The Precious Moments Emmy Scene music comes on, and Joe asks Foreman if he believes in prayer. Foreman says he doesn't, and Joe says that he doesn't, either. They both have fathers who are big into God, though, which gives them at least one thing in common. Joe wants to try praying now, since he thinks it's wise to hedge his bets now that he's on what may very well be his death bed. Plus, it's not like Joe has anything else to do, since no one has come to visit the poor guy since he's been in there. I mean, no family or friends or even his co-workers! Not even Baby Shoes! I'd smoke all that weed too if my life was so lonely. Foreman agrees to pray with Joe.
Meanwhile, Hugh Laurie shows off a seriously impressive trick he can do with his cane and that giant tennis ball prop. He balances the ball on the crook of his cane and even manages to bounce the ball and then catch it in the cane a few times before Wilson enters to make his obligatory appearance. Chase and Cameron also come in with the biopsy results: no staph, and nothing more than signs of inflammation. House's consolation is that Foreman was wrong, too. Cameron wants to go back to Joe's apartment, but House tells her to go re-test all the samples instead. "For what?" Chase asks. "Everything!" House snaps. Chase keeps pushing, saying that they'd have to test for thousands of things under that criteria. "Better hurry," House grumps, unsympathetically. Chase will be the one doing those tests. Cameron gets to go check up on Foreman and see if he's blind yet.
House sends them off, and Wilson accuses House of being "cautious" and "common" with this case. House angrily asks Wilson how many of his "guys" catch cancer from their patients. None yet, although I'm sure if there's a way to get cancer by having sex with someone with a terminal case, this show will find it and make us watch. Since House obviously isn't in the mood for psychoanalysis, Wilson decides to leave him with his concern shown as anger.