OK, Posting this quickly, About to jump on my last plane.
‘The Status Quo Combustion”
Its not word for word. There was a lot to take in at this taping. I realise there are a few other reports out there already. Ill go into much detail as possible. At least you guys will have a few different reports to read. Please bare in mind that taping reports can be quite difficult sometimes.. Taping can become very exhausting and there is a lot to take in. I didn’t take any notes this this is all from what I remember.
As I said It will not be word for word.. But you will get the gernal jist of it.
Scene 1: 4A
The scene opens with the gang in the apartment (apart from Raj). They are discussing Howard’s Mum. Raj walks into the apartment and greets the gang. Leonard puts his arm around Penny and announces to the gang that him and Penny have an announcement. Penny holds out her hand to show her hand to show the gang the ring and says excitedly that they are engaged! The gang apart from raj all jump to hug Leonard and Penny (apart from Sheldon. He of course gets up and walks over to Leonard but doesn’t hug, He does have a smile on his face though).
Raj then inter ups the gang and says “So that beats my news of me having sex with Emily”. The gang all run over to Raj jumping and clapping apart from Leonard and penny who are a bit taken back by having their thunder stolen. just to Add Sheldon walks over to Raj as well also looking quite excited which I found quite shocking.
Leonard: “What the Hell?”
Raj: “You guys get engaged all the time…”
Penny and Leonard then agree with him, they run to join to group excited and hugging.
Scene 2: Cafeteria
Raj, Leonard and Howard are sitting with lunch and talking.. Raj was being cocky about his recent sexual encounter with Emily..
Raj: Oh I wonder why I am so hungry today?
Howard: Is it because you had sex the other night
Raj: You know I think that might be it..
The continue you the banter while Sheldon is walking into the cafeteria in the background. He is clearly shaken by something.. He sits down slowly, He is almost trying to guide himself to his seat. He looks very shocked.
Leonard: Are you ok?
Sheldon: No I’m not, I have just come from president Seaburts office, he has denied my request to change my field of study
(he did say his new field, It was something cosmology I think)
Leonard: Oh no, why?
Sheldon: He said I was hired for String Theory, My funding is for String Theory and we all have to do things we don’t want to do. He then used an example by saying he didn’t want to look at my stupid face but he has to.
Quite frankly I’m outraged, So much so I am considering leaving the university.
Leonard: Now don’t go making any rash decisions, You are just frustrated right now
Raj: You know what I do when I’m frustrated? Have sex with a girl.
(They had a few takes with this for his facial expression, They tried cheeky smiles, cheeky grins and the way he said it. All were pretty much winners in comedy)
Sheldon gives him a stern look and then looks away.
Scene 3: Mrs Wolowitz house
Maria - The latest Mrs Wolowitz nurse.
Bernie: No please don’t leave!
Bernie is chasing Maria who is walking out of the house.
Maria: No I have boundaries (or something like this, Im not 100%)
While chasing after her.. Bernie: But you’ve only been here for a week and a half and you are already part of the family!
Bernie and Howard walk back into the living room looking disappointed.
Howard: Thats now 2 nurses..
Bernie: I don’t think the agency will send anymore.
Howard: We will just have to get used tot he fact that we are going to have to live here for a few months and take care of ma.
Bernie: But we both have jobs? We can’t do that!
Howard: We can take Vacation…
Bernie: I wanted to spend my vacate in Hawaii not hell…
Howard: (while sitting down) I don’t know what else to do… She is my mother.
Bernie: (while sitting down next to him): Oh Howie, I would do the same for my mother as well, And I am your wife so I should stick by you and her. So I want a divorce (she says jokingly while rubbing his leg)
Howard: (while putting his arm around her) That’s a wise move
Scene 4: 4A (leonard only) (pre shot)
I don’t remember this word for word but I will give you the run down
Leonard is sitting at his laptop skying with his mother,
Leonard: So I have some big news
Leonard: Can you at least try and be happy for me?
Beverly then starts talking in her normal fashion, She then mentions that Sheldon had already told her about the engagement. Leonard is a little upset again about his mum keeping more contact with sheldon then her.. Beverly points out to Leonard “would you like me to keep more contact with you’ leonard just sits and ponders.
Beverly then goes onto say that Sheldon speaks fondly of Penny, So she accepts that they are getting married as she trusts Sheldon’s judgment.
Scene 5: Pennys Aprtment
The scene opens with Penny and Amy. Penny is on the phone to her mum talking abut the engagement. She in convincing her Mum that Leonard is a smart guy saying he is a scientist. Amy is pouring wine.
Penny: He works with Electronic magnets of some kind
-Amy strikes her a look
Penny: No I’m not pregnant, (pause) Yes that is a first for our family, Ok got to go, tell Dad I love him, Bye!
Amy: Electric Magnets
Penny: Shut up.
