House

Season 2 Episode 21

Euphoria (2)

4
Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 03, 2006 on FOX
SUBMIT REVIEW

Episode Fan Reviews (31)

9.3
out of 10
Average
919 votes
  • Euforia mostra o ápice da série na temporada.

    9.7
    Este foi o primeiro episódio duplo de House, Euforia mostra o ápice da série na temporada. Durante a metade da temporada para cá, podemos perceber a série tentando fugir um pouco de sua fórmula clássica, o que também rendeu episódios espetaculares, na verdade uma seqüência deles.

    Nunca comentei aqui sobre as performances dos atores, uma porque se fosse comentar sobre a performance de Hugh Laurie, teria que fazê-lo em todos os episódios, outra é que nenhum outro ator teve uma performance fora do normal, que chamasse a atenção (pelo menos nos episódios que eu resenhei). Falei isso só para destacar neste episódio a fantástica interpretação de Omar Epps (Dr. Foreman). Todo o processo dele portar a doença, o desenvolvimento dos sintomas e nas partes onde via o que conseqüentemente acontecerá com ele, vendo a degradação do policial pela doença. Não seria surpresa nenhuma se ele tivesse sido indicado ao Emmy pelas performances nestes dois episódios.

    Foi outra bela abertura e novamente lembrou as séries policiais. Um policial perseguindo um fugitivo com um carro e depois a pé. O policial pede para o bandido colocar as mãos na cabeça, ai ele começa a rir descontroladamente e a fazer piadas bizarras. Num momento de distração o bandido saca sua arma e atira no policial. Um efeito especial bem legal na hora do tiro, a bala ao atingi-lo lança três estilhaços dela: uma ao lado de seu olho esquerdo, outra em sua bochecha esquerda e a última em seu pescoço no mesmo lado. Agora a parte realmente estranha: mesmo ferido ele continuou rindo.

    O pai de Foreman está orgulhoso de o filho ter saído no jornal (pelo artigo), mas como ele próprio diz, ele não está orgulhoso dele, ele está orgulhoso de Jesus. O clima entre o Foreman e a Cameron não foi esquecido e estará presente no episódio.

    Então realmente começa o diagnóstico. House apresenta o caso: policial com senso de humor. A euforia não foi causada pelos fragmentos. House então manda Chase e Cameron fazerem exames no paciente, enquanto Foreman (como sempre) faz a busca na casa do paciente. House vai até a delegacia.

    House se aproveita da situação para resolver alguns problemas que tem com multas. Ele sabe se aproveitar de sua deficiência quando quer. E quando a parceira do policial o olha meio que não querendo o ajudar com as multas ele fala:

    Após a visita House diz, ele tem a doença dos legionários, devido a má conservação do ar-condicionado da delegacia. Foreman vai à casa do policial, um verdadeiro chiqueiro. Foreman sai pegando amostra de tudo. Ele descobre que no fundo da casa ele mantém uma plantação de maconha, tudo muito bem montado com sistema de irrigação e tudo. Os pombos não chamam a atenção no momento.

    Todo o processo do Foreman foi devidamente descartado com a descoberta de House. Mas é ai que o segundo estágio da doença se manifesta: a cegueira. Voltaram a estaca zero. House então não vê outra solução a não ser fazerem uma ressonância magnética com contraste, mas devido aos fragmentos da bala em seu cérebro, todos ficam contra (porque os fragmentos seriam atraídos pelo campo magnético e destruiriam o seu cérebro).

    Os pupilos de House resolvem fazer uma angiografia, prontamente desencorajados por House, que pede para eles o encontrarem no necrotério. É durante este procedimento que Cameron desconfia das ações de Foreman com o paciente. Ao chegar no necrotério e ver o House procurando entre os cadáveres, Chase pergunta o que ele está procurando, então leva um resposta bem engraçada do House:
  • very nice

    8.7
    Very nice as asdd asdasdasd as da sd asd asda sd as da sd asd asd asd a sd asd a sd asd as da sd asda sd asda sd as da sd asd a sd asd a sd asd Very nice as asdd asdasdasd as da sd asd asda sd as da sd asd asd asd a sd asd a sd asd as da sd asda sd asda sd as da sd asd a sd asd a sd asd Very nice as asdd asdasdasd as da sd asd asda sd as da sd asd asd asd a sd asd a sd asd as da sd asda sd asda sd as da sd asd a sd asd a sd asd
  • Review

