Wendy's huge private parts rule out their current diagnosis, so it's a good thing that nurse noticed them before they unnecessarily gave her a bone marrow transplant. Foreman still thinks they should go through with the transplant, noting that Wendy's condition has improved dramatically since they put her in isolation. An argument ensues amongst them, only interrupted when Taub says he tried to page House and everyone tells him to shut up.
House can't and won't respond to Taub's page because he is currently wasted at some bar. The bartender refuses to serve him anymore, and House isn't too drunk not to be his usual obnoxious self to the bartender and then the bar patrons. They try to ignore him, but then he starts making speeches and helping himself to random patrons' beers. One of them begs the bartender to give House a drink so he'll shut up, but even that isn't good enough for House, who says the bartender doesn't have enough pride in his work not to compromise his values just because a drunk guy is annoying. House actually has a point there. Another patron mutters that House should shut up, which is enough for House to decide to fight him. He put his fists up like an old timey pugilist and offers to let the other guy hit him first. The guy isn't going for it, so House takes a swing. The guy moves out of the way and House misses badly, all his weight coming down on his bad leg, which supports him for the first time since those few episodes in the beginning of Season 3 where getting shot and put in a ketamine coma somehow gave him the ability to use his leg again. House pauses in amazement, giving the guy he just swung at plenty of time to wind up and throw a punch back. The other guy doesn't miss. It's been a while since House got punched in the face.