Cameron stops him outside, of course, and says that she "just heard" that House apologized to Wilson. How? Is it cafeteria gossip? I hope it's because Wilson ran downstairs and threw it in Cameron's face. And good that that's on the tip of her brain instead of tremendous guilt about the fact that her failure to follow up with Amy or the brother caused Derek to no longer have memories. House shrugs this off, but Cameron won't be gotten rid of that easily. She hugs House, who makes a variety of facial expressions at this turn of events, none of them exactly thrilled. "Excuse me," he says, "I have to go to jail." And he leaves. Cameron watches him go. We do not get to see Chase and Foreman watching her from inside the room and pointing and laughing at her rejection. But you know they are. Shoot, I'll bet even Derek Nobrains is laughing about how Cameron got dumped on her ass like that.
Back in court, Cuddy has taken the stand. House returns to court and is sassed by Judge Helen and her Judi Dench haircut for his absence. The prosecutor continues and asks Cuddy to identify PPTH's pharmacy log, and I can't see what the administrator of the entire hospital should have to do with this matter, but whatever. She identifies House's signature on the pharmacy log for Mr. Zebalusky's pills and acknowledges that the patient was dead when House picked them up. The prosecutor asks Cuddy to agree that House had no medical reason for taking those pills, and Cuddy pauses to exchange a hot look of love with House before saying that House never got those pills. You see, she had a feeling he would try to take them and swapped the oxycodone pills out with placebos, and she has the pharmacy inventory report to prove it. OH! Chaos kind of ensues as Shitter stands up and starts accusing Cuddy of lying and forging the inventory report and Dwayne Wayne jumps up and asks for the case to be dismissed. Shitter says he's got plenty more evidence to show, and I don't see how the fact that House didn't actually get the pills changes the fact that he wanted to and would have if Cuddy hadn't done something. Apparently it does, or maybe Judge Helen has seen the last six episodes and is as sick of this arc as the rest of us. She tells everyone to shut up and addresses Cuddy directly, asking her why she waited until now to make this little revelation. "I guess I never expected it to go this far," Cuddy says ruefully. And with that, Judge Helen excuses Cuddy and tells House that he has better friends than he deserves, which she can tell after all of the one interaction she's had with him, and that "rules and laws apply to everyone. You are not as special as you think." She has a point. House does think he's really special. He thinks his pain is special and his talents are special and he should get away with stuff that other people can't because of it. Judge Helen then addresses Shitter directly and says she's pretty sure that House is not the big bad drug dealer risk Shitter has been trying to make him out to be and that Shitter can get over whatever House did to him that caused all this fuss on his own time, not the court's. She dismisses the case, but doesn't drop the contempt charges against House. He'll spend the night in jail and then go back to rehab. House doesn't seem too upset about this, though; one night in jail is a lot better than the ten years he was facing. Shitter just makes a sad face and feels like an asshole.