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A 16-year-old girl preparing to sail around the world collapses without explanation. Masters, preparing to graduate and become an intern, bonds with the girl and is forced to make an ethical decision when the girl refuses treatment that could save her life, but prevent her from setting a record. Meanwhile, House and Wilson play chicken.
Masters wakes up and starts the day by drilling on medical terminology. Her roommate, Donovan, notes that it’s Masters’ last day as a medical student and she doesn’t have to drill, but Masters notes that House has higher standards. Donovan points out that she hasn’t completed her last lumbar puncture, and Masters says that she’s been busy. At the hospital, Masters goes to the ER to do a LP but finds Cruz, another student, already doing it. He wants money to let her do it, and Donovan comes over and tells her that there’s an opening in the diagnostic department for an intern. Donovan figures that House wants Masters...Read the full recap
Dr. Hadley: Thank you, House, for respecting my privacy. What a perfect reminder that I'm back.
Dr. Foreman: I didn't even know you had a problem.
Dr. House: Loved ones are always the last to know. Loved ones and robotic, estranged ex-boyfriends.
Dr. House: Masters, there's no hurry. There's no wrong choices. At least, that's what they tell people who make crappy choices.
Dr. Cuddy: Working with House is great. And it sucks. Often simultaneously.
Martha Masters: Why are you lying about rehab?
Dr. Hadley: Because the real reason I was gone is not something I want to share.
Martha Masters: Couldn't you just say that? Should be enough for Foreman and the others.
Dr. Hadley: How long have you worked here. House's people have personalities that range from nosy to "pardon me while I do this cavity search."
Donovan: You're back with House.
Martha Masters: Mm. Just this one case. I'm not staying.
Cruz: I would kill for a chance to work with him. Like, literally skin you and wear you as a disguise. (Donovan and Masters stare)
Martha Masters: Isn't that House's chicken?
Dr. Wilson: Disgusting beasts. I don't know why I ever agreed to this bet.
Martha Masters: So call it off.
Dr. Wilson: And lose $20?
Martha Masters: I broke the rules because I believed I was right.
Dr. House: You were right.
Martha Masters: Then why don't I feel good or satisfied? Instead, I just feel like throwing up.
Dr. House: And you're following me to ask how I break the rules and maintain my rosy demeanor.
Martha Masters: I didn't do it to be happy. I just thought I would be.
Dr. House: You can't always get what you want.