    10
    I thought that the episode was great from beginning to end and that this was an excellant way to finish up the two part series. What the aftermath of Foremans condition is going to be is still uncertain, but the end of the episode left me with a lot of unansered questions and an uncertainty about the future of Foreman as one of the members of Houses team. I loved the twist at the end, always leaving open doors and new mysteries is something any television show should strive for and I thought this episode was one of the bets written pieces for House. I didn't think the episode was as comical as the show usually is, but House went to the clinic for a funny scene or two and the scenes with Cuddy are always funny. All in all this might be one of the best House episodes to date, wonderfully written from beginning to end.
  • Outrageous, Amazing, Emotional

    10
    This was one of the best episodes of House that I have seen. It's the first time that it has actually made me well up. The emotion between Cameron and Foreman as she was about to put him under was brilliant. The way Cameron shouted at Cuddy. Foremans dad making an appearance and showing the way that his family are and finding out about his mum.

    I feel that this episode and the previous had everything that a good episode requires, Emotion, Adventure, Excitment, Sadness, Fear and Happiness. House has quickly become my favourite program and episodes like this are the exact reason for that!!
  • Part 2 what happens to Foreman

    9.9
    This was just so much better than the first part. I loved how Cuddy kept sticking to protocol. It was so annoying yet so amusing all at the same time. I loved all of the scenes with Cuddy in this episode.

    I loved House in the clinic. Who would think that the little kid was doing what she was? House was so nice when he was talking to her too it was kind of scary to see House acting so nice. Then Cuddy coming and yelling at him to leave the clinic was even scarier! Cuddy is always yelling at him for not doing his job in the clinic!

    I loved House trying to use Foreman's dad to manipulate Cuddy. It was classic House. I loved how Foreman's dad acted and reacted to his son's condition. He was so religious and he believed that his son shouldn't be afraid of death. I liked the angle with House and Mr. Foreman it was interesting.

    I loved that Foreman chose Cameron to be his medical proxy. I loved how House didn't want to believe that Cameron was in charge and then Cameron vs. Cuddy. I loved how Cameron got all angry at Cuddy since they needed to cut into Foreman's head because Cuddy wouldn't let them cut into Joe's head.

    This was such an amazing episode I loved it!
  • Give Omar Epps an award please brilliant acting

    10
    Wow even better than part 1 and that was hard to beat. I was speachless great ending for this mini story it felt like a 24 episode everything was so tense and they had to act so quickly. I was surprised by Epps acting , it was so good the way he show he was ill his movements ,expressions ,the fear he showed ; it was simply brilliant it really looked like someone not prepared to die. I think House showed a new face of his personality he looked really worried and desperate what means he actually cares for someone else than himself and it wasn't just another patient he was treating.
  • Foreman finally considers Cameron as a friend.

    9.6
    This episode was so crazy, a continuation to the shocking Euphoria part 1. The police officer is now dead, and Foreman is falling down the same footsteps, this whole episode, the basis was Save Foreman. This episode was so crazy, by the end it was like anothe to be continued, how can Cameron continue the surgery when House told her nt t. Very sad. Then Foreman has glitches! Well they saved him finally but minor glitches which was the to be continued, I like how Foreman finally makes up with Cameron, very heartfelt. The dad I didn't like, didn't quite fit in the episode, amazing episode.
  • The second half of one of the best House episodes ever....

    10
    Part two of one of the highlights of season two – as well as one of the best House episodes ever - is even better and more shocking than the first part. Foreman is in a darker place than ever before. With the policeman now dead, Foreman has seen what horrible symptoms he will have to endure, with House and his team still unable to figure out what killed the policeman and what is killing Foreman.

    "Euphoria (2)" is one of the most powerful and moving episodes of the House TV series - and Omar Epps deserves much of the credit for that. As Foreman here in "Euphoria (1)" and "Euphoria (2)," Epps is simply at his best. Mad with fear, depressed with not knowing what is making him sick, struggling to accept what might be the inevitable end, angry with the entire situation - Epps gives a career best in this two part episode. It is a nail-biter of an episode: just when you think House and his team has figured something out; all is not well with Foreman. The two "Euphoria" episodes mark a powerful focal point within the House TV series.
  • One of the most amazing episodes ever...

