The Big Bang Theory
About the Show
Arch-nerds Leonard and Sheldon may know more than their fair share about subatomic particles, but when it comes to people in general, and women in particular, they're absolutely clueless...
Series 5 Summary
This series brings the sound of wedding bells and more is discovered about the complicated lives of Sheldon, Leonard and their socially dysfunctional friends.
Episode 1 - The Skank Reflex Analysis
Penny worries that she's screwed things up with her friends after her night with Raj. Meanwhile Sheldon takes command of the paintball team.
Episode 2 - The Infestation Hypothesis
A battle of wills between Sheldon and Penny leaves Amy in the middle. Leonard tries to spice up his long-distance relationship with Priya.
Episode 3 - The Pulled Groin Extrapolation
Leonard goes as Amy's date to a colleague's wedding. Howard tries to convince Bernadette to live with his mum after they get married.
Episode 4 - The Wiggly Finger Catalyst
Raj is upset that he's the only one of the four guys not in a relationship, so Penny sets out to find him the perfect date.
Episode 5 - The Russian Rocket Reaction
Sheldon's old nemesis Wil Wheaton returns and invites everyone to a housewarming party. Sheldon threatens to 'de-friend' Leonard if he goes.
Episode 6 - The Rhinitis Revelation
Sheldon's mum visits and soon becomes a firm favourite with his friends, much to Sheldon's annoyance.
Episode 7 - The Good Guy Fluctuation
Leonard questions his feelings for Priya when he kisses a girl he meets in the comic book store.
Episode 8 - The Isolation Permutation
Amy is heartbroken when she finds out that Penny and Bernadette have been shopping for bridesmaids dresses without her.
Episode 9 - The Ornithophobia Diffusion
Leonard and Penny attempt to hang out without anybody else around, while Sheldon faces his fear of birds.
Episode 10 - The Flaming Spittoon Acquisition
Stuart from the comic book shop asks Amy out on a date. In jealousy, Sheldon asks her to be his girlfriend.
Episode 11 - The Speckerman Recurrence
Leonard confronts the man who bullied him in high school, while Penny realises she did her fair share of tormenting in the past.
Episode 12 - The Shiny Trinket Maneuver
When Sheldon is dismissive of Amy's career, Penny, Raj and Leonard teach him that sometimes it's a good idea to pretend to care about things
Episode 13 - The Recombination Hypothesis
In the 100th episode of the US sitcom, Leonard and Penny agree to give their relationship another chance, but they soon start to argue again
Episode 14 - The Beta Test Initiation
Leonard and Penny put their relationship through a 'beta test' and report problems they have with each other as 'bugs', while Sheldon and Amy seek internet fame
Episode 15 - The Friendship Contraction
After Sheldon keeps him awake all night, an irate Leonard decides that he needs to break the roommate agreement, which formally ends their friendship
Episode 16 - The Vacation Solution
Sheldon helps Amy in her biology lab after he is forced to use up two weeks of holiday, but he is bored by the tasks she gives him
Episode 17 - The Rothman Disintegration
Sheldon and Kripke argue over who should get Professor Rothman's vacant corner office. Amy buys Penny some art to celebrate their friendship.
Episode 18 - The Werewolf Transformation
Sheldon's well-organised world is turned upside down when he learns that the barber who has cut his hair for years has passed away
Episode 19 - The Weekend Vortex
Amy is upset when Sheldon breaks his promise to accompany her to her aunt's birthday party in order to join the guys for a video game marathon
Episode 20 - The Transporter Malfunction
Penny buys Leonard and Sheldon some Star Trek memorabilia but she is irked when they refuse to remove the toys from their packaging
Episode 21 - The Hawking Excitation
When Stephen Hawking comes to lecture at the university, Howard is given the task of maintaining his wheelchair, making Sheldon green with envy
Episode 22 - The Stag Convergence
Leonard, Sheldon and Raj throw a bachelor party for Howard, during which some stories about his sexual history are accidentally revealed
Episode 23 - The Launch Acceleration
When Nasa inform Howard that his space mission has been rescheduled to an earlier date, he tries to use the wedding as an excuse not to go
Episode 24 - The Countdown Reflection
In the last episode of season five, Bernadette decides that she wants to get married to Howard before his Nasa space mission
The Big Bang Theory synopsis
Arch-nerds Leonard and Sheldon may know more than their fair share about subatomic particles, but when it comes to people in general, and women in particular, they're absolutely clueless...Episode Guide >
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