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"Out of Touch" is the second episode of the second season of Euphoria, and the twelfth episode of the series overall. It was released on January 16, 2022 on HBO and HBO Max.[1]

For the episode's transcript, see here.

Premise

As the semester kicks off, Jules questions Rue and Elliot's new friendship. While Cal hunts for answers, Nate makes a tough decision. The lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur as Kat ponders her relationship, and Maddy contemplates the decision to end hers.

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD

Nate recovers from his beating in the hospital and refuses to name his attacker to his father. He finds himself falling in love with Cassie, who has undergone a depressive episode since her abortion and feels inexperienced at being single. Cassie continues seeing Nate despite the guilt she feels at betraying Maddy, who is still in love with Nate. Jules becomes insecure about Rue's relationship with Elliot, unaware that the two have been frequently taking drugs together. Kat begins losing interest in Ethan. Cal begins investigating Nate's assault and pressures Cassie into naming Fez as the perpetrator; he and Fez have a tense standoff at Milk, which Lexi witnesses. Cal then confronts Nate, who reveals that he is aware of Cal's secret sexual exploits and the recording of him having sex with Jules.

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Credits

Cast

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

Crew

Directed By

Written By

  • Sam Levinson

Created By

  • Sam Levinson

Executive Producers

Producers

Co-Producers

Director of Photography

Production Designer

Edited By

Music Composed By

Casting By

NY Casting By

Unit Production Manager

  • Will Greenfield

First Assistant Directors

Second Assistant Director

Costume Designer

Supervising Editor

  • Julio C. Perez IV

Associate Producer

Music Supervisors

Sound Designer

Consultants

Trivia

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the Hall & Oates song of the same name from their 1984 twelfth studio album, Big Bam Boom.
  • This episode possibly takes place between January 7-11, 2019.
  • The episode drew 2.6 million viewers across all HBO platforms, up 9% from the premiere's 2.4 million, making it the most social premium cable series episode ever. The episode also had a strong showing on social media.[2]
  • The series was the most trending topic on Twitter in the United States, with 8.3 million linear interactions across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.[2]
  • According to Talkwalker, Euphoria was the most social telecast on Sunday January 16, 2022.[2]
  • On social media, HBO claims that the episode outperformed every episode of Game of Thrones' final season.[2]

Soundtrack

Song Artist Album Scene
Mount Everest Labrinth Imagination & the Misfit Kid Cassie and Marsha at the hospital; Nate, Maddy, Cassie montage.
Come Rain Or Come Shine Judy Garland Judy Maddy takes selfies and tries on clothes.
Do What You Want, Be What You Are Daryl Hall & John Oates Bigger Than Both Of Us Kat and Ethan make out.
Outlast Apollo Brown, Dueling Experts, Joell Ortiz, Mello Music Group Outlast Fez drives to pick up Faye.
DMND Jiggz & Damis DMND, Vol. 1 Fez tells Faye the ground rules.
Haunted Laura Les Haunted Lexi bikes to Fez; Cal pulls out a gun.
Right Down the Line Gerry Rafferty City to City Rue and Elliot hang out, do drugs, and sing.
You Are Raia Was You Are Jules has dinner with her dad.
seaside_demo SEB seaside_demo Rue talks to Elliot about Jules and her addiction.
She Brings the Rain CAN The Singles Rue rides her bike; Maddy calls Nate; Rue arrives at the NA meeting.
Six Short Interludes Ennio Morricone Frantic (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Nate finds Cassie at the construction site; They hook up.
Hennythings Possible Vintage Lee PiMP Lexi talks to Fez at the convenience store.
Return of the Mack Mark Morrison Return of the Mack Maddy, Kat, Jules, and Ethan go bowling.
Blue Monk Thelonious Monk The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection Ali gives Rue a ride home.

Gallery

See also: Category:Images from Out of Touch

References

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