House M.D. 5.07 The Itch (2008, TV) – 4/10

Hugh Laurie: Dr. Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein: Dr. Lisa Cuddy
Omar Epps: Dr. Eric Foreman
Robert Sean Leonard: Dr. James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison: Dr. Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer: Dr. Robert Chase
Writer (Series’ Creator): David Shore
Peter Jacobson: Dr. Chris Taub
Kal Penn: Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Olivia Wilde: Thirteen
Todd Louiso: Stewart Nozick
Jennifer Crystal Foley: Rachel Taub
Executive Producer: David Shore
Writer: Peter Blake
Director: Greg Yaitanes

House M.D. 5.07 Itch, The (2008)

Cameron involves herself in the case of an agoraphobe who refuses to leave his house to have critical surgery performed. House has the perfect solution: tell him they’ll do the surgery in his home and then, when he’s unconscious from anaesthetic, take him to hospital anyway.

4/10

While there’s fun to be had with Wilson, House and Cuddy, the medical storyline is badly handled and the dropping of Jennifer Morrison back into the plot is embarrassingly clumsy. I wonder if the patient-of-the-week’s name was a joke: Stewart Nozick. Hugh Laurie continues to be great value as the eponymous contrarian but, as most viewers but not producers recognise, there are too many cast members and the formula is painfully on constant display. Oh, and roofies refers to a date rape drug.

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2 thoughts on “House M.D. 5.07 The Itch (2008, TV) – 4/10

  1. Jennifer Morrison was great in The Itch, I was glad to have her back if only for one episode. She’s grown as an actress and her character is enjoyable to watch now that she knows how to stand up to House. The low down of the episode was how they portrayed House/Cuddy/Wilson high school relationship. I can’t wait till it’s over.

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