Foreman asks Jessica's teacher, whose classroom is designed like a kindergarten room as opposed to a fifth-grade one, if he can talk to Jessica's friends. Teach says that Jessica doesn't have any friends because she's fat. And, I mean, come on. I'm sure it's not easy being the fat kid, but when it comes down to it, kids tease each other for any and all physical differences. I got teased for being short. Other girls were teased for being tall. Kids were teased for being fat, and kids were teased for being skinny. And yet, we were all able to create and maintain friendships. Being an outcast is more a mental thing than physical, I think. It's the "weird" kids whom no one can relate to for whatever reason that usually find themselves friendless. Then again, maybe Jessica's class is really small and every other kid in it has no physical defects whatsoever, making her the only person who remotely stands out and, thus, a target. I doubt it, though. Teach says that all fifth-graders have an assigned eighth-grade buddy, so Foreman might want to try talking to Jessica's.
Vogler checks in with Cuddy on House's progress, because making sure his one rather arbitrary order is followed is much more important than whatever else the chairman of the hospital board has to do. Cuddy says that she gave House a week, and that he will do what he is told. Vogler doubts it, and then sees Cameron walk by and moves on to her. He introduces himself and asks whether House is trying to "stir up" antagonism against him by telling them that Vogler is forcing House to fire one of them. Because I'm sure that without House's mental manipulation, all the Cottages would be totally cool with Vogler and understanding of his decision to ruin one of their lives. He tells Cameron that he will do whatever he can to help whichever Cottage gets the axe. Cameron coolly thanks him and walks away instead of asking if that help will include a gift of one hundred million dollars.
Wilson and House talk to the Curvy Clinic Patient, who has a thirty-pound tumor. They take their precious time informing her that the tumor is benign, which is just a little cruel, and try to schedule her for surgery. But Curvy doesn't want surgery, because it will leave her with a huge scar and she won't be able to wear a bikini. I have to imagine that, as attractive as those natural womanly curves may be, the lumpy, beachball-ish bulge of a thirty-pound growth on an ovary would be something anyone in her right mind would like to get rid of. This is ridiculous. Tumor Lady accuses Wilson and House of trying to trick her into having "cosmetic" surgery because they can't accept fat people in society. If the tumor is harmless, she'd rather stay the way she is, since her husband is into the BBW look. She storms out of the room, and Wilson and House agree that her reaction was not what either of them was expecting.