Taub and Martha run a scope through Lane's GI tract. Martha is worried about House and his ability to be a good doctor while high, but Taub says there's no reason to step in unless House's judgment seems to be impaired. Right now, though, he's coming up with good ideas that his Cottages hadn't thought of, so Taub says they should just shut up and do whatever House tells them to. Taub then goes from being totally unconcerned with House's personal issues to very interested in Martha's, asking her why she has a crush on Lane. Martha awkwardly denies it, calling him a "macho half-wit." Taub agrees, saying that makes Martha's interest in him all the more puzzling. Martha doesn't have to answer, though, as she notices that Lane's eyeballs are yellow.
Foreman gives House an update on Lane's condition. It's hard to hear, as Hooker #3 is loudly playing a hurdy-gurdy. House is very proud of himself (or really, I suspect, Carnell) for being able to find a hooker who can play such a random and difficult instrument. He says if he (well, Carnell) can do that, then Foreman can stop complaining about how the metal rods in Lane's body make it tough to tell on the X-ray whether or not he has a mass in his liver. While sitting with his feet spread much further apart than I'd like considering that he's wearing a bathrobe and seemingly nothing else, he suggests that the Cottages cut Lane open and take a look at his liver with their own eyes. He then hangs up on them so he can ask Hooker #3 if she knows "Free Bird." She doesn't say whether she does or not, as she has a non-speaking part.
Chase and Taub take a look inside Lane, but there is no mass on his liver, despite what Taub thinks he saw on the X-rays.