Leonard And Penny Season 7 *spoiler* Discussion Thread in Season 7 Posted October 9, 2013 · Edited October 9, 2013 by Chiara I don't know if manipulative is the right word for the way Penny is. She just knows where to aim and doesn't pull her punches. When you cross Penny and she decides something about your behavior needs to change, you know it. That, I believe, is pretty much it. If you hit her, she hits you back. Hard. Disgusted raised a good point by wondering whether Bernadette might have been behind the whole "nightie+Bev on Skype" mission. Indeed, given Penny's rather sanguine disposition, she rarely waits to take her revenge from people : she explodes here and there, Hulk-style, and does not give much of a flying toss about who or what gets hit with the shrapnel. To her, revenge is usually dish best served burning hot. However, she does have the ability, when need be, to plan ahead and bid her time for her vengeance to have as much impact as possible. That is why I mentioned The Panty Pinata Polarization : she waited for the exact right day and the exact right time, went to the laundry room to fill all the machines and then came back to catch Sheldon in the hallway, in order to savour her victory. That seems about as complex as what she does in 7.04, so it is fair to assume that she has come up with the idea on her own, without Bernadette's contribution. One thing I loved about that episode was at the end when she was so determinedly going ahead using the duct tape to make a longer pole. She hadn't surrendered but it was a lame comebac. Then Leonard sweeps in as the hero with the solution. This time around... Let's see how it runs. Leonard truly saved the day and put an end to the madness. But I always assumed the pole Penny was building was merely designed to allow her to get her clothes back from the trees and phone lines Sheldon had thrown them onto. I did not think it was another escalation but rather her getting her stuff back before focusing on whatever mad idea she could come up with to break Dr Cooper.