The Eternity Meeting continues. Vogler is now attempting to use clever psychological manipulation to convince Cuddy to fire House. He tells her how House doesn't respect her, and lies to her and makes her look like an idiot in front of the rest of her staff. Cuddy says that might all be true, but that House is an asset to this hospital, and that she will protect him because of that. Vogler accuses Cuddy of being "soft," which Cuddy bristles at since she's one of only three female chiefs of medicine in the country's major hospitals. Vogler says that Cuddy is protecting House because she likes him, and that kind of thinking is "bad for business." Cuddy just sits there and takes it. Her wimpiness makes her less attractive to me. That, and the fact that she's female.
The nose baby and his brother are back. Bill enters the room, since mobsters and big donors are allowed to go wherever they want in today's hospitals. House tells Bill to wait a second as he attempts to shove some forceps up the fidgeting crying baby's nose. Bill steps right up to the baby and yells at him to stop, and sure enough, the baby shuts up and stays still, allowing House to pull a tiny firefighter out of his nose. House compliments Bill on the "neat trick." "They have to believe you'll actually hurt them," Bill says. I guess we're all relieved that Bill didn't bitch-slap the baby.
Bill and House enter House's office. Bill tells House that "his people" insulted Joey by saying he was either a "crackhead" or a "homo." Since when was hepatitis C something only gay guys got? Bill needs to stop watching The Sopranos and start watching whatever show will inform him of the difference between crackheads and heroin addicts. You don't get hepatitis by sharing a pipe, so much. House says that if Bill has a problem with what hepatitis C indicates about his brother, Bill can just assume that Joey got raped in prison. No one suggests this, but Joey also could have gotten it from his tattoo or, you know, from heterosexual sex. Bill's worried that people will find out that Joey is being treated for hepatitis C, and his reputation in the mob world will be destroyed, because all mobsters apparently believe that hepatitis = gay. House says he's more than happy to treat Joey for hepatitis without putting it on Joey's records. Bill thanks him, then asks if the hepatitis drugs will fix his brother. "I doubt it," House says. So then...why, exactly, are they giving it to him at all?
Wilson and House walk through the parking garage and talk about Vogler. Wilson warns House that Cuddy and Vogler have been talking about House for the past two days. House isn't paying attention because his car is gone. He assumes it's been stolen, but Wilson says it seems to have been "reincarnated." There's a shiny red 1965 Corvette in House's parking spot, with a thank-you note on the windshield, signed by Bill and Joey. Wilson says there's no way House can keep it, but House says he didn't ask for it or make it a condition of Joey's getting proper treatment, so there's really nothing except an appearance of impropriety. And House doesn't think the Mob will take kindly to having their gift returned. He has no choice but to keep this awesome gift. Wilson seems to agree.