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  1. 28 points
    There were two stories in this episode, so instead of going in order, I'm going to summarize the two separately. Each paragraph represents a scene. "The Collaboration Fluctuation" Director: Mark Cendrowski Story by: Chuck Lorre, Tara Hernandez, and Giuseppe Graziano Teleplay by: Steven Molaro, Steve Holland, and Dave Goetsch Penny and Raj are doing yoga in the living room of 4A. Penny forgot about her breakfast plans with Leonard. Raj says it's his fault because he asked her to do yoga with him. Raj asks if Leonard will take Cinnamon for a walk. Leonard agrees, sarcastically saying that Raj is living with them, so why not do him more favors? Leonard picks up the dog and Penny says 'bye sweetie'. Leonard says goodbye, and she says oh yeah, goodbye to him too. He's back with the dog in mere seconds with a wet spot on his pants. Obviously Cinnamon didn't make it outside to go. In the kitchen, Raj and Penny gossip/discuss the people she works with. Leonard doesn't recognize any of the names of the people they talk about. On the couch, Penny and Raj are wearing matching facial moisturizing masks. Leonard suggests playing a board game, but Raj and Penny want to go shopping. Leonard goes with them, and he looks bored and cranky throughout a music montage of Raj and Penny happily shopping for makeup, shoes, and clothes, including matching floral shirts. The song playing is "Happy Together" by the Turtles. In the minivan with Howard, Bernadette, and Halley's car seat, Leonard is accompanying them on a trip to Target, seeming happy to be included in something. At Target, Bernadette asks if Leonard's bothered by Raj and Penny spending time together in the sense that he's another man. Leonard says he might've been, but then he saw them in those matching shirts. He just feels left out of all their girly activities. Besides, Raj was his friend first. Back at 4A, Raj is teaching Penny how to savor a good wine. They ask Leonard a question, and then realize he's not there and wonder when he left. Penny thinks that was rude of him (Leonard). In the minivan again, Bernadette urges Leonard to talk to Penny and Raj about his feelings. At 4A, he explains to Penny and Raj, who interrupt him repeatedly. He's annoyed that they're leaving him out of his own explanation of how he has been feeling left out. They agree to go do something that Leonard wants to do to try to make it up to him. He chooses to browse for books at a book store. This time Penny is the one who looks bored as Leonard and Raj happily shop for books. ----- In Amy's car, Sheldon tells her about the project with the guys. To obey confidentiality requirements, he beeps the horn for the 'redacted' parts. Amy offers to tell him about her work. Apparently small muscle movements begin before a person becomes consciously aware of their own decision to move. She's working to measure/understand that super short instant. At the cafeteria with the guys, Sheldon tells them about Amy's work and that he thinks it might be relevant to an important issue in quantum mechanics. Back at 4B, Sheldon and Amy discuss her work and its relevance to physics. They mention the Copenhagen interpretation and Amy wonders if they can pinpoint the exact moment that the wave function collapses. She is concerned about them working together in an academic context. They decide to make ground rules. Sheldon suggests the first one: no one should use their sexuality to get their way. Amy is perplexed. Sheldon demonstrates by doing an exaggerated hip-wiggling walk across the room towards their bedroom. Sheldon reads some rules out of his notebook. He wants final say about physics, and she can have the same for neuroscience, unless he disagrees with her. He wants to be first on anything they publish and first to speak at awards, etc. Amy is having none of that. She swipes the notebook and tosses it out their open kitchen window. The first ground rule, she says, is that she makes the rules. Amy has a list of rules. They're a team, not competing with one another. No insults, etc. A montage follows, also to the song "Happy Together." They fill up 5 or so whiteboards with calculations. When they are done, they look it over and come to an agreement: it's complete garbage. Annoyed by the poor results, they try to figure it out. Sheldon complains about Amy's breathing and insists she blow her nose. She does so over and over, loudly right up in his face. Then he realizes the breathing sounds were actually just him anyway. Amy says she knew it was a bad idea to work together. Sheldon notices a problem on the board and fixes it. It should make a big difference. They get back to fighting. Then Amy notices something. He says it's her first good idea of the day, and suggests that their arguing might be helping. Amy says fight/flight hormones might be improving their cognitive processes. Faced with scientific progress vs. risking their personal relationship, Sheldon votes science. Amy calls him a bonehead and more ideas for their work flow from Sheldon. Tag: Amy reads the revised rules. They are a team, but it is a competition. There are such things as stupid questions. And it's okay to point out how stupid right to the person's stupid face. That one's Sheldon's favorite. The final rule is a list of allowed insult categories, including fields of study, educational background and mothers. Sheldon tries it out, something about Amy's mother and sailors.
