House sits on a bench, resting his head on his cane handle. Cuddy comes around the corner and House says that they need to talk. Cuddy says that she's late to the board meeting, and that she doesn't want to hear anything from House about how she should save his job. House says that this is not about that; it's about a patient. Cuddy doesn't want to argue with House about letting Naomi into that drug trial, to which House says he's more focused on his living patients right now. Cuddy didn't know about poor Naomi's death that, by the way, probably wouldn't have happened if her first C-section wasn't cancelled, and stops short at the news. House hands her Olive the Vegan Baby's CT scans, which show that her weight loss was not due to the raw baby diet, but to DiGeorge syndrome, which caused Olive's thymus gland to whither away, explaining the weight loss and the poor immunity system that brought her to House in the first place. House tells Cuddy that the test that confirms this will be coming back soon, and that they should put Olive on immunoglobulin replacement therapy when it does. He won't be involved with any of that, though, since he assumes he'll be losing his job within the next ten minutes. He limps away. Cuddy watches him and sighs sadly, because losing $100 million is not fun.
Sean looks at his dead wife. Foreman enters and softly informs him that his son is doing well. Sean kisses his wife goodbye.
The board votes immediately, and everyone is in favor of sacking House...except Cuddy. Vogler tells Cuddy that she might as well just go with firing House, because it's going to happen anyway. Cuddy says she can't do it. Vogler asks what changed between yesterday and today; did House take her out to dinner or buy her roses? Certain members of the board snicker at this, because they know if they don't laugh at Vogler's jokes, the next motion will be to fire one of them. And also because the notion of House giving anyone flowers is pretty funny. Cuddy says that all House did was his job. Vogler says that House's life-saving abilities aren't the point here, to which Cuddy responds that saving lives kind of is the point of hospitals. Vogler says that House runs around like a madman who's accountable to no one, and Cuddy points out that Vogler is just as unaccountable. At least House doesn't act like he owns everyone. At this, Vogler moves to vote to fire Cuddy, because he doesn't understand when he's gone too far. A doctor asks Cuddy why she's risking her career to save House, of all people. Cuddy says that if people are voting the way Vogler wants them to because of his money, then he really does own them after all. "You have a choice," Cuddy speechifies. "Maybe the last real one you'll have here." And she leaves to let the board vote. I think we can all be glad that Sean the Non-Decision Maker isn't on the hospital board. He would have dropped four coffee pots by now.