Oops! Hank's condition has not improved after all. In fact, it's the opposite, as he is now puking up fluid build-up in his lungs. And his liver is still failing. Cameron says the worms might have just been a coincidence, and that really, you have to expect a porn star to have worms. Foreman comes up with lymphoma, saying it explains the liver failure, and the great catch-all paraneoplastic syndrome explains the rest. That's good enough for House, who tells them to get Hank prepped for chemotherapy. Based on conjecture. Okay. He also asks them to fax Taub and Hadley the latest updates on the case, because that's not a violation of doctor-patient confidentiality or anything. "Seriously?" Cameron asks, so annoyed. She says if House isn't sure enough about the diagnosis that he needs a second opinion from Taub and Hadley then they should keep talking and not treat Hank. And if he is sure, then he should shut up, as Cameron puts it.
In the hall, Chase wants to know why Cameron is mad at House and not him. "You blame House -- not me," he says. Way to totally buy into what House was selling there, Chase. Don't you know better after six years? Cameron says she's mad at both House and Chase. Chase stops and exposits his murderous act just in case someone just happened to tune in for the first time, saw this yawn of an episode, and kept watching for some reason and thus needed to be caught up, then says that Cameron needs to accept that he killed Dibala and he'd do it again, "even if it destroys" him. Okay, but -- if he's that sure that he did the right thing, then why would it destroy him? Where are his feelings of whatever they are (I don't know what he's supposed to be feeling anymore, to be honest) coming from? I guess I don't know how I'd react if it were me in Chase's shoes, since I've never murdered a genocidal dictator. But then again... neither have this show's writers. [Presumably. - Z] So their guess is as good as mine, really. "You don't mean that," Cameron says. He interrupts her to say that he doesn't want to pretend that what he did never happened. Even though he's kind of been trying to do just that for the past few episodes. "If that's how you feel... okay," Cameron says. Again, I have no idea what she's supposed to be feeling right now. And this show has gone so far into the realm of the soapishly absurd lately that I don't think the writers do, either. And Jennifer Morrison is way too done with this show to emote, anyway.
Back home, House talks to Wilson about his stupid plan to get his Cottages back and how they want to work for him but have external reasons why they can't. He admits he's not having much luck so far and asks Wilson for advice. Wilson will be doing some psychoanalysis instead, accusing House of dealing with his disappointment about Cuddy and feelings of abandonment by reaching out to others the only way he knows how: by ruining their lives. Doesn't House have a real therapist to talk to about this stuff? Or did he stop seeing Nolan when we were all supposed to forget the whole insanity thing ever happened and the reset button got pushed on the show once again?