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The Big Bang Theory Review: "The Wildebeest Implementation"

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"The Wildebeest Implementation" was the third TBBT episode in a row where the girls and the guys were featured equally. I think we can officially declare that the show has shifted its format, especially since the four guys were only together for a few minutes in the very last scene.

Overall, I've found this new dynamic to be entertaining and feel it will extend the life of this very funny show, although I do miss Penny's individual relationships with Leonard and Sheldon. Her character is getting a bit lost in the mix.

Raj in Action

The opening bathroom scene with the girls was funny. To talk or not talk while peeing? Between that and seeing Amy in the high heels shoes, she has shifted from an annoying character to one that I enjoy watching.

She was originally a female Sheldon and that didn't really work for me. Now that she is hanging with the girls, I'm enjoying her socially challenged ways.

Unlike Sheldon, who resists anything "normal", Amy is drawn to that. She wants to have a "bestie" and do girl things.

I'm sad to say that the least funny and dare I say it - boring - part of the show surrounded Sheldon this week. That may be a first in The Big Bang Theory history.

The joke about the game being for three people was not funny the first time with Leonard and definitely not funny the second time with Raj.

Actually, most of the Sheldon and Raj stuff at the apartment was just odd. Though, in the big picture of the episode it worked for me. In this case, the lows surrounding Sheldon made the highs so much better.

This episode had perhaps the funniest moment on television: Raj wooing the girl in the coffee house. When he took off his shirt, I just lost it. And, it got better from there. His undies! Stark-naked! My mouth opened so wide in utter shock.

Just thinking about it, I'm cracking up. Raj went from a mute around girls to having absolutely no inhibitions at all. Those drugs are a dangerous thing.

The dinner party proved one thing to me - Leonard is not over Penny. I'm not sure why Priya and Leonard are still together. Every week something happens to suggest that they should break up, but they don't. When will they finally do it? It has to be next week in the finale, right?

There hasn't been a single mention of Howard and Bernadette's engagement since she said "yes"; I expected Priya to say something about it in the kitchen. This is another storyline I would love to see brought up again in the finale.

Overall, this episode had a few very funny moments and TBBT quotes, while the rest fell flat.

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Carla day

Thank you - I was mistaken. I thought there was only 1 episode remaining, but there are two.

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The finale is not next week. There are still 2 episodes left. The finale will be on May 19. Judging by the title of next weeks episode, I believe that yes it does have something to with Howard and Bernadette's engagement.

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In the episode after Howard proposed to Bernadette, the girls took Sheldon dancing and Bernadette excused herself from dancing with the Asian man on the account of being engaged. Good review.

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I don't think next week's the finale. According to wiki, finale's on 19.

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Okay, writers. We get it. For the past five or so episodes, you've made it perfectly clear that you want us to despise Priya. Stop prolonging the inevitable part where she gets written off. Speaking of getting written off, I really wanted Amy to be at the beginning of this season. Now, she's become my third favourite character (behind Sheldon and Penny). IMO, Amy's beginning to feel like this show's most well-developed character.

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Totally agree with you Sue Ann !
BTW, I watch this (all) show on a 92" projection screen :-)

Sue ann

Logic would indicate (to me, anyway) that if Sheldon is getting a new roommate, as is indicated in your spoiler, then Leonard is moving out. The only reason I can think of for him to do that would be for him to move in with Priya somewhere. Since the spoiler says that Sheldon will have a new roommate, and since Priya currently lives with Raj, and since Raj has to leave the apartment when Leonard is over, it makes sense for Raj to move in with Sheldon, and Leonard to move into Raj's place with Priya. I can see the comic possibilities in this. If Raj is not still working with Sheldon, then I missed the episode where he got some other job. Having to spend 24 hours a day with Sheldon would drive even Raj nuts, I should think, and I think he is the nicest guy amongst the four of them. As the show was renewed recently for three more years, they can't get Leonard and Penny back together again too soon. They might spend a season tormenting Priya and Leonard with each other. That is my guess about that, anyway. I was at a friend's house to see this episode, with a big screen tv. I loved the coffee house scene. Hysterical. I've been in some of those bathroom conversations. It sounds like they may have a woman writer on staff. Good job.

The Big Bang Theory Season 4 Episode 22 Quotes

Ooh, these are cute. Of course if I buy them, I'll have to rent my womb out to a gay couple.

Penny

Some women don't like to get chummy when their panties are down.

Bernadette
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