House goes to talk to his bestie, Wilson, about how unfair it is that Cuddy only gets a plaque for all her years of hard work. Well, a plaque plus bi-monthly paychecks, benefits, 401K contribution, flex time, and all the office supplies she can take home in her purse. House decides that he is going to make the celebration more fun and exciting so Cuddy will remember the night forever. That sounds promising. Wilson does not approve of this plan, because he is convinced that House is in the Shel Silverstein break the dishes so you don't have to wash them camp and is going to ruin the evening for Cuddy so he will never have to attend another function with her. House is shocked and appalled that Wilson thinks he would do something like that to his beloved girlfriend. Can we call a Code Blue on this storyline already?
Back in the lab, the team are all staring into microscopes and mocking each other. Taub and Foreman bicker about whether they should eat dinner together or whether eating together for every meal crosses the line between roommates to life partners.
Meanwhile Dr. Amber is harassing Chase about his misogyny and how he finds meaning in meaningless relationships. This rant apparently stems from the fact that she is a woman and Chase disagrees with her about how she is constantly berating their patient because he lied to his wife about his job. I guess I am a misogynist too, because I disagree with her need to badger a guy on his almost deathbed. Just when their argument is getting "good" Foreman interrupts with the conclusion that it is not meningococcemia. Interestingly (or not!), my spell check didn't highlight that word as misspelled, but it may have been stunned into silence. Everyone's pagers go off and they rush to the patient's bedside. Before Dr. Amber can even start yelling at him they discover that his feet have turned blue. Have they checked to see if he is fucking Smurfette?
The team gives House their update on the patient, but he is not especially interested. In fact, he would rather know whether they are going to the charity gala. He thinks they should all go and show Cuddy their support. Foreman mouths off about his suspicion that House is going to do something to humiliate Cuddy, but House swears he is serious. Then he tells everyone to be at the gala or work Genital Herpes Awareness Day at the clinic. Are there going to be free samples?