  2. 19 points
    Regarding Sheldon's butt-swaying walk, I had to think about it after I watched it too, and I believe he was doing an impression of Amy as opposed to trying to be sexy himself. All of Sheldon's rule suggestions were for his own benefit, to the point where she literally chucked his list out the window. I don't think this one was some magnanimous attempt to protect Amy from his sexiness. It's way more likely that he didn't want her to have the upper hand. It's a funny scene and a pretty big admission from Sheldon that is kind of buried in the humor of the moment so you don't realize it right away. I don't remember a big reaction from Amy. I think she just made a mild wtf face and the scene ended.
  3. 16 points
    What youre gonna see in tonight's episode is Beverly (the expert in her field) outlining two problems for two couples- Sheldon's old room being a surrogate "escape hatch" for Shamy, and the introduction of another roommate into Lenny's life and the possible reason for it (other than helping a friend). The interesting thing I found in watching the taping of thos is how each couple handled Beverly's revelations. Amy initially told Sheldon to ignore Beverly, but later she and Sheldon discuss the feelings behind it. And even prior to Beverly's skype session Amy has a sit down with Sheldon to discuss their feelings about the 4A issue. What you dont really see is Lenny doing that. Penny is immediately dismissive of Beverlys comment as was Leonard, but then Leonard second guesses it and gets concerned. Penny kind of throws Leonard under the bus and treats issues related to Raj moving in as Leonard's problem. They dont have a real discussion and in the end Leonard dismisses his own concerns as Beverly planting doubt in his head. The issue of communication between Lenny was even mocked by Sheldon in last weeks episode. Its pretty bad when Sheldon gets it and Lenny doesnt. The latest TR continues to bring this issue front and center. Lenny will probably be the focus of the finale IMO, and unfortunately in a likely cliffhanger icky episode. Fingers crossed that Im wrong...
  4. 16 points
    I like the idea of them working together, that makes me happy
  5. 15 points
  6. 15 points
    Reading this really broke my heart. I am really sorry. I wish it could be a way to make you not feel like this. As a show fan to another, I am sending a tight hug, Martin. (((hugs))))
  7. 15 points
    I'm working on a more detailed report right now, and I'll follow it up with a post of my opinions on how things played out. Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes, and I appreciate the Lenny fans who recognize I'm not at fault for reporting story info that you don't like. Keep that in mind for the longer report because you won't like that either. The only positive thing I can say for Lenny is that I don't think Raj was in any way presented as a romantic threat.
  8. 14 points
  9. 13 points
    Amy definitely stands up for herself throughout this episode, and it's great! I remember when Mary told Amy that she just needed to put some zing on it. Well, when Amy said that the first rule is that she makes the rules, there was a lot of zing in the delivery of that line. In fact, they had to reshoot that scene because the audience went 'ooh' instead of laughing, which we aren't supposed to do. Jim gave the audience a funny little mock look of reprimand for our loud 'ooh'.
  10. 13 points
    It's 'Science Amy', when she is in that 'mode' it doesn't surprise me at all about what happened to the notebook lol! I just hope they have fun working together and they have a major breakthrough at the end. The hips thing sounds hilarious! Sheldon imitating what she does when she wants something. Perhaps a hint it has worked in the past lol for Sheldon to recognize it's effect? Begs the question why isn't she using it more for other things she might want? lol. Anyway sounds like a fun episode and definitely a multi-episode storyline!
  11. 13 points
    The final TR is out: This is everything I wished the Shamy story would be. OMG I can't wait for the follow up episodes cause it seems like something more ongoing and the final rules feel like the perfect setup to get more of everybody's favourite Shamy scientific snarky banter. LOL
  12. 12 points
    I am glad that Sheldon chose science, and I would hope that Amy would too. I mean, she sort of already has, yes? Didn't she need to be lured back into continuing cohabitation #ForScience? Also, I don't see it as one over the other. Their love of science is so fundamental to who they are. It's such a huge part of what drew them to each other, and it's such a big part of their relationship already. I can't really root for people in a relationship unless they make sense for me as individuals. ShAmy's personhood and their individuality, for me, is a massive part of why I enjoy them together. And science and their arrogance and their intellectual snobbery are such huge, huge parts of that. I don't know, I guess I would see a 'me or science?' ultimatum as almost a 'me or our baby?'. Unthinkable. and the ShAmy already have a baby! And Sheldon is already trying to win it away from Mommy! Sigh. Oh this season.
