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Cold Open: stairs, all 4 guys carrying take-out, Leonard asks Raj how things are going with the girl he is dating and Raj says he ended it with her, when asked why he says because she didn't want to see him anymore. Sheldon says some people are not destined for a mate like Newton who was a virgin till death, Raj says he is not a virgin. The guys express sorrow to Raj who says "I'm fine" to which Sheldon continues on. Howard says what Raj means is he is clearlt not fine. And Sheldon says if people mean the opposite of what they say, then Howard could be wrong.
The guys walk in and the girls are there (yea all 7 scene) and they ask what the guys are talking about. Sheldon goes into it and Raj says again "I'm fine which means I don't want to talk about it". Sheldon is frustrated because he wishes it was easier to know what people are really feeling without words. Howard tells him there is a trial experiment going on for a human emotions detector. At first Sheldon is leary but everyone thinks it would be great. Meanwhile Raj says maybe he should ask his ex-girlfriends what went wrong, get them all together. Everyone agrees thats a bad idea.

Next scene: comic book store, Raj asks Leonard what he plans to do with Sheldon's old room...he says game room. Sheldon tells Leonard he wanted a game room but Amy said no. Howard comes over and excitingly tells Sheldon he got a hold of the machine for him.

Next scene: 4A (pink coffee maker now there and liquor bottles on top of fridge) penny is on her tablet and Leonard comes out from the bedroom says he measured his new game room and his dream tv will fit (if he removes boards OR that is so big he can see it from work). Penny asks him to hold off aa Randall might come stay with them. Leonard asks why and Penny says her Dad wants her to help get him an interview at her company. Leonard asks won't they mind an ex-convict drug dealer and Penny says Pharmaceuticals is just a fancy word for drugs anyway. Leonard is clearly miffed so Penny asks him how long would he be staying, Penny says few days, more, who knows. She asks Leonard if he has a problem, he lies and says no, they hug and peck and Leonard says Randall will enjoy carrying his drugs in a brief case better than a balloon in his rectum (this was re-written a few of Leonards like and 2nd-3rd takes had the sitting hug as 1st didn't..to me they softened it up)

Next scene (playback) Howard/Bernadette kitchen with Raj. Bernadette asks Raj if he really thinks its a good idea to contact all the ex's together, it will crush him, (meanwhile Raj has already begun plan the event). It was a quick scene.

Next scene: Sheldon's office (Sheldon, Amy, Howard). They are beginning to try the emotion detector machine that monitors the persons lines and expressions and such and an app on Sheldons phone determines the basic emotions by a smiley face system. Howard jokes it can determine if Amy wants to think about her choices (impling dating Sheldon---eyes roll). Amy has a laptop and begins looking a pics and the machine will pick up her emotion and Sheldon will go by that. First he says "happy" and Amy excitingly says yes cause its a pic of puppys, Sheldon sorta agrees but not with their tiny pointy teeth. Next pic he says sad and Amy says softly yes its a picture of her Grandma to which Sheldon says makes sense you probably miss her and you worry about getting her turkey neck. Amy's emotion change and Sheldon says "oh wait now you are angry".

Back to 4A, Leonard at kitchen island, Penny walks out and asks Leonard to help look at her brother's resume. Leonard makes a crack about Randall's prison career. In walks Shamy and Sheldon is holding the detector saying "If you're happy and you know it no need to clap your hands, I'll know it". Shamy walks to the Island and Leonard says he is happy for Sheldon and Sheldon says he knows its true because his phone shows a happy smiley. Amy sees the resume and asks Penny whats she is doing, Penny tells her and Sheldon says Leonard is angry about it. Leonard denies but sheldon's machine keeps picking up angry faces. Penny asks Leonard and he finally says "fine, I am angry, how could you not ask me if its ok to have your drug dealer ex-con brother stay with us". penny now gets defensive saying she didn't think she would have to check with him since its her brother. Sheldon's machine shows them both as angry. Lenny make a few jabs like Penny defends that Randall wouldn't live with them forever, he would eventually get his own place. Leonard says when has he ever lived alone, Penny says he has, Leonard says where aside from a place with a nearby metal toliet (implying prison), Penny says that still countd. Amy tells Sheldon to stop and he points the machine at her and he says "then stop enjoying this too" (implying they are both enjoying this). Then Penny says to Leonard consider this payback for making her live with Sheldon (2 versions, one Sheldon says she was lucky to live with him, 2nd is he let her share his honeynut cheerios to which Penny snaps back that she was invoiced for those). Sheldon is offended and Amy pats Sheldons back and says they should go, Shamy proceeds to leave and Sheldon says can he storm off and Amy says it looses its impact if they discuss it, so he says instead he'll give them the finger (which is an angry thumbs down), Amy gives a half one and stop. They exit.

