Hugh Laurie: Dr. Gregory House
House M.D. 5.12 Painless (2009)
Cameron gets House to look at a patient suffering from chronic pain who has just attempted suicide. While House sees the parallels instantly – his own pain is definitely worsening – he still targets his own inimitable diagnosis techniques of taking the patient to near death before coming up with a miraculous cure. Meanwhile, he also targets his formidable intellect and deviousness into getting his insurance to pay for a damaged water pipe in his apartment.
Thirteen and Foreman’s relationship is almost as painful as driven-to-suicide patient-of-the-week’s condition (and it’s icky) and while House’s SPOILER epilepsy of the testicles END SPOILER diagnosis is miraculously impressive you’re certainly not convinced. House and Cuddy have a moment of fun while Jennifer Morrison looks like she’ll be getting a bump in lines from now on. Moppet Jake Cherry is good as a distressed son. I did enjoy the line where House asks Cuddy, genuinely and seriously, if he can cut a patient’s head off. Which he then does. Cool.
This House M.D. episode contains adult dialogue and unpleasant scenes.