"What is this?" Cuddy says when House and Daddy Foreman enter her office. "It's not 'what,' it's a 'who.' They have the right to vote now," House quips. For some reason, Daddy Foreman doesn't just deck him right then and there and leave, but sticks around to be introduced to Cuddy and ask her why House can't do the brain biopsy on Dead Joe that could save his son's life. Cuddy shoots House a glare of pure rage for putting her in this position, then tells Daddy Foreman that her decision is based on the health and safety of everyone in the hospital and that she's trying everything in her power to get the CDC to move faster. And honestly, why the hell can't they move faster? Isn't helping to cure a mystery disease by doing an autopsy, like, part of controlling a disease? Stupid CDC. Futhermore, Cuddy says that she is well aware that her actions may cost Foreman's life; she knows that her decision can have a devastating effect on family and friends, without having them "paraded" in front of her. She addresses that last part to House, who manages to roll his eyes and look ashamed of himself at the same time. On the verge of tears, Cuddy says that, if handled improperly, Foreman's illness could spread and kill a lot of people. She will not be responsible for that. With that, House and Cuddy look at Daddy Foreman for his response. "I understand," he says. House looks pissed off that his evil plan didn't work. Cuddy doesn't look particularly pleased with herself at the victory.
Daddy Foreman stands outside Foreman's isolation tank and watches him go through another muscle contracture. Daddy Foreman asks a ton of questions about it, sounding like a five year-old. Foreman lies to his dad that Dead Joe "didn't seem to suffer too much. He just went in his sleep."