3B stops by her new gay best friend's office and asks if he's free for coffee. He says it's a bad time, but she points out that he's the one who invited her out, and this is the only time she can make it. I don't know why, seeing as how she clearly has no life whatsoever. House invites her into his office and decides to give up on his dream of having sex with her, either because he realizes that Wilson will go to any length to make sure that doesn't happen or because he's just not interested in 3B anymore because she's annoying and kind of clingy, showing up at the workplace of the guy she just met. He says he isn't gay after all, and only told 3B he was to screw with Wilson, who liked her. And then he kept things going because "I want to touch your boobs." Ah, yes, that's very heterosexual of him. He says the fact that he listened to Evita, which he apparently knows well enough to hate, not once but twice shows just how heterosexual he really is. 3B gets ready to storm off angrily, but House calls her back to endorse Wilson, saying he's a "good guy" and he likes her. But he's only saying that so 3B will think that despite his many faults, House is a good friend and then sleep with him, which makes her angry enough to say she just might date Wilson after all to get revenge on House. I think she should just move. It's obvious that her new neighbors are sociopaths. House lists off all the reasons why Wilson wouldn't be a good boyfriend: three divorces and he sleeps with terminal cancer patients. "Sure, he looks like a boy scout -- " House says, cutting himself off because he's having his epiphany moment. He leaves 3B in his office wondering what the hell just happened.
House enters Mickey's room, where Chase and Hadley are tending to him as he coughs up more blood. House says they were wrong about the fungal infection. The aneurysms only looked like a relatively harmless fungal infection. The reality is that the hypertension was a real symptom after all, and the diagnosis is an autoimmune disorder called Hughes-Stovin. Mickey asks what the treatment is, but he already knows the answer based on Hadley and Chase's faces and their refusal to look him in the eye. Chase says the disease is too advanced to do anything. Mickey will keep getting aneurysms until one of them ruptures and he dies. "Are you sure?" he asks. "If you die in the next day or so, I will be," House says, because now is definitely the time for jokes. Hadley makes sure to tell Mickey that his refusal to share information with them didn't make a difference. "You did the right thing," she says. Uh huh. Meanwhile, his doctors ran around playing practical jokes about paychecks and sexualities instead of concentrating on their patient. I'm sure if they'd caught this earlier before the aneurysms formed, they could have done something for Mickey. Actually -- hold up a second. Don't they give steroids to people with autoimmune disorders? And didn't they give Mickey steroids? To the extent that Foreman ruled autoimmune disorders out because Mickey didn't improve after taking steroids? Why didn't those help him? Mickey decides to call his wife. She hasn't seen him in sixteen months, and now she gets about sixteen hours with him. But there is good news for her: after Mickey dies, House will swoop in and try to sleep with her while pretending to be gay.