    10
    If the first one was great, and most of season 2 has also been great, this blew them out of the water. It was amazing in every sense.

    Foreman is still dying from an unknown infection, and the viewer gets to see how this deeply effects House, who is being more cautious than normal. Whilst House doesn't show any affection for his staff, it is clear he wants them to live and that this case is more than just a puzzle to him.

    I loved how Cameron acted in this episode- Jennifer Morrison was absolutely brilliantly, which is completely at odds to how her character as been quite annoying at times during this season. I also think Omar Epps was fanatastic in this episode, and the way he acted around the pain and his dad was brilliant. His exchanges with House, so often the best of the medical changes in the Series, was quite touching, and it was striking how Foreman feared the pain, and also House's pained look when he realised this. It was also touching during House's exchanges with the brilliant actor who played Foreman's dad that Foreman acknowledged him as a brilliant doctor.

    I also thought Cuddy was brilliant in this episode, acting within protocal yet feeling guilty at the same time. It was a horrible choice to make (although I am sure the writers were just glad for an out on not having to perform the biopsy!). I think it made for some dramatic exchanges.

    On top of that, there was some light humour too, through the House and Wilson's exchanges around his rat Steve McQueen, and the clinic patient was hilarious funny.

    Overall, one of the most brilliant, dramatic and moving episodes ever written, and acted out- a credit to an already brilliant show. I can sing the praises about numerous episodes, but this one takes the biscuit. Perfect television.
  • First time a House's team member get sicks and has to be treated by House.

    10
    10. Yes, 10. Can seem too high, but it's not. By the way, that is the score for the two parts of Euphoria. Why the perfect note, well because these 2 eps are so strong, and just have everything we love and we watch House for, and even more. Emotion, humour, sadness, friendship ... It's the first time that House has to treat a member of his own team, and like Wilson is pleased to make him remember, " he's starting to act like a rational doctor". All actors are great, but obviously we notice the playing of Omar Epps, who is just incredible in the role of this special patient. House's risking his life at the end of the episode too, to find what this mysterious illness is, and proves he's not heartless like we sometimes can tend to think. The best episods of this second season so far, and prolly one of the best of all 2 seasons with " Three stories" in the first season.
  • foreman faces more tragedy...

    9.7
    Foreman's still continuing to face the prospect of death. Foreman, Foreman! Why can’t you just die!!!!! I mean what a great episode. The episode continues with Foreman just about to die and House is trying to find the disease ( like the other episodes) Apart from the continual repetitiveness, it was a good episode. All I could here was my dad trying to figure out what it was, one minute it was Lead Poisoning from the pipes and then it had to of course! The pigeons, duh! Yeah, because I wanted Foreman to die it didn’t really matter to me what the diagnosis was. But it was really weird to watch Foreman blind, kinda funny too! It was also a bit suspenseful when Cameron had to choose between taking a piece of Foreman’s brain or waiting and maybe letting him die. In all it was a great episode full of twists and turns, 9.7/10
  • A perfect ending for an spectacular story.

    10
    It's clear Foreman's having a bad day. The question is, how much of his bad behavior (and by that I'm referring to his stabbing Cameron) can be blamed on his infection? Foreman was clear-minded enough to contribute meaningfully to his own diagnosis as well as identify pills and make phone calls by touch. Was his apology to Cameron an expression of sincere remorse or was it the disease talking? I’m torn on that because Foreman certainly tore into Cuddy with a recognizable vengeance. Cuddy's presence was all over Part 2, but I must say I found her to be somewhat harsh in her tête-à-tête with Foreman's father.

    Tonight's conclusion was the stronger half of this two-night event. We were treated to a stellar Omar Epps performance, privy to some Foreman backstory and to top it off we got a wonderful insight into House. Rather than sidestep his patient, he shared of himself in order to care for Foreman. "Pain makes us make bad decisions," he counseled. "Fear of pain is almost as bad a motivator." For a man who is constantly in pain yet buries his true emotions, that is akin to baring his soul. Talk about tugging at my heartstrings.

