Martha dutifully goes to Elena's house and tries to apologize, saying she's not very good with people since she's more of a "book and equations" person and people are so "random and messy." Um, who wrote this episode? Was it a robot? Because many of the characters are certainly being written as they were robots this week. Martha says she doesn't have much experience with sisters, either, since she doesn't have a sister although she did have a female cousin, and when they got their periods at the same time "it was like gladiator school ... " Elena saves Martha from herself at this point and asks if Martha is here to ask her to donate a kidney to Nadia. Martha says she is. Elena says she will. "It might not fix your relationship. Uh... probably shouldn't have said that," Martha says. Ha! I enjoy Martha when she isn't annoying the shit out of me.
Meanwhile, Foreman and Taub are hard at work studying nothing but a videogame. In fact, it's that videogame we've seen before. Twice now! I guess the creator was so happy to be cured that he gave everyone on House's team their own free copy. Foreman says they have five more minutes of playing before Taub has to take a practice test. Taub sighs and admits that he didn't fail the first test because he was sick. He "choked." Foreman pauses the game and asks Taub how he could choke on a simple test when he makes life or death decisions under incredible pressure every day. Taub says the first time he took the pathology board exam, he got a perfect score. So when it came time to take it again, all he could think about was that whatever score he got would show how much worse he's gotten since then. Foreman says Taub has to stop freaking himself out like this. Taub doesn't think that's possible, considering that he failed the first test when he still had a marriage and a home, so he doesn't have much hope for things this time when he has that much more to lose. Foreman un-pauses the game and shares with Taub that he feels the pressures of the job sometimes, too -- waking up in the middle of the night worried he got a diagnosis wrong and staying up for hours. "These things work out," he says. In an episode where many characters act like robots, Foreman is actually being a human. Weird.