House is washing his hands and face as Cuddy barrels into what's presumably the men's room. House is kind of a perv, though, so maybe I shouldn't jump to conclusions. However, House confirms that the room is for boys, and speculates that whatever Cuddy has to say must be very important. Cuddy busts him for the tumor shrinkage. House goes to the toilet: "I wash before and after." Hee. Perhaps he's trying to bring up the national average. If my own disturbing observations in men's rooms are any indication, it could use the help. Cuddy says that House engaged in fraud, and that there's a reason they have guidelines. If she wants to sell this speech, she might try not giving it with a smile on her face while watching a man drain his snake. House pshaws that the regulations are there to protect doctors, not patients. Cuddy thinks that Bergen has the right to know what he's operating on, but House tells her to stuff it. She leaves.
Cameron enters House's office to have an entirely pointless scene about his birthday. I will recap one line, that being House's question of "Why are you here?" But only because I've been wondering that myself a lot lately. Shut up, Cameron and your beatific smile.
Surgery. Bergen tells the team to close Friedman's mother up, and then stomps out with Cameron in tow and complains that the tumor didn't walk into a bar and order a double shot of ethanol. Cameron faux-apologizes, and Bergen says that if it happens again, he'll just close the patient up. Cameron says she'll pass that on. We focus on her taking a long reaction shot, as if she wouldn't have been skipping off to House already to tell him the surgery was a success.