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.
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.