Meanwhile, House is foraging in the Clinic exam room for a bigger bandage. Wilson finds him there, and immediately spots the tiny red mark on House's hand and calls it a "red badge of idiocy." House says that if the Confederacy had mosquitoes, they would have won the Civil War. Does he mean if the mosquitoes were fighting for the Confederacy? Because I'm pretty sure they've got mosquitoes down there. A lot of them. And what a ridiculous idea that is, to have the mosquitoes fighting the Civil War. First of all, who is going to make their tiny uniforms? Second of all, the only mosquitoes that suck blood are females, and females weren't allowed to fight back then. And third of all, mosquitoes are known proponents of equal rights, so I really doubt they'd take up the Southern cause. Wilson only wants to talk about the fact that Cuddy kicked House off of his case, and how that's because they kissed and neither will talk about it. Now they're both acting differently. "You're scared. You are scared to get involved," Wilson accuses. House says he's not scared -- he's being rational. They work together, they'd break up, and then there would be "ugliness." Yeah, because House is all about avoiding ugliness. Please. Wilson says even the relationships that don't end in break ups end in death, so everything falls apart sooner or later. That's why, Wilson says, you're supposed to grab any chance you can for happiness. Or not bother at all, since it will only end in pain. I guess that's House's way of looking at things. House decides to flip things around on Wilson, asking him why this matters to him so much. Wilson says he wants House to be happy, and he thinks he would be if he dated Cuddy. House accuses Wilson of trying to live vicariously through him because he's the one with feelings for Cuddy. Meanwhile, I think that Wilson secretly hates both Cuddy and House and wants them to get together because they'll make each other miserable. House points out that Wilson did try to date Cuddy once, but CTB came along and got him first. Now he's single again but can't date because it's too soon, so he's trying to get House to date instead. House leaves Wilson standing there with no idea what to think anymore.
Cameron calls House with an update on Stewart's condition. The drugs aren't helping, and she wants to try to do the surgery in his house, saying that it's probably ten times more sterile than a battlefield operating room. Yes, and those surgeries always work out so well, too. The only problem is they don't have a surgeon, since Chase is out and he's the only surgeon PPTH has. Cameron asks House to try to talk Chase back into it, but House just says he can't understand a word that comes out of Chase's Australian mouth. And he doesn't have to, because there's Taub, who used to be a plastic surgeon. Good enough!