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1120 'The Reclusive Potential' (April 12)


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7 minutes ago, Sah said:

I think the change over Wolcott came right after Wolcott told the guys about his long distance marriage. About how they never see eachother so they could devote themselves to science. He knew this is what his life could have become if he hadn't met Amy. He knew that from the break-up, from Amy being away in New Jersey for a couple of months that he would not be fulfilled and happy in a relationship like Wolcotts. His seeing how Wolcott lives only further proved to him that he is no longer only a man of science. He is a man of Amy. I think this is a wonderful realization to have at a bachelor party. 

 

What bachelor party? Sheldon visited Wolcott, Leonard went to keep an eye on Sheldon. Howard went to keep an eye on Leonard and Raj went so he wouldn't want to go to Amy's party. Call it what you want, but, it was neither a party or bachelor's party.

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2 minutes ago, chucky said:

Yeah, but deep down it had to eat at her a bit. She's like Betty White, all into anti animal cruelty. But then again Karl is the vegitarian in their relationship and Kaley eats meat. :icon_cheesygrin:

So I guess  it just ate at her a bit as you said. Surely as an experienced actress Kaley knows how to handle with stuff like that.

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3 minutes ago, Chrismo said:

I thought he already had that realization.

Nothing wrong with having it again...this episode cemented how much better his life is now. 

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9 minutes ago, spidergirl said:

So I guess  it just ate at her a bit as you said. Surely as an experienced actress Kaley knows how to handle with stuff like that.

She should be able to adjust and handle it. I just thought it was interesting.

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34 minutes ago, chucky said:

If Sheldon is not conflicted about his relationship with Amy, then he's no longer Sheldon and more like Leonard and Howard. Sheldon is suppose to be different.

They are both scientists and they love their work but to both of them it's just isn't as important as it once was. It's all about finding that perfect work-life balance really at the end of the day.

Sheldon in this case clearly has different priorities these days, but he's not going to give up on Science and the pursuit of knowledge and discovery in his field. It's just not the 'be all end all' it once was, he was purely a man of Science now he's a man of Science who has a healthy relationship as well.

Achieving a Nobel was his ultimate goal in life, but I bet if you asked him right now if he had a choice of focusing just on his work if it got you a possible Nobel or you do good work but have a wife and some day a family that you love he's going to every time take the latter.

That's life, it's constantly in flux. Priorities change, responsibilities change, goals change, opportunities arise.

Does that make him like Leonard and Howard? Maybe, but at the same time will that make him more content with life? I'd say yes from what I've seen over the years and how he has embraced that change for the better.

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1 minute ago, Jonny said:

They are both scientists and they love their work but to both of them it's just isn't as important as it once was. It's all about finding that perfect work-life balance really at the end of the day.

Sheldon in this case clearly has different priorities these days, but he's not going to give up on Science and the pursuit of knowledge and discovery in his field. It's just not the 'be all end all'l it once was, he was purely a man of Science now he's a man of Science who has a healthy relationship as well.

Achieving a Nobel was his ultimate goal in life, but I bet if you asked him right now if he had a choice of focusing just on his work if it got you a possible Nobel or you do good work but have a wife and some day a family that you love he's going to every time take the latter.

That's life, it's constantly in flux. Priorities change, responsibilities change, goals change, opportunities arise.

If you say so, but I don't buy it. Another thing we disagree on.

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Just now, chucky said:

If you say so, but I don't buy it. Another thing we disagree on.

I'm a believer in that changes happen for a reason and a lot of the time it's driven by you and that you want it.

Everything that has changed with Sheldon over these past 11 years simply comes down to the fact that he wants it to happen. Sure he has been at times dragged kicking and screaming and it's made him uncomfortable or unsure but he has allowed it to happen as well, that's telling in itself.

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3 minutes ago, Kathy2611 said:

Has it ever occurred to all of you nay sayers that this show is called “The Big Bang Theory” and what that actually means?

I love this...

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Mayim and Melissa both had perfect comedic timing in this ep. Especially when Amy told Leonard go along to the cabin to make sure Sheldon was safe, Bernie told Howard to go along to make sure Leonard was safe, and then added to take Raj so he wouldn't crash the bachelorette party. The two of them were GREAT in this ep. 

5 hours ago, Jonny said:

In the final scene? Purely just following the plot in this one it made sense considering both Sheldon and Amy realised with how their nights went that they have changed since all those years ago. And despite the fact they aren't the same people as they were when they first met they still love each other and always will. It made perfect sense.

I totally agree. Plus him wanting to leave gave Sheldon the opportunity to say the line about how he knew the difference between squirrel and rabbit.

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Well that was a disappointing episode they could of done so much more with both plots , out of the two plots  the girls had the better plot . Out of all the bachelor/bachelorette stories Howard was the best bachelor and Penny's was the best bachelorette but that isn't saying much as all of them haven't been that good.  It was nice that Penny thought of something Amy likes to do instead of just doing something she likes although it turns out that Amy would rather have done something more Penny like. I did find the tea scene odd, but the photos of the girls from the night where amusing . Also me personally I could of done without another Shamy bed scene they've had quite few this season, and it bothers me. They are able  to write a bed scene for Shamy  all the time but for Lenny they can't even write just one bed scene which is disappointing. 

