Foreman and Taub report that Yvette's condition is improving with the drugs, while her husband is getting worse again. House doesn't mind that Meat is about to die, since Meat is not his patient. And with that, he notes that it's late in the day and Kumar still hasn't made it to work. Taub admits that he was lying to cover for Kumar, and House sends Foreman and Hadley off to find him while he draws up the termination papers. As for Taub, he'll be tending to Yvette, whose condition has suddenly worsened.
Taub runs into her room to find Yvette clutching her chest and moaning. The nurse says it isn't her airway this time, and Taub has move Meat Loaf out of the way before realizing that it's crazy for sick, dying Meat to suddenly be healthy enough to get on his feet and in his way in the first place. Taub says he has no idea what's going on, and obviously no co-workers who care enough to help.
Hadley and Foreman knock on Kumar's door. There's no answer, so Hadley uses the spare key that House probably had made to let them in. While Foreman calls out for Kumar, Hadley is all judgey, pronouncing the apartment "man-boy heaven." Foreman looks for clues on Kumar's computer while Hadley checks out the pictures on the wall, more about spying on her co-worker than trying to find out where he is and if he's okay. And when she looks in his bedroom, she sees a body on the floor, a pool of blood around it, and a gun. She and Foreman run in, and we only see their backs as they tend to the grisly scene in the bedroom off-camera. Foreman calls 911 to report a gunshot wound to the head while Hadley attempts CPR for a second before giving up, sliding across the room in the pool of blood, and sitting against Kumar's bed with blood all over her mouth. "He's cold," she says; "Eric." Upon hearing his first name, Foreman knows this is serious, and he gives up, too. Neither actor is really up to the challenge this kind of scene presents, but they sure did try with their very best pained open-mouth cringes.