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 7 Summary
The seventh series begins with Leonard still away at sea as the gang are reunited for more geeky fun.
Episode 1 - The Hofstadter Insufficiency
Sheldon and Penny bond in Leonard's absence, Raj finds someone to share his heartache with, and while away at an out-of-town conference, Bernadette and Amy are 'hit on' at the hotel bar
Episode 2 - The Deception Verification
Leonard returns early from his research expedition as a surprise for Penny, but Sheldon is upset that he wasn't in on the secret
Episode 3 - The Scavenger Vortex
Raj organises an epic and demanding scavenger hunt for his friends, designed to test their scientific knowledge and common sense, and it brings out some surprising traits in everyone
Episode 4 - The Raiders Minimization
Amy ruins one of Sheldon's favourite films by pointing out a flaw in the storyline, so he plots revenge by trying to spoil her enjoyment of a much-loved TV show from her childhood
Episode 5 - The Workplace Proximity
Amy informs Sheldon that she has been asked to work on a scientific project that is taking place at his university
Episode 6 - The Romance Resonance
Sheldon is mortified when he stumbles upon an important scientific breakthrough by accident. He feels like a complete fraud and is embarrassed by all the praise and attention that comes his way.
Episode 7 - The Proton Displacement
Sheldon feels left out when Professor Proton asks Leonard to read his latest publication, so he befriends a TV personality from a rival science show
Episode 8 - The Itchy Brain Simulation
Leonard thinks Sheldon will over-react when he admits that he failed to return a DVD to the rental shop seven years earlier, but a Sheldon finds a way to punish his friend for his past mistake
Episode 9 - The Thanksgiving Decoupling
Howard takes the gang to his mother's house for Thanksgiving in an effort to protect himself from the company of his grumpy father-in-law, who has also been invited
Episode 10 - The Discovery Dissipation
Sheldon continues to feel guilty about the attention he is receiving for his accidental discovery of a new element
Episode 11 - The Cooper Extraction
Sheldon returns to Texas when his sister goes into labour. While he's away, the gang gather to decorate the Christmas tree and ponder on how things would have been if they'd never met Sheldon.
Episode 12 - The Hesitation Ramification
When Penny's big TV acting break hits the cutting room floor, Leonard does his best to comfort her, which leads her to ask him a bold question about their relationship
Episode 13 - The Occupation Recalibration
When Penny quits her job at the restaurant in order to pursue her acting career full time and Sheldon is forced to take his unused leave by the university, the two end up spending some time together
Episode 14 - The Convention Conundrum
After the guys miss out on Comic-Con tickets, Sheldon decides to hold his own comic book convention and begins to search for a suitable star guest for the event
Episode 15 - The Locomotive Manipulation
Love is in the air when Amy convinces Sheldon to join her - as well as Howard and Bernadette - for a romantic train trip to Napa Valley to celebrate Valentine's Day
Episode 16 - The Table Polarization
When Leonard buys a dining table for the flat, Sheldon objects strongly to such a big change in his living space and his relationship with Amy almost becomes a casualty as a result
Episode 17 - The Friendship Turbulence
In an attempt to improve their strained friendship, Howard invites Sheldon to fly to Houston with him on a visit to NASA
Episode 18 - The Mommy Observation
When Sheldon pays a surprise visit to his mother in Houston, he is forced to confront a new reality
Episode 19 - The Indecision Amalgamation
Raj is wracked with guilt about dating Lucy and Emily at the same time, and Penny wrestles with her conscience over whether to accept a role in a terrible horror film
Episode 20 - The Relationship Diremption
Sheldon faces a personal crisis when he starts to wonder whether he's wasting his time with his study of String Theory, although Penny does her best to offer him advice
Episode 21 - The Anything Can Happen Recurrence
Penny and Leonard try to distract Sheldon from his career problems by reinstating Anything Can Happen Thursday
Episode 22 - The Proton Transmogrification
Sheldon struggles to process his feelings of grief when his idol Professor Proton passes away. Leonard turns a relationship milestone into a competition with Penny.
Episode 23 - The Gorilla Dissolution
A horrible day at work prompts Penny to evaluate her life choices - including taking a big step with Leonard. Howard and Bernadette struggle to care for Mrs Wolowitz.
Episode 24 - The Status Quo Combustion
With potential changes affecting his professional, domestic and social life, Sheldon is forced to confront an uncertain future and considers a major move, which worries Penny and Leonard.
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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