After the commercial, we find ourselves in the "McDaniel Drug Rehabilitation Wing." Despite the fact that it's rehab, it's just as glassy as the rest of PPTH, with big transparent windows so passers-by can stare at the loser druggies. Probably summoned by a frantic Cameron, Cuddy and Wilson chat with House. They are understandably confused by this turn of events. It's also the next day, since House is in detox mode and says he "soiled a perfectly good pair of underwear last night." Yet he's wearing the same clothes he was admitted in. I hope he brought an extra pair of underpants, or else he's goin' Commando right now. "So, this is for real?" Cuddy asks; "it's not just a show for Tritter?" Way to be as naÃ¯ve as Cameron with her annoyance at House for not asking about her sore neck, Cuddy. "Absolutely it's a show for Tritter," House says; "and the judge." But he has to actually go through it, too. Duh, Cuddy. A big rehab orderly announces the end of visiting hours. Wilson hands House a bag of fresh underwear that the orderly grabs to search. Wilson and Cuddy both make "that guy is an asshole" expressions. "When I lead the big patient rebellion, Voldemort here is the first to go," House Randal Patrick McMurphys. Right as the scene fades out, we see Cuddy put a sympathetic hand on House's back. Actually, that could be Wilson's hand. Either way, it was sweet.
Back at the office, the Cottages still don't know what caused Derek's violent outburst, and Cameron is ready to throw in the towel and ask House for help. Foreman thinks they should be able to deal with this without him, and he's right. They should be able to. But they can't. No one can. Chase thinks Cameron should cut House some slack, but Cameron says that their patient is a fearless hero who runs into burning buildings and saves lives when he's not strangling his doctors, so they owe him a lot more slack than they owe House. Chase does a "day-yamn!" eyebrow raise and decides to back off of Cameron and her crazy mood swings. Is she going through menopause, too? What the hell? "House has more important things to deal with," Foreman says.