Martha races down to the ER, but runs into Cuddy and decides she needs to meet with her to ask what internship she should take first. Cuddy is extremely uninterested in talking to Martha about this, but Martha doesn't get the hint so Cuddy has to tell her to "make your own decision and leave me alone." You know, Cuddy, if you didn't want to deal with Martha, maybe you shouldn't have made it obvious that she was your favorite student and given her that Cottage position. But you did, so of course she's going to look up to you and seek your advice, which you are too self-absorbed to give. Off Martha's sad face, Cuddy adds that working with House can both be great and suck, usually at the same time. That's a pretty apt description of how the last few seasons of this show have been, too. Cuddy says Martha has to decide if she can work in that environment or not, and that will be the extent of Cuddy's contribution to this week's episode. Martha hustles to the ER, only to find that asshole Cruz already doing her LP.
Martha heads back to House's office, but he's not in. Instead, there's a chicken hanging out on his desk and a sign that tells Martha to meet him in the ER. She returns to the ER and finds House by overhearing his conversation behind closed curtains with Hadley, who is angry with him for telling the Cottages that she went to rehab. She says she'll never be able to drink around the Cottages again without them thinking she's relapsing. Of course, House isn't very sympathetic. He suddenly opens the curtain to find Martha standing there. She asks Hadley why she lied about going to rehab. Hadley is worried that Martha will tell the others, but if she really wanted to keep things a secret then I guess she shouldn't have been yelling about them within earshot of everyone in the ER. House tells Hadley not to worry and orders Martha not to tell anyone what she heard. "Of course not!" Martha says immediately. Satisfied, Hadley walks away, revealing a guy lying on his side on the gurney behind them, having just had an LP. House grabs Martha's procedure book and signs it for her tenth and final LP as she tells him that she's made her decision and wants to intern for House. She does not, however, want House to sign off on an LP that she didn't actually do. House says Martha has to turn in the procedure book with the LP she didn't do in it if she wants to be his intern. "It's time to grow up," says the guy who acts like a child every single episode.