big bang theory Collaboration Fluctuation

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Tonight’s recap of The Big Bang Theory episode The Collaboration Fluctuation just doesn’t require a lot of detail.

Raj and Penny have become best girlfriends since Raj moved in. They do yoga and go shopping and get facials and drink wine and gossip about work.

big bang theory Collaboration Fluctuation

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Leonard feels left out, so he hangs out with Howard and Bernadette. They are oddly insensitive, and then they go to TARGET and buy PAMPERS. Product placement much?

big bang theory Collaboration Fluctuation

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Eventually, Leonard brings his feelings to Raj and Penny. I guess everything is fine now.

Meanwhile, Amy shares something she’s working on with Sheldon– pinpointing where consciousness lives in the brain. Instead of dissing her field, Sheldon is intrigued and posits that her work might blend well with his own to disprove the role of consciousness in the Copenhagen Interpretation. (Wikipedia link provided, because how many of us have ever heard of that– amirite?)

big bang theory Collaboration Fluctuation

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First they work together harmoniously, but their results are poor. Then they argue, which leads to breakthroughs in their work. Finally, they make some ground rules that allow for calling stupid ideas stupid and making “yo mama” jokes.

big bang theory Collaboration Fluctuation

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The end!

Read the rest of my Big Bang Theory Season 10 recaps HERE.