The Big Bang Theory – The Re-Entry Minimization *SPOILERS*
Lately The Big Bang Theory has been a bit hit or miss. This week’s episode The Re-Entry Minimization is most definitely a hit.
Howard returns from his epic journey into space to find that only Bernadette is in the airport to give him a warm welcome. Expecting media attention, love from is adoring friends, fame and celebrity, Howard is sorely disappointed. His disappointment levels increasing more when his night of hot loving from Bernadette has to be stopped due to her flu symptoms and passing out before any nooky has took place.
Meanwhile, Leonard and Penny have a double date games night with Sheldon and Amy. What starts out as a simple ‘girls versus boys’ Pictionary competition ends in a full out war reminiscent of the Friends episode were Rachel and Monica battle Joey and Chandler for the apartment.
Other challenges that the characters face during games night include Penny and Sheldon working out long division sums after spinning around for a minute with their heads attached to a light sabre; Wrestling in which Sheldon gets smothered in kisses by both Amy and Penny and in possibly the funniest challenge ever, Leonard and Amy have to find Waldo without wearing their prescription glasses. The latter challenge also provided the funniest line of the episode:
Sheldon: How could you not find him?
Leonard: Because he is difficult to find; if he was easy to find it would be called “There’s Waldo”
Erstwhile, Howard returns home to the loving arms of his mother, Mrs Walowitz only to find that he can’t get in. It transpires that whilst Howard was in space his mother had been sexing up Howard’s dentist. Howard leaves in obvious disgust and finds himself at the home of Raj and is shocked to find that geeky comic book store owner Stuart has moved in. Feeling jealous and dejected Howard, once again, leaves and heads for Sheldon and Leonards apartment only to face further rejection as he interrupts their final challenge – a classic pie eating contest. Howard leaves the foursome as they seem too busy to entertain details of his epic adventure. The contest appears to end with Sheldon squealing about getting blueberry pie up his nose.
Finally, Howard ends up in a lonely café and is finally recognised by someone, the waitress, who saw him on television and offers him a free piece of cheesecake. Excited that he finally has an audience, Howard breaks out into the details of his night only to be once again rejected. The episode ends with Howard half-singing-half-choking on his tears Elton John’s classic Rocket Man.
All in all The Re-Entry Minimization is a damn fine episode.