The Big Bang Theory

Season 2 Episode 13

The Friendship Algorithm

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 19, 2009 on CBS

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  • Another Sheldon episode that seems so familiar to other Sheldon episodes.

    Sometimes I worry that this show is becoming too focused on spitting out Sheldon episodes. I not trying to suggest that he's a bad character. It simply feels like it's been a little while since Leonard got a few storylines of his own.

    I still thought this episode was a good one, but there was a feeling of repetitiveness as well. Sheldon struggles terribly in social situations and at making connections with other people. How many times can this be shown throughout the show's run? The saving grace for me in this episode was that eventually Sheldon did establish the friendship, though short-lived, with Kripke. Seeing Sheldon attempt something out of his comfort zone, rock climbing, is another step in the right direction for his character and keeping his storylines fresh.