On the phone, House says that the cyst they saw on the body scan and thought was irrelevant isn't, since Nick's glucose levels should have been elevated after the unnecessary steroid treatment. But they were at the normal level, which means they were actually low. Yet another reason why we shouldn't give people steroids unless we know they need them. Foreman really screwed the pooch this week, huh? House explains that a cyst + low glucose levels = Doege-Potter syndrome. Which means it's not a cyst, so much as a fibroma-secreting human growth hormone. That explains the glucose levels, but not, Foreman points out, all the organ damage. House says that's the body overreacting to the presence of the fibroma and attacking itself. All they have to do is take out the fibroma and Nick will be fine. Except for whatever leftover problems he has from having part of his brain removed. Oops. House hangs up, and only then does he notice that Wilson is gone. Ah, well, House. You tried to be a good friend. It's sort of the thought that counts.
Fibroma removed, Nick is back to his old self again. He's getting ready to be discharged and figures he'll have to make his own arrangements on how to get home, since the wife is too angry at him to pick him up. Plus, last thing she knew, he was dead. Nick apologizes to Taub for making fun of his nose, and says it suits his face. Nice try, Nick, but you're several big nose jokes too late for that. With that, Wife enters the room, ready to take her husband back after all the horrible things he had no control over saying to her. How gracious of her. She tells him that she got a promotion at the cancer awareness center, which is pretty damn impressive considering that everyone else is getting laid off these days. Not to mention she's a moron. Nick sincerely congratulates her, but the wife clearly isn't comfortable getting praise from someone she now knows thinks her work is a waste of time. He asks about Marika, and the wife says she's sure she's fine and has forgotten all about what Nick said already. 'Cause she's dumb. And because kids are resilient. Let's hope.