As Taub and two orderlies wheel Brandon's stretcher to the Mad Scientist Wing of PPTH, Brandon interrupts Taub's attempt to explain how they're going to mess around with his heart to express his remorse over what he did to Hadley and then wonder if he should tell Heather about this. "All I do is lie to her," Brandon whines. This, of course, hits close to home for Taub. He stops the stretcher to tell Brandon that if he tells Heather the truth, she'll either forgive him or leave him. Which means, best case scenario, Brandon's life will stay the same. "It's noble to want to confess ... but if the result is just damage and pain, that's not noble. It's selfish," Taub says. I have a feeling he's rehearsed that rationalization in his mind many times. The fact is, the time to think about whether or not you want to hurt your wife/girlfriend is BEFORE you cheat on her/tell her you're making lots of artist bucks. And if you want to have a real relationship, you should be honest. Even if it hurts. This is like saying it's better to have cancer and not know and go around feeling happy and fine until you suddenly die, than to know you have cancer and treat it and live, even though it means you'll feel like crap during the treatment. Ignorance is not necessarily bliss. Meanwhile, the orderlies are standing around wondering what the hell is going on and if this confessional will cut into their lunch break.
Brandon's set up for the arrhythmia triggering session. Kumar presses buttons to stimulate different parts of Brandon's heart while Taub pulls double duty: he watches to see how Brandon's heart is doing while also having a conversation with House about how he's essentially keeping him hostage at PPTH until he's sure Taub won't go home and confess everything to his wife.