Meanwhile, House has a new theory on what was wrong with Kumar: he was a sexual deviant, based on his criminal background that shows he was once arrested for indecent exposure. He lectures Cuddy for allowing him to hire someone with obvious mental problems, and she says Kumar's arrest was following a college streaking incident. Then she gets all sympathetic and puts an hand on House's arm and says it's okay to be upset, especially since Kumar was so similar to House. House says he wasn't that similar, since "if he felt like me, he'd have known that living in misery sucks marginally less than dying in it." Yeah. Until it doesn't.
Yvette gets both an MRI and girl talk at the same time, as Hadley asks her what being married to the same man for 30 years is like. "Great for me. Good for him. I hope," Yvette says. Yes, that does sound great. She says she thinks Meat loves her, but he doesn't express that love by spending time with his wife or showing any emotions or affection. It sounds so pathetic that Hadley just has to ask Yvette why she'd stay with someone like that, and I'm almost interested in the answer, although I'd still rather know more about Kumar. Yvette says that her love for Meat was enough for her. And clearly, she doesn't love herself nearly enough. With that, she trails off and the monitors beep wildly. The MRI (of DOOOM!!) has claimed another victim, and quickly. It, too, would rather we see what's going on with Kumar.
Taub spends his time with Meat, saying that while he might be determined to spend more time with his wife now if he gets better, he won't actually follow through on it. Especially not since the news from the echo is not good.
Cuddy goes to see Wilson. He's at his desk looking upset, and when she urges him to pay attention to House, he says "I can't deal with this and House." No word on what the "this" he's dealing with actually is. Cuddy says that's fine, though, since House can be there for Wilson while Wilson is being there for him. At this, Wilson snarls that Cuddy isn't here for Wilson; she's here for House, and using Wilson as House's baby-sitter ... again. Not like Cuddy really cares that Wilson is making good points. She just says House told the Kumars the suicide was their fault and leaves so that Wilson can now feel like that's his fault, too.
Yvette is suddenly having surgery for a ruptured spleen. That rules out MS. Chase sees Taub waiting in the O.R. balcony and tells him that he'll do the spleen biopsy to check for rheumatoid arthritis so that Taub can go home and mourn his dead friend properly. Taub would rather stay with Yvette, because she wants to live, unlike Kumar. "Go home and cry," Chase says, before noting that the scars on Yvette's liver rule out the arthritis as well.