Lane wonders why he's being subjected to a second balance test. Taub says Lane is far too athletic for a test for normal people, even with the injuries he sustained in his bull accident. Lane objects to the term "accident," saying the bull did it on purpose, but that's okay because both the bull and Lane were just doing their jobs. Taub wonders if perhaps Lane hasn't considered trying a different job, one that doesn't break all of his bones. Lane says he loves what he does, so it's worth the pain. Martha blushes. I'm sure this will work out well. With that, Lane is given a pair of fancy-looking glasses and balances on one foot on PPTH's fancy little electronic balance board thing, staying upright despite the extreme movements under him. "He's amazing," Martha gushes. After a few seconds of that, Taub says Lane's balance is clearly not affected, so they can move on to the next diagnosis. The Cottages huddle up and talk, deciding there must be something wrong with Lane's brain but having no idea how to prove that without being able to scan it. Lane pipes up to add that they might want to fix the hospital's rusty pipes while they're at it, as the cup of water they gave him is brown. Foreman says the pipes are fine; Lane's mouth is bleeding.
House lies in bed naked and zoning out. His phone rings, and Hooker #2 hands it to him. It's the Cottages, and House criticizes them for taking so long to get back to him with the test results. Foreman gets all defensive, saying it takes time to think of and put together a brand new diagnostic test. If that's the case, then I really want to know where they found that balance board thing, and what it does if it wasn't designed for that test. He adds that Lane passed the test but now has bloody sputum. Chase interrupts him to say that he thinks Lane has a tumor in his salivary gland and they should do a biopsy. House figures out that Chase and Foreman are embroiled in a stupid power struggle. Foreman says someone has to step up and be in charge, while Taub suggests that House get over himself and come into work and do his job, which sounds good to me, only for House to accuse Taub of being jealous that no one cared when his marriage ended, including Taub. Taub angrily denies this, but House just interrupts him to tell Chase to stop messing with Foreman (Chase giggles) and Foreman to stop thinking he's in charge when House is just a phone call away. He tells Foreman to put a scope in Lane's GI tract to look for bleeds and biopsy his salivary gland. Martha just wants to know if they should be worried about House and if maybe he should refrain from doing any doctor work until he's not on Vicodin. The male Cottages just shake their heads in embarrassment for Martha and/or fear about how House will respond to this. In the end, House just assures Martha that he is not on Vicodin, which he says while in the process of taking another Vicodin. He hangs up on them to play with his hooker.