House emerges from the exam room to find Taub with 77's MRI (OF DOOOM!!) results: no pituitary adenoma. That means 77 must be taking undetectable steroids as far as House is concerned. He orders Taub to put 77 on something that will clear the steroids from his system in time for the Big Game. So he's willing to help cheating football players but not military men who have already served their country three times? Ew.
77 does not take the news of his steroid abuse well. Nor does his mother. He claims he's innocent and the tests must be wrong. Suddenly, his heart goes all funny. But the good news is, that rules out the steroids! And thus, his chances of survival are actually better, because I have a feeling his mother would have killed him for the steroids. The tachycardia won't. Yet.
Foreman marches into House's office, only to find him in the middle of an interview with a prospective new assistant. By sheer coincidence, it's Foreman's brother, Marcus! House happily offers Marcus the job (as House's assistant) that up until now didn't exist, much to Foreman's obvious horror. House beams that he's just trying to help a guy who paid his debt to society (although not a guy who served in the military for three deployments) and needs a job as part of his parole. Foreman updates House on 77's condition before calling his brother out into the hall for what promises to be an unpleasant conversation, since he can't say Marcus's name without gritting his teeth.
In the hall, Marcus takes a second to sulk about how his brother hasn't even asked him about prison before Foreman lightly pushes him against a wall and orders him not to work at PPTH. Marcus says that appears to be House's decision, not Foreman's. And this way, they can work together and Foreman can help Marcus get access to the hospital pharmacy. Foreman does not think that is funny. Foreman doesn't think anything is funny, though. He stays silent, glaring at Marcus as he complains about how Foreman couldn't be bothered to visit him in jail or pick him up when he was released before saying it's "justified" and he's determined to win Foreman back over. Foreman doesn't respond to any of that, just saying that House didn't offer this job to Marcus to be a nice guy. "He only wants to use you to screw with me," Foreman says. "You know how you could screw with him? Act like your brother getting a job doesn't screw with you," Marcus says. Good point, but Foreman thinks the best thing that could happen right now is for Marcus to refuse House's job offer. Sorry, Foreman, but once House gets his hooks into someone, he doesn't give up. So you're screwed whether Marcus takes the job or not. Marcus says he doesn't have the "luxury" of being able to turn jobs down. Funnily enough, neither does Foreman.