Monday, January 11, 2016

The Big Bang Theory - The Sales Call Sublimation

The latest episode of The Big Bang Theory offers three separate stories, two of which play on long-running storylines. In the main story Leonard (Johnny Galecki) agrees to make an appointment with a psychiatrist (Jane Kaczmarek) to grease the wheels for Penny (Kaley Cuoco) to sell the doctor some prescription drugs. Initially doing so only as a favor to his girlfriend, Leonard finds the experience freeing as he's able to uncork some bottled anger towards his mother's bizarre view of child rearing. Penny also ends up on the doctor's couch before the end of the episode.

In the other storylines Sheldon (Jim Parsons) spends the weekend with Raj (Kunal Nayyar) in the college's astronomy lab while Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) deal with the mixed emotions caused by Stuart (Kevin Sussman) finally moving out of the house. Neither of the back-up stories is all that memorable, although Stuart's does finally wrap-up a plotline the show has left dangling for multiple seasons.

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