vasu Posted July 1, 2013 Posted July 1, 2013 (edited) I don't think the point of the episode was Penny's feelings of insecurity and wanting to be able to talk to Leonard about his work. I think that it was just the excuse for the real focus of the episode, which was the "Gorilla Experiment" itself--the scene between Penny and Sheldon. In the other part of the episode, the interactions between Leonard, Howard and Bernie, the focus was on H&B and Howard learning a bit more about how to deal with Bernie and his insecurity about her interest in Leonard's work, but the stuff between Sheldon and Penny was its own point--showing how completely far apart these two characters are in regard to learning/teaching and comprehending/understanding. Sheldon thinks he's helping Penny and can't understand that he's confusing her and giving her too much information, because, to him, physics is everything. As he said, there's no such thing as "a little physics", so he has to go all the way back to ancient Greece and makes her take notes about the agora, etc., and plans to give her tests, etc. Penny's desire to know just enough to be able to talk to Leonard about his work means she doesn't want the big lesson, she just wants a simple explanation, which Sheldon, of course, is incapable of providing. THAT's the point of that part of the episode. That's why the tag at the end of the episode is Penny just spouting some memorized lines Sheldon taught her by rote. The point wasn't how sweet it was of Penny to want to talk about Leonard's work. If it had been, then we would have seen some sweet moment between them (more along the lines of the S6 episode where she goes to his lab.) The point was the funny scene between Sheldon and Penny, the juxtaposition of their two differing ways of thinking. It was never intended to be an episode about the L/P relationship. If so then what is the need for everyone to be in the tag scene?? did we not know by the end of teaching scene how completely different they are... Any way this is just ridiculous ....If you still can't understand , I can't do anything..... and there is a even a similar parallel story being told and you are saying they are completely different....come on Edited July 1, 2013 by vasu Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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