'The Big Bang Theory': Moving in and moving on
February 18th, 2011
01:51 PM ET

'The Big Bang Theory': Moving in and moving on

It's been a big season for relationships on "The Big Bang Theory," and Howard and Bernadette took a big step (though Howard's was more hesitantly) on Thursday night's episode: the two moved in together.

Of course, Howard and his mother issues took precedence over all else. After all, she relies on him every morning: "It's not just the wig, it's pinning her hair up, it's putting on her eyebrows...it's a two person job."

It came to the point where he practically expected Bernadette to cut his meat for him. That didn't fly with Bernadette, and Howard ended up back at Ma's house.

Meanwhile, Raj's sister Priya was ready to make a go of it with Leonard, something that bothered Raj to no end. Sheldon even stuck up for Raj, interpreting the Hindu code of Manu as saying that Raj could "forbid" her from seeing Leonard: "The code also states that if she disobeys, she will be reborn in the womb of a jackal and tormented by diseases. If true, that seems like an awfully large gamble, given that the prize is Leonard."

Everyone assumed that Penny would also be upset by this turn of events, as Sheldon told Priya, "If you're experiencing any tension or awkwardness, it may stem from the fact that Leonard and Penny used to, if I may quote Howard, do the dance with no pants."

Amy Farrah Fowler ran to Penny's aid the moment she heard about it, so she could be "catty" about Priya with her "bestie." But then she met Priya, who recited Shakespeare with Leonard: "I'm regretting my earlier cattiness. She's an absolute delight."

So we're left with Howard and Bernadette back at square one, and Raj at home, "forbidding" Leonard and Priya from taking a vacation together (will Raj ever act on his crush on Bernadette? Hmm.)

Lots of steps to move the plot forward this week, and it's good to see that the season has really taken the focus away from being all-Sheldon, all the time. Still, it was just an okay episode for me.

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  1. valentine Jeevan

    well i feel there should be more information of what is happening in the world.

    March 1, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. George Knight

    Classic and cluless Sheldon, mother issue Howard, Poor and jealous Raj,

    February 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. a mac

    I love this show. The writing, the characters. it all comes together for a fun time. I hope nobody messes it up for a long time. We need good, honest entertainment on TV.

    February 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gloria

    i loved this episode but what i really loved was bernadette's bedspread. anyone know where i can buy it?

    February 19, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      I think I found it at Bed Bath and Beyond, Serena Blue Duvet Cover

      February 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jenny

    Dear CNN, I havent seen in your blogs talking about what happened with Union Protestors. I believe with your help and Mr.Obama,very soon we are going to see in America just what happened in Egypt.The difference is Mr.Obama wants to shut up the voices of Conservatives. I am democrat but this is not a Democracy.

    February 18, 2011 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ral

    Amy's character is starting become better (yay!). good episode

    February 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rjr

    just ok?! Wow.... and i have to agree the ppl who dont enjoy this show are very rare, great show, great cast, great writers, great episode!

    February 18, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. just me

    Love the show so funny

    February 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Be Quiet

    Just an OK episode? You're crazy. This was the one of the best episodes of BBT ever. The writing was fantastic. 7 main characters, 1 guest star and 2 storylines woven together perfectly all in 20-odd minutes. Ensemble comedy at it's finest.

    They should submit this episode for Emmy consideration – and speaking of Emmy, I think Mayim Bialik has a great shot at Best Supporting Actress this year.

    February 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Emilio Estevez

    Emilio likes this sitcom.

    February 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Meesh

    This show is hilarious.

    February 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jess

    I love this show! In my experience, people that don't like this show are the people that aren't bright enought to understand it. It's about time there was an intelligent sitcom on TV to balance out the reality tv crap!

    February 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Thoughts *POOT*

    Yet another loser sitcom/pile of Horse (Sarah Jessica Parker) feces.

    February 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |

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