House sucks down a couple of Vicodins, but the sweet bliss of a system drug infusion is ruined by the appearance of Foreman. House tells him that while Foreman is on the right track, House's Vicodins are not diet pills, so Foreman might want to extend his search a bit. And then House puts his pill bottle in a little case on his bookshelf, which I have to imagine is filled with tiny little pill-sized beds with linen sheets for all his little friends. Foreman isn't here looking for diet pills, though; he wants to tell House that doesn't like the way House is handling the firing situation. House asks what Foreman thinks House should do, then, and I think House's question might actually be sincere, and that his gross mishandling of all this simply comes from his inability with human interactions as opposed to his ability to be a total asshole. He then asks Foreman straight out whom House should fire. Foreman doesn't want to answer until House says he'll fire Foreman. Then Foreman says Chase. Not because of the angiogram mistake or because Chase has plenty of money without a job, but because he doesn't think Chase "appreciates" the job, no matter how much he may want it. House says he didn't think Foreman would pick anyone at all.
House and Wilson de-elevator (drink!) as House says that when something like his job is at stake, Foreman is not quite the "rise above the fray" guy he tries to be. Wilson suggests that House quit and let all three Cottages stay. Except not really, since then they wouldn't have a boss and I don't know if their fellowship would exist anymore. And didn't all three of them say they chose to work at this hospital in order to study under House? Would there even be a department of diagnostic medicine without him? House appears not even to consider the option anyway, as his Clinic patient-with-curves' test results just came back and she's not pregnant, meaning that she's Wilson's newest patient. Wait, Wilson's a doctor? With patients? When did that happen?