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3.17 The Precious Fragmentation

 

 

The guys find one of the rings, used in the production of The Lord of the Rings. They fight over it, and it is given to Penny to prevent the guys from arguing about it. Sheldon sneaks into Leonard's room, where Penny and Leonard are sleeping, to get the ring, on a chain around Penny's neck. Penny wakes up, and punches Sheldon. They guys have a contest to see who gets the ring, Leonard quits the contest to go with Penny and the things she bought from Victoria's Secret. The other three continue, but they all fall asleep. Leonard claims to have sent it back to to production company, but has kept it in his room. Sheldon and Leonard struggle for it in Leonard's bed while Penny leaves, muttering she has to go back to dating dumb guys from the gym.



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3.18 The Pants Alternative

 

 

Sheldon wins an award, but is terrified of having to speak before a large crowd to accept it. Sheldon gets help from his friends, Raj attempts to help him relax, Penny helps him buy a new suit, Leonard attempts to analyze what Sheldon's problem is, to help him correct it. At the banquet, Leonard goes on and on for Sheldon's introduction. Meanwhile, Sheldon is getting nervous and Penny encourages Sheldon to drink, before getting up to accept the award. Sheldon ends up giving his acceptance speech drunk, with hilarious results.



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3.19 The Wheaton Recurrence
 


Leonard tells Penny he loves her, but Penny cannot say it back.   Meanwhile, Sheldon has set up a bowling contest with Stuart, one of his teammates is Sheldon's nemesis Wil  Wheaton.  During the contest, Leonard bug Penny about how she can say she "loves" chile cheese fries.  Penny angered, leaves, causing the guys to lose the match.   The next day Sheldon arranges for another match and gets Leonard and Penny to talk about it.    Penny admits to having had problems before, when saying I love you too soon.   Leonard admits he may be farther along, because "He's been in this relationship for two years longer than she has"  They agree they are fine.  Later, during the bowling match, Wil Wheaton tells Penny a story about how he was strung along for two years, waiting to hear I love you from a girl and how he wishes the girl had just broke it off.   Penny thinks about this.  She feels pressured, and when Leonard offers to do whatever she wants, she tells him is not fair to him and and she is sorry, before running off.  Leonard realizing their relationship is over.

 
 
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3.20 The Spaghetti Catalyst

 

 

Penny and Leonard are not talking to each other after their break up. Sheldon accepts an invitation to eat spaghetti with cut up hot dogs at Penny's. They guys have already gotten Sheldon's dinner and after Sheldon let's it be known that he has talked to Penny, Howard explains that Sheldon has to pick either Penny or Leonard now that they are no longer dating. Sheldon eats the dinner they guy's got for him, is foiled in his attempt to sneak over to Penny's, by claiming to go for a walk, when Howard offers to leave with him. Sheldon ends up being chased by a dog and he lets slip some things Leonard didn't want Penny to find out.

Penny and Leonard meet in the laundry room for the first time since their break up and discuss Sheldon as if they are a divorced couple and Sheldon is their child. Penny takes Sheldon to Disneyland and Penny and Leonard argue over why Penny didn't call to say they would be late. Later as they both look at a sleeping Sheldon, they agree they can still be friends, although Leonard tries to get Penny to agree to be friends who have sex.

 

 

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3.21 The Plimpton Stimulation


 

Sheldon announces that that he will be having a woman friend staying with him. Everyone is amazed until they find out that she is a scientist friend, who Sheldon doesn't want to stay in a hotel. After arriving, that night, Sheldon's friend, Dr. Plimpton seduces Leonard, who is enamored of her work. The next morning, Penny comes in requesting a ride to work, because her car doesn't start. After watching the interaction between Leonard and Dr. Plimpton, she figures out that they have slept together and get jealous, she tells Leonard to forget the ride, she'll take the bus. Sheldon is also upset with Leonard.

Later that day, it becomes obvious that Dr. Plimpton is flirting with Raj. When Leonard and Howard go to Raj's for Halo night, they discover Dr. Plimpton is already there and she requests all three of the guys role play and have sex with her. Howard is embarrassed to be seen by the other guys, but Raj manages to get Leonard and Howard out of the house, and is the one that has sex with her.



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3.22 The Staircase Implementation


 

After an argument between Leonard and Sheldon over the thermostat, Leonard goes across the hall to Penny's. She is puzzled how the two of them got together. Leonard explains how he found an ad, met the Louis/Louise, and had to answer various questions to be accepted for the room (meeting the previous resident). They both go through the roommate agreement, amid a sparsely furnished apartment. Leonard introduces Sheldon to Raj, and Howard and buys a couch and chair for the apartment. Sheldon interrupts and attempt at sex between Joyce Kim and Leonard.

While at Howard's Leonard compliments Howard's model rockets and offers to let him use some of the secret rocket fuel Leonard has made. While mixing the fuel, Sheldon realizes that Leonard has mixed it wrong and as the guy try to take it down the stairs, Sheldon puts it in the elevator and closes the door, just before the fuel explodes, damaging the elevator. Leonard hints to Penny that the reason he puts up with Sheldon is that Sheldon didn't report him to the authorities. Leonard goes back to the apartment and Penny then hears another argument over what to watch on TV.



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3.23 The Lunar Excitation

 

The guys are trying to do an experiment to bounce a laser beam off the moon and record it. Leonard thinks that Penny would love to see this and goes to get her. She answers her door and a guy, Penny's new boyfriend Zack appears, questioning how they could do that. Leonard invites both Zack and Penny to see the experiment, but Leoanrd is puzzled when Zack appears to be waiting for the elevator. While preparing for the experiment, Zack makes some asks some questions and makes some statements that indicate he has no clue what is going one, to the point of embarrassing even Penny. After a final rather dumb comment, Penny rushes him off.

After the experiment, Raj and Howard enter Sheldon's data into a dating service and much later, a drunk Penny comes to Leonard's door complaining that he has ruined dumb guys for her, she then takes Leonard off to bed for meaningless sex. Leonard thinks they are together again, but the next morning, Penny regrets hooking up with Leonard. She runs off to work, leaving a very hurt Leonard standing in the stairwell. Meanwhile, the dating service has found a match for Sheldon, and Raj and Howard find out the woman wants to meet Sheldon. They blackmail him into attending the meeting.

Leonard goes to Leslie Winkle's, requesting they have meaningless sex. She closes the door. Leonard then gets drunk and tries it with Penny and gets thrown out of her apartment. Sheldon meets the woman, Amy Farrah Fowler, who is an almost identical copy of him. Raj and Howard are horrified by what they have done.

Note:This was Leslie Winkle's last appearance and Amy Farrah Fowler's first appearance.

 

 

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