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6.24 The Bon Voyage Reaction (May 16)

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Although there is research using lasers is going on in the North Sea, it is work trying to determine subtle differences in how atomic and sub atomic particles would move in general relativity and quantum gravity. Hydro dynamical simulations of black holes are done on supercomputers(I'm on my phone right now, let me get home and I can find some links to animations of those simulations. I don't quite understand how those simulations would fit in with the current experiments. The only way I can see is if those measurements are different and those different values for the strength of gravity, for each of the tbeorys, are plugged into the computer simulations. Of course, the writers could be making it all up.

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I just wonder that IF Leonard goes overseas for some new job does this mean Amy can now move in with  Sheldon?  I hope so. :)

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I just wonder that IF Leonard goes overseas for some new job does this mean Amy can now move in with  Sheldon?  I hope so. :)

There would be a better chance of Penny moving in with Sheldon. IMO

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I dont think Penny could live with Sheldon, they'd both drive each other too crazy.   Amy actually wants to live with him and be willing to put up with his strict rules.   Maybe Sheldon will try to follow Leonard wherever he's going until he comes home.

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CBS promo here . This one is different from the Sheldon/Penny clip.

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CBS promo here . This one is different from the Sheldon/Penny clip.

 

Um.. OMG. I actually just teared up a little at that scene with L/P in the car! What the hell is wrong with me! I am beyond excited for this episode, Thursday, (Or Friday for me since I live in the UK) cant come quick enough!

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CBS promo here . This one is different from the Sheldon/Penny clip.

 

Hmmm...can't seem to get it to work.

It might be our filters here at work, but I can usually view YouTube content. :(

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Hmmm...can't seem to get it to work.

It might be our filters here at work, but I can usually view YouTube content. :(

For troubleshooting purposes, I just tried it on my phone and computer and it worked.

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Thanks Ruby! Nice to hear the backstory to the expedition since it was one of the things that bugged me. Maybe some of the physicists on here can explain to me how realistic it would be for Leonard to work on hydrodynamic simulations of black holes given that he works with lasers (and maybe how realistic it is that the experiments would be carried out in the middle of the sea?)? Would love to know more about this.

 

 

Tensor is right. I'm not an astrophysicist, but I've heard of hydrodynamic simulations of black hole accretion disks, and those are done with computers, not in the sea. :p Leonard, as an experimental physicist, has also worked on things other than lasers (e.g. he was testing the Aharanov-Bohm quantum interference effect in season 3), so he would probably be useful for doing such simulations too, but I'm still not sure why it has to be done in the North Sea!

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For troubleshooting purposes, I just tried it on my phone and computer and it worked.

 

Finally saw it--I had to go to youtube and search for it.

 

Thanks for the heads-up! :)

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Um.. OMG. I actually just teared up a little at that scene with L/P in the car! What the hell is wrong with me! I am beyond excited for this episode, Thursday, (Or Friday for me since I live in the UK) cant come quick enough!

UK and Friday morning for me too, Hopefully I will be watching before going to work. I have been warned and have to take 3 copies in on USB keys for the girls at work or severe bodily harm could ensue.

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CBS promo here . This one is different from the Sheldon/Penny clip.

Thanks for posting this clip. It does seem sort of odd that both clips are mostly about Sheldon. Leonard's leaving, and Sheldon's panicked about being in the Red Zone? The other clip is all about how Sheldon is jealous of Leonard, and his feelings about Leonard going? I know Sheldon has some serious fans, but one of the best things about Leonard and Penny 2.0 is the amount of time they spend in Penny's apartment so they can talk without Sheldon trying to dominate the conversation. Sheldon has Amy now, so why does Penny have to look after Sheldon? Amy should just move in, and they could look after Penny. She's the one separated from her SO and will need the support. Amy is anal enough to get the Thai food order right the first time. He'd be better off, and Amy could keep,Penny company.

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Thanks for posting this clip. It does seem sort of odd that both clips are mostly about Sheldon. Leonard's leaving, and Sheldon's panicked about being in the Red Zone? ....

I still love Leonard's reply to Penny's goldfish comment. And was that Leonard's goldfish in Penny's closet?

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Apparently. I don't remember him ever keeping a goldfish. The only time I remember them being both gone from the apartment long enough was the polar expedition.

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Apparently. I don't remember him ever keeping a goldfish. The only time I remember them being both gone from the apartment long enough was the polar expedition.

I don't remember him having one either, but damn the continuity, joke mode ahead.

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I don't remember him having one either, but damn the continuity, joke mode ahead.

In a clip posted earlier where Howard told Leonard about the expedition, Sheldon broke continuity again to insult Leonard. In Season 2 Sheldon states that Leonard is the Captain Kirk of their little away team, and Leonard plays Captain Picard in "The Bakerfield Expedition". Now he's an un-named red shirt who's to cater to Sheldon's every whim. I think Sheldon is going to find out just how much he depends on Leonard soon. Quite frankly, all the clips I've seen for this episode do not reflect well on Sheldon. He's insulting, condescending, jealous and needy. It would be funny if in the first episode Leonard is back, Penny and Sheldon fight over who gets to live with Leonard. I think I know who'd win that fight.

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In a clip posted earlier where Howard told Leonard about the expedition, Sheldon broke continuity again to insult Leonard. In Season 2 Sheldon states that Leonard is the Captain Kirk of their little away team, and Leonard plays Captain Picard in "The Bakerfield Expedition". Now he's an un-named red shirt who's to cater to Sheldon's every whim. I think Sheldon is going to find out just how much he depends on Leonard soon.