    While House and Wilson's buddyship is entertaining and at times heartwarming, Cameron and Foreman are fast becoming the most interesting twosome in the hospital. The emerging layers in their relationship coupled with the medical proxy/brain biopsy situation is glaringly reminiscent of House's history with Stacy. (We know how that ended.) Cameron showed true fortitude in standing up to both Cuddy and House. I wonder if that will continue as the team deals with the residual effects of Foreman's grueling day. But let's get real: I want to know how things will play out with Alison and Eric.
  • I thought 'Europhia Part : 1 ' cannot be topped : I was right. However, Part 2 is only a mouse-tail worthy behind.

    9.5
    Excellent conclusion.. or not? House episode ends with cliffhanger. Woow. anyway. Foreman's dad, Foreman almost infecting Cameron, Foreman nervous... uh oh.

    Lotsa goodies.

    However, the top of the iceberg: House being nice. Didnt see that one coming. Though he is a jerk, he can be nice, very very nice.

    He cares. He shows that he doesnt, but he does. I cannot imagine what would he done if Foreman died.

    On the other hand, damn Cuddy, I thought she is better than that. And damn Cameron being so... doh. I cant find a word. She should have listened to House , If she didnt notice then a reminder: House is always right... if he's not, others are wrong :P
  • a real character defining episode

    9.4
    over the last two or three episodes i was really starting to not like the character of foreman. but this storyline and this episode inparticular was something different. while his character was not changed to much this episode displayed some real development. we learn of his relationship with his father as well as what is wrong with his mother. but also this episode really displayed the acting talents of omar epps. he played panic, anger, sadness, regret and guilt in great fashion. when times it seemed over the top epps truely showed it as worthy for the storyline. the ending shock that i had hoped would lead to more stories was also great showing.
  • The show was about one of the doctors contracting an unknown disease with no realistic hope of finding a cure before he dies.

    7.8
    The show while initally very good and kept you on the edge of your seat, proved to be very disappointing at the end. It had no end no matter how many times you played it back on Tivo. You were shown that the doctor may have lost the use of his legs and could not correctly identify his right arm from his left arm. Once this is established the camera pans to the worried friends and familys then the show proceeds to END.!!!??? I consider myself to be educated and practice in the medical field. I may have missed something but for the love of me I cannot guess what. Thanks I guess.
  • Great as always.

    10
    Can this show get any better?At least we finally get to see that Cuddy and House actually do have a heart,that lets them care about people.And why would House risk his rat Steve's life to save Foreman,sometimes I think he cares more about the rat then anybody else.The preview for next week showed Foreman all better,suddenly he's not paralyzed anymore?Come on,did you dee the way Chase tried to take Foreman's blood?Why the hell would you let him do the biopsy if he can't even do that without hurting someone?It was nice to see Foreman and Cameron make up,hopefully it stays that way and Foreman's dad come to see his son.
  • An episode where we see House's good side...

    10
    This is one of the most well written of the 40 some episodes we have had so far. The thing that excited me the most was at the end when House asks Foreman to raise his right arm and he instead raises his left arm... now we have to see the next few episodes to see how House will fix Foreman\\\'s problem or will let Foreman live with the problem...

    Which of the two do you think is most likely to happen??

    i personally think that Foreman will have to live with that disability and get use to raising the other arm... Having to lift the right when he wants to lift teh left... I tell you that Foreman has his work cut out from now on...
  • House races against time to save the life of one of his colleagues, who is suffering from the same disease that had killed a police officer just a day after he was admitted.

    10
    Absolutely LOVED this episode. Definitely had a lot of classic HOUSE-isms. I especially liked the line when Cameron says "Foreman's black". Although I kind of expected House to respond the way he did, I still love it and get a huge kick out of hearing him say it. Maybe it's the deep blue eyes? There was a side of me that actually wanted Foreman to die because of the whole Cameron issue and I feel soooo guilty for wanting that. It was kind of a given that Foreman would live but the suspense was always there. Major props to the directors and writers. Maybe killing Foreman would've helped with the plot twist though?
  • Excellent Show!!!

    9.8
    I thought that this was one of the best episodes of "House" that they have ever made. It was very well writen.

    I loved how Dr. Foreman asked Cameron to be in charge his medical disitions while he was in the medicaly induced coma. I think that they will get togehter in a few episodes. I hope they do, I think they would make a cute couple.

