When Lee comes back, Molly is in the room and wants to know why her husband just had a seizure. House answers it's because Lee has cancer. Dr. Unethical says Lee's immune system is compromised. Lee doesn't understand why Dr. Unethical thinks he has any right to argue with House at this point. House treats Lee like he's still human and looks him in the eye and welcomes him back to non-seizure land. He says he knew this was going to happen to Lee, and Molly is impressed. House asks Dr. Unethical if it can be his turn now. Molly seems okay with that. Lee is definitely okay with that. House wants to give Lee plasmapheresis. Dr. Unethical totally disagrees, of course. Molly finally goes to Lee to ask what he wants to do. Lee blinks once for yes. Fortunately, he does not get something in his eye and blink a second time meaning no, or he'd be dead by now. With that, Lee gets a free trip to PPTH.
Upon arrival at PPTH, Cuddy's only concern is House and his motorcycle injuries. Do you think this is the show's way of telling Hugh Laurie to stop riding motorcycles because they are dangerous and if he crashes they'll be out several days of shooting or an entire series if it's bad enough? She checks out House's face scrape like a worried mother and Lee is disgusted that the Dean of Medicine isn't paying this kind of attention to the guy who can't freaking move. Well, no one ever guaranteed Lee that PPTH would be a bastion of professionalism. House explains that he was in Middletown buying her a late Victorian corset that he'd be happy to let her try on later. "Is he hitting on her?" Lee wonders. Poor Lee. He thought he was going to PPTH for a cure from a brilliant doctor and he's about to realize that his brilliant doctor is a drug addicted asshole, his fellows are morons, and he's only going to get worse before he possibly gets better. As they wheel Lee away from Cuddy, Lee decides that if Cuddy looks up from her paperwork to watch House leave, she's just as into him as he is into her. Which she does. Not like it matters anymore.
Taub slides into view and apologizes for not going to Middletown with everyone else since he didn't get House's message. House tells him that wasn't an accident -- as far as he's concerned, Taub resigned. Taub thought this was all over and done with last week when he brought in donuts. No, House says, Taub only came back because he had to. So he knows that Taub isn't really motivated to be here and that means he's useless to House unless he can prove that he's still capable of good ideas. Basically, if he can figure out what's wrong with Lee and fix him, he's back on the team. No pressure! Meanwhile, Lee doesn't understand why Taub has to think up a diagnosis when he was told back in Middletown that it was cancer.