Ugh, back to the Taub vortex. Taub meets with Jamie, who apologizes for hitting him five years ago, saying he was going through some stuff and has been through years of therapy to manage his anger. Do you really have an anger problem if you punch a guy for cheating on your sister? That seems pretty reasonable and well-deserved to me. "I kinda deserved it," Taub says. "That's for sure," Jamie fires back, still clearly angry at him for breaking his sister's heart time and time again. With that, Jamie gets down to business: his law firm needs a medical consultant for their medical malpractice cases. If Taub does well on this one, he can expect to work about 15 hours a week and make $50,000 a year. "I'll take it," Taub says immediately. Jamie gets out some paperwork while Taub explores the office, noticing an MRI of someone's skull. Jamie says it belongs to a kid who was hit by a delivery man from a pizza company he represents. They're about to give the kid a few million dollars for the damage to his legs, but Taub thinks he spots a bleed in his brain on the MRI, too. Jamie says none of the other doctors noticed anything like that and the case is about to be settled, so he snaps at Taub to mind his own business.
House is called back into work by a panicky Cuddy, who says her mother now has a fever. House says he must have been wrong about the alcoholism and the thiamine, then, and that Kaufman's leukemia diagnosis is looking more and more likely. Yes, she must have one of those cancer fevers. Cuddy says the biopsy results came back negative, so it's not that either. House, always one to see the silver lining, says this is good news, since Kaufman was wrong, too.
House calls the Cottages to the bedside of some guy in a coma, saying this is their new patient now that they've been fired off Murphy's case by both Cuddy's mother and now Cuddy herself. House refuses to speak any further, claiming that this is a test to see if the Cottages can properly diagnose the man without his assistance. The Cottages buy it and start diagnosing the coma patient, although Foreman takes one look at the file and says it's obviously an overdose and not worthy of them. Martha comes up with a different theory, although this one still doesn't seem like their type of case. Chase speaks for House to say it makes for the kind of interesting case House likes, so Martha stays behind to draw some of the coma guy's blood (and probably kill him, as she usually does when touching her patients with sharp objects) to prove her theory while the others leave the room to talk about their actual case without her around.