House limps out to the nurses' station, where Cuddy informs him that he owes her fifty bucks. "Then you owe me half a lap dance," House says. Half a lap dance? What's that? Does Cuddy only dance on House's right leg? She says that it's for the nurses' "holiday bonus," and while I'm all for people getting holiday bonuses, since when did they have to come out of their co-workers' pay? That blows, but I guess these are the measures PPTH has to resort to since all those unnecessary tests House insists on running on people with no insurance have put the place in serious debt. Also, the lawsuits. House ignores Cuddy's request and makes one of his own: he wants forty new fellows to scare the three he just hired into doing a better job. If he wanted fellows that did a good job, why did he hire stupid Kumar and murdering 13? Taub walks up and updates House on Maggie's poor choice of one-night-stands, saying that they've started Maggie on dialysis and are testing the Ecstasy. Good thing Cameron's not on this show anymore, or else she'd be sure to break into the lab and steal the Ecstasy for herself.
Kumar checks on Maggie, who says that her hands are still paralyzed. Then she goes blind.
After the commercial, the tests are back: the Ecstasy was just good old-fashioned pure Ecstasy and therefore is not responsible for Maggie's current condition. House doesn't care about her because he's decided to do an office Secret Santa after all. He puts everyone's names in a stocking, with great gusto, and passes it around. Kumar picks out a name and says "sweet," because he has to have something to say about everything except, like, medical stuff. House finds Kumar's reaction interesting, saying that Kumar must be happy he picked a certain name because he's relieved that he didn't get another certain name. 13 picks a name, reads it, and immediately stuffs it in her lab coat pocket. "Interesting..." says House. Unlike Maggie, House lies. Because that was not interesting. Nothing Agnes does is interesting to me. Yes, I am calling her Agnes now. I warned her I'd pick out a name if she wouldn't, and here it is. House decides that they need to break into Maggie's house, where he's sure that they'll find some clues. The team protests that MS or a vascular problem is more likely. House tells them to tempt fate and give Maggie a second MRI of DOOOM!! to check for MS and some long-named test on her eyes to look for vascular stuff. And the person going to Maggie's house is to bring back her computer so that House can look through it to find proof that Maggie lies. Well, as long as it's medically relevant. Then he pulls a name out of the stocking and cheers that he got exactly who he wanted: "This is gonna be fun!" Kumar grins stupidly and naïvely.