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House: Euphoria (1)

After a police officer is shot and begins experiencing unexplained giddiness, House sends Dr. Foreman to the man's home to see if he can gather a clue as to why he is acting the way he is. Soon the officer's health begins to decline and Foreman suddenly begins to experience the exact same symptoms as the officer. The team must race against time and solve the man's case before Foreman begins to suffer the exact same fate.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: HOU-220
Airdate: Tuesday May 02nd, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

FI (MTV3) Jan 24, 2008
NL (SBS 6) Dec 11, 2008

  • Currently 9.6/10
9.6/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Scott Michael Campbell
As Joe
Chil Kong
As Morgue Tech
Chioke Dmachi
As Baby Shoes
Main Cast
Hugh Laurie
As Dr. Gregory House
Episode Notes
The police officer and later Dr. Foreman suffered from primary amoebic menigio-cephelitis. The long name, broken down, simply means swelling and destruction of neural tissue and the meninges (membranes surrounding the brain) as a direct consequence of amoebic infection. The organism in question, Naegleria fowleri, is quite lethal: of the 175 people or so known to have been infected, about 97% have died. Wholesale destruction of neurons in the brain caused by the parasite is the usual cause of death. Symptoms depend on what part of the brain the parasites attack; their usual route of entry is through the nose and along the olfactory nerve, which leads into the basal ganglia, where some of the most vital and delicate structures are found. Unlike some parts of the brain, there is little redundency here. It doesn't take much damage to cause significant problems.

Episode Quotes
Dr. Cameron: Reliable witness?
House: His name’s “Baby Shoes.” How bad can he be?

Dr. Foreman: What’s Dr. Cameron wearing?
Joe: Dark blue pants, white shirt, black shoes.
Dr. Foreman: Ooh, almost. Except for the pants, shirt, and shoes. You’re blind.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Shore
Main Title ThemeMassive Attack
Warning: House season 2 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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