Wilson informs Tucker and family and also young girlfriend about his latest theory and its treatment, which involves shooting BB-sized pellets of antifungal medicine into the affected areas. Which means they'll have to open Tucker up. Tucker asks Ashley what she thinks, and she's hesitant to agree to the surgery with Tucker so weak. Not to mention the reasons for the surgery being a diagnosis Hadley helped Wilson pull out of his ass. "You should do whatever you think is best," Ashley tells Tucker. Melissa speaks up and asks Wilson if there's any other way to treat it. Of course there isn't, nor is there time to test Tucker and confirm the diagnosis. She makes Wilson promise to be there for the surgery and urges Tucker to agree to it. He does, happy to have a woman make his decisions for him.
Wilson asks his assistant to page Chase to the OR to do the surgery even though Chase isn't PPTH's only surgeon anymore. Or maybe he is and the economy has forced Cuddy to make him work as House's fellow and be PPTH's only surgeon. The assistant interrupts Wilson's commands to say one of his patients wants to speak to him. He wouldn't tell her what he wanted to talk to Wilson about because she's just an assistant, the assistant says, clearly not pleased. "Oh, and House is looking for you," she adds, even less pleased. Wilson stops by his patient's room, where the guy says he's "very tired" and "can't sleep." So Wilson ups his morphine. Those patients really need to stop asking Wilson for morphine because sooner or later he's going to just euthanize them. As the patient passes out, Wilson hears a toilet flush. Yes, that's right -- House is in the patient's bathroom waiting for Wilson to show up and hiding from Cuddy at the same time. Speaking of Cuddy, House wants to know what she was talking to Wilson about earlier. Wilson only tells him about the part where she checked up on him on Tucker's case, leaving out the part where she announced she was moving in with Lucas. House is really deserving of such sensitivity from Wilson, which he demonstrates by asking Wilson to cough up the $100 for the bet he made that Wilson's patient and friend has cancer. He knows about Wilson's fungus diagnosis, thanks to some tattling Cottages, and says it's not correct although he won't go so far as to prevent what he believes is unnecessary and risky surgery on Tucker. Wilson just rolls his eyes and tries to escape, only to bump into Cuddy, who starts talking to him about her conversation with Bonnie even though Wilson already made it pretty clear to her that he doesn't want to know. Wilson tries to rush her out of the room (that has a sleeping patient in it, so professional) before she can say something that House will overhear, but he's unsuccessful as she loudly whispers about a loft Bonnie found for her that Cuddy thinks is a great way to re-capture her lost urbanness. I really don't understand how an urban loft is a better place to raise a kid than the mansion with that nice backyard. Nor do I understand how Lucas is going to help pay for it on his decidedly un-doctor-like salary.