The Cottages leave. Foreman, who's just entered to hear the tail end of the session, stays behind to talk to House. "Is this about the case you didn't want me to know about?" House asks. Foreman assumes that Cuddy told on him, but House reminds him that he has incredible deductive skills, and since Foreman didn't flinch when he heard that a 16-year-old is close to death, it means his patient is younger and dying even faster. Also, Foreman made it incredibly obvious what with the running off to answer pages in the middle of differentials. House doesn't look interested in helping Foreman out of his mess. Foreman all but begs, saying that if House doesn't help, the kid will die. House still isn't going for it, so Foreman accuses him of letting a child die just to prove to Foreman that he's the only one who can diagnose people. House says he's just giving Foreman what he wanted -- a case all to himself. With that, he walks into Wilson's office and slams the door in Foreman's face.
Wilson's getting ready to leave for the day when House accuses him of pretending not to care about his Cuddy issues to make House do what Wilson thinks he should do. House informs Wilson that his little disengagement ploy is "neither artful, nor effective." "So my not doing anything isn't causing you to do anything," Wilson tries to summarize. Then: "I'm okay with that." House is furious, saying that Wilson is supposed to have opinions and the need to force them onto people. People like House. Wilson says House sounds pretty desperate. He takes off, asking House not to "screw with [his] stuff" just as House is reaching out to screw with his desk accessories. I'm sure Wilson came to work the next day to find his desk accessories well and truly screwed with. He should start nailing them down or something.