Will the new girl become the Amy to Raj’s Sheldon? We’ll find out in more episodes to come…hopefully without anyone bailing out of a coffee-shop bathroom.
While Raj’s first date goes awry doing just that, Sheldon
learns a thing or two about acting and etiquette. He applies what he knows to
his escalating web series, Fun with Flags; the private way he resists being put
down by The Man.
When he thanks Penny at Amy’s behest for her body-language coaching, she invites the pair to go see her acting group’s Friday Night play. Sheldon begrudgingly accepts.
“Spread your legs, invite them in.”
-- Yes. This was Sheldon.
Amy diverts to Sheldon-status tactics and learns on her own what’s not considered scientifically
We’re reunited with her nicotine-study monkeys and, when they’re limited to one cigarette a day, give her such a hard time she starts playing hardball. Only, the athletic equipment isn’t so traditional.
Her throwing arm landed her off the project, free to accompany Sheldon to Penny’s play.
Meanwhile, Howard, Leonard, and Bernadette go console Raj
after his crummy date, only to find he’d newly elected a monk’s life, complete
with lobster and garlic butter. He could have used a BroBib with his getup,
They couldn’t solve the issue right away, though later on in the comic book store, the mystery girl returns with a letter and an apology for Koothrappali.
She apologizes at the episode’s conclusion by revealing she possessed a host of her own social anxiety issues. I thought it refreshing CBS spotlighted social problems and psychological diagnoses. While Raj’s silence might make for a good laugh track, they remind us all their disorders are actual struggles for many people today.
Yet, for all their preconditions, the two may find a matching pair in one another. Maybe Raj can start keeping less beer on hand with this one—more Chai.