He goes directly to Wilson's office and gives him $50, saying he can now collect on his bet and tell House he's right about Foley so he'll come back to work before Wendy dies. Right, because I'm sure Wilson only cares about the money. Foreman actually admits that he has no idea where to go with this case, so you know he must be panicking. Wilson, on the other hand, thinks that House's quest to figure out what's wrong with Foley, albeit at the expense of his actual patient, is "good for him." He says House will do whatever House wants to do anyway, and this is the first time since his break-up with Cuddy that he hasn't wanted to do something totally insane. "This he's doing just because he's interested," Wilson says; "I think House getting back to doing stupid House stuff for stupid House reasons is the best thing that can happen to him." Foreman says he's sure Wendy will understand. At least Wilson gives him back his $50.
House is back home doing his leg strengthening exercises. Then he stops to cook some white powder in a spoon over his stove and then inject it into his arm, where we see a whole bunch of old needle marks, indicating that this has been going on for some time. Great. He's doing heroin now. Just when I thought this show couldn't get much worse or more ridiculous.
Meanwhile, Wendy's condition continues to deteriorate. At least her boyfriend Caesar is hanging out at her side, unlike her entire family. It's not like they live that far away or anything; she said before that "half" of her family works on Wall Street. That's only few hours away from PPTH. Sometimes less when the writers need it to be. Anyway, the Cottages bicker about increasingly unlikely diagnoses until House finally arrives. But he only wants to diagnose Foley. Taub thinks that's pretty shitty of House, considering how much pain Wendy is in while her doctor ignores her, to which House points out that he's just one doctor who doesn't care about a patient. His Cottages are four doctors who aren't good enough at their jobs to help her. He's not sure who's worse. I'm pretty sure the answer is House, but the Cottages aren't looking too good here, either. Taub pretends that House and Foley don't exist and goes back to Wendy, diagnosing her with a neurological condition exacerbated by a UTI contracted during her "sexual escapades." Hadley again protests that Wendy is not a slut just because she dated two men. Taub amends his diagnosis to be a UTI contracted by a "healthy enjoyment of her womenhood." Ha! Taub is the only reason why I still enjoy this show right now. And that goes away when he has anything to do with his ex-wife. The Cottages decide that his theory is the best (and only) one they have, and go off to treat Wendy for it. Foreman stays behind to talk to House, saying that, no matter what ridiculousness House has been involved with in the past, he's never refused to answer their pages before. Is that true? I'm sure I could find an episode or two where he didn't answer the Cottages' calls or pages. "Is there anything I can do to help?" Foreman offers. For sticking his neck out like that to a man who very much doesn't deserve any kind of friendly gesture, Foreman is ignored. House just mutters "although ... " and leaves the room.