3B goes to her mailbox, only to have to talk to House, who appears from around the corner where he was no doubt lying in wait for her. He warmly introduces himself, using his first name. Then he gets crass and says Wilson told him that she thinks they "like to polish each other's swords. And by swords, I mean 'pistols.'" 3B feels awkward, but House tells her it's an understandable mistake. And it is a mistake. "We're both straight!" he says. And then he unwraps a large package left for him that turns out to be a huge framed poster for "A Chorus Line." "Oh my god, that is beautiful!" he says in a very homosexual manner; "we finally have the room to display it the way it deserves." What, there were no giant Judy Garland posters available? That's such an expensive fuck you to Wilson, who takes the fuck you present crown with his condo purchase to get back at Cuddy on behalf of his best friend who then thanks him by ruining his chances to date the hot neighbor. I guess when you're a doctor, you can afford to be this petty. House asks 3B if she can help him carry it to the apartment. She happily accepts because 3B either has a lot of free time or she just loves her some gay men. House makes sure to compliment her Louis Vuitton shoes, just in case the giant "I AM A GAY MAN" poster didn't get the message across.
Back at PPTH, Taub asks Foreman how things went with Cuddy. Foreman says she shot him down, and he has no choice but to hope for a raise in August. "That's what I would do. But I'm a coward," Taub says. They're within three feet of the exit when their pagers go off. Eddie brought Mickey to the PPTH ER with a fever of 105. Meanwhile, where are Chase and Hadley? Did they just give up and go home after the ticket or did they get sent to jail?
Back from the break, Taub says they got Mickey's fever down with the help of "soft steroids," whatever those are. Chase says this only proves that House was right and Mickey's problem is environmental after all, since he got worse when he went home. Hadley exposits that her car was impounded by the police. The hell? For going through a red light? Did she have major unpaid parking tickets or something? That sucks! It's also, as House says, "amusing." I hope she got her car back, or else she'll have to take the bus. A cab is right out, since all area cab drivers hate her. House takes note of Foreman's absence and guesses it must have something to do with the paycheck practical joke he already figured out the Cottages are playing on him. He congratulates them on a job well done, then gets back to the patient. He says he's abandoning his environmental theory since Mickey wasn't at home for long enough to get sicker from something there, and the fever suggests an infection. And that means it's lumbar puncture time!