House is still being an idiot and doing surgery on himself. Honestly, I don't even know what to say about this. It's so ridiculous and so far-fetched. I mean, the reason why he even has these tumors in the first place is pretty much beyond the realm of believability, even for this show, and then for this to be the way he goes about getting rid of them... not only is it inconsistent with his character in a lot of ways, but it's also inconsistent with every character, like, ever. The only people who perform surgery on themselves are that woman who got breast cancer in Antarctica and those really crazy guys who cut off their own penises you see in the news sometimes. And yet, here House is, sitting in his bathtub, deep into his own leg, slightly sweaty but still working away and fishing around in there for the tumors. Great. He finds one and slowly, painfully, and shakily removes it. He goes back in for the second one, but his hand is now shaking too much from either the pain or the trauma to his body or both, and the local anesthetic isn't very effective the deeper into his own tissue he gets. Plus, he just used his last shot. So he's screwed. How did he not know this was going to happen? Come on.
Wilson is asleep in bed. Unfortunately for House, Wilson put his phone on vibrate for reasons I can't fathom and doesn't answer when he calls. Taub's phone is also on vibrate, and while he is awake to answer it, he decides not to because he's in the middle of a lap dance. Instead, he tries to have a conversation with the stripper, asking if she has kids. Weirdo. "What would you do if you got pregnant?" he asks her. She rolls her eyes. He keeps going, asking how she would like the man who got her pregnant to tell her that he didn't think she should keep it. Yeah, she's not going to answer that question. But she does want a tip at the end of this, so she keeps trying to dance for him. Maybe if she actually took her clothes off, her patrons' minds wouldn't keep wandering? Taub notices a mole on the small patch of the stripper's body that isn't covered and asks her if she knows she has an asymmetrical mole. He feels the need to touch it as he points it out to her, which is, of course, not allowed. She slaps his hand away. Taub apologizes, then tells her to see a dermatologist, touching the mole again. The stripper calls for the bouncer. Taub's lap dance is suddenly over.