  13. 12 points
    I'm not reading the report because I don't want to know all the details, but what I'm gathering from the comments sounds pretty exciting! I also was under the impression he was imitating/exaggerating what Amy (unconsciously) does that he finds attractive, but it might be that he's just trying to get his way ala Brain Bowl too. To be honest, I don't mind whichever way this plays out and, again, I don't really care how often they have sex or not. I don't think sex is the only form of intimacy they can enjoy, and they can still find each other attractive and engage in other 'activities' when they feel a bit randy, to quote Sheldon If they got rid of the stupid "deadline" though, it would be much better because that makes less and less sense with each of these episodes. I'm really excited that it sounds like they're working hard at calculations together! Oh, man! Can this get any better? Also, if they managed to get Gillian Anderson on the show to play a scientist I might just spontaneously combust for real. I was just tweeting about her and AFF yesterday in my International Women's day tweet. Two of my favorite fictional ladies ever.
  14. 12 points
    Aww...thank you! That's so nice. Maybe it's some sort of coping mechanism to spare me emotional turmoil in the case of really nagative things regarding my OTP at the end of this season. I don't know. It's heart-warming, when the members of this forum act as a real community and try to cheer others up, no matter if they belong to their own ship or not.
  15. 12 points
    This is the sweetest thing I've read in a while @spidergirl
  16. 12 points
    Yes, that part sounds hysterical! Amy, your man is putty in your hands with a hipswing and a bit of sexy talk - get it, gurl! LOL
  17. 12 points
    Yep, that's my new favorite description of Shamy! (and I think the notebook was a little spiral thing he was writing rules on)
  18. 12 points
    From @RJ1013 report: "Back at 4B, Sheldon and Amy discuss her work and its relevance to physics. They mention the Copenhagen interpretation and Amy wonders if they can pinpoint the exact moment that the wave function collapses. She is concerned about them working together in an academic context. They decide to make ground rules. Sheldon suggests the first one: no one should use their sexuality to get their way. Amy is perplexed. Sheldon demonstrates by doing an exaggerated hip-wiggling walk across the room towards their bedroom. " The bold part: can not wait to see this on screen; LOL! This episode what is shamy concerned is going to be gold! <3
  19. 12 points
    Expectations lows moto is the key for a shammy fan happiness. But writers, you know what you have to do, hehe And holding that thought ... Happy new episode day!! Looking foward to seeing with much curiosity all shamy scenes, especially that dialogue of them by the end of their day on bed. Their heartfelft talks on bedroom are one of my favourite things this season. Well, this season is indeed one of my favourites shamy concerned! <3 Have a wonderful day, shamy fellows
  20. 11 points
    A ship means a part of our love for this show. I think I can say all of us here are show fans too and no matter what might upset us about the show, we still love to follow it. And as much people involve to a community , they feel the sense of that community members should be all happy, at least the happiest possible. I love this community and I am proud to say I have made good friends here. Hopefully the bad things won't ever be more than the good things of be Big Bang Theory Fan An example of why I love this show *pure madness, LOL* And to everyone who helps me to have so much fun around here, a wonderful day!
  21. 11 points
    After reading the latest TR (thanks @RJ1013) I have to revoke all my optimistic outlooks for Lenny. But I'm not upset, frustrated or disappointed. I just don't care anymore.
  22. 11 points
    Love the sound of this episode! Funny that we nailed that Sheldon would have wanted his name to go first in papers and Amy being the usual badass and not willing to concede it. I just hope that the notebook she tossed out of the window was not the 3.000 $ Alienware she bought him, LOL! I love that they are physically working together on the board making calculation, I had imagined a less close collaboration and how the bantering helps them progressing their work. Most of it, I love the We are a team but this is a competition really my motto for Shamy for now on...they are scientists to the core, that's for sure!
