After the break, Hadley prepares to do the biopsy. Scott apologizes for his apparent body odor problem, saying he's always been a "sweaty guy" when Hadley, hoping this is another symptom, asks if this is a recent development. The alien hand pushes the ultrasound wand away, and Scott apologizes for that, too. Well, at least it didn't slap her. Although, can someone tell me why they haven't tied that hand down now that they know it has a history of violence? It pushes the ultrasound thing away again, and poor Scott has to try to hold his own hand down. Hadley glares at Taub, who's standing by with the large biopsy needle and says he doesn't want to get anywhere near Scott with that thing based on how the hand has reacted to just the ultrasound wand. Scott has an idea.
Wilson followed House out of Cuddy's office to lecture him that he's using his relationship with Cuddy as a substitute for drugs, pointing out that if he is clean, he should be in more pain. House asks Wilson if he's suggesting that House stop letting Cuddy distract him so he can be in pain again, which is a good point. "Cuddy is not a Vicodin substitute," Wilson says. "Quite the opposite!" House says cheerfully. What would the opposite of a Vicodin substitute be? Wilson urges House to "wait" for Cuddy to come around even though before he was telling House to go talk to her. House has no intention of waiting. Wilson persists, saying that House just made two major life changes and so might not have the best judgment right now. House rightly points out that Wilson always said that House's judgment would be better once he was off drugs, and that Wilson really just wants to know why House wants to make Cuddy angry and what he found in her coffee cup. Wilson denies it, and finds out anyway: oxytocin. "The chemical involved in emotional bonding?" Wilson says as they enter House's office. House says Cuddy might be saying no, but her hormones are telling a different story. I just want to know how the hell he even got that information -- did he test the rim of her coffee cup? Did the presence of coffee molecules not taint the results at all? Wilson asks House how he got a "baseline" to compare the test results to, and House says he paid some guy at Cuddy's gym to fetch her water bottle out of the trash. Um, excuse me, but wasn't Cuddy telling us just a few weeks ago about the importance of recycling and saving the earth? And now she throws her used water bottles in the trash? What a hypocritical bitch! It might be one hour in the gym for you, Cuddy, but it's forever in a landfill for Mother Earth, according to those Brita commercials! Then again, it's very possible that the guy in the gym just took a random bottle out of the trash and told House it was Cuddy's to make an easy $50. House now figures he has to make Cuddy angry in order to get under her skin and make her admit that he's more than just an employee to her or something. This sounds like a stupid horrible plan. Wilson decides that this is a good idea, since House is committing himself to someone, albeit in an extremely childish way. And then Alan Brady shows up at House's office door (for those of you who don't know classic TV, that's Carl Reiner). He introduces himself as Eugene Schwartz and says one Dr. Cuddy directed him to come to this office from the Clinic. House hopes the fact that Cuddy is trying to push him means something, and Wilson decides to take off.