In the season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory,” Sheldon misses Leonard, and, as a result, develops quite the friendship with Penny. Howard and Raj spend a boy’s night out on the town while Bernadette and Amy are out of town at a conference – an event that tests their friendship.
In an effort to help Raj through his breakup with Lucy, Howard spends the evening out with Raj so that Raj can pick up girls. Unfortunately, Raj is still as socially awkward as he ever was, with the exception of his newfound ability to talk with women while sober.
Amy and Bernadette spend some time at a neuroscience conference. When Bernadette lets it slip that she thinks Amy can do better than Sheldon, Amy immediately bristles and demands Bernadette explain herself. Bernadette blames the alcohol she’s drinking, but eventually apologizes and tries to make things right with Amy. Unfortunately Amy’s a bit upset and things become a bit tense between the girls. They work things out, but not before they learn a few things about each other.
Sheldon and Penny bond over the fact that they both miss Leonard. When they decide, out of the blue, to call and talk with him, they’re outraged to hear he’s having a great time on the boat and doesn’t appear to have missed them at all. After a bit of conversation, Sheldon reveals that, prior to his trip, Leonard asked him to take care of Penny. Penny immediately softens at the romantic gesture. After a bit more discussion, Penny and Sheldon each share a quick hug.
High points of the episode:
- The interaction between Sheldon and Penny.
- Amy’s reaction to a guy buying her a drink.
- Getting to see Bernadette and Amy hang out without Penny. It was nice to see the dynamic between the two girls.
Low points of the episode:
- The episode was a bit lackluster.
- Regina King was underutilized.
So what did you think of the episode? What do you think about the Sheldon/Penny and Amy/Bernadette relationships? Comment below with your thoughts.
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