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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Big Bang makes a big bang

     CBS ended the latest season of The Big Bang Theory last night with the episode, "The Lunar Excitation".  It was exactly as funny as you'd expect from the show, which, while starting out strong, has only gotten more entertaining with age.

     One of last night's major plots concerned Leonard (Johnny Galecki) learning that there is a definite double standard for drunken sex with your ex.  It appears that her time with Leonard has changed Penny (Kaley Cuoco) for the better, in that she can no longer put with stupid boyfriends.  This is good, it shows her growth.  Unfortunately, a little alcohol sent her right back into her former geek's arms.  But it was a one night mistake, and she hurt Leonard a little bit bit all over again.  The two of them make a great couple, and the show did not suffer one bit from their relationship, as other series have.  I think the breakup is delivering good plot, too, but enough already!  Get them back together!  Don't make this a Ross / Rachel thing!

     Of even bigger implications, though, was when Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard (Simon Helberg) secretly signed up Sheldon (Jim Parsons) for an online dating service.  The result was the discovery of a female version (Mayim Bialik, who was sadly only in one memorable scene) of their neurotic friend.  One Sheldon even seemed to warm up to within second of meeting her.  What this will mean for the afore-assumed asexual scientist is anyone's guess, but it seems certain that Bialik will be returning to reprise the role next season.  Perhaps her eminent arrival was why the writer's split up Leonard and Penny.  I don't think Sheldon's roommate would handle being the single one in their apartment very well.

     The next season of The Big Bang Theory promises to be a good one.  Make sure you watch for it on CBS next fall.

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