Wilson limps up to House at a medicine cart, and House immediately accuses him of mocking his limp while he gets something from the cart. Wilson says his back hurts from CTB's mattress. What a delicate flower Wilson is! (I got the cheapo special mattress from IKEA and my back is just fine.) House orders Wilson not to buy a new mattress, but Wilson says that's exactly what he and CTB intend to do and he doesn't understand what the big deal is. House says CTB turns everything into a "zero-sum game" and this will be no different. With that, he thrusts his cane into a closing elevator door, where poor Evan is trying to make his escape. It's his own fault, though; he should've taken the stairs. House and Wilson enter the elevator and continue their conversation. House says that CTB will lie, cheat, and trade in Wilson's balls to get what she wants, which, in this case, is apparently a great deal on a mattress. With that, House excuses himself from the conversation to drug Evan before he can finish dialing 911 on his cell phone. While Evan falls to the ground and Wilson just stares in horror (and yet, not so much surprise ... ), House concludes that Wilson will end up humiliated and sleeping on a mattress he hates. Wilson asks House what the hell he's doing while wondering if his presence in the elevator makes him an accomplice in the eyes of the law. "He needs an MRI," House just shrugs.
So Biana and Taub do the MRI while House tries on Evan's sunglasses. Biana wants to know why House sedated an adult for a simple MRI while Taub immediately recognizes Evan, so I guess House isn't the only guy at PPTH who watches soaps. House asks Taub if he watches because he knows House does or because Taub genuinely likes the show. "I was unemployed ... " Taub begins, ashamed. House tells Taub he shouldn't apologize for his viewing habits -- he should be loud and proud about them. Okay, fine! I watch Growing Up ... on Animal Planet because I love to see the baby animals! That feels better. Biana reports that there are no tumors on the MRI, so there goes House's brain tumor theory. He is 0 for 2 so far this episode, and it's barely started! A poor showing indeed. House is surprised at his defeat. Evan is probably even more surprised, as he has just awakened to find himself inside an MRI tube. House takes off, leaving Biana and Taub to convince Evan not to sue PPTH.
Oddly enough, they aren't having much luck with that as they share an elevator with Evan on his way out of PPTH. You'd think he would have learned his lesson about trapping himself in enclosed spaces with the people who work here, but no. Taub is hoping to at least get Evan to leave PPTH out "the back way," and Biana unwisely reveals that's because they're afraid he'll be seen by the inspector. Evan doesn't mind being seen by the inspector at all, so Biana tries to appeal to Evan's hatred for his captor by saying House hates Cuddy, so doing a favor for Cuddy would be bad for House. Her logic is shaky and it doesn't work. Or maybe Evan just has Stockholm syndrome, because as soon as he exits the elevator, he yells that the hospital is staffed with "lunatics and criminals" and demands to speak to Cuddy. Before she can get there, Evan falls over and demands to know what House did to his foot, which he suddenly can't feel. In fact, he can't walk. And just in time, too!