The team returns to the meeting room, but they're out of ideas. Hadley says nothing explains Jeff's symptoms. This gives House an idea: maybe whatever injury caused Jeff's initial pain has healed and can't be found. It's the drugs themselves causing Jeff's pain now. Apparently, the pain receptors in your brain can be total assholes and rewire themselves to read painkilling opioids as pain-causers. Wow, that sucks. I hope my body never tries to play opposite day on me. House orders the Cottages to take Jeff off the painkillers. Kumar points out that this will be very unpleasant for Jeff, but House thinks it's the only way to ultimately help him. Hadley tries to Make It Personal by asking House how he would feel if they took his Vicodin away. House points out that he's not the patient. And it's been done before.
Meanwhile, back on the Cuddy homestead, Wilson stops by with a present: a giant stuffed animal that is sure to collect dust, especially considering how crappy Cuddy's housekeeper is. Wilson assumes from Cuddy's lack of celebration and joy that the DYFS visit must have been pushed back, but she says it was today and she passed -- but it was still a disaster. In fact, she's a disaster both mother-wise and job-wise, as she was so concerned about passing the inspection that she couldn't properly supervise House. Wilson says everything still worked out fine on both fronts, but Cuddy's not so sure it will be okay next time. Apparently, things are especially difficult this week because the nanny she hired is sick. So Cuddy has a tardy cleaning lady and a nanny who takes sick days within her first few weeks of working there? I didn't think it was possible, but Cuddy is worse at hiring personal help than she is at hiring PPTH personnel. Cuddy says she may have passed the DYFS test, but she didn't pass her own special inner test. "Why do women always do that?" Wilson asks aloud. "Fail?" Cuddy asks. Heh. No, Wilson says, create ridiculous standards for themselves they'll never be able to live up to. He tells her to be like any man in her position -- get helpers at work and home and stop trying to be superwoman. Except that Cuddy does have help at work and home. They just all suck.