Next: Raj's apartment (Lucy, Claire, Emily and deaf Emily, Howard & Raj). Ladies are seated around the coffee table. Raj explains he gathered them all together to find out what went wrong in there relationships. He explains that Howard is there to translate for Emily and take notes. Deaf Emily signs and Howard says I agree this is crazy. Raj then says its confusing there are two Emilys so he said emily Sweeny is red-head emily (but deaf Emily is also a red head), 2nd take called deaf Emily "Emily Jr". She signs angrily and Howard says "hey you dates him". Raj suggests they go around the room introducing themselves and why they broke up. First up is Lucy. She admits she has severe social anxiety and Raj kept pushing her into uncomfortable situations to which Howard says "like this one" and she shakes her head yes and sinks into her seat. Raj tells him to right he has personal boundary issues and Howard says/writes Shmuck. Deaf Emily says he was too dictated by what his parents said and Emily Sweeny agreed saying he was a mamas boy. Raj tells Howard to write good son. Then its Claire who said he was too needy, and then said he was too into his look with shaping eyebrows and Raj's cuts her off. Then its Emily Sweeny. She says she is uncomfortable saying it in front of Howard. Raj says he doesn't mind so she begins to say "well when we were in bed" and Raj says "leave". (Done a few different ways). Clearly Raj is getting upset so Lucy says "there is something good about dating Raj". Raj jumps in and says "thank you and yes I'll go out with you again". Lucy says "no, I mean I learned what not to do in a relationship for my next one". All the women agree and Emily Sweeny starts talking about her new man Gary and Howard asks for his spelling. Raj cuts him off and asks them all if they moved on to better relationships and they all agree (and Claire says a little before actually). Howard steps in to defend the deflated Raj. He says he is proud that he is putting himself out there and trying to fix it, both sorta one arm hug and Emily Sweeny says "I'm actually surprised you two (howard/raj) never got together. Howard says "like you ladies I had to ho through this to find Bernadette" and Raj weirdly agrees.

Next scene (playback) 4B. We see Amy at the island mixing a salad calling Sheldon out for dinner saying she made beefloaf not meatloaf as she knows how much he hates non-describe meals. He doesn't come out so she walks into the bedroom and we see Sheldon cuddled sorta diagonal with a pillow. Amy asks whats wrong and he is disappointed because he really thought he was getting better at reading peoples emotions and she says he has, look at all the times he knows when she is upset to which he says she's sorta a downer and he quickly apologized for that. Amy climbs over behind him and says they all have challenges like you and says "although probably cause of my dad" to which she takes off her glasses and says without these all I see is a blurry blob. She rubs his arm and tells him to stop using the machine, then lingerly kisses his cheek and says she loves him to which he turns and say "I Agree with that, I love you too. Can you put your glasses back on you look like a weirdo".

Next scene (4B door). Lenny knocks, Sheldon answers and Lenny says they owe him an apology and Sheldon says I forgive you for taking my suitcase when I wasn't home. Leonard says not that, but for yelling at him because he was in the middle of their fight. And Leonard says also the suitcase to which Sheldon said he had to throw it out as a sock was in there. Sheldon asks are they ok now and Lenny says yes, Penny said she will tell her Dad its just not a good time to which Leonard rubs her back and says "he won't get mad at his little girl" to which immediately Penny says he won't because it was Leonard's idea, Leonard says "you're going throw me under the bus?" And Penny says "I'm gonna throw you so fast I'll break windows". Sheldon says "wait are you getting angry again" and they look snarky back and he shouts "yes I can read emotions I don't need the machine, and slams the door".

Tag: whole gang at 4A eating and Sheldon is still a little bummed about reading emotions, so Amy (or Raj) says pregnant women have a great insight into that. Leonard says "but they can't get Sheldon pregnant" so Sheldon asks Bernadette what he is thinking and she says "you think you are better than us, we are all be beneath you". He is shocked and tells Howard to keep having babies.

Ok I am exhausted so probably typos and errors. Will try to review later.

BTS: everyone very chatty. Jim was Jim with pacing so no toe hangup. Kaley said at railing "not sure what you've all heard but I for one want this to keep going. Never heard her word it that way. Mayim kept making like clawing motions toward Jim and others. All messed up except Melissa and Mayim. While filled studio, there were still some seats so my guess everyone got in of standbys.

The playback we all know, but I am trying to keep this post non-bias so I may handle those in the ship threads.


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I know many had feelings about the playback. Its a rough Lenny one and an uber cute Shamy. The Shamy make-out isn't as steamy as I thought but still Shamy awkward hot (for those of us who adore the awkwardness). The RA part actually to me isn't the worst, its the most hopeful part of Lenny in the episode. But I am a glass half full person so in some ways the constant bickering may help to bring a resolve to an otherwise boring couple to me. I think this one will be tough be the writers drive home the differences between Shamy and Lenny (even in the car Leonard says all couples start with attraction and then it fizzles which we know is not how Shamy started). Regardless its a rough one but trust me they aren't on the backburner. I'm trying hard to comment and be nice on this one. I felt for my lenny friends.

For more shamy I will reserve for Shamy thread for obvious reasons


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Thank you for the report. Really appreciate your hard work.

Mixed emotions about this. Sheldon sounds like the overgrown child again, and Lenny conflict is tiresome. The writers really need to do something better with them.

