January 27th, 2012
02:35 PM ET
Not bad for a few nerds.
Before I get to Thursday's recap, I'd like to note, "The Big Bang Theory" beat "American Idol" head-to-head from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the all-important 18-49 demographic.
The Leonard and Penny story arc certainly seems to be attracting viewers. And this time, it wasn't a dream.
Leonard tried out his theory of treating dating like a beta test, but their "bug reports" for each other obviously didn't help the relationship (they also argued over Penny's knowledge of the term "beta test").
A "Doctor Who" watching date didn't work out either (no Who-Con for you, Penny!), but the shooting range was more Penny's speed – until Leonard got shot.
So far, so good for "Lenny," but I think they have a long road ahead of them.
I was thoroughly entertained by Sheldon and Amy's flag podcast, and Raj's misadventures with his new girlfriend, Siri (and the fact that he froze up in front of the "real" Siri. (Also, loved Amy's constant defense of the – in her mind – flawless Penny.)
What were your favorite moments? Are you pulling for "Lenny" to work out? Share your view on iReport or comment below.
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