Even House and Wilson know how boring their endless conversations about Stacy and her feelings about House are, so they've created a volleyball-like game to play with two pencils and a chain of paperclips serving as a net, coins serving as balls, and their hands serving as goals while they have Stacy Is Mad At House Conversation #546. The high point of the entire conversation is when Wilson scores a point and gets way too excited about it. A cold frost settles over the room as Stacy enters, angrily asking where she can find Chase. I know you'll be surprised to hear that House's response is a sex joke about Chase "servicing" Stacy. Wilson makes his usual "please stop poking the bee's nest" face, but remains silent. Stacy slams some legal documents on House's desk and orders him to sign them. The first agrees to the hearing date changes, and the second says House has been advised of his legal rights. Stacy assures House that there's nothing he needs to know from her, and that he can just go ahead and sign the papers.
Stacy then gives Chase the complete opposite advice, telling him to put off the hearing as long as possible because "tempers fade." When it comes to someone drinking the last of the milk before you could put some in your morning coffee, sure. When it's about someone DYING under a doctor's possibly negligent care, I have to believe that two weeks really won't make much of a difference. Chase seems to agree with me, and signs the consent form against Stacy's wishes. He's never had a peer review before, and Stacy warns him that a bad outcome could cost him his career. Chase confidently says that all he can do is tell the peer review committee what happened. Stacy informs him that there are several ways to say the same thing, and that she's there to advise him as to which way will give him the best result. She asks him to start telling her his side of the story, and away we go to Flashbackland!
Our patient -- whom Stacy tells Chase to refer to by her first name, Kayla -- came to the Clinic complaining of joint and stomach pain. Foreman was called in to do a neurological consult, which he accomplishes by having Kayla touch the tip of his finger and then the tip of her nose over and over again. Kayla's impatient brother paces around and grumbles about how long they've been waiting in the Clinic just to have a doctor come in and play patty-cake with his sister. Foreman tells him that he could've gone to the ER last night if this was so urgent, but Brother says there wasn't anyone to watch Kayla's kids. So she ruined the talent show by screaming in pain and then didn't think she needed to go to the hospital immediately? Come on now, Kayla. Back in the present, Stacy asks Chase to stick to the medical aspects of the story and not to veer off into the negative portrayals of the patient's family members. Chase says that Foreman found uveitis in Kayla's eye, which is what got House interested in the case.