Bernie enters the apartment looking drained. She throws her purse on the sofa and heads over to the kitchen while complaining about Howard’s Mother. Penny passes her a glass of wine that she finishes in 1 go.
Amy: So what’s the living arrangements going to be now? Do you think you and Leonard will mvd in together?
Penny: I don’t know we haven’t really spoken about it, But I suppose we will be now at some point.
Amy: Well that makes sense with you not having a job, It will help you financially
Bernie: Oh You don’t have a job, I have one for you! How would you like to be Mrs Wolowitz Nurse?
Bernie: We will pay you well
The scene cuts to the Wolowitz lounge and Penny walking out “no amount of money is worth this”
Scene 6: 4A Leonard and Sheldon at their laptops
Sheldon is writing a letter of appeal to the university regarding his change of field. He reads out the letter to Leonard. The letter is very formal and ended it with an unnecessary Sheldon Cooper style comment.
Leonard: Listen, Theres something I wanted to run by you
Sheldon: OK you have my attention
Leonard: With me and Penny now getting married, We will want to live together
Sheldon: Ah I have already thought about this. I am ready, on a trial bases of course, to Allow penny to live her for 1 day week, Excluding weeks of uterus lining shredding..
Leonard: Actually we were thinking of us living together, (he lowers his voice and says hesitantly) Without you..
Sheldon: Without me? I don’t understand? How will we live together if I’m not there?
Leonard: Me and Penny want to live together without you.
Sheldon: Well where will you go?
Leonard: I don’t know yet. Maybe I live with her, or we could live here and you could take her place (he says while getting up and walking to the kitchen)
Sheldon now stands up looking shocked. He starts to freak out for the first time.
Sheldon: Can you hear yourself? Have you taken a Majina?
Sheldon: Well what have you taken!? are you saying you would rather put your brides happiness before mine?
Sheldon says something here but I completely forgot sorry! He after this line he storms off into his room.
Scene 7: Amy’s Apartment
Amy is in the kitchen making Sheldon a Strawberry Quik while sheldon is pacing in her apartment.
Sheldon: Can you believe this, I can’t switch fields, I am outraged. Not to mention Leonard has the Audacity to suggest me moving into Penny’s apartment!
Amy: So what are you going to do?
Sheldon: I don’t know Amy..
Amy: Here drink this, It will make you feel better (passing him his beverage)
Sheldon: Thank you but I don’t think a pink beverage will make me feel any better.
*Sheldon takes a sip of his beverage”
“Oh Yummy” he say satisfactorily while he sits down.
Amy: You don’t know Sheldon, Maybe you will enjoy living on your own for a while. (she hesitates and speaks nervously) If not, You and I could always live together..
Sheldon looks up at her sharply. He starts to freak out again.
Sheldon: “Oh you would love that wouldn’t you, Why don’t we just get engaged, Buy a house, have kids and have them run off into the sunset..
Sheldon puts his drink down and gets up, He sounds quite angry and is clearly freaking out, He is speaking very aggressively now..
Sheldon: No this is not happening Amy, Leonard is not moving out, You are not moving in, This change stops now. Oh and I saw you make this strawberry Quik with Syrup and Not powder!
Amy: Its the same thing…
Sheldon: NO ITS NOT!
He then storms out of her apartment slamming the door behind him leaving Amy sitting on the sofa.
Scene 8: 4A Leonard and Penny
leonard and Penny are sitting at the island eating dinner that Leonard made, They are discussing setting a date.
Leonard: So should we set a date
Penny: I would like to set it around my brother
Leonard: So whens that?
Penny: In 6-18 months depending on good behaviour
Amy walks in carrying her car keys:
Amy: Have any of you guys seen Sheldon? he stormed out of my apartment, Now he isn’t answering his phone and I can’t find him
Leonard: No his not here, listen he has had a few rough days, He will be ok, He just needs time
Amy: Yeh you are right.
Amy then walks over to the kitchen and sits down with Leonard and Penny.
Amy: So whatcha doooing?
I can’t remember the full dialog here. Leonard and Penny kept hinting for amy to leave until Penny told amy to get out. Amy just acknowledges her with a “yep” and leaves quickly.
Scene 9: Comic book store
Sheldon walks into the store to find it fire damaged stuart is wearing a dirty white shirt while sweeping up.
Sheldon: Oh No!
Stuart: Oh Hey Sheldon
Sheldon: What happened
Stuart: I left my hot plate on and the place caught fire.
Sheldon: Why did you out it out:
Stuart: Because I was taking a shower in the car way across the street..
Sheldon: When do you think you will reopen
Stuart: i don’t know, Im waiting to hear front he insurance company
Sheldon: Do you think tomorrow?
Stuart: Look Sheldon, Im pretty much lost everything today
Sheldon: No everything needs to stop changing, Im going to help you back on your feet as soon as possible
Sheldon find a soaking wet comic book and picks up up.
Sheldon: id like to purchase this comic book.
