At the cafeteria, Kumar doesn't understand why when House is super-mean, it's healthy, but Jeff is only super-nice because his brain is ridden with syphilis. Taub says he can prove it, and asks Kumar for five bucks. Kumar hands the money over readily and Taub keeps it, thereby displaying how "niceness" is a shortcoming. I wouldn't call that "niceness," though. Niceness would be if Taub said he needed five dollars for food for his starving children in Africa and Kumar gave it up. This was just Kumar being a dope. There is a difference. "Being an ass generally turns a profit," Taub concludes. Foreman pretends to chuckle and gets down to business, asking Kumar to take off so he can give Taub his performance review. Taub tells Kumar to stick around, as there will be no performance review because Foreman is not their boss. If he wants to give Taub a peer review, he's more than welcome, although Taub gets to give his first: "you demonstrate a great air of confidence, which is really pissing me off." Heh heh. I like Taub. He has no need for performance reviews. He's been a doctor longer than Foreman and Kumar put together. Foreman says he was authorized by House to do this, to which Taub tells Foreman to buy a clue and realize that House only did that because he knew the New Cottages wouldn't go for it and it'd just make Foreman feel like a nothing: "he gave you authority to keep you in your place," Taub summarizes. And really, Foreman should've known that by now. Kumar isn't paying attention to either of them, as he's had a brainstorm about Jeff: if there's something wrong with Jeff, then there must be something wrong with House. I agree! House has a bad case of notsurewheretogowiththeshowitis. Symptoms include deviating from the medical mystery platform that made it a success and veering off into cartoon sitcom plots like House and CTB fighting over custody of Wilson that make you question the competence, sanity, and likeability of all characters involved. Also, a having a character dye her hair blonde and not telling anyone why.
Episode Report CardSara M: A+ | 1948 USERS: B-
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