And now, House and Foreman walk down a hallway. House says it's his treatments, not Smiley's, that are making Giles better. Therefore, House will no longer be giving Giles any drugs.
For, like, the third time, the not-giving-the-patient- drugs-that-are-helping-him theory is argued, this time by Wilson as he and House hang out in an empty exam room and watch GH on House's handy-dandy portable TV. Dr. Smiley dashes in and asks if he can "have a word" with "Greg(g)." House asks "Marty" if it can wait for a commercial, since he and "Jimmy" are very invested in the newest sizzlin' summer storyline. Smiley doesn't want to wait. He needs to know what drugs House put Giles on. House won't tell, and if Foreman tells Smiley, House will never let Foreman out of his contract so that he can work in L.A. That's right; House knew about the job offer all along, based on his magical powers of deductive reasoning that Smiley, while a "polite twit," is not an "idiot," unlike everyone else in this episode, according to House. Smiley repeats that he needs to know what House took Giles off of, because he needs to put him back on it.
A few smacks with a metal clipboard confirm that Giles's legs have lost feeling again. House grabs Foreman and they go to work.
House and the Cottages, all reunited again, march down the hallway. House says that there is some good news: Smiley looks bad and House looks good. These things are very important. He puts Giles back on the steroids, potential lung problems they can cause be damned, and orders yet another MRI. Chase and Cameron spring into action, leaving Foreman and House to have a discussion.
Giles gets another MRI. Chase and Cameron gossip about whether House will let Foreman out of his fellowship contract. Cameron says she's sure House will, since making Foreman stay would be akin to admitting that he needs Foreman around. And unlike T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chili, House is too proud to beg. Cameron turns back to her computer monitor and lets out an "oh my god" because she just beat her Minesweeper personal best. But will she ever solve the beginner level in less than ten minutes?
Meanwhile, House wants to know whether Foreman thinks Dr. Smiley is a better doctor than House is. Foreman doesn't really feel like feeding House's ego today, so he refuses to answer. House says it's an important question, because Foreman should work for whomever he personally believes is the better doctor. Foreman says it's not just about that; he also has to choose between working for a nice guy or a guy who "mocks and abuses" him. House does not deny the mockery charge, but he argues with the abuse claim. It isn't abuse to hold people responsible for their mistakes. Foreman says that Smiley forgives and moves on. House says that's not true; Smiley didn't forgive anything Foreman did to Giles. He just blamed it on House when, ultimately, it was Foreman's fault because he's the one who gave Giles the immunoglobulin. And while House thinks Foreman's giving Giles the immunoglobulin was "great," and that Foreman should feel great about it, he should also feel like crap because it ended up being the wrong treatment. Smiley, on the other hand, just does his job and figures that, whatever happens, happens. "He sleeps better at night," House says. "He shouldn't."