House heads for the classroom and tells the Numbers that Jimmy will be their final case. Whoever gets the diagnosis right is hired, and a runner-up will be chosen "strictly on some definition of merit," i.e., Thirteen gets hired because she's hot. The Numbers jump to it with diagnoses. Kumar goes for endocarditis, Thirteen guesses hemorrhagic lesions in the lung and "gut," which I was not aware was a part of the human anatomy, CTB tries some kind of lung problem resulting from chain smoking, and PS comes up with...endocarditis. House tells PS to think of something else. Even though no one asked her, Thirteen chimes in with bacterial meningitis, so PS takes that one. So far, PS isn't making himself look like such a great hire, here. House starts to send them off to run their tests, but Foreman objects, saying the only thing wrong with Jimmy is that he's a drug addict. House says Jimmy has too many drug-addict-related symptoms for it to be just that. It's just too perfect, House says. Perhaps Jimmy has framejobitis! Foreman's second objection is that Jimmy is too weak to survive all of the tests the Numbers' diagnoses will subject him to, not like that ever stopped House before. But House relents, saying they'll do one test for each diagnosis, one at a time. CTB steps forward to plead her case for the first test and immediately loses two points. House says it doesn't matter who goes first, since only one of their diagnoses can be right. Maybe, but I'd think you'd want to test the one it's most likely to be first so as to limit the number of invasive tests Jimmy has to endure. That's only if you care about your patient's wellbeing beyond figuring out what's wrong with him, however. As usual, Kumar gets bogged down in the petty details and asks about this point system. For that, he loses three points. Ha ha! House hands CTB a model of the human eye that was on his desk, saying whoever holds it is the only person allowed to run tests.
Foreman follows House out to the hall and lectures him for both hiring people based on a game (I guess it's better to hire them based on Cuddy forcing them into the position, eh, Foreman?) and now for treating a patient based on a game, like House has never done this before. Except at least twice this season already and once last season as well. Also, they're walking through "Ivy Hall." I've never seen that before. I hope it comes with a balcony! House tells Foreman he's doing what he has to do to hire the best team and save the most lives. Foreman doesn't buy this, so House says he doesn't need Foreman.