Cuddy pays Wilson a visit, Rachel in tow. And she's carrying Rachel around in her car seat and not in her arms, which is probably a bad sign. She puts Rachel on the ground and admits to Wilson that she doesn't want to go home. And she's also considering House's idea to give the baby back. Wilson tells her that House might be a brilliant doctor, but he sucks when it comes to the human stuff. Cuddy knows this, but she still feels like she's in prison at home with the baby and free when she's at PPTH without it. Wilson says parents have to make sacrifices. "I don't know if I want to," Cuddy says. Did she not know this was going to happen? That a baby takes lots of time and energy? Or did she think that she'd love the baby enough to make those sacrifices without regret, and now that she doesn't, she can't? Cuddy says that she feels like a failure, and sits back in her chair and looks at Rachel, who glares at her accusingly. Doesn't Cuddy have family to talk to about this stuff? I know Wilson's a friend and all, but a presumably straight guy with no kids of his own is probably not the best person to talk to about this kind of thing. Surely, Cuddy knows a couple mothers who can tell her that parenting is all about feeling like a failure and making sacrifices and being terrified that you aren't doing the right thing. Wilson stammers out that he doesn't really know what to tell Cuddy. And the writers don't know where else to take this scene, so it ends.
It looks like Sara made it out of the MRI of DOOOM!! intact, as House and the Cottages are now studying the images of her brain and finding nothing. House wasn't expecting this, and gives Kumar the okay to do the ERCP. The Cottages leave except for Foreman, who stays behind to talk to House about his Very Serious Issue. He stupidly begins the conversation by referring to Hadley by her real first name, then tells House that she's been given the placebo. Like he won't find a way to tell Hadley that at his earliest convenience. Who does Foreman think House is? House immediately figures out that Foreman wants to switch Hadley's placebo with the real drug and see if she notices the difference and that Foreman's already talked this over with Chase and Cameron and not gotten the answer he was looking for, which is why he now has to resort to going to House. House asks if Hadley has invited any lesbians into bed with them yet, and Foreman decides that this was a bad idea. No shit. House calls him back and asks if the trial drug will cure Hadley. Foreman says the drug "looks promising" in slowing down the onset of symptoms. Or reversing them, as was the case with Janice. But he doesn't mention that. House says that Foreman would be risking his entire medical career on a drug that, at best, will only keep Hadley alive for a few extra years. Foreman says that's probably not worth it. House agrees, and lets Foreman walk a few steps away before adding "unless you love her." Uh oh. How could Foreman not love Hadley? The writers obviously do, since they can't stop themselves from writing her into like every scene and giving her all kinds of fascinating subplots and backstories.