Wilson tries his best to convince House not to go to Cuddy's ceremony: "it's a religious ceremony. It's boring. Why waste a good evening that could be much better spent in a drunken stupor feeling sorry for yourself?" That's a terrible argument. There's a reason why Wilson is a doctor and not a lawyer. Also, last time House had a good evening of drunkenly feeling sorry for himself, CTB died. Might not want to actively encourage that, Wilson. House sees right through Wilson and knows that Cuddy put him up to this. Wilson quickly admits that's true and asks House why he's attending a ceremony Cuddy doesn't want him at. House says Cuddy tried to trick him into not going, so if he doesn't go, "the terrorists win." He's used that joke before.
Technically, Hadley is at work. But she's not actually doing her job, as she heads for the doctors' lounge to find Cameron and Chase hanging out, a couple that has everything Hadley and Foreman do not: chemistry and employment. Hadley asks Cameron for a job in the ER even though Cameron has been nothing but hostile towards her in all of their interactions. Chase tells Hadley not to quit her job with House just for Foreman. He also doesn't think Foreman should leave PPTH. Instead, they should break up and keep their jobs since office romances hardly ever work out anyway. "Office romances are a bad idea. We beat some very long odds," he says. "Save the gushy stuff for the wedding," Cameron says. Wow. I guess we only give Jennifer Morrison and Jesse Spencer dialogue on this show just to rub in their personal failures. Cameron is a softie, and thinks they shouldn't let House win because then he'll respect them less than he already does, if that's even possible. Maybe if they let him win -- his respect for them will drop so low that it'll actually go up. Chase suggests that House might be trying to do what's best for Foreman and Hadley. Cameron tries not to laugh in his face and says she'll call Mercy and recommend Hadley for an open position there. What the hell is Mercy? What happened to St. Sebastian's? Hadley doesn't thank Cameron, just smiles tightly and leaves.