Chase wakes Penelope up in the OR to tell her that they've finished the surgery on her heart, but there's more! The dopamine that saved her life also shut down the blood vessels in her hands and feet, so they'll have to be amputated. Penelope refuses, of course, since dancing is her life. It's cool to have a passion and all, but what is Penelope supposed to do ten years from now when she's too old to be a star ballerina?
Chase and the Cottages return to the meeting room to figure out what to do next. Hadley suggests getting Jeremy to convince his girlfriend to agree to the amputations, but Chase reminds her that Jeremy took off as soon as he found out that his girlfriend gave him gonorrhea. Good for Jeremy. While people like Chase and Cuddy allow Cameron and House to stomp all over them repeatedly and without consequence, Jeremy takes a stand and says NO MORE! Foreman decides that he's done with doctoring for the day. They got the diagnosis and cured Penelope, so who cares that she'll probably die anyway? And that's just another reason why Foreman is a shitty doctor. Taub is a good doctor, so he says that they have to stay until they've figured out a way to save Penelope's hands and feet. Chase adds that if Penelope dies, it'll be because House wasn't around to save her and they weren't smart enough to do it themselves. That convinces Foreman to stay. Penelope's life wasn't enough for Foreman, but the chance to prove he's just as good as House was. Interesting priorities all around this week.