Mislav Posted May 9, 2015 Posted May 9, 2015 (edited) Circumstances alter cases. I wasn't bothered by that one. Priya having bailed back to India distinguishes it for me. And Alice was there, structurally, to put in the full stop to the whole Priya-Leonard story and get back to the main game. Totally different scenario. All preceding cases are distinguished, if you take the time to work through them. What's relevant for me is now, where, since the troublesome event, formal promises have been made between two competent adults. Nothing like pinky swears or whatever between two single men about an their arrangements regarding the disposition of a third party who was not involved in the negotiations (Leonard and Howard) or extended and unhappy booty calls like Priya and Leonard. I'ts obvious they were the wrong girls for Leonard. Edit: but the thing is Penny knows all that about him. I don't have to defend him. She has to decide if she wants him. Everything that has happened in his past, she knows like we know. Unless he had some other relationship I've forgetten, that Penny doesn't know about. Edit2: and as anybody who has been paying attention knows, Leonard went in other directions because Penny kept him at arms length. She knows that too. They were meant for each other. The sucky thing about this is that Leonard screwed it up all on his own. penny has to save him from himself here.I don't consider the dr. Stephanie thing as cheating because she and Howard weren't formally dating and she didn't even know that she was on a date with Howard. It did bother me that Leonard kept pursuing her while Howard still thought that he had a chance with her and that he waited so long to admit it. Given his distress over Penny sleeping with Raj when they weren't even in a relationship and while he was dating Priya (though the relationship was going through the crisis), I am sure that he would have reacted much worse if he were in Howard's place. (Penny's "screw him" response regarding Howard when Leonard asked her what to do was pretty bad too, especially keeping in mind the fact how she had reacted upon seeing her ex boyfriend-from years back-have a dinner with his current girlfriend on Valentine's Day. Not to mention her saying that he should marry Bernadette because no other girl would ever want him-girl, he's not some second class citizen and he has a right to make a choice, especially regarding a pre nup.) And him making fun of Howard years later when Howard was upset over him spending so much time with Bernadette doesn't help the case. But he did set up Howard with Stephanie's roommate, so it is not like he is unrepentat or that he would just ditch his friends because of a girl. And Howard should have been acting better himself (regarding that dr. Stephanie). Edited May 9, 2015 by Mislav Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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