Speaking of shots, Jackson notices that the shot Hadley's giving him looks just like the vitamin shots his parents give him. Doesn't Jackson ever wonder why his parents give him daily vitamin shots and his classmates just eat Flintstones every morning? Hadley shoots Jackson up, then decides that she can't take it anymore and tells him that it isn't vitamins. "What is it?" Jackson asks, worried. "I can't tell you that. You should ask your parents," Hadley says. Wow, Hadley sucks. I don't know if I agree with the parents not telling their son about the mosaicism thing and hiding it from him by lying like that, but they did, and this is definitely not the time, place, or person to be telling him the truth.
Did House really think that Wilson was just going to let him leave and not follow him? Please. Wilson finds House in an alley puking up his bourbon. House tries to play it off as bulimia, which isn't a good idea since it means that whatever's actually wrong with him must inherently be worse than bulimia. Wilson launches into the lecture to end all lectures, but House cuts him off mid-stream to deny that he's using heroin. Close enough, though -- it's methadone. Which is like heroin, but, as House points out, legal. Wilson points out that it's also twice as deadly. Really? Why would they give it to heroin addicts, then? They're better off with the heroin. Apparently, methadone is the most dangerous thing ever, as Wilson says it'll kill you if you mistime a dose, drink alcohol, or mix it with the wrong drugs. Does Wilson think that House is not aware of these things? He then foolishly assumes that House is using methadone to detox from Vicodin. Not so much, House says; methadone doesn't just help ease his pain. "It eliminates it," House says coolly. And to demonstrate just how much, he throws his cane in the dumpster and walks away, limp-free.
Guess who just got called into Cuddy's office? That's right -- Hadley. Jackson's parents are kind of pissed that she deliberately defied their orders. Hadley gets all self-righteous, saying she was sick of lying. And she didn't tell Jackson about his mosaicism, so it's totally cool. Mom wants Hadley off the case, and is shocked when Cuddy says she's sorry that Hadley put them in a bad position, but she will not take her off the case since she's "a valuable part of Dr. House's diagnostic team." Only in that she takes all the screen time away from the other members so that they may spend their time off-camera doing all the real work. Dad finally decides to take a stand and tell Jackson the truth. Mom doesn't think he's ready, but Dad's already out the door. She follows, and Hadley approaches Cuddy's desk with a tiny self-satisfied smirk on her face. She claims she's sorry and will stay away from Jackson from now on. "No, you won't," Cuddy says, pissed off; "in about fifteen minutes, you're the only person that kid's gonna trust. If he needs a hand to hold, make sure yours is available." Great. More screen time for Hadley.