The Big Bang Theory

Season 7 Episode 2

The Deception Verification


Full Episode: The Deception Verification


Full Episode Summary

When Leonard returns from the North Sea, he and Sheldon go through an adjustment period. Howard has an unusual emotional reaction as a result of his relationship with his mother.
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Episode Discussion (18)
Sep 28, 2013
I didn't enjoy this episode as much as the premiere. Howard's estragon storyline was too ridiculous for my taste, but it did have some nice (and funny) Howard and Raj moments.The storyline about Leonard's return had a lot of potential, but in the end they turned it into a 'Sheldon reacts childishly' instead of exploring a potential adult friendship problem. Sheldon decided Leonard was a surreal liar, instead of focusing on the fact that Leonard only tolerates him, and doesn't actually like him as a person. This is a fascinating plot I wish they could have kept going, but I guess having such a huge tension occurring over more than one episode would be too much for the sitcom.

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