Foreman finds House preparing to grab some of Lupe's infected tissue so he can know what infection killed her. It'll hurt Lupe and it won't do anything to save her life, but House needs his answers. Foreman says House will have to "wait." Until, I'm guessing, the autopsy. Not a long wait, though. Be patient, House. He snaps at Foreman, but then backs down. Foreman tells a nurse that he wants to move Lupe back to her room. She doesn't need to be in the ICU now that she's dying. At least in her own room, Foreman says, she'll have privacy. Except she won't, because it's probably lined with windows. The ICU nurse gets pissy, but since she isn't Evil Nurse Brenda, I don't care.
Foreman drops by to see Lupe. She's not thrilled to see him. She says that if he's here for her forgiveness, he's not going to get it. "This isn't like you ran your cart into mine at the supermarket," she says. I'll bet it took her a while to think that one up. And I think it's productive of her to spend her last few hours on this earth thinking of things to say to Foreman to make him feel bad. In fact, I really wonder if I wouldn't try to kill him if I were her. There are no consequences, and at least I'd feel like I was saving future patients from dying unnecessarily at his obviously incapable hands. Foreman asks her what he should tell her grandparents if they don't make it there "in time." She doesn't have anything. Foreman asks if there are any friends he can call. She says her friends are the kind of friends who run away when you pass out in the middle of Three-Card Monte. Why must everyone on this show be so alone? New Jersey is the loneliest state in the union, I swear. She asks Foreman if it's a relief that she isn't leaving anyone behind. Come on, Foreman, it is. Admit it. But no, he just sits down. I'm still waiting for the last-minute life-saving operation. At the very least, a last-minute wedding between Lupe and Cameron.
Wilson brings House some coffee. I'm kind of starting to think that there isn't going to be a last-minute life-saving operation.
Lupe can take some solace in the fact that she was right about Foreman; he didn't like her. That's a great thing to go to your grave knowing. Foreman says that he's made some bad decisions, too. He's stolen cars and robbed houses. Lupe wonders why she must spend the few minutes of life she has left listening to someone else's life story, and then she tells him to add killing her to his list. Yeah, Foreman pretty much set himself up for that one, didn't he? Foreman continues, saying that he turned his life around, but now he thinks that if he isn't the bestest smartest person in the room, everyone will know he doesn't belong there. He always worries about being sent back to where he came from. The last time he came home to visit, everything felt small and suffocated him. But when he was saying goodbye to his mother, she hugged him, and that's the last time he ever felt at home. "I only put distance between you and me because I know there isn't any," he says. Oh, well, that's a good excuse for KILLING HER. Lupe says Foreman was right about her, too: that stuff she said about the system not being meant for people like her is crap. She just couldn't try hard enough. She thought she had time to try later. And she still does, as House should be thinking of a last-minute life-saving operation any second now.