House is doing clinic hours. The patient thinks he has Type 2 Diabetes, but House dismisses all of the symptoms. House says he, himself is the test. And the test thinks the patient is a giant pain in the ass. The patient insists on a blood test. So House leaves the room and tells an extra that it's a sleep test, so the patient shouldn't be disturbed for eight hours. I wonder if House is going to get eight hours of clinic credit for that.
His responsibilities thus avoided, House happens upon Wilson, who wants to talk about Saturday night. They were going to watch a boxing match on television together, but Wilson has an opportunity to see it ringside. House refuses to gracefully allow him to leave without him. Wilson claims he'd take him if he could, but House, being under house arrest, can't go to Atlantic City with him. House claims the alternate ticket anyway, saying he'll worry about the logistics of how to use them.
More office time. Adams proposes syphilitic vasculitis. Nope. Taub brings up the kid's father's clowning, which House thinks is dumb. Adams tries Sjögren's syndrome, which is the new plan. House decides that Raub only mentioned the kid's father because he has a vested interest in believing that children have a special bond with their biological parents.
Taub hooks up Ben to a machine. Ben has a job coming up with his stepdad's law office, but he's not into it. He talks wistfully about clowning and how it feels "when those kids' eyes light up," which did not happen in the scene we saw. Taub praises Ben's attempts to build a connection with his father. And then Benny's nose starts bleeding. And he spits out a lot of blood. Taub: "It's not normal. And it's not Sjögren's. That diagnosis didn't last very long at all!
Taub returns to House's office and reports the new deal. But House has one of Taub's babies. Named "Sophie." In fact, Taub's kids are named "Sophie" and "Sophia." At this point, I feel that I should inform you that I have a dog named "Sophie." So any time the characters talk about Sophie, I shall be imagining a Maltese. Anyway, Adams claims that the two names have two completely different derivations, then immediately admits she's lying. Park thinks that if Taub's having trouble scheduling time with his children, he should let one of them leave. There are some more random medical guesses, but House wants to claim that babies don't care about biology. "At this stage, you don't matter to either baby," he tells Taub. House jumps to aplastic anemia, which means Ben needs a bone marrow transplant. Everyone but Adams leaves so House can poke at her and try to force her into his theory about bad parenting. He's been investigating her school transcripts and found out that she had a year where she had five incompletes. This, to him, proves the existence of bad parenting. Adams says she's not messed up, so her parents can't have messed her up.