House M.D.: Season 5, Episode 23

Under My Skin (4 May 2009)

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When all of House's efforts to rid himself of Amber fail, he turns to someone unexpected for assistance. Meanwhile, the team is left to fend for itself as they try to save a ballerina's life and career.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Gevoian ...
Maury (as Charles Gavoian)
Company Manager
Scott Dawson ...
Ballet Master
Joey Gaynor ...


A ballerina collapses during practice. As the team begins to treat her, her skin starts to fall off. With his hallucination getting worse, House cannot treat her, and asks for help to diagnose him. Cameron reveals a secret to Chase which may affect their wedding plans. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Drama | Mystery


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Did You Know?


Amber sings the same song which plays during the final scene of the series finale. See more »


When Wilson checks House after his OD on insulin, the pen light in Wilson's hand changes hands in between shots. See more »


Dr. Amber Volakis: [House is crawling towards a pill] You're pathetic. If you want the pill just send her home. But you can't because that would be admitting defeat to her... Now this is interesting. If you take the pill you don't deserve her. If you secretly take the pill, you don't deserve anyone!
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References Vertigo (1958) See more »


Never Had Nobody Like You
Written by M. Ward
Performed by M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel
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Love is in the air
6 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Amber continues to haunt House, so he decides to get rid of her by subjecting himself to insulin shock, with Wilson's reluctant assistance. It doesn't work. House then realizes he must rid himself of his drug habit, and asks for Cuddy's help. The patient of the week is a ballerina who has collapsed. Not very interesting, other than the moment when Doctor Schnozze snaps at Foreman, who is ready to give up. The business with Cuddy helping House go cold turkey from his beloved Vicodin is the heart of the episode. It is absolutely harrowing. Without saying much more, I will inform hardcore HOUSE fans (which I used to be) that they are in for a real treat at the very end. A real treat.

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