Brief spoilers for last night's "House" coming up just as soon as I clear out a drawer for my special lady friend...
I'm guessing the Cameron/Chase 'shippers will be happy with "The Itch," and the House/Cuddy 'shippers only slightly less. The patient of the week(*) took a decided backseat to romantic angst for various characters, as Chase tried to explain to Cameron that their relationship isn't as perfect as she thinks, and as Wilson tried to hurl House and Cuddy at each other by any means necessary.
(*) Said patient was played by Todd Louiso, whose appearance always makes me think of him dropping an air-conditioner on Tim Robbins' head in "High Fidelity" -- or else of him lecturing Jerry Maguire about jazz. Always nice to see him working.
But as someone who doesn't really miss Chase and Cameron now that they've been reduced to background noise, and who can go either way on a Cuddy/House romance, "The Itch" didn't do a lot for me. The various reactions to House's "I hit that" joke were funny, and this is the kind of storyline that really plays to Robert Sean Leonard's comic strengths, but I watched it a week ago on a review screener and can already remember very little about it, save that it left me feeling unsatisfied.
What did everybody else think?