Sheldon: But its Wet
Stuart: ok a dollar
Sheldon: can you break a 20
Stuart: yes Sheldon, Because I have 100’s to break
Sheldon: You know what Stuart, I don’t always recognise sarcasm, But i do now. Its not only you who day is a disaster!
Sheldon then Storms out.
Stuart carrys on sweeping, he walks across the room narrowly avoiding being hit by falling debris.
Stuart: hu, That could have killed me.. I can’t catch a break.
Scene 10: 4A, Leonard and Penny
Leonard and Penny are siting on the sofa, Leonard mentions he hasn’t heard from Sheldon yet.
Penny: Im sure he is fine
Leonard: No I’m a little worried, Im going to find out where he is
Leonard: I know his password, I can track his phone
Penny: Why do you know his password for that?
Leonard: It was a good idea ever since we lost him when he ran off to chase a balloon…
Leonard logs onto his laptop:
Leonard: Hmm thats weird..
Leonard: It says he’s at the train station
Penny: So what he loves trains?
Leonard: Be but its late and dark out, we better go get him.
They both leave the apartment.
Scene 11: Comic book store. Raj, Howard and Stuart
Stuart is still cleaning up the stow, Raj and howard walk in.
Raj: Dude, Im sorry.
Howard: Forgive me for saying, but You sure it wasn’t you who this this for the insurance?
Stuart: Thanks Howard you sound like My Mum, The police, My therapist and the insurance company…
Raj: Anything we can do?
Stuart: (To Raj) Actually I was going to ask If I could crash at yours for a few nights
Raj: Of course, Oh but emily was going to be staying tomorrow night
Stuart: Oh You are sleeping with her now? (he says excitingly) and hugs raj
Raj: Its ok, I can cancel
Stuart: oh no, I wouldn’t want to get way of your sex life.. Im only Homeless and all.
Howard: Hey I know a place you can stay and earn some money. The only problem is its humiliating and degrading
Stuart: So whats the catch?
Scene 12: Train station (pre taped)
(it was quite hard to get all the dialog form this one as it was only shown once once on the monitors, but heres the jist)
Leonard and penny walk into to find Sheldon sitting on a bench. He has only his normal satchel with him. Leonard sits next to him. Sheldon is looking very lost and clearly he has reached a point where he can’t handle things anymore.
Leonard: Sheldon, What are you doing?
Sheldon: Because of all this change
Leonard: but you have nothing with you, no clothes, no toothbrush, How are you going to go without all that?
Leonard: Where are you going?
Sheldon: I don’t know
Leonard: So you are just going to ride the train?
Sheldon: I am not a Hobo. I have a creditcard. I will manage
Leonard: Come on you are being ridiculous
Penny who is observing calls Leonard over.
Penny: Maybe we should let him go.
Penny: Maybe this will be good for him
Leonard: He can’t look after himself
Penny: He will be ok Leonard, Maybe this is whats best. I know You will miss him I will miss him to.
Sheldon: Of course you will miss me.
Penny then walks over to sheldon who is sitting on the bench still, She hugs him from behind and gives him a kiss on the cheek and tells him to be carful.
Authors note: Can I just add. It was a very very sweet scene. It was really moving.. I was in shock and fight tears back.
Tag 1: Mrs Wolowitz house:
Howard and Bernie are sitting on the sofa.. Mrs Wolowitz calls from her room. Stuart walks out the kitchen wearing blue overalls
Stuart: Coming Debbie!
Howard: You are calling her Debbie now?
Stuart: She insisted!
Stuart: Listen thanks for this guys!
Mrs Wolowitz: OH STEWIE….
Stuart skips off into the bedroom. Howard and Bernie just look at each other shocked.
Final Tag: 4A Leonard, Penny and Amy
Amy pacing around on the phone.
Amy: Ok Sheldon, Well thanks for checkin in, bye.
Amy sits down on her spot on the sofa. Sheldons spot is empty
Penny: Is he ok?
Amy: Yeh he is fine, In fact he is sounding like his is really good
(Amy is looking pretty moved)
Penny: Penny See I told you he would be ok
Leonard: yeh he will b-
Amy reaches for a pillow and starts hitting Leonard frantically, She yells “HOW COULD YOU LET HIM GO”. She continues to hit leonard with the pillow until he falls over the sofa arm and crawls out of the apartment.
This scene was supposed to be funny, And I can see the comedy, but personally I’m stuck on the hard side of it..
And there folks, Is the Season 7 finale!
At first I was annoyed. I went into the taping expecting some heavy shaky considering what the season has been leading up to.. hints between them have been dropped. Last night I was pissed, But now after I have had some proper time to reflect, I feel that this is a pretty decent finale. It leaves the story open for season 8, and while shamy didn’t get the finale I was hoping for. Im now more optimistic for what S8 will bring.
I am looking forward to travelling to LA later in the year to attend Season 8 tapings! Bring it on guys! and thanks for a wonderful Season!