Afterwards, Martha studies the list of upcoming surgeries and sees Kendall on it. The surgeon comes out and says interns usually don't talk during surgeries, but they also usually don't have anything to say. Martha seems to have won his respect for what her calcium chloride suggestion and no residual bitterness for showing her supervisor up in front of everyone. She's incredibly lucky, but she just wants to know what's going on with Kendall, saying she thought Kendall was diagnosed, treated, and discharged. The surgeon doesn't care, saying it's House's case and he could be up to anything. He tells Martha to scrub in for another surgery happening in fifteen minutes.
Martha heads back to the OR, passing Kendall's surgery on her way. She watches it for a second, then heads up to the OR balcony to talk to Kendall's observing father. She asks him what happened to Kendall, and he says she was discharged from PPTH but collapsed in the parking lot. So now they're going to going to cut out some of Kendall's nerves because they believe that they are overstimulating her. Martha says it's a very basic surgery and Kendall should still be able to sail in 36 hours. Which is insane, but whatever. Maybe the salty sea air will help heal those fresh incisions. Dad feels guilty about basically sending his minor daughter off a day and a half after surgery, and says he and her mother are just trying to help Kendall realize her dream. "She's different, so you have to be different," Martha says. Is Kendall really that different, or does she just have parents who are way too permissive? Martha promises the father that she'll make sure Kendall is okay, then is paged to her next surgery.
She stares into a lung and gets the chance to hold the incision open until a nurse asks to pull some personnel for a "train wreck in OR 10." I thought she meant there was a victim of a train accident there, but it's actually Kendall's surgery going horribly wrong. Martha just has to be there, so she lies to the surgeon and says she has to go to the bathroom right now and even does the pee dance until he believes her and lets her go. She heads right on over to Kendall's surgery, where Kendall is having some kind of hypotensive crisis. House sees her from the OR balcony and asks what she's doing there when she has her own surgery to attend to. Martha admits that she lied to get out of it, and House is pleased. Martha says she only lied because she cares about Kendall and promised her dad she would take care of her. House says those are lies, too. Kendall is still dying, so Foreman interrupts to say that Kendall has restrictive periocarditis, which means that their other diagnosis was wrong. Hadley thinks it's Wegener's granulomatosis, while Martha goes for sarcoidosis. House agrees with Hadley but offers Martha the chance to consult on the case and stay on his team temporarily. "Welcome back," he says. Martha quickly says she's only back for one case, and House calls her a liar again.