The Big Bang Theory

Season 7 Episode 3

The Scavenger Vortex

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 2013 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Raj plans a scavenger hunt for the group that tests their science skills as well as their life skills. This event brings out the both the good and bad in the competitors.

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  • Mix it up!

    It was a very entertaining episode. After the episode premieres that were only so-so, it was refreshing to be just entertained without heaps of secon-hand emarassementI enjoyed the whole episode. I liked that while everyone underestimated Penny, she held her own. But the best part was Amy and Howard bonding over their love for Neil Diamond.
  • Crazy Bernadette

    Probably Bernadette's best episode, she was absolutely mental in this one. Was a brilliant episode and Raj at the end was amzing
  • This Show has truly jumped.

    There was very little to this episode. All of the characters have become predictable and boring. It also seems like they are forcing the acting pretty hard these days.
  • I wish i could unsee this episode..

    started off ok then amy and howie found neil cringeworthy, worst 'acting' ever i litterally was thinking of switching over to something else and even bernie's yet another nasty psycho side come out to play... i think i'd rather have 'saw' on my team...

    and penny threatened raj which made it worth.. but only just..

  • Started off a little slow

    but then it really took off. I wasn't sure at the very beginning where this episode was headed and how good it would be but it ended up being quite humorous. I kept noticing at the dinner table that Bernadette would get zoomed in with an odd expression on her face. I didn't know exactly why they were doing that as she would say nothing. I can only assume it was for the highly motivated Bernadette later when the hunt started. Raj's antics were great and Sheldon's reaction to Raj was perfect, "He's a born showman!" remark. Finally the hunt was fun and particularly Lenoard and crazy Bernadette as well as Amy and Howard and Neil Diamond. All in all it turned out to be a darn good episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Amy: Yes! It's not a ruse to make fun of me. It's a real game, and I'm winning it!

    • Penny: Hey, Princeton, look at that. Team community college-night school is in the lead!

    • Amy: To the Neil-mobile!

    • Raj: OK, go ahead and divide yourselves into teams of two.
      Leoanrd: Couples sounds great or we could mix things up maybe pick teams out of a hat. Whatever.
      Penny: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Why don't you just admit you don't want to be on a team with me?
      Leonard: I just said couples sound great.
      Penny: Hm-mm. Yea. You don't think I'm smart enough. You just think I'm going to be a liability. Even though I totally just used liability correctly in a sentence. (Amy nods at her)
      Leonard: No, let's do couples. I want to.
      Penny: Oh no, no. Let's mix things up. I choose Sheldon and we're going to kick your ass.
      Sheldon: Really? The only time I never get picked first for the team and I'm stuck with the liability.
      Amy: Stop that. Penny is not a liability.
      Penny: Thank you. Do you want me to be on my team?
      Amy: Maybe we pick names out of a hat?

    • Raj: I'm going to make you guys a scavenger hunt like they have at M.I.T.
      Howard: Oh, I love those. I did them every year there.
      Leonard: We did them at Princeton too.
      Howard: Oh, that's cute. Like it's a real college.
      Sheldon: Amusing. I was going to say that about M.I.T., but it works for Princeton, too.
      Amy: Scavenger hunts at Harvard we're really tough. I'd always get stuck on the first challenge; trying to find someone to be on a team with me. (Laughs) I guess that story's more sad than funny.

    • Raj: I didn't want anyone to feel bad at the end of the game and some of those puzzles were really hard and I didn't know who was going to get Penny.
      Penny: (Glares at Raj)Run.
      Raj: Okay, that came out wrong but you have to admit you all had a wonderful time.
      Penny: Run to India.

  • NOTES (3)


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