The Big Bang Theory

The Indecision Amalgamation

by Alan Rapp on April 5, 2014

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The Indecision Amalgamation

Indecision and regret are the themes of the week as Raj (Kunal Nayyar) is surprised to earn a second chance with two different women he alienated in the past, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) struggles over the choice between the PS4 and the Xbox One, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) frets over a message left on a get-well-soon card )which could very easily be taken the wrong way), and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) reconsiders the role in the cheesy gorilla horror flick sequel when the part becomes available once more.

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The Mommy Observation

by Alan Rapp on March 15, 2014

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The Mommy Observation

After finishing their trip to NASA, Howard (Simon Helberg) takes Sheldon (Jim Parsons) on a surprise visit home. However, when the scientist discovers his mother (Laurie Metcalf) sexual adventures in the middle of his childhood living room it prolongs the bonding time between the two scientists leading to Sheldon confronting, and eventually accepting, what he witnessed.

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The Friendship Turbulence

by Alan Rapp on March 8, 2014

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The Friendship Turbulence

We get fights and reconciliations as an evening with the entire gang leads to three separate tales featuring Howard (Simon Helberg) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki), and Raj (Kunal Nayyar)and Amy (Mayim Bialik). Tired of fighting, Howard and Sheldon attempt to bury the hatchet with an agreement to stop belittling each other and a trip to NASA (although it takes a traumatic plane trip to truly force the pair to act nicer to each other).

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The Table Polarization

by Alan Rapp on March 1, 2014

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The Table Polarization

Playing on a well-established theme of Sheldon‘s (Jim Parsons) disapproval of all change, Leonard‘s (Johnny Galecki) decision to defy his roommate and buy a dining room table leads to consequences for everyone involved including Amy (Mayim Bialik) who, taking a page from Penny (Kaley Cuoco) subtly steering Leonard to do what she wants, seizes the opportunity to try and get closer to her boyfriend.

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The Locomotive Manipulation

by Alan Rapp on February 8, 2014

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The Big Bang Theory - The Locomotive Manipulation

Amy‘s (Mayim Bialik) plans for the perfect St. Valentine’s Day dinner backfire when she books dinner for herself, Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Howard (Simon Helberg), and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) on a restored classic locomotive. Knowing Sheldon’s love of trains, Amy hopes the setting will spark actual romance but she doesn’t take into account Sheldon making a new friend as obsessed with trains as he is.

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The Convention Conundrum

by Alan Rapp on February 1, 2014

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The Convention Conundrum

After failing to get tickets for San Diego Comic-Con, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) decides to hold his own convention and begins searching for suitable celebrities. Deciphering a tweet by James Earl Jones leads the scientist to the actor’s favorite sushi restaurant and the beginning of an unforgettable night between Sheldon and the voice of Darth Vader who “is nicer than you think.”

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The Occupation Recalibration

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2014

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The Occupation Recalibration

While on forced vacation from the college Sheldon (Jim Parsons) spends the day with Penny (Kaley Cuoco) who has quit her job at the Cheesecake Factory to dedicate herself to acting full-time. Although he wants to be supportive, Leonard (Johnny Galecki) finds it difficult to get behind a decision he doesn’t agree with and has trouble understanding. After lying for most of the episode, Leonard finally finds a way to honestly support Penny’s decision despite how foreign such risk taking is to him.

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The Hesitation Ramification

by Alan Rapp on January 4, 2014

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The Hesitation Ramification

What should have been a happy night to watch and enjoy Penny‘s (Kaley Cuoco) big break with a small role in an episode of NCIS ends in misery for both Penny, when she discovers her only scene was cut from the episode, and for Leonard (Johnny Galecki), who manages to stick both feet in his mouth while attempting to offer his girlfriend support. His hesitation later when his drunken girlfriend proposes to him doesn’t earn him any points either.

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The Cooper Extraction

by Alan Rapp on December 14, 2013

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The Cooper Extraction

With his sister about to give birth to his nephew, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) heads home to Texas leaving the rest of the gang, including Stuart (Kevin Sussman), to spend the night together for a Christmas tree trimming party which leads to each fantasizing about their lives if none of them had ever met Sheldon.

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The Discovery Dissipation

by Alan Rapp on December 6, 2013

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The Discovery Dissipation

Picking up a thread from a previous episode, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) continues to struggle with the notoriety of his famous scientific discovery (which only came about through a mistake). In an attempt to make her boyfriend feel better, Amy (Mayim Bialik) even reaches out to Wil Wheaton who attempts to use his own past as an example to make Sheldon feel better about his circumstances. Finally coming to terms with his celebrity, Sheldon is upset when Leonard (Johnny Galecki) disproves his roommate’s entire theory (and takes away his accidental, but still greatest, achievement).

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