November 19th, 2010
05:20 PM ET
It finally happened.
For those who swear that there is an undercurrent of something special between Raj and Howard, Thursday night’s kiss on “Big Bang Theory” trumped even the fake revitalization of Penny and Leonard’s relationship.
Sure it was cute to see the latter pair pretend to be a couple for Penny’s dad’s sake, but I so enjoyed watching Raj bond with Howard’s girlfriend, Bernadette. Since he has scored a girlfriend, Howard can’t seem to be without her so he naturally invited her along while he and Raj attempt to discover a new planet.
We hard core “Bangers” know that this could only be achieved with the assistance of some libation as Raj can’t bring himself to speak in front of a female without the aid of alcohol.
Let’s just say good times ensued once Raj started really loosening up. By the time they were in to their second bottle of wine, Raj was well into the “depressed drunk stage” and began to bemoan that no one will ever love him.
Bernadette’s assertion that he was a great guy led him to lean in for a wet one which Howard intercepted … with his lips. I know this was supposed to be a secondary storyline, but it sure didn’t play like one.
Meanwhile, Keith Carradine was a great guest star as Penny’s beleaguered dad who takes a liking to Leonard. Of course, Leonard is the smartest boyfriend Penny has ever had (not to mention the fact that he has no criminal record) and her dad really would like for them to be a couple.
His learning that they had been faking being back together led to one of the funniest lines of the night when Penny’s dad said, “I want grandkids before I die, and I'd like to see them grow up in a house without wheels.” Well said Penny’s papa.
Do we think this is all a big set up to lead to a real reconciliation between Penny and Leonard or are we over it? And speaking of couples, what is up with Raj and Howard? Speak on it!
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