The Big Bang Theory

Season 7 Episode 6

The Romance Resonance

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 24, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Sheldon makes a scientific discovery, but it ends up making him feel like a cheater. When Howard romances Bernadette, Penny decides to try it with Leonard.

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  • Absolutely abysmal!!!!!

    Do yourselves a favor and do not watch this embarrassment of an episode! The overly sappy song that they played made me cringe and almost made me want to put a gun to my head! Worst episode ever!!!!!
  • A much needed return to form.

    The premier was great then for some reason the writers went off the rails with the depressing, lack of comedy or poorly thought out 'plots'.

    This episode basically skips over last weeks 'shamy' issue they seem back to normal..

    another 'cruel day dream'

    other that awesome episode..

    if i had one complaint it was sheldon making a mistake of such magnitude and yet he or anyone else didn't fully vet his methods.. yes they tested it and he got lucky but surely with such a big thing they would of asked for all his 'research' ?

    EDIT apparently sheldons discovery is disproved in 7x10 in december and he is sad about it.... oh wait... he hated the fact he got 'lucky' in his mistake to find the theory and didn't want the plaudits... YET NOW he's bitching and moaning about it not nice way to retcon sheldon i'll edit this after seeing episode if i'm wrong)moreless
  • Not as good as usual

    I liked the episode but didn't find as much humor as usual. It mainly revolved around Sheldon's discovery of a new material but when he discovers that he misread part of his basis for the discovery he totally deflates and decides he is unworthy of the accolades being thrown upon him. This is even after his paper has caused others to verify the basis for his discovery. I suppose for as obnoxious as he normally is, and is part of the time in this episode, it does show some moral fortitude. There is also some Sheldon and Amy interaction with Sheldon totally Sheldon and oblivious to Amy's desires. The sideline of Penny and Leonard is ok as well but it was sweet near the end when she brought out her box of memories of Leonard. And finally Howard's song to Bernadette was a sweet moment as well and fortunately the gang chimed in making it at least modestly humorous. So not bad, just not outstanding either.moreless
  • Good song, great episode

    At first I was going to give this an 8 but decided to go with 9.5 simply because as cheesy as Howard's song was, it was actually pretty good. I really enjoyed this episode.
  • Fame!

    sheldon is not even conflicted that he won accolades from a mistake he made - he hates it. He hates that he made a mistake, because he was all 'mister big-shot' and then he discovered that he's just 'mister accidentally lucky' Jim Parsons still masterfully skates that thin line between total asshole, and likeable thoughtless geek
John Apicella

John Apicella


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Nick Ullett

Nick Ullett

Distinguished Scientist

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Tom Fonss

Tom Fonss


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Amy states that the last time Sheldon was in the zone, he tried to figure out how electrones travel through graphine. Yet, when that happened during season 3, Amy wasn't introduced yet. The others could have told her about that, though.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Sheldon: How do I make them stop loving me?
      Leonard: Invite them to live with us.

    • Leonard: No, it's okay. It was really thoughtful.
      Penny: No, it's not... I mean... What's thoughtful is everything you do. Here, you know what? Look at this. Look here's the...the plane ticket you bought me when I was too poor to go home for the holidays. And the rose you left on my windshield...just because. And the...the thank-you letter you me after the first time I slept with you. All eleven pages of it.
      Leonard: Can't believe you saved all this stuff.
      Penny: Of course I did. It's you.
      Leonard: Come here.
      Penny: Oh.
      Leonard: Is that a pregnancy test?
      Penny: Oh yeah, just the first one. I didn't save them all.

    • Leonard: Besides I do romantic things for you all the time. Can you name me one romantic thing you've done for me?
      Penny: I can name tons.
      Leonard: Sex doesn't count.

    • Sheldon: I've got to find a way to stop this thing.
      Leonard: Buddy, I don't think you can. I mean you know, once it's out there, it's out there. This thing's like the science equivalent of a sex tape.
      Sheldon: Frankly, I would prefer a sex tape.
      Leonard: You don't know what a sex tape is, do you?
      Sheldon: No.

    • Raj: As I'm sure as you are aware the quickest way through a man's heart is through his...
      Penny: Pants. But Leonard said that sex doesn't count.
      Raj: Oh. You pure little thing. You have one arrow in your quiver and you just can't use it.

    • Howard: Next week is the anniversary of my first date with Bernadette.
      Sheldon: Really don't care.
      Howard: I want to do something special and I was hoping that you guys could be a part of it.
      Penny: Oh, what horrible thing are you trying to make up for.
      Howard: Putting something in the bank for what horrible thing I do next.

    • Sheldon: I can't believe I read this table wrong. I blame you.
      Amy: Me, what did I do?
      Sheldon: You distract me. I've been distracted since the moment I met you.
      Amy: I'm sorry.
      Sheldon: Well you should be. Because all I can think about is how much I want to kiss you. And not just on the cheek, but on the mouth. Like mommies and daddies do.
      Amy: Oh, Sheldon.
      Sheldon: [Sheldon leans toward her, then Amy wakes up.]Amy. Amy! Did you hear what I said?
      Amy: Can't talk. In the zone.

    • Leonard: Hey, I get that you feel bad about all the attention, but still what you did is amazing. We're really proud of you.
      Amy: I'm not.
      Sheldon: You're not?
      Amy: Sheldon, I've been thinking about it and you're right. You don't deserve any credit. All you did was misread some numbers on a table. A very easy table, too. Honestly, I'm embarrassed for you.
      Sheldon: That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

    • Sheldon: This is the very copy of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics in which I looked up the reaction rates of mendelevium and...
      Amy: And what?
      Sheldon: No. No, no, no, no.
      Amy: What's wrong?
      Sheldon: I've made a horrible mistake.
      Amy: What are you talking about?
      Sheldon: This table. It's in square centimeters. I read it in square meters. Do you know what that means?
      Amy: That Americans can't handle the metric system?
      Sheldon: Amy, I was off by a factor of ten thousand.
      Amy: But the Chinese team found the element.
      Sheldon: Well they shouldn't have, my calculations were wrong. There must be some resonance between the elements I didn't know about.
      Amy: Well, you just got lucky?
      Sheldon: Sheldon Cooper does not get lucky!
      Amy: You and me both, brother. It doesn't matter. The element was found because of you and that's ground breaking.
      Sheldon: What matters is the greatest scientific achievement of my life is based on a blunder. I'm not a genius. I'm a fraud.

    • Amy: So you just got lucky?
      Sheldon: Sheldon Cooper does not get lucky.
      Amy: You and me both, brother.

  • NOTES (3)