Nurse Brenda is back, and she's meaner than ever! She refuses to give Foreman any staff members or even a sterile environment for Mary's bone marrow aspiration, which, unlike that lumbar puncture or the endoscopy, can't be done in a germy crowded hallway. Foreman tells Brenda that the stakes are high: if Mary doesn't have that bone marrow test, she could die. "At least she'll have a bed, then," Brenda replies unsympathetically. I swear, whoever writes this show must have had experiences with nurses as bad as some of mine. I really hope that before this episode ends, one of Brenda's loved ones is admitted with a mysterious illness that Foreman is only too happy to say he doesn't have the resources or the time to cure. At least when they do the autopsy, though, they'll figure out what was wrong with her.
Speaking of autopsies, Foreman has an idea. We cut to Mary lying on the sterile environment of the morgue's autopsy table. Mary nervously asks if the surrounding cabinets are actually filled with dead people, and Foreman says he "hopes" so, which I'm guessing was not the answer Mary was looking for. I wouldn't be surprised to find a few of the hospital's more demanding doctors locked away in there, though, courtesy of one Nurse Brenda. Foreman tells Mary to try to relax as he jabs a needle through her bone. She grips the side of the autopsy table, because she already had that lumbar puncture, so she has an idea of what to expect.
House's interviewee is Ben Jelen, a long-haired hipster who went to Hopkins for both undergrad and graduate work. He's also in a band and is a musician in real life, making him half Dr. Ray, half Tyler Hilton and 100\% crap. Ben is also a huge fan of House and his say-and-do-what-he-wants rock-star attitude, until House points out that Ben's Chinese symbol tattoo isn't so much a statement of non-conformity as it is trying too hard to look cool. If Dr. Hipster really wants to be a rebel, he should wear a pocket protector like Wilson and study for twenty hours a day like all the Asian students do. And make wild generalizations about an entire continent of people, apparently. Dr. Hipster, you are not hired.