Back in the conference room, the news is grim: one of the antibiotics is causing the babies' kidneys to shut down, and there's no way to tell which one it is. Taking them off the antibiotics or keeping them on them will produce the same result: death. The only option seems to be to make a choice of the most likely bacterial infection suspect, treat the babies for that alone, and hope they're right. Foreman thinks they should go with MRSA. Cameron still thinks it's pseudomonas. House doesn't see the point in guessing when there's a way to find out for sure: they've got two babies on two antibiotics. Put one baby on one medicine and the second on the other. They'll know what they're dealing with based on which baby improves. "That's wrong," Foreman says, once he's able to regain the power of speech. House Machiavellis that they're killing one baby to save a lot more. Foreman continues to protest while Chase and Cameron just stare slack-jawed.
After the commercial, House goes over his brilliant parasite-killing plan with Cuddy and the hospital's lawyer. Needless to say, Cuddy and the lawyer aren't too thrilled with it. "You can't experiment on babies," Cuddy says, sounding more tired and sad than angry. House says he'll get the parents' consent, although he will not be telling them that they're giving another baby a different treatment to see which baby dies, since that would be violating confidentiality and, more importantly, would make the parents say no. Basically, it comes down to this: there are now six sick babies. What will get the hospital in more legal trouble: one dead baby or six? "You can't do it," the lawyer says. House looks at Cuddy. She shakes her head and tells House to do what he thinks is best. Uh oh.