Back at the meeting room, Chase thinks that they're looking at an alcoholic-related condition. But House is certain it's an inherited condition, based on the fact that both father and son have similar cortical seizures. Vegetative State Guy's vegetative state has nothing to do with an inherited disease, though, and everything to do with running back into his burning house to try to save his wife and collapsing from smoke inhalation, which cut off oxygen to his brain. House orders a DNA test and a B and E.
Chase returns to the lab, where Foreman and Cameron are either working hard or hardly working, and reports that Kyle's apartment had a single bed, which is weird since he seems to be having sex based on the condoms Chase found. Maybe Kyle just really liked the twin bed sex he had in college and decided to continue the tradition. Other than that, Chase didn't find anything important. House comes in and the Cottages report that their tests were all negative. House orders another DNA test for another condition, and Chase whines that DNA tests take forever. House says that's not a problem for him, since he'll be leaving early. The Cottages, we are left to assume, will be leaving late or not at all. The lab personnel will never be leaving since they never arrived at PPTH in the first place.
Foreman and Cameron ask Kyle if he's had any contact with someone who seemed sick. Kyle says that he works from home and none of those friends he claimed to have has visited him. "There's gotta be someone you're close to," Cameron says, growing more and more attracted to Kyle with each passing second. Kyle says that he's probably closest to his dad, who can't "stop" him. I'm assuming he means stop him from drinking all that wine. Dude, just move to France. You'll fit right in. Suddenly, Kyle feels sick. Cameron can't resist him any longer and rips his shirt open, only to find a big bruise over where his liver's supposed to be. "I think his liver's failing," she announces, scaring the shit out of Kyle. Then he starts coughing blood.
Back in the meeting room, Cameron reports that Kyle is unconscious and slipping into a coma. House orders them to stop their treatment, which is obviously not making Kyle better and could be hurting his liver along with Kyle's love of alcohol. Foreman walks in and reports that he just started Kyle on dialysis, so now his kidneys are failing, too. "Not too many people come back from that," Chase says with a glance at Cameron. How has she not sprinted off to book the minister and the chapel yet? Wedding invitations take time to print out, Cameron -- time you don't have! Get on it, sister! House still insists that they're looking at a genetic condition. "We need a better history," he says.