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.
While he's wondering about that, House gets a phone call and walks away to answer it. As he's picking up, Wilson walks up and House quickly hangs up the phone and shoves it back in his pocket. He wants to know why House was in Middletown. House avoids the question by asking why he cares. Lee would also like to know that. Poor Lee. Slowly but surely, he's realizing that PPTH is full of weirdos. Wilson won't accept that old guitar explanation since he's apparently a huge Allman Brothers fan and knows that Dwayne died in a motorcycle accident. House's need to be so clever has given him away. Wilson notes that House's crash was ten miles away from the "Orange County Progressive Pain Clinic." One of the New York Middletowns is indeed located in Orange County, so I guess that's where he was after all. House says Wilson lives ten miles away from a dress shop. His attempt to show that one thing has nothing to do with the other falls flat, though, when he can't help but say that he thinks Wilson is a transvestite. To this, Wilson asks House upfront (and in front of Poor Lee) if he is going to another state for drugs. Lee now knows that his doctor is a drug addict. House just says he was visiting one of Wilson's ex-wives who happens to live in the area to tell him that Wilson's making hidden cash on the lecture circuit so she should adjust her alimony accordingly. Wilson is left to wonder if his friend is enough of an asshole to do that. Lee tries to figure out why they're even friends.
Taub's hanging out with Lee. Kumar walks in and asks Taub what he's doing to "entertain" Lee, as House requested they do in order to exercise his brain and prevent atrophy. Taub says he performed Euripides with sock puppets, just as the great tragedian always intended for it to be performed. Kumar encourages House to talk to Lee and keep his mind active. At the very least, it'll show House that Taub still cares. Problem with that, Taub says, is that he doesn't know if he does care or not. Poor Lee. He should have found a way to blink out "take me to St. Sebastian's." Kumar tells him to figure it out before House does it for him. Lee's opinion doesn't matter since he can't express it, but he says Taub should save the midlife crisis for another patient. With that, Taub sees something and calls Kumar over to see it, too. Kumar doesn't like what he sees, and they both run out of the room without telling Lee what's going on.