The Cottages aren't so willing to deal with Afsoun anymore. House scolds Chase that he has to because he took an oath. "To be cool. Or at least that was the one I mumbled under my breath while everyone else was doing the boring one," House says. Well, that explains a lot. Meanwhile, look what's back! It's the Whiteboard O'Symptoms! This time it's the portable version, held up by Taub because that's all he's good for these days. House orders them to draw some blood from Afsoun and check it for parasites and bacteria. Foreman thinks the "new" House even is more irresponsible than the old one was, and he, along with Chase and Taub, refuse to follow orders. Hadley eventually decides to obey, saying that House is clearly going through a "tough patch" so a distraction like Afsoun might be good for him. Or at least better than whatever else he's capable of doing. Since when did Hadley care about House, anyway?
In the elevator, Taub gets another call from the ex. Again, he doesn't answer it. Foreman asks why Taub is avoiding her. I think that's kind of obvious, Foreman. Taub says he hasn't even told Rachel about Ruby's pregnancy. In fact, he hasn't even told her that he won't be cheating on Ruby with her anymore. Taub says he's just "trying to let her down easy" and he doesn't "want to hurt her feelings." More like Taub is selfish and cowardly, but we already knew that. Foreman says Taub might as well bite the bullet and tell her, because she'll find out one way or another.
Chase and Hadley are drawing blood when Afsoun complains of nausea. Luka adds that she said she had a backache, too. Afsoun says it's only a 5 on the pain scale, but Chase and Hadley know she isn't a reliable source. When Afsoun clutches her right side, they take a look and find that her pancreas is seriously sick and in danger of spreading its damage to her other internal organs and kill her if she doesn't tell them what's wrong with her in time for them to help her. She stays silent. Luka begs her to talk, but she tells him to "trust" that she knows what she's doing.