While Wilson is stuck paying the gasoline pumper, House and Dan raid the gas station store. I'm surprised that Dan hasn't gone back into a coma at the shock of how high gas prices are these days. I almost do every time I slide my credit card into the pump. Instead, he's furious that M&Ms have new colors and dumped the light brown one. Preach it, Dan! Light brown was my favorite M&M color. Why'd they get rid of it? It always seemed to taste more like milk chocolate than the other colors. House is more interested in Dan's medical history. Dan wants to have fun on his one day of life, not answer all of House's questions. Dan decides that for every question of House's he answers, House has to answer one of his questions. Apparently being in a vegetative state for ten years turns you into an eleven-year-old girl at a sleepover who wants to play Truth or Dare. Dan explains that he used to be a successful and powerful factory owner, and this is his way of preserving some of that power.
Back at PPTH, Cameron tells the guys that she took "Wilson's assistant" out for coffee to ask her about what's going on with Shitter and Wilson. When did Wilson get an assistant?! He doesn't do enough work to merit an assistant! He doesn't even do enough for anyone to notice that he just took off for Atlantic City in the middle of the day! Whatever happened to Cuddy's assistant? I miss him. The assistant filled Cameron in on Wilson's legal difficulties and House's involvement with them. Foreman says that he believes House would forge a prescription and jeopardize Wilson's career. Cameron doesn't believe this. She does, however, believe in unicorns and rainbows. Foreman says that junkies do whatever they have to to get what they need. Chase, whose mother was an alcoholic, has no contribution to this discussion.
In the car, Wilson wants to know why Dan is trying to get as far away from his son as possible. House tells him to zip it; he doesn't need Wilson riling his patient up and endangering his investigation. Plus, the road trip makes for better television. House asks Dan what his factory used to produce. Dan tries to think of a question to ask House first. Wilson and House start squabbling over Wilson's legal difficulties. "What is up with you two?" Dan asks; "keep it up and I will turn this car around!" Actually, that last part was my mother yelling at my brother and me when we fought in the car on the way to Grandma's for Thanksgiving. One year we called her bluff and she never tried that again unless the car ride was to Dairy Queen for treats, when the threat was very real and very scary. House tells Dan all about Wilson's police difficulties much to Wilson's horror, until House points out that Dan won't be able to do much with the information. And now that Dan used up his question, he has to answer House's. Dan says his factory made luxury boats. How boring.