After the break, House and the Cottages are in the meeting room discussing Ryan's newest symptom. Well, the Cottages are. House's nose is stuck in a laptop. Martha is clueless as to what could possibly be distracting House, while Chase finally asks him if everything is okay with Cuddy. House slams the laptop shut and says she's fine but "too stupid" to accept it. Cuddy is too stupid to do a lot of things. Like be the Dean of Medicine. Also, Chase got a haircut and I don't like it. Just wanted to throw that out there. House tells the Cottages to start Ryan on antibiotics for the staph infection he doesn't have and heads out.
House bursts into a meeting Cuddy is having with her lawyer, in which she goes over what should happen to her finances and her daughter in the event of her death. House accuses her of overreacting to the results of an ultrasound that was probably performed by an idiot. He's right about that last part, that's for sure. Cuddy claims that she's just calmly going about her daily business, but House knows that she's meeting with her personal estate lawyer because he hacked into her online schedule. Cuddy rolls her eyes, although if she really didn't want House to hack into her account, she'd make it slightly more difficult for him to do so. Cuddy says that as a single mother, she has to make sure Rachel is provided for if anything happens to her, and really should have done this a long time ago. True, but House says Cuddy is obviously only doing this now because she thinks she's sick, and she should at least wait until the biopsy results. Cuddy says that won't be until tomorrow, which was the first opening in the schedule. House is outraged that Cuddy would take the first available appointment like everyone else when she's the Dean of Medicine at this hospital. He insists that she use her position to get a biopsy done right now, and Cuddy asks why he's so intent on her getting a biopsy if he doesn't think there's anything wrong with her. "Good point," House admits, and trudges off. Cuddy's lawyer watches the entire scene, no doubt thinking he'd admire Cuddy for winning that argument if he didn't lose all respect for her for dating a guy like House in the first place.
Ryan has a visitor! But he's not sending Ryan any get well soon wishes; rather, he's calling Ryan an "asshat" and demanding his "stuff." Ryan says he doesn't have it to give to him, seeing as how he's in a hospital bed right now and doesn't even have pants, let alone whatever the kid wants. Taub walks in on this, and the kid quickly leaves. Taub asks Ryan what that was about, and Ryan admits that he got his hands on some Klonopin and sold them to his visitor for $80, only to wind up in PPTH before he could give him the pills. He claims selling drugs was a "one-time thing," but I'd be more apt to believe the kid buying the drugs was the newbie, since he stupidly gave his dealer money without getting any drugs in return. Taub decides to help Ryan out and gives him $80 out of his own pocket to give to "the thug." I would think Taub was being naively kind to this kid if I wasn't distracted by how out of character this all is.