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.
Sophia's in trouble: it looks like Hadley is doing the brain biopsy. And she's not wearing a face mask or anything while she tries to convince Sophia that a bone marrow transplant from a relative is her best bet. She probably got spit flecks in Sophia's brain. Gross. Not like Sophia's going to care much when Hadley's done with her biopsy and Sophia finds herself with a Rosemary Kennedy special. Sophia refuses to contact her parents, saying if they save her life, it will make what they did to her okay. She'd rather die than get marrow from them. Hadley's out of ideas, so Taub steps up to the plate. "I have Huntington's disease," he says. OH!! Oh no he didn't! Of course, Hadley can't act, so she reacts with a slow head turn in Taub's direction and one eyebrow slightly raised. Taub continues with no shame that he's dying and would do anything not to be. "The only way to make your life matter is to live as long and as well as you possibly can," he says. Cut back to Hadley with a "well! I never!" expression on her face. Ha ha ha, I love Taub. Sophia's not buying what he's selling, though: "have you ever been raped?" she asks. Taub should totally say yes. In for a penny, in for a pound, right? But he says no. Hadley could speak up and lie to try to save her patient's life by saying she was raped, but she doesn't.