that Henry is an excellent transplant candidate, in great health except for the dying heart. "He's sixty-six years old," Cuddy the Ageist says. "He told me he was sixty-five. Liar! I'm outta here," House says in what might have been my favorite line of the episode. Great line, great delivery. The Evil Head of the Committee points out that the older the candidate, the less likely the transplant is to succeed. House says that Henry hasn't been hospitalized since he broke his leg when he was twenty-three years old, although House can't trust him on the age thing anymore. Everybody LIES when it comes to their age, House. Evil Head of the Committee doesn't want to give a heart to someone who doesn't have very much time left to live, even if he is in good health. House bristles at this, saying that, by that logic, they should be giving organs to women over men, since they live longer, and just passing black people over entirely, since their average life span is shorter than white people's. It's a good point, but probably not the right way to make it. It's good to see that House can use his over-attentiveness to race for good instead of evil sometimes, though. Evil Head of the Committee says he won't be won over by being accused of racism. "You can either be a racist or a hypocrite," says House. Evil Head of the Committee is going to go with hypocrite, saying that Henry "already had a life", and that Evil Head of the Committee would rather give organs to people who haven't gotten that chance yet. House asks the Evil Head of the Committee how old he is, at which point Cuddy wisely calls an end to the meeting. House doesn't have much hope that they'll decide in his favor.