The girl being late wasn't dismissed for being late, that was just the technicality, she was dismissed for being bored by the lecture she was attending. Sheldon not only said as much, but it seems a rather fair snap character judgment -- meaning I don't think she'd have been happy with Sheldon (or he with her) at all. One thing I liked (for the potential) was Bernadette asking why Penny brought Leonard and she says about they're married and Bernadette snaps back, "I hear that." I can see them complaining to each other about their husbands for the rest of their lives, which, in a way, is at least kind of respectful.
I think the idea of Lily is that she's supposed to be jaded, which is funny-cute for a little girl (sort of like Wednesday Addams as played by Christina Ricci -- except that Ricci never seemed mean and she was likeable). Lily did have some funny moments in this episode, but so much of her interplay with Phil, to me, was just nasty and pointless.
I thought that this was the first real characterization they gave Haley. Haley sitting down with Andy like she did was, I think, the first serious, adult conversation she'd ever had in the show. In some ways, she's more mature than him and I found it a little moving that the circumstances had her rising to lecture someone who has been much more responsible than she's ever been. So, it would be a very nice touch for the show for Haley and Andy to marry and start another family -- and I do hope that happens and isn't dragged out eternally. With such a big wonderful cast, not everyone can be featured in every episode, but I thought this episode refreshed the series and brought it right up to date moving forward. I also agree with everyone who commented how it seemed to end so abruptly. I like Haley and Andy and Hayley changing to being a little like Claire, taking Andy as seriously as Claire takes Phil.
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