24 won't give up, so she takes the CT scan to Chase for a second opinion while he's trying to scrub in for a surgery. Chase says he thought 24 was fired, as he's apparently been keeping tabs on this situation very closely, even though he claims to be over being House's underling. 24 just says House fired the men, neglecting to add that she was on their team. Chase looks at the films and says he doesn't think House was wrong, but she can run a blood test to confirm the presence of some antibodies that would say for sure. 24 can't run labs, of course, so she asks Chase to do it. He refuses, saying House will find a way to make his life miserable. Then...don't work at PPTH, Chase. If you're still afraid of House, why would you want to work near him? 24 counters that Chase will make House's life miserable if the tests prove she's right. Chase tells her to stop trying to appeal to him and Cameron with what she thinks they want to hear. 24 doesn't deny this, just saying that Chase's motives are more interesting than Cameron's. For real, 24. Chase says he can't believe House fired her. He tells her to get a sample of POTW's blood and he'll run the test for her when he gets out of surgery. Chase just can't say no to anyone.
24 goes to collect the blood from POTW, who's kind of bummed after finding out that since the threadworm diagnosis was correct, his choking was caused by his SMA getting worse. He says SMA has already taken his legs and his modesty away from him. Now it's taking away one of his "last pleasures" -- the ability to eat unassisted. 24 tells him that there's an outside chance that the threadworm diagnosis was wrong and they can fix what it really is, meaning POTW will get to eat again. She seems almost kind when she says this, but we all know it's just a façade. When she draws some of POTW's blood, however, she's surprised to see that it's green. POTW asks what that means. "It means I'm not fired!" 24 says, always thinking of her patient first. It also means POTW is a Vulcan. That's pretty cool, although I hope this doesn't mean T'Pol is going to show up.
After the break, House asks the class for a differential diagnosis for green blood. 24 and the men are back in the classroom, and Kumar asks if they're unfired now. Dude, a man has GREEN BLOOD. Care about your employment status later! Meanwhile, the women's team is just as petty, accusing 24 of faking POTW's green blood. House says that while 24 may be "manipulative, borderline evil, and shallow," she isn't stupid. 24's starting to look like she doesn't like being the cutthroat bitch anymore. Sometimes you just want to be liked instead of feared. 39 rises above the petty bickering with a reason for the green blood: the contrast dye they injected in the POTW for the CT scan isn't being filtered out by his kidneys, which means kidney failure is yet another one of POTW's symptoms. House awards 39 ten points for this, which troubles Kumar; he wasn't aware they were on a point system. He makes a huge deal out of this until House blows up, saying that this game is over now that their patient's kidneys are failing. This is what happens when you lead by example, House. You get a room full of petty, whining, selfish pricks. And a Mormon tattletale. The true source of House's anger is probably at himself, since he says he thought POTW had a threadworm. He has to admit that he was wrong about that and is looking at a patient with failing kidneys and no diagnostic backup plan. This episode really isn't House's finest hour.