House tells Sean and Naomi about the new drug and how its success rate gives her a much better chance than she had before. Naomi still doesn't want the C-section. Sean still does. House patiently explains that the hospital has the best neonatal care unit in the state, conveniently forgetting to mention that whole fatal epidemic thing a few months back. Sean says that their baby will most likely be fine if Naomi has the C-section, and now, Naomi could be, too. "You don't know what it's like, raising a sick child!" Naomi says. Fortunately for her, Sean appears to be colorblind and does not notice the sudden proliferation of red flags all over the room. He begs House to convince his wife to get a C-section. House orders him out of the room.
Husband gone, House and Naomi can now talk about her secret past. You see, he noticed Naomi's use of tenses when describing having to raise a sick child, and asks her what happened to her first kid. Naomi says that she got pregnant and married at eighteen. Her baby had infantile Alexander's disease, and she and her first husband spent the next two years watching her die. After that, Naomi couldn't look at her first husband without thinking of the daughter they created together, so she had to leave him. I'm so glad Cameron isn't here to bond with Naomi over the tragedy of getting married young. House -- who had the sensitivity to express sympathy to Naomi over her daughter's death only a few seconds ago -- interrupts the rest of her "moving story" to accuse her of being selfish. Naomi doesn't exactly understand how sacrificing herself to save her husband the pain of a sick kid makes her selfish, and House points out that if Naomi were doing this for her husband, she'd be doing what he wants, which is having the C-section. Naomi says that her husband doesn't understand, and House yells that no one does. Shit happens to everyone, and it will happen to Naomi's baby, whether he's born now or later. Like House will get a new boss who will fire his best friend. Naomi agrees to the C-section.