Hugh Laurie: Dr. Gregory House
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.
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.