House M.D. 5.23 Under My Skin (2009, TV) – 6/10 review

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
Olivia Wilde: Thirteen
Anne Dudek: Amber Volakis
Jamie Tisdale:
Alex Schemmer:
Co-Executive Producer: Lawrence Kaplow
Executive Producer: David Shore
Writer: Pamela Davis
Writer: Lawrence Kaplow
Director: David Straiton

House M.D. 5.23 Under My Skin (2009)

A ballet dancer is admitted with collapsed lungs which can’t be properly reinflated. House’s first port of call results in the patient losing most of her skin, a bad thing, and he finds himself dangerously distracted by his hallucination and knows he must do something about that, whatever the cost.


A troubled episode for the great man as his glee last week at having unfettered access to his subconscious has turned to horror than he may actually now be in serious trouble. Hugh Laurie sells it, no problem, but the writers have difficulty in taking us through two patient-of-the-week plots (House and the patient-of-the-week) that unconvincingly span only a couple of days. House’s Vicodin withdrawal symptoms only lasting overnight is also ostentatiously unlikely. And what on earth was Cameron wittering on about ("I’ve got my husband’s sperm.")? Still, the episode closes on a strong line ("I always want to kiss you.") which has got to be worth remembering for all the guys out there.

This House M.D. episode contains baffling adult dialogue and extremely unpleasant and gory scenes and sexuality.


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