Foreman wonders what they should ask Nick for the test. It should be something Nick would prefer to keep secret but won't "hate" them for knowing about him. Foreman asks Nick if he votes the same way as his wife, and Nick says no way. He told her he voted Democrat, but he actually didn't vote at all. And his wife didn't notice his lack of "I üoted today!" sticker? Idiot. Hadley the young idealist can't believe that Nick is forty-six and has never voted. Nick says her voice is not attractive when it contains that note of disapproval, but I have no sympathy for him because lying to your wife about voting is dumb. It's more effort to lie than to just freaking vote. Foreman notices a spot in Nick's brain that isn't lighting up like the rest, and Hadley cuts Nick's anti-voting tirade off to tell him they have all the information they need. She then turns to Foreman and says the spot is too close to the brainstem to do a biopsy. Except they're always saying that brain biopsies are too dangerous to do, and then they do them anyway. Foreman thinks they should assume they're looking at neural sarcoidosis and start treating Nick for that with steroids and see what happens. With that, Hadley catches Foreman checking out her ass, but Foreman covers by saying he's actually attracted to her love of voting.
Meanwhile, Kumar and Taub are paired up in the cafeteria. Taub is feeling very insecure about the size of his nose after Nick's comments. Kumar tells him not to worry, since Nick also said he had a creepy bedside manner and that's not true. Taub thinks that one over and decides he doesn't feel any better. Clearly, he thinks that Kumar really does have creepy bedside manner, but Kumar doesn't pick up on that. Kumar asks Taub how he could never have dealt with this issue before, coming from a plastic surgery background and all. Taub says he was always told that his nose suited his face, and now he thinks people were just saying it to be polite as part of the "social contract" we have to mention many times this episode in order to justify the title. In a particularly unflattering profile shot, Taub asks the cashier what she thinks of his nose, trying to get an unbiased opinion. But if the cashier isn't going to tell off House for all the abuse he doles out to her, then she sure isn't going to insult Taub, so she just says "it's fine. It's a nose." Don't think the "it suits your face" comment is all BS, Taub -- I knew a guy with a large nose that really did suit his face. Then he got a nose job and now he has a little pixie nose that does not suit his face at all and we never know where to look when we see him at reunions.