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5 hours ago, Chrismo said:

I think the bigger problem is he was all gung ho over Wolcott and then all of a sudden he wasn't.

He's still gung ho over Wolcott. He just realized he can't live the way Wolcott does.  I never thought he's want to live in a cabin in the woods anyway. He's too much of a germophobe.

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9 minutes ago, Zephon75 said:

Well that was a disappointing episode they could of done so much more with both plots , out of the two plots  the girls had the better plot . Out of all the bachelor/bachelorette stories Howard was the best bachelor and Penny's was the best bachelorette but that isn't saying much as all of them haven't been that good.  It was nice that Penny thought of something Amy likes to do instead of just doing something she likes although it turns out that Amy would rather have done something more Penny like. I did find the tea scene odd, but the photos of the girls from the night where amusing . Also me personally I could of done without another Shamy bed scene they've had quite few this season, and it bothers me. They are able  to write a bed scene for Shamy  all the time but for Lenny they can't even write just one bed scene which is disappointing. 

There is only one couple on the show that is important to the writers and it's Shamy.

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14 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

He's still gung ho over Wolcott. He just realized he can't live the way Wolcott does.  I never thought he's want to live in a cabin in the woods anyway. He's too much of a germophobe.

It was an unnecessary story to tell. Again he could of figured he couldn’t live like Wolcott back in 4a. It’s s repeated storyline that add nothing to the show. JMO

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6 hours ago, Chrismo said:

I forgot about Zack. With all the shootings in the US him going out to shoot a squirrel seemed inappropriate.

I don't get that ? Surely there's a difference between hunting and murder ? The man lives off the grid.  He grows and shoots his own food. He wasn't expecting extra guests so he had to nip out to get some extra provisions in.

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22 minutes ago, Zephon75 said:

Well that was a disappointing episode they could of done so much more with both plots , out of the two plots  the girls had the better plot . Out of all the bachelor/bachelorette stories Howard was the best bachelor and Penny's was the best bachelorette but that isn't saying much as all of them haven't been that good.  It was nice that Penny thought of something Amy likes to do instead of just doing something she likes although it turns out that Amy would rather have done something more Penny like. I did find the tea scene odd, but the photos of the girls from the night where amusing . Also me personally I could of done without another Shamy bed scene they've had quite few this season, and it bothers me. They are able  to write a bed scene for Shamy  all the time but for Lenny they can't even write just one bed scene which is disappointing. 

I think the tea scene was odd too. A bit of overkill to make a point. As to the bed scene all I can say is whoever does wardrobe is never going to win any awards.

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3 hours ago, Kathy2611 said:

Has it ever occurred to all of you nay sayers that this show is called “The Big Bang Theory” and what that actually means?

Something interesting about that: My dad worked in QA (software testing) and he told me that "The Big Bang Theory" in software development jargon means that you work a lot in a short time to create the product fast and problems are fixed later, when it's running. Bill Prady worked in that area (I don't remember exactly what he did) and the show was written based on his experiences. I wonder if the name has something to do with that.

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1 hour ago, Zephon75 said:

Well that was a disappointing episode they could of done so much more with both plots , out of the two plots  the girls had the better plot . Out of all the bachelor/bachelorette stories Howard was the best bachelor and Penny's was the best bachelorette but that isn't saying much as all of them haven't been that good.  It was nice that Penny thought of something Amy likes to do instead of just doing something she likes although it turns out that Amy would rather have done something more Penny like. I did find the tea scene odd, but the photos of the girls from the night where amusing . Also me personally I could of done without another Shamy bed scene they've had quite few this season, and it bothers me. They are able  to write a bed scene for Shamy  all the time but for Lenny they can't even write just one bed scene which is disappointing. 

The next one is about Penny. You will enjoy that one I bet. Something to draw you in a bit more...I am currious about Penny and Raj storyline...

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56 minutes ago, Sah said:

The next one is about Penny. You will enjoy that one I bet. Something to draw you in a bit more...I am currious about Penny and Raj storyline...

There seems to be an assumption that since the story is about Penny and if Zephon75  favorite is Penny he/she will like the episode. I don't think that's true for everyone. Some people actually do care about the story.

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2 hours ago, Lagernisse said:

They are able  to write a bed scene for Shamy  all the time but for Lenny they can't even write just one bed scene which is disappointing. 

I don't watch the show to count bed scenes.

9 hours ago, Chrismo said:

With all the shootings in the US him going out to shoot a squirrel seemed inappropriate.

That is how some people in this country still survive.

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22 minutes ago, Die Zimtzicke said:

I don't watch the show to count bed scenes.

That is how some people in this country still survive.

But would you notice if your favorite couple went 3 episodes not being together?

as to the shooting of the squirrel it really doesn't fit into the show IMO

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