  23. 11 points
    @RJ1013 Thank you so very much for this TR!! This sounds like a fun episode. The Lenny part is pretty much what I expected and the Shamy part is everything I wished for. <3
  24. 11 points
    Wow that was detailed, thanks so so much@RJ1013 ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. 11 points
    Happy episode day!!! This one is kind of a mixed bag for me, because there are many things in it I don't care about, but I'm so looking forward to the last part of the episode and the bed scene. So...enjoy the episode everybody, because we have to wait a long time for the next one, LOL! But with a taping next week and all the discussions and speculations about Shamy working together, I'm sure the time will fly! Up to then...
  26. 9 points
    Yeah, I can see that. It's tough, especially given how they're both little spitfires when it comes to their work. I mean, I wouldn't even put it past the writers to end it on yet another cliffhanger. But I doubt it would be anything serious, they're not going to recycle the same plot from S8. But what I love about it is that they both maintain their individualities in their relationship and their work is so important to them that they're not willing to compromise it. Remember when Amy was all "First of all, I'm a scientist", back in S7? Even when Sheldon asked her if she wouldn't choose to be the first woman on Mars over their relationship, Amy didn't deny that she would consider it too. Their relationship is a wonderful thing, but I think it's very dangerous when a relationship becomes a thing that encompasses and overshadows everything else, and I like that their passion for science hasn't taken a backseat in their relationship. But, ultimately, they don't need to choose because they are just so well matched that they're going to find a way to slot things together in whatever form they come.
  27. 9 points
    These two knuckleheads both love human experimentation and enjoy the whole cause/effect part of toying with human behavior (especially Amy in Herb Garden and the episode where she and Sheldon used Lenny in figuring out puzzles and compared results with monkeys). Im betting theres a part of them that relishes the banter that this particular professional union will bring. The fact that they can outline boundaries shows they are separating the work from personal stuff and as long as they have thick enough skins they should be able to be productive without offending each other. Like others here, Im pretty excited about this venture!
  28. 9 points
    I think given the choice between science and X, Sheldon will always knee-jerk respond science. I don't think he gave it any real thought, though, and he didn't even get to finish what he was saying before Amy called him a bonehead. If he had thought about it, I think he would've said they could manage both. Science is kind of their thing, after all. @April might also be right that he said it to make her mad and keep the creative ideas flowing because it was right after they realized the connection between their arguing and scientific breakthrough.
  29. 9 points
    Just a gag hopefully, got to remember these are both scientists and the world of science means a lot to them. If the writers want to use this as a setup to cause them issues then presumably we would see that in the next few episodes. Nothing to worry about at the moment and in my opinion I think it's unlikely to be an issue. Maybe earlier in their relationship a discussion like that and a working relationship could have put stress on their personal relationship, but not now. I don't think they would let it, I think they would end the project if issues arose. They have both fought hard and gave so much to this relationship to let something like that happen imo.
  30. 9 points
    Thanks so much for all the info, it sounds very funny !!! Can't wait to watch the butt sway, when I read your TR I took it to be an impression of Amy's walk - love that !!! Oh Sheldon we all know now !!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  31. 9 points
    You made a great point! I think Amy might not be aware yet of the power her hips hold, LOL! Get him, girl!! A big yes to the possibility of mutl- episode storyline! Shamy science mode on is so cool, I really hope we can see more of them working together and especially discussing science together! Amy really has a fierce side what science is concerned , which I love, and that moment Amy grabbed Sheldon's notebook being tossed out of the widow, man! It is going to be so hilarious! As much I read about this, more I get excitted for watching it on screen! Shamy rock! <3
  32. 9 points
    My vote is for him intimating Amy's hip swing - it falls in line with plenty of situations in which Sheldon finds whatever Amy does sexy/sexual. So him thinking that Amy plays up her sex-appeal to get what she wants (which may not necessarily what she's actually doing, we all know how Sheldon is) and wanting to avoid that here because he knows it would work makes sense to me. Also this... ... wasn't a very successful seduction technique so I'm not sure why he would think he could get Amy to do anything with that. LOL We need Gillian Anderson to guest star as a fellow scientist for one episode so she can get to work with Amy and you can have an avatar with both ladies! :D
  33. 9 points
    Thank you so much for the detailed TR @RJ1013 , it is greatly appreciated! Hope you had a great time!
  34. 9 points
    OMG this bit sounds gold !!!!! Plus Sheldon admits what gets him going then !!!!!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. 9 points
    She is setting the tone from the very beginning! No kidding...homegirl is all business when it comes to science! Sheldon can pick the side of the bed he likes or avoid driving but, when it comes to which name goes first on a paper...NO WAY!!!
