Anyway, Jeff and his wife are quick to say that Jeff sucks at music, and House is reluctant to believe this diagnosis-destroying fact until Jeff sings a song from the Bread oeuvre. He serenades his wife while she looks around the room with a "see? Told you he sucked" look on her face. And he does, but how many people are at their musical best in a hospital bed? Everyone's glad when the music stops until they realize Jeff stopped singing because he's having a stroke, which is something Deb the Nurse should have recognized immediately but didn't. I guess her nursing skills are rusty because of the strike.
Back from break, Taub doesn't hesitate to tell House his diagnosis was incorrect. House tells Taub it isn't nice to revel in his boss's failures while Kumar backs Taub up by saying that Jeff tested negative for Williams. They have tests for Williams? You'd think these doctors would try running the test before going to the patient and pronouncing him genetically defective and stupid, then. Good thing Jeff is nice enough to forgive and forget. Kumar goes on, but House interrupts him to give him his performance review, which he can impressively recite from memory: "you have a friendly demeanor, but you sometimes get too involved. You relate well to your peers and patients and you complete tasks in a timely manner." While Biana and Taub glare at Kumar, all jealous of his positive review, Foreman asks how that is supposed to help Kumar improve. House says it probably didn't help Wilson either, as this is one of Wilson's old reviews that House simply copied and gave to Kumar without even bothering to cross Wilson's name off of it. Foreman wants to help the little New Cottages grow and change through performance reviews, but House ignores him and says Jeff has neurosyphilis. So did Jeff's natural friendliness cause him to get syphilis or did the syphilis make him friendly? It's like the chicken or the egg question, isn't it? Kumar looks up from his fake review long enough to volunteer to run the tests. Biana and Taub follow him out.
When the kids are safely out of earshot, Foreman says Kumar is running the test despite his own belief that House's diagnosis is wrong because Kumar is "a wimp" and afraid of House. Meanwhile, what is Foreman's job? He sits around looking smug and that's it. I don't understand the point of hiring him back or paying Omar Epps a salary if this is all he's going to be limited to. Foreman Wilsons that House needs to give the reviews so that the New Cottages may learn and stuff. You mean like Foreman did? He learned so much from House that he's unhireable anywhere else. Which is why he's worked for House for four years, which is more than enough time for him to realize that House isn't going to give any fucking performance reviews and no one can make him or present it in a way that will change House's mind. Foreman volunteers to do the reviews for House, which was what House was setting him up for all along. Well, it's not like Foreman's schedule was super-busy anyway, right?