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Second Season Episodes ::  #220 "Euphoria Part 1"

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Dr. Foreman (Omar Epps) searches a patient's home for clues that might help his diagnosis in the HOUSE episode "Euphoria, Part 1" airing Tuesday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX.

May 2, 2006
Writer / Director
Matthew V. Lewis / Deran Sarafian
The patient of the week
First, Joe, a euphoric cop and then Foreman.
How House gets involved
Unknown. He brings it to the team.
The mis-diagnoses
First diagnoses was of Legionnaire's disease. It was accurate but not the real problem. House needed an MRI but the cop had metal in his brain so House shot a corpse to test and broke the MRI. Later House decides the cop has Cryptococcus neoformans from the pigeon droppings he has been using to fertilize his marijuana plants.
The privacy invasion / ethical breach
Foreman goes into the cop's apartment. This actually has repercussions since he catches something while there.
The final diagnosis
No final diagnosis - see part two.
The clinic patient(s)

House (Hugh Laurie) is worried when Dr. Foreman (Omar Epps) shows symptoms similar to those of a patient they are currently treating in the HOUSE episode "Euphoria, Part 1" airing Tuesday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX.

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Cast: Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House; Lisa Edelstein as Dr. Lisa Cuddy; Omar Epps as Dr. Eric Foreman; Robert Sean Leonard as Dr. James Wilson; Jennifer Morrison as Dr. Allison Cameron; Jesse Spencer as Dr. Robert Chase.

Guest Cast: Scott Michael Campbell as Joe; Loreni Delgado as Haines; Chioke Dmachi as Baby Shoes; Chil Kong as Morgue Tech.

House and Foreman
House (Hugh Laurie) is worried when Dr. Foreman (Omar Epps) shows symptoms similar to those of a patient they are currently treating in the HOUSE episode "Euphoria, Part 1" airing Tuesday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/FOX.
Quotes, Quotations, Dialogue:
  • House to Cameron after she complains of how Foreman was talking to the cop who is their patient: "How unprofessional was Foreman?"
    Foreman: "Ask him yourself, he's right here."
    Cameron: "Worse then usual, better then you. He berated Joe for being a bad cop."
    House: "Berated or humiliated?"
    Cameron: "I'm not sure. I didn't have my thesaurus with me."
    House: "One implies he took pleasure in it. I want to know if it was repressed black anger, or just giddiness."
    Foreman: "Whoa! You think I'm sick?"
    House: "I think that an appropriate response to watching your boss shoot a corpse is not to grin foolishly."
    Foreman: "The fact that I've grown bored by your insanity is proof of nothing."
  • Cuddy: "I can't even imagine the backwards logic you used to rationalize shooting a corpse."
    House: "Well if I shot a live person, there's a lot more paperwork."
    Cuddy: "Then it won't be a problem for you to stand beside the casket at the wake, and explain why a cancer patient has a bullet hole in his head."
    House: "The man donated his body to science! Yes, it's a tragedy! If I hadn't shot him, his body could have spent the next letting first year med students use the carpool lane."
    Chase: "He's set."
    Cuddy about the MRI machine "Do not turn that on, House!"
    House: "You're mad because I put a bullet in his head. At worst all I'm doing now is taking it out." [instead he destroys the MRI machine] "My bad."
  • Cameron about Foreman being sick: "Foreman is... the only one who's been in that apartment...."
    House: "Given that he's the only one that got it, person to person transmission is less likely then some sort of deadly toxin that Foreman picked up at the guy's home. Who wants to go next?"
    It is Cameron who turns to go to the apartment. House stops her: "Whoa! You're ready to sacrifice yourself for a guy that doesn't consider you a friend?"
    Cameron: "He's just a patient right? It's the job."
    House: "Hey! You don't have to go anywhere. Joe's apartment is right downstairs in the lab. Foreman brought back samples of everything."
    Chase: "What was that, 'Who wants to go next'? Some kind of test?"
    House: "Nope, don't worry you made the right call; Foreman stumbled into whatever it is without knowing, and he's way smarter then you are."
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    House: [sitting on the chair in the hall as Cameron comes out of the cop's apartment, in a hazard suit] "Why doesn't anyone listen to me anymore?
    Cameron: "I decided you were wrong."
    House: "God you're weak. Guy steals your article, tells you you're not his friend— and you still want to risk your life for him."
    Cameron: "Foreman broke my skin with a tainted needle."
    House: "Wow."
    Cameron: "Yeah."
    House: "God you're weak. Guy tried to kill you. First thing on my list of things do would be to stab him back. Shoot him. Got a gun in my desk. Last thing would be on my list would be to lie to my boss about it and give the bastard everything he wanted."
    Cameron: "I'm not here for Foreman I'm here to save myself."
    House: "Mmmm— Even with a needle stick your chances of infection are pretty slim. That's why you're wearing the suit. You wanted to be here. He just gave you the excuse. What does that guy have to do to make you hate him?" [House goes through the bag of samples she has collected from the apartment.] "....Mildewed dish towel?"
    Cameron: "To retest for staff."
    House: "What is that mouse droppings?"
    Cameron: "Hampster droppings. Could carry Toxocara. Explain the blindness."
    House: "Now that I recognize as oven crud."
    Cameron: "Could be meat with Trichinella. Would explain the high fever."
    House: "What's with rye bread?"
    Cameron: "Mold could be responsible for ergot poisoning which could explain the contractions."
    House: "Three loaves."
    Cameron: "So?
    House: "You're going back in there." [House continues his explanation while he talks to her on his cell phone which they have hooked up so he can talk to her in her hazmat suit] "Guy who lives on takeout pizza does not buy three loaves of rye. That's looking too far into the future. Unless he cares about something a lot more than his diet— You on the roof yet?"
    Cameron: "Yeah, I'm here. I don't see any birds."
    House: "Whistle or something. do that come hither thing."
    Cameron makes a noise: "Whoa."
    House: "If they came that fast it's their behavior pattern. Joe's been feeding them. Now look down, you see a river of pigeon turd?"
    Cameron: "Uhhh— no. There's barely any."
    House: "It's not weird, it's cheap. Joe's a guy who looks for the easy way. Probably been stealing cable from his neighbors. Why not steal fertilizer from rats with wings? You see a shovel or a dustpan?"
    Cameron: "Found a scraper, it looks used. Sitting on a bucket."
    House: "Bucket full of pigeon crap. Perfect home for Cryptococcus neoformans."
    Cameron: "Yup."
    House: "Fungus enters the brain through the sphenoidal sinus, where it dances its triple thread of happiness, blindness and intractable pain. Let's hope this experience teaches our cop a lesson. Don't cut corners when you're growing your pot. See you back home."

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