Cuddy and Wilson find House stealing food from the doctor's lounge. Sure enough, they did have a chance to talk to each other and discovered that House was trying to get out of plans with both of them. House defends his actions by saying that dinner with Cuddy's mother would force him to act like a "decent human being," which is very difficult and stressful for him, and doing anything with Wilson these days is no fun because he just mopes and whines about his breakup all the time. House just wanted to spend one night by himself on his couch watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey, because he is my mother, apparently. "Is that so much to ask?" he concludes. "Yes," Cuddy and Wilson say. Well, if Cuddy and Wilson wanted a boyfriend/friend who wasn't an asshole, they should date/hang out with someone who isn't House. This is their own faults. They demand he pick one of them. House goes with Wilson, only to be told that he will not be attending the film festival after all, but Cuddy's birthday dinner. And thus, so will House. Awesome.
Taub and Eva spend some time discussing Jack and how his "job" as the bassist of a band that is still looking for its big break 16 years on. That's why he's away from his wife and daughter all the time, which Eva doesn't like but apparently has to deal with because she loves him "so much." Taub tells her to stick with him because, assuming that his life-saving stunt wasn't because of a brain problem, Jack is a pretty great guy. I'm sure Taub thinks he's a pretty great guy too, but that doesn't seem to stop him from cheating on his wife all the time.
Boring! Let's see what Foreman and Chase are up to instead. While they look at things under a microscope, Chase wonders why Taub was picked to be the face of PPTH over Chase. Foreman knows why: Chase is a "pretty boy," and that's not what people want to see on an ad for a hospital. Which is absolutely correct; I probably wouldn't want to go to a hospital with a 12-year-old doctor. Foreman says his face wasn't used in the ad because he's black and the Princeton area is 80% white. Oh, please. If anything, Foreman being black would work in his favor with the marketing team, which always seems eager to show off a diverse workforce. But the PPTH marketing team is probably just as competent as its HR department or the security force, so there you go. Anyway, the tests come back normal, which means Jack is going to have his pituitary biopsied. While Chase sticks a needle up Jack's nose, he says he thinks they didn't use Foreman's picture because he always looks really angry, not because of the color of his skin. Foreman looks really angry but ignores him, and then Jack stops breathing and gives them something more important to worry about. Chase ends up sucking a "mucus plug" out of Jack's lungs to get him breathing again. That sounds disgusting. It also rules out both House and Martha M. Masters' theories.