He takes the file from Cuddy without looking at her. She tells him it's full of take-out menus, as it was just an excuse to get House out in the hall, a great place for the personal and private conversation she now wants to have. "Last night -- " Cuddy starts. "Forget it," House quickly says, still looking anywhere but at her. Ha! Cuddy says they have to talk, no matter how awkward it is. House, on the other hand, finally does look at her to say that awkward feelings are signals that things should be avoided. Cuddy isn't having that, and says that they kissed because she was all emotional about the adoption falling through (and now, in the clear light of the next day, she's totally gotten over it -- good for her!) and he was actually acting like a human being. "I just want to say thank you for not ... taking advantage," Cuddy says, being all adult about everything. "Anytime you want to stop kissing, I'm there for you," House says, beating a hasty retreat back to the meeting room.
Cameron is immediately on him, talking about the limits of PPTH's portable scanning equipment. "What did Cuddy want?" Hadley asks. None of your business, Hadley. He's your boss and Cuddy is his boss. Unless they were talking about firing you again (I wish), it's none of your concern. "I kinda hit that last night so now she's all on my jock," House explains. No one believes him, least of all Hadley, who notes that Cuddy doesn't look at all like a day-after roofies victim. And Hadley would know, because she sleeps with roofies victims all the time. Incidentally, when I was searching for "roofies" on the internet to make sure I was spelling it right, the similar searches that popped up were very disturbing indeed. "Where to buy roofies" and "homemade roofies" were the top two. Ladies, protect your drinks!
Cameron has no time for her replacement's merry quips and says they can only use a sonogram and a portable X-ray to diagnose Stewart. Yeah, or they can tell him to just come to PPTH already. If his headache is that bad, he'll get over his fear. Pain > phobia. House lists off some long words. Kumar humors him by trying to figure out what he's talking about, but Cameron knows her stuff from experience and says he's talking about indicator minerals, which people use to look for diamonds. If you can't find the diamond, you look for the minerals that are often found near them. It's the House metaphor that's responsible for so many African deaths! Foreman says they can trigger another seizure in Stewart and see where the increased electrical activity is coming from in his brain. That will tell them where, and hopefully what, the problem is. "The Formster and The Camster, kicking it old school," House says. Hey! I called her Camster just last week! But that's too soon to be a shout-out. I thought I might have called her Camster before, but the TWoP search function is useless so I'll never know. House tells them to get started and search Stewart's home for toxins while they're at it.