Taub runs home and shows his wife the picture he took of House's face. Mrs. Taub grabs the camera for a closer look and asks what happened. Taub doesn't say anything, allowing her to jump to the conclusion that Taub did this to House. And then let him take his picture like that. Mrs. Taub is stupider than Dara. Taub says he demanded that they lay down some ground rules and "things got heated." But he assures her that he won't be fired or arrested for this and suddenly her husband's lack of impulse control (which, by the way, got them into this mess in the first place, both when he cheated on her and when he took the job with House without asking her) attractive. There is making out. Is it too much to ask that one couple on this show can be normal and happy?
And here's another scene with House and Cuddy. He catches her on her way out of PPTH to give her a peace offering: tickets to the generic "Holiday Carnival" for Cuddy and her daughter. And they don't even have to go with House. Cuddy turns them down, looking stricken.
House returns home and tells Wilson that Lucas and Cuddy didn't split up after all, which he knows because Cuddy wouldn't take the tickets out of what he believes to be guilt. Well, now House and Wilson can use the tickets to go to the Holiday Carnival themselves! It's win-win. Wilson asks what House is going to do to Cuddy and Lucas next. "Nothing," House says. He couldn't get them to break up after just one episode of trying, so he figures they'll stay together. "It is what it is," he says. Whatever.
Cuddy arrives home where Lucas is playing with Rachel on the floor in front of a warm cozy fire. It's perfect! Oh, except for the fact that the first words out of her mouth are "House knows I lied." But she also knows that he's going to leave them alone from now on, although she doesn't know why. "Maybe House isn't so bad after all," Lucas says. "That would be nice, wouldn't it?" Cuddy says. Rachel makes an awesome "SHUT UP ABOUT THIS OH MY GOD" face.