House finds 77 dressed and ready to discharge himself against medical advice. He says he feels fine and wants to get back to practice, but House ignores him and gets ready to inject him with something that will raise his heart rate, thus causing his heart to stop. Even though there are no people or machinery around to work on getting it going again. Good plan! Fortunately, before House can kill 77, he notices that 77's palms are pale. He's concerned, but not so much that he can't make a crack to 77's mom that if the skin-whitening continues, 77 will no longer needs football to get a good job. Yes, but even we white people have to use our brains, which I'm not super-confident 77 is good at. He seems as dumb as the pile of bricks he resembles. Well, a pile of bricks with slightly pale palms.
Back in the meeting room, 77's white palms have ruled out hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The team gets to figuring out a new diagnosis. In House's office, meanwhile (which Foreman has the best view of), Marcus is having his new desk and nameplate delivered. You know what would be awesome? If Foreman stopped showing how much this bothered him and then Marcus stole all of House's stuff to sell for drug money. Then House might learn it's best to leave these things alone. Chase helpfully distracts Foreman with another possible diagnosis, to which Foreman says he thinks lymphoma is a better fit with 77's symptoms and wants to remove 77's spleen. Chase thinks he's being a little hasty with the organ removal, but Foreman says it's the only way 77 will be able to play in his big game, as the biopsy results will take too long. Has Foreman never had major surgery himself? How does he think 77 will be at all recovered enough to play in a freaking football game? I had my tonsils out recently and it took like a month before I was well enough to exercise again. House says they can prove Chase or Foreman's diagnosis with an ethanol drip: if 77 loses his radial pulse (whatever that is), the culprit is Chase's Takayasu arteritis diagnosis. If he gets itchy, it's lymphoma. If it was that easy, then why do they even do biopsies in the first place?