In his office, House asks Thirteen why she loves drug addicts. Who cares? Thirteen says she thinks there's more to Jimmy than his drug use. Not even Jimmy thinks that, Thirteen. House asks why she's being so noble, guessing that she must have a druggie past or alcoholic parents to explain this. I doubt it, since the fact that Thirteen has a medical degree at such a young age would suggest that she spent her youth studying instead of drugging, and we know that her mother was too busy dying from a torturous degenerative illness to get wasted. Thirteen just says "drugs are always a mask for something else." "That's the dumbest thing I've heard in my life," House says. Thirteen smirks and leaves the room to go call her drunk dad. House goes to the Whiteboard and gives Thirteen two extra points, bringing her total to 102. And he smiles about it. So when Kumar says stupid stuff he loses ten points, but when Thirteen does it, she gains two points? Unfair.
PS asks Thirteen why she wants a job with a man who has no respect for her insane need for privacy or his patients' well-being. Because Thirteen never answers any questions directly, she just shushes PS as her super-hearing has picked up Jimmy's voice in the Pediatric Ward. They find him there, entertaining the kids by throwing himself on the floor. PS goes to get him, but Thirteen holds him back, saying malaria's not contagious. "What a moron, bzz bzz!" say the mosquitoes. But good for Thirteen for being so confident in her insane malaria diagnosis that she's willing to risk a bunch of sick kids' lives on it. So everyone lets the man of questionable sanity jump around a bunch of kids while wearing no underwear and a hospital robe that opens in the back until he passes out and the kids are all traumatized. Thirteen checks on Jimmy's vitals while PS cries out for "a lot of nurses" for him to have sex with.
Cuddy finds House playing the piano in the classroom. That piano sure does get around PPTH. Cuddy tells House to get his patient under control. His head bowed in false submission, House says he wants to keep all four Numbers. Yay! Cuddy says he only gets two. Boo! House says he's hoping they'll negotiate it down to three and a half, which would cover all of the Numbers, since PS is short. Is he really that short? Or is it just that Thirteen and especially CTB are that tall? Cuddy doesn't think House wants to keep all four or even three of the Numbers. He just doesn't want to have to pick and stop his little games. House goes the flattery route by asking Cuddy who she'd pick. She says House never asks for her advice -- in fact, he goes out of his way to avoid it. House says she might be a bureaucrat and a second-rate doctor but "you do...know this stuff." Yeah, she knows it so well that she re-hired Foreman. Cuddy is touched and says she'd keep PS and Kumar. PS will stand up to House, which House won't like but he will "respect." And Kumar, who Cuddy wanted to fire just last week, shares House's "philosophy of medicine," which will somehow help House. Not enough that she didn't want him gone last week, but whatever. With that, Kumar and Thirteen enter and says the malaria test came back negative (suck it, Thirteen!) but they did find "bad blood fragments" that are the cause of Jimmy's clotting problem.