In the lab, Chase and Cameron talk about House's hot new car. Cameron, all high on House calling her "cute" and "my girl," defends it by saying that House's getting a car from a patient's brother is no worse than Vogler's getting favors for donating money to the hospital. Chase, his cheek still sore, says that at least Vogler doesn't set Chase up to get smacked in the face. Foreman enters the lab and says that Joey's liver is getting worse. House enters with the biopsy results, which say that Joey's liver problems are caused by an acute condition, and not by the hepatitis. He enjoys his moment of triumph, his third of the episode, and then asks Foreman why he's working on a case House took him off of. Foreman loudly says he wants no part of House's diabolical plan to expose the evil genius working against him. "Well, it's clearly not gonna work now," House says. He'll have to go back to his secret whiteboard to sketch out another plan! Ears suddenly burning, Chase asks who the "evil genius" is, and House says that if he knew that, he wouldn't need a diabolical plan to fish him out, would he? No, he could just see which Cottage is the most interested in the investigation and overly defending his innocence, and that'll give him the answer right there. And it's not Foreman or Cameron, who go right back to work, asking House what could be killing Joey's liver if it isn't the hepatitis. House's guess is toxins. Cameron protests that Joey isn't involved in a career that would expose him to toxins. House reminds her that Joey is a mobster. They get exposed to all kinds of stuff, including poison.
Feds stand guard outside Joey's room. Bill paces worriedly.
Meanwhile, House and the Cottages are kind of screwed, since Joey's liver only has about two hours left and it's not very likely that they'll get a transplant in such a short amount of time, especially since Organ Transplant Queen Cuddy is too busy with Vogler to work her special brand of magic, i.e. buying a liver from the black market. House says that there is a way they can buy some time.