Instead of celebrating House-style by making crude suggestive comments and stealing people's food, Curtis just yells at House and accuses him of murdering John, it's too late for the treatment to save him. Terzzzi comes to the defense of the man who's been pathetically coming on to her all episode and says that yelling won't help anything right now. Curtis points out that nothing will help John. House's "reckless foolishness" plus Terzzzi's inexperience and inability to make a decision equals one dead CIA agent. Or does it? House mutters a string of syllables, then explains it's an herbal treatment that has something to do with fungus and caterpillars. Tests have shown that it, along with a bunch of other syllables, has been shown to mitigate bone marrow damage from radiation poisoning. In monkeys. As this is not followed by an invitation to Terzzzi to spank House's monkey, you know he means serious business.
Back at PPTH, Foreman is in self-hate mode. He apologizes to the Numbers for not being open-minded to their suggestions. 13 says nothing's going to help Casey now that she has polio. Hmph! If FDR felt like this, we'd have one less President. And where would our country be without the New Deal? Nowheresville, that's where! I say we fire 13 for being a quitter. But Foreman sadly agrees with her. PS points out that Foreman didn't care this much when they thought it was his and CTB's mistake that made Casey sick. Very helpful, PS. Go fix a wrinkle. Random Guy has a suggestion: Vitamin C. Looks like someone's been reading the medical textbook written by my grandmother, Vitamin C: It Cures Everything. EVERYTHING. ["Your grandmother is totally wise, because: IT DOES." -- Joe R] Actually, Random Guy cites some tests done in the fifties that were never completed once they lost funding, presumably since the invention of a vaccine meant only cripples had to worry about polio now and no one cares about them. Random Guy says it's worth a try, now that they have nothing to lose. Foreman scoffs at this, having learned nothing about his crappy attitude towards other people's crazy ideas.
John's getting an "experimental treatment." It's tea. John guesses he's dying, and House admits that he probably is.
Foreman and Random Guy tell Biff about the experimental drug they want to try -- Vitamin C. Biff is skeptical, but it could be worse. They could be playing the music of Vitamin C, which sucks. Foreman points out that it's unlikely they'll get results from this treatment, while Random Guy tells Biff not to give up.