Foreman runs to Hadley's apartment. Ew. Wasn't she fired? Then why is she still on the show? Taub won't be appearing in this episode, so why her? When will the writers get over their massive crushes on this woman and give her the same amount of screen time as everyone else who isn't Hugh Laurie?? Anyway, Foreman graciously offers her her job back, saying that now that House is returning, his days as her boss are numbered so they can soon go back to being co-workers and get along like none of this ever happened. Hadley turns both the job offer and an invitation to dinner down flat.
Chase is doing Clinic duty for some reason. His patient is a black man with a vaguely African accent just like Dibala's. That's because he's from the same country. "You must not treat him," he tells Chase, who turns around and tries to leave. But the guy pulls him back with a picture of his wife, who was a trade unionist and a member of that Southern tribe Dibala is accused of trying to kill. The tribe has a name, but it's not a real tribe and it sounds really hard to spell, so I'm not going to try. Let's just go with "Southern tribe," shall we? While the man was at work, members of Dibala's "labor league," which is just a name for a group of young men Dibala's people recruit, supply with drugs and alcohol, and set loose to torture Dibala's opponents. They returned the wife two weeks later, raped and tortured with the word for "cockroach" (which is what they call members of the Southern tribe) carved into her stomach. I'm not sure if she was alive or dead. I guess that doesn't really matter. Chase says that's too bad, but he's just a doctor who can't discuss his patients with anyone. He recommends that the man get a lawyer or talk to the UN about what happened to his wife, because that always works. Lawyers are so effective against tyrannical dictators. The man points out that the UN did nothing when the Tutsis were being murdered in Rwanda, so he doesn't hold out much hope for them helping the two million Southern people now. "[Dibala] can't recover," the man says. Chase looks rattled, but just says "I'm sorry" again and leaves the room.