  36. 9 points
    I love the sound of this....I couldn't stop laughing at Amy grabbing Sheldon's notebook and tossing it out of the window!!
  37. 9 points
    That sound such a fun episode, thank you @RJ1013! Thank you for taking your time for us, it was very kind of you!
  38. 9 points
    Your precious time for doing this will be so appreciated. I really mean it with all my heart
  39. 8 points
    I agree and I'm glad Sheldon chose science too ! That's who he is . And honestly that is who Amy is too. Wouldn't you expect Amy to do the same? So why shouldn't Sheldon ? Besides, that's the fun part for me. They discover that arguing helps with cognition. My favorite lol moment from the taping report was when "Amy calls Sheldon a bone head and it leads to Sheldon having ideas " or something. So Sheldon is not wrong. Arguing made him fix some problems and it also helped Amy have an idea too.
  40. 8 points
    Without having seen it (and maybe @RJ1013 can elaborate more here?) my take is that at this point they have the hypothesis that fighting helps their progress so Sheldon picks the answer that would surely make Amy mad and it gets the desired result of her insulting him and getting some good ideas out. It's not the first time Sheldon would goad Amy into such a spat without actually risking their relationship - see the tag of 10x04 for comparison. The next we see of them is outlining their rules which restricts the fights to certain areas (...and probably terrible "yo momma!" insults. LOL) so I think there's an effort to avoid serious relationship problems and just go with intellectually charged banter.
  41. 8 points
    LOL Can't wait to see this! <3
  42. 8 points
    The thing is I care. I care deeply. I'll always care. This last stretch of episodes has taken a toll and I just don't know what to do; how to react. I'm gobsmacked. gob·smacked ˈɡäbˌsmakt/ adjective Britishinformal adjective: gobsmacked; adjective: gob-smacked utterly astonished; astounded.
  43. 8 points
    Relax, there is no failed seduction attempt in this episode - we're just joking around! lol I'm going out on a limb here and say: We all want that! And the rules they set up by the end of the episode sound like they're orchestrating that exact same scenario again. Fingers crossed etc etc.
  44. 8 points
    That's what I love about this as well! People are always whining about how Sheldon is so terrible to work with and all that. But what I've been saying all along in those discussions is that you just need to stand up to the guy and he'll fold immediately. And we see that in action with Amy not giving him an inch here cause science is Serious Business! LOL I can't wait to see how this all unfolds! He does that so often this season - it's like he's low-key begging her to seduce him or something with his "Oh, by the way, this is turning me on, Amy. I hope you took notes! *nudge nudge wink wink*" LOL
  45. 8 points
    Thank you again, @RJ1013 that's very kind of you!
  46. 8 points
    @RJ1013 Thanks for the tr! It's very much appreciated
  47. 8 points
    Thank you RJ1013 for sharing your experience with us! ...also, love your avatar!!!
  48. 8 points
    It's so kind of you to take the time to write this out. Thank you so very much, I really appreciate it x Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 8 points
    I can imagine Penny feeling left out quite often in the past 10 years - heck, we had plenty of plots about how she can't join in with the scientific chatter or how she can't relate to the guys' nerdy interests and how that's been a huge source of her insecurity about her relationship with Leonard. There's been a lot of pressure on her to be more into that kind of stuff (be it in-universe by being surrounded by nerdy scientists or in real life from us fans, see the recent discussions about the CC episode) and what has been lost along the way is what does Penny actually enjoy?? As your earlier post indicated: We don't really know much about her interests, do we? Over the years they've been pushed into the background in favour of the show's geeky/nerdy pursuits. Her football friends have vanished into thin air, her acting career went down the drain and now she isn't even going out with the girls that much anymore. So then, by all means let her have some fun doing girly activities with Raj* that she otherwise only would be doing with a reluctant Leonard. And I think for Leonard it might actually be nice to be reminded how she must have felt for ages when he was doing fun stuff with his friends all the time and have some empathy for Penny here. I hope the talk they have will be productive on that front. *And of course I realise that for many fans it's not so much the issue that this happens but rather with whom because of that terrible misstep a few seasons ago.
  50. 8 points
    Better keep expectations low - that worked well for us thus far!! (But still, writers, DO IT!! I know you want to! *nudge nudge* lol)
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