Well, you've been her long enough to know that jokes tend to trump continuity. The best example ever is Penny's comment about Leonard's abilities in the bedroom, when all evidence suggests that Penny is more than happy with Leonard's performance. Although I guess it could be construed as her trying to downplay it as she had just thought about breaking up with him the week before. As for the unnamed red-shirt. I can see him referring to Leonard that way, separate from the landing party group identities. After all, the red-shirts are there to support command, much as Leonard supports Sheldon.

 

He's insulting, condescending, jealous and needy.

LOL. And that surprises you......Why? That's basically been a description of Sheldon since the writers got everything sorted out in the first season.

 

It would be funny if in the first episode Leonard is back, Penny and Sheldon fight over who gets to live with Leonard. I think I know who'd win that fight.

Yeah, things have changed between them quite a bit since 6.15 (The Spoiler Alert Segmentation)I'm not sure Penny would oppose a move in now, even if he just stormed across from an argument with Sheldon.

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Hamerman, I agree with some of what you're saying. I personally don't understand why they had to have the L/P tell each other goodbye with Sheldon there in the backseat. I understand the scene is funny and that Sheldon isn't being all *that* obnoxious, but I think they could have had the funny car scene and then roll their eyes and leave Sheldon in the car and have some private time. Shamy had their own private moment last episode, I think it was fair enough for Lenny to have theirs.

 

As for Penny taking care of Sheldon, I think the whole Leonard plots clearly rotates around the Big 3, and of course Leonard is going to be having dinner with Penny and talking about it, not with Amy. Plus, Penny lives across the hall, it makes sense that Leonard would mention something like that to her. Doesn't meant that's all that's going to go down while he's away. 

 

The red-shirt comment, I don't think it's a break in continuity. Sheldon's explaining how when he *first* meets people he pretends they are ST characters to cope with his social awkwardness (he is giving tips to Raj about how Lucy could meet them), so when he first met Leonard he was an unnamed red shirt. Yes, he's being condescending and irritating after that, but Sheldon is like that, he's not going to change overnight. We also know from the past though that he likes to mask what he's really feeling with excuses, like the first time they had a fight and Leonard ended up ignoring him and spending time at Penny's during the blackout: Sheldon missed him but wouldn't admit it.

 

In any case, I think we have to wait and see the episode to see how it will all play out. Also, they might purposefully not show the Lenny scenes much in the promo so as not to give too much away. We'll have to wait and see. I do find the whole "They just love each other!" thing rather interesting and symbolic for many reasons though. I don't know if the writers intended it like that, but it's something that stood out to me.

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Once again Sheldon interrupts an important moment for Leonard and Penny!  Enough already, this is why I am so over Sheldon and his over the top scenes. 

 

L/P rarely gets time away for just themselves and now that Leonard is leaving we still couldn't get alone time for them.  Yet, the writers had no problem giving Sheldon and Amy alone time.

 

I am so upset by this........

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CBS promo here . This one is different from the Sheldon/Penny clip.

 

 

Thanks Tensor.

 

Sad that Leonard and Penny couldn't have their good bye by themselves. 

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Thanks Tensor.

 

Sad that Leonard and Penny couldn't have their good bye by themselves. 

 

My vision for the season seven premiere is that Penny and Leonard see each other in the landing, say nothing then disappear together into her apartment. In the cold open. Then gone for the whole episode. They are seen emerging again in the tag, after three days have passed.

 

That would about do it. :)

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My vision for the season seven premiere is that Penny and Leonard see each other in the landing, say nothing then disappear together into her apartment. In the cold open. Then gone for the whole episode. They are seen emerging again in the tag, after three days have passed.

 

That would about do it. :)

 

I like this idea but I think I would prefer it a few episodes into the season. I would quite like to see a few episodes of the gangs life without Leonard; Penny missing him and Sheldon going a little crazy because he doesn't have Leonard there doing all the things he usually does for him. It would also be a good chance to further the Shamy relationship if they have Amy coming in and helping Sheldon cope. I can almost see the first scene of season 7 as either Penny freaking out at Sheldon because he is driving her crazy, or Leonard on Skype to Penny, who is complaining about Sheldon!

 

Personally, i'm not all that bothered about having Sheldon in the car when Leonard and Penny are saying goodbye. Of course I would have liked a one to one goodbye but honestly after just seeing a few seconds of the clip, I think if Sheldon wasn't there to offer some comic relief, I would be in tears throughout the scene! That being said I do hope their reunion is Sheldon free, in the same sort of way that Howard and Bernadette's was.

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Once again Sheldon interrupts an important moment for Leonard and Penny!  Enough already, this is why I am so over Sheldon and his over the top scenes. 

 

L/P rarely gets time away for just themselves and now that Leonard is leaving we still couldn't get alone time for them.  Yet, the writers had no problem giving Sheldon and Amy alone time.

 

I am so upset by this........

Could you imagine the reaction if Leonard and/or Penny had interrupted the Shamy in the bedroom during the last episode? IMO there would be pages and pages of complaining on the forum(s).

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Could you imagine the reaction if Leonard and/or Penny had interrupted the Shamy in the bedroom during the last episode? IMO there would be pages and pages of complaining on the forum(s).

 

They did interrupt them. :p 

 

And Lennys are entitled to complain and complain about Sheldon interrupting L/P in the car, just as well. I hardly doubt the writers made the decision of having Sheldon in the car or not based on how much complaining it's going to generate or not generate on on this forum.

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 I hardly doubt the writers made the decision of having Sheldon in the car or not based on how much complaining it's going to generate or not generate on on this forum.

I never said they did.Just a curious question though. Would you have made that comment if it had been Sheldon and Amy in the front seat and Penny in the back seat?

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