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Thank you for the report. Really appreciate your hard work.
Mixed emotions about this. Sheldon sounds like the overgrown child again, and Lenny conflict is tiresome. The writers really need to do something better with them.


Def no sense of overgrown child from Sheldon in this one TBH. If anything he is working hard to better himself. And when Amy is consoling him (finally not Penny!!) its how a partner would to a partner, not parent/child


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Looks like we got our wish. Finally lenny have a storyline. Fighting every week. 3 back to back episodes with one mostly offscreen and 2 on screen which seem to get bitter every episode. None resolved on screen. I guess this is going to be a long running arc for Lenny with Sheldon at the center of it. When Malero said they love lenny fighting I never knew they would take it to this extreme where every episodes, they fight, We are never shown any resolution as they are fine until the next fight. I guess the RA didn't work for Lenny as 10x14 shows. We got Leonard taking Penny for granted in 10x13 and Penny taking Leonard for granted in 10x14. If this is how married couple act all the time. No thanks to marriage. Will this nightmare ever end. This is the reason why I'm not a fan of renewing the series if this is the junk that tptb will be chucking out for Lenny every week.

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I like the sound of this episode. I'm  happy  to see Lucy again, I liked her, but not as Raj's girlfriend, so it's good she is in an episode  and with no expectation to date Raj again.  Also a bit weird to have her, Emily from S. 5, Claire and Emily S. at the same table talking of the only thing they (sadly) had in common. I don't expect that Raj will change that much after this, but it's the closer he has ever gotten to a life-changing experience. In any event, I must admit it's the first time in ages that I'm looking forward to a Raj's plot!

As for Lenny, it's frustrating that they are fighting again, I completely understand why people are complaining; anyway, I like Leonard more when he shows a bit of a back bone, if he didn't want Randall in his home, good for him that he fought for that. 

I like how supportive Howard was during the episode; he found the prototype of the emotions reading  machine for Sheldon and he stayed with Raj during his...intervention (I don't know how else to call it...). It looks like the episode had good material for everybody...

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31 minutes ago, mirs1 said:

I like the sound of this episode. I'm  happy  to see Lucy again, I liked her, but not as Raj's girlfriend, so it's good to see her and with no expectation to date Raj again.  Also a bit weird to have her, Emily from S. 5, Claire and Emily S. at the same table talking of the only thing they (sadly) had in common. I don't expect that Raj will change that much after this, but it's the closer he has ever gotten to a life-changing experience. In any event, I must admit it's the first time in ages that I'm looking forward to a Raj's plot!

I would like to see them take Raj in a positive direction. Most likely, this is a Raj centered waste of time. Just last night I saw a rerun of the Valentine's episode where he originally met Lucy in the comic book store. He gives that nice speech about how they're not losers just because they're not in relationships. Then, when Lucy agrees to go with him for coffee he, as usual, acts like a giant ass. This is who he is. It would be nice if the writers were as concerned with transforming him as they are Sheldon.

Not sure why the original Emily is getting any kind of positive reception. She was a gold digger that used Raj for what he could give her. Saying she dumped him because his parents had too much influence on him is untrue. She dumped him because his parents were going to cut off the money.

If they're going in this direction they can bring back the 'Whore of Omaha' and have her break up Howardette. That should be good for a laugh or two... (Sarcasm) Don't want a million angry replies.... I like Howardette....

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Thank you @kerrycec03 ! Yay !! For Emily(and others)  moving on to new boyfriends .That is what i wanted.  Emily was smart and interesting, I figured  she would have moved on from Raj. Would have been a bit unbelievable if they were still hung up and crying over Raj , almost a year later. Lol. 

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This taping appears the writers are grasping at straws. Sheldon and Scientology storyline. Raj and his exes storyline. Lenny fighting.......again. Fan fiction story writers on here can do better than that.

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34 minutes ago, HeWolf said:

Not sure why the original Emily is getting any kind of positive reception. She was a gold digger that used Raj for what he could give her. Saying she dumped him because his parents had too much influence on him is untrue. She dumped him because his parents were going to cut off the money.

If they're going in this direction they can bring back the 'Whore of Omaha' and have her break up Howardette. That should be good for a laugh or two... (Sarcasm) Don't want a million angry replies.... I like Howardette....

Oh, I know that...I think the writers put her into the mix to underline as much as they could that Raj screw up with all women in his life;  S. 5 Emily, though, was on that respect his only exception, she was actually the only girl who took advantage of him and hurt him without a reason. After all the awful things Raj has done, anyway, I think I let this discontinuity error go...

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6 minutes ago, mirs1 said:

Oh, I know that...I think the writers put her into the mix to underline as much as they can that Raj screw up with all women in his life;  S. 5 Emily, though, was on that respect his only exception, she was actually the only girl who took advantage of him and hurt him without a reason. After all the awful things Raj has done, anyway, I think I let this discontinuity error go...

Agreed. That's the only way to watch this show. If you can't get past the continuity errors it will drive you crazy.

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1 hour ago, Tonstar17 said:

Looks like we got our wish. Finally lenny have a storyline. Fighting every week.

You got what you wanted. Looks like you were not specific enough, huh?

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