- Date: March 7, 2011
- Type: Television Episode
A teenager is admitted to the hospital after spitting up blood. Taub also discovers that the boy has been depressed and appears to have been cutting himself. More concern arises when the team breaks into the boy's house and finds his school yearbook with his classmates' faces crossed out and threatening words written about the school. Cuddy finds blood in her urine and undergoes tests for possible kidney cancer, while House grapples with emotionally supporting her, avoiding her, and denying that she is actually sick. Cuddy goes through several hallucinations while hospitalized culminating in a stylized version of Get Happy before her kidney problems were found to be a benign tumor. After speaking with her sister, Cuddy realizes that when House came to see her during her illness, he was under the influence of Vicodin. Realizing that he is unable to open up completely and share the pain that is part of any meaningful relationship, she ends their relationship. The episode is concluded with a scene that echoes the last scene of the previous season's finale (Help Me): House is sitting on his bathroom floor with a bottle of Vicodin in his hand. He expectantly looks at the doorway. Resigned, he takes the pills.