    I just started watching this show about a month ago and I am glad that I started watching it because it is a very good show. By far the best medical show I have ever watched!
  • UNBELIEVABLE! Their first try at a 2 part episode and it was AWESOME and the fact that fox decided to do the 2 parter in 2 consecutive days rocked!

    10
    I was excited from the get go i must say this was the absolute best episode to date. the fact that formon was in so much danger, and that now we have the controversy between everyone going nuts cause cameron went and did the biopsy and theirs something wrong with forman now after he stabbed her in the last episode the fact is its UNBELIEVABLE i just cant believe how well written and excited they manage to keep these episodes going!
  • WOW!

    10
    HOLY COW! how much better are these episodes going to get? these past two have been, by far, the best episodes ever! either this or that episode in season 2 with the guy who saves people in africa from TB. I loved this episode. it was hilarious, but not so hilarious that it lightens the topic that foreman is about to die! I wonder what happened to foreman.......hm.......
  • Again a great show indeed!!

    9.8
    Great acting and a great writing makes the show probably
    One of the best shows on tv. And we get, I mean really get
    To see a rare side of House. Being nice for a change!
    Sure he may be a jerk and a pompous guy who needs another job but they need to treat their colleague's illness and find out what is the matter with him before he meets an early grave!
    At least House was being honest and wanted to save lives underneath that cranky deameanor of his!
  • Time to get some Best Supporting Actor/Actress in a Drama Emmys ready...

    9.7
    If I was Jesse Spencer, I would be pissed. Nearly every other character in this episode got an opportunity to give their best performance of the season. Hugh Laurie is always great so I'm going to talk about the three supporting actors who rose to the challenge and succeeded with flying colors:

    1) Omar Epps: Naturally, playing someone who's dying horribly while surrounded by his colleagues (or are they friends?) provides some meaty material for giving a superb performance. Still, that doesn't diminish his character's arc over this two-parter. While I wish he had maybe one more scene with Charles S. Dutton, his interactions with House, Cuddy, his father, and especially Cameron were incredible. Tell me you didn't gasp when he punctured Cameron's suit in order to force her to get sick and thus "save them both".

    2) Jennifer Morrison: Her character made another huge step this episode when she hit another growth spurt and got a stronger spine. This has been gradually occurring all season. This isn't the shrinking violet or "please love and respect me" Cameron of season one. I can't decide if my favorite moment was when Cameron refused to accept Foreman's apology or when she back-talked Cuddy (I especially enjoyed her "I'm sorry" afterwards because the writers understand that while she's becoming stronger, she's hasn't lost all her "people-pleasing" desire).

    3) Lisa Edelstein: It's episodes like these where you realize that Cuddy is more than just House's greatest foil. She's expertly playing the role of one of television's most powerful women. She knows when to reign House in, when to oppose him, and when to unleash her emotions. She may wear low-cut blouses and thongs, but she never uses sex appeal to get what she desires. It's a testament to her performance that Cuddy has to play the bad guy in this episode and yet still commands our respect with her decision.

    Robert Sean Leonard shouldn't complain because Wilson has gotten plenty of screen time this season to do his thing (and do it well; the friendship between Wilson and House is one of the most real I've ever seen on television), but Jesse Spencer might want to do some complaining if his Dr. Chase doesn't have one big thing happen to him before the season is out.
  • You get to see the softer side of Dr. House

    10
    We all knew that they would not kill off foreman character. But to see the side effects that he dosen't know left form right. Well they leave it the fianl episode. I hope they do. Also hugh laurie is one of the best actors right now.

    With foreman tell lisa that he stole the article form he, well it effect her in the long run. Now allison is a hot babe but her attiude was wrong about now helping foreman and house with not doing the autospy. she should have let house do the autospy and the fine the cure for foreman., but i understand the they have to let the episode go on.
  • This was a great episode

    10
    The commercials were dead on, this is probably one of the best House episodes I have seen. This episode had it all, it was very well done, the acting was fantastic and the twists were amazing. Nobody knew what was going to happen next. A couple of the people I was watching it with were in tears. I am still waiting to see what they will do with Foreman's condition, it'll be very interesting to see how he will recover. I can't wait for next week's episode, and I'm sure the season finale will be even better than this episode.
  • Great episode.

    9.8
    I have not been a big fan of Eric Foreman since he told Cameron off when she tries to make things right about their papers, but even I was hoping he would pull through in the end. Thank goodness he did because I thought I was going to cry when his dad was holding his hand before he went into the chemically induced coma.

