House calls Jane out into PPTH's gorgeous hallway and tells her that they think Maggie's paralysis and blindness are all in her mind, so they want to give her a placebo and see if it works. But they need Jane to lie to her mother that it's an effective treatment, since Maggie will trust Jane completely. Hmm...well, I'm sure if there wasn't a strike looming, the writer would have had more time to come with a better excuse for the daughter to have to lie to her mom. But there was, so she didn't, so there isn't. Jane won't do it; she says that if her mother were depressed, she would have told Jane. House says that Maggie was doing what "every good mom does -- protecting her child from bad news." Yeah, right. You know what's worse news than your mother being depressed? KNOWING THAT SHE LIKES TO LIE ON HER STOMACH DURING SEX. That's, like, the worst news ever. Anyway, Jane still isn't going for it. So now Agnes has to come into play for her super-essential contribution: distracting Jane with a game of foosball long enough for the Cottages to placebo Maggie up.
Taub the Good Liar is assigned to lie to Maggie that the bag of what is probably placebo-rific saline he's hooking up to her is the cure for what ails her, and that Jane can't come back into the room until Maggie's made-up illness is no longer infectious. Taub says that she should be feeling better in a matter of minutes. While they're waiting, Taub gets all involved in Maggie's life, saying he thinks it would be good for Jane if her mother had a few secrets from her. Maggie disagrees.
The rest of the Cottages are hard at work playing foosball with Jane. Kumar wants to up the Secret Santa spending limit. Agnes says that he must really like whoever he picked, but Jane says that it might be the opposite: Maggie always gets the best presents for the teachers Jane doesn't get along with. If I were a teacher, that would just make me yell at Jane all the time so that I'd get a sweet present. Agnes and Foreman both realize that Kumar picked House and are shocked. Jane takes advantage of their distraction to score a goal. Agnes and Foreman both say there's no way Kumar could have picked House, and then wonder how they all know that, unless...
"You gave them all your name?" Wilson asks. Yes, House says, yes, he did. And I can't believe I didn't think of him doing that. Of course he would! That's so great. House says that he'll make the members of his team hate each other and get some presents at the same time. What could go wrong?