The next morning, Cuddy leaves House slumbering in bed, as she has actual work to do but he claims his case is "under control" and thus he's allowed to sleep in. "Your boss must really like you," Cuddy says. Yeah, and be a terrible administrator. Cuddy leaves House and the long-suffering Nanny Marina, but he doesn't get to catch up on any sleep as the Cottages call to inform him that their diagnosis has changed and also, there's a Dr. Cheng involved. House is thrilled to hear of an Asian doctor he can make fun of, but Taub just says she's an NICU attending who's been helping them out and ended up spotting the vascular malformation in the baby's liver. Foreman makes a move to protest giving Cheng credit for his diagnosis, but Taub stops him. House says it isn't a vascular malformation anyway; the baby's liver test results showed way too much damage for that. "Dr. Cheng is an idiot," House concludes. This won't work with Taub's plan to trick House into hiring her, so he quickly tells House that the vascular malformation was really Foreman's idea. Again, Foreman is like, "WTF Taub?" but he only speaks up to tell House that the baby has gotten better since they started treating her for a vascular malformation. House says that's only temporary, and the baby will be crashing again soon.
But the baby is still doing well enough for Abbey to hold and sing to her. Justine enters with her arms crossed. "I know that look," Abbey says. What look? The blank stare of terrible acting? Because that's all I'm seeing. Justine says she isn't used to seeing "such emotion" from her mother. Yeah, it's really weird that a mother would be emotional after giving birth to a baby who almost died. "You're different with her," Justine says; "I can't help thinking, where was this mom when I was growing up?" HUH? There are so many things wrong with that: 1. Even if her mother isn't the most emotionally available person in the world and wasn't affectionate or loving with Justine, I'm sure she was just like this when Justine was born because THIS IS PRETTY MUCH STANDARD NEW MOM BEHAVIOR. Especially when she wasn't able to hold her baby for a long time and the baby was so sick; 2. How does Justine know what her mother was like when she was a newborn baby? Or is she comparing how her mother interacted with her when she was a bratty teenager to how her mother interacts with a sick newborn? Because that would be ridiculous; 3. Even if everything Justine is saying is true, how is this the right time or place to bring it up? And 4. Shut up, Justine.