    The little part about the kid who masturbates was an interesting humorous break in this very serious installment. House faces one of his biggest challengers...a five-year-old kid, who handles House better than any of the team ever has before. The mom looks like she's about to have a heart attack.

    And about Steve McQueen. The poor rat could have died. But I'm very glad he didn't because I think my heart would have been broken. Steve helped solve the mystery. Rats are really great pets and, despite common misconceptions, are very clean.

    The whole thing about the pigeons. I always thought birds were deadly. I've never trusted them. They're descended from reptiles. I'm more of a mammel person, see above. The idea that the cop spent a lot of time collecting bird droppings and rain water (that albeit unknowingly had bird droppings in it too) to grow his weed was really too much. But very creative. Props to the writers.

    I watch this show to see incredibly creative dialogue, character interactions, and astounding diseases accompanied by moral decisions as well as medical terms that would make me want Hugh Laurie as my doctor. This episode is exemplary in all of these characteristics.
  • What an amazing episode!

    9.8
    I generally like House but this episode was especially good! The writers managed so sustain the suspense right up until the last minute and still left the audience stunned. The part with the girl whose mother thinks she has epilepsy was pretty funny too. It was a perfect little comedic gem to off-set some of the nail-biting tension. Episodes like this illustrate why this show should win best drama at the Emmys this year. I can't wait until the next one to find out what is going on with Foreman. Maybe this season is going to go out with a bang!
  • I was a great episode. I was on the egde of my seat.

    10
    The show was great. We have seen House a little different than what he was in the past. I think he cares for the team and his friends, but doesn\\\'t show it. It was a sad when they put Foreman in a coma and Carrman told him that she was sorry and Foreman\\\'s dad said I love you. I got me there in the heart. I hope they do another episode like this again real soon.
  • EXCELLENT THIS WAS GRAMAWEZOME

    10
    Wow this was just freakin awesome my friend Joe constantly talks about how great this show is but I always forgot to watch it. Well I finally did and I must say it was funny, nerve-wraking and everything in between. I mean the "Self gratification" thing was absolutely hallarious I and then how he just ripped everyone to pieces that he worked with it was well written in thousands of ways and from 1 episode this is my new favorite show currently running on TV and I will be sure to buy season 1 watch it, and when season 2 comes out buy that and continue watching the show as it aires on TV but this show is EXCELLENCE at is finest.
  • I recently found myself drifting away from House, the past two episods reminded me why I watch the show religiously.

    9.6
    After watching the first of the episode, I was amazed. I thought that the episode had every aspect that I want from House, and although we have seen candids of it, I thought we truely and fully say House's personality, and finaly understood it. But enough about that episode, onto this one. From the second it started there was no need for a backstory, we got strait into the action, and usually it takes 15 mins. to get to that point. Also, the fact that Foreman was ill, it overshadowed the fact that House had let someone die, but is is this factor, that shows that what makes House successful is his distance, because once he is involved, he is unable to act spontaniously, and uncauciously. Moreover, with the extened time for the episode, I thought that the writers were able to expand on more aspects that they never had time to do in a normal episode. And because they had a main character as a patiant, they were able to make a emotional story, without making it unneccesary. As well, these emotional stories will now last in the episodes to come. Foreman was never my favorite, and I was never to impressed by Omar Epps (actor: Foreman) but after his performance in this episode I will always have new respect for him. Continuing along in the episode I thought that the scene between Foreman and his father will be the scene always associated with this episode, and its well deserved. The conclusion of the episode I thought was great, it shows that if House would have trusted himself to not be caucious, and not car basically, he would have been able to find out the problem much quicker, which proves something, that I think is one of the overall themes in the show. That the right way, is not always A: the best and B: the quickest, and shows that because House is the way he is, is what makes him a great Doctor. People will say the the ending was abrubt but thats what it needed, something that will make you talk about House and make you want more until next Tuesday. Overall the past two episodes reintroduced me to the House I love, and this was the Emmy episode.
< 1 2
Today
6:00am
OXYGN
7:00am
OXYGN
Tuesday
6:00am
OXYGN
7:00am
OXYGN
Wednesday
6:00am
USA
7:00am
USA
8:00am
USA
More
Less