Moment of Goodness

5 Moments of Goodness from The Big Bang Theory “The Love Spell Potential”

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

Well, not every episode can be 5-star.  Last night’s Big Bang Theory had some funny moments, but wasn’t as great as we’ve seen in previous weeks.  The good: My top five moments of goodness from this episode.

The cat’s away.  When the girls decide to take a weekend trip to Vegas, the guys let loose by…playing Dungeons and Dragons.  This is exactly the kind of thing you would have expected from them.

Magic potion.  Penny brews a special potion to allow her to get through the Dungeons and Dragons game.  When Sheldon tells her they’re playing for something better than money – experience points – Penny looks to Leonard and says, “More potion.”

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

Photo Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS

The love spell.  Bernadette casts a love spell on Sheldon and Amy, and Amy rushes out of the room.  I could see why Amy would be upset.  She takes a lot of heat for dating Sheldon, and it is still hard for her not to have an emotional relationship.  The sweetest moment by far was when Sheldon came to talk to her.  Amy asks him if they’ll ever have an intimate relationship and Sheldon tells her, “Before I met you, I never had an interest in being intimate with anyone.”  She asks if he has interest now, to which Sheldon responds, “I have not ruled it out.”  This is a huge moment for Sheldon and the most normal we’ve ever seen him.

Kinky D&D.  Emboldened by his disclosure to Amy, Sheldon initiates a dirty round of D&D.  Who would’ve thought that could ever happen?  When Sheldon removes Amy’s leather armor, her reaction is priceless.  It is nice to see Amy get some affirmation from Sheldon of his feelings for her.

Penny’s hair.  I’m giving Penny’s hair this week its own moment of goodness.  As I noted last week, her hair has been frightful lately.  Finally, someone ran a brush through it and what a huge difference it made!

The bad: The main thing not working for me is Lucy.  The show has done a phenomenal job of working in new female characters – both Amy and Bernadette meshed instantly with the original group.  Lucy is not going so well. I did not enjoy Kate Micucci’s performance. Her twitchy stutter and googly eyes are irritating and her dialogue falls flat. The jokes about covering herself in antiperspirant and having a subscription to Guns and Ammo were just not funny. All of the characters (except Penny) are socially awkward, but they’re taking it too far with Lucy. Her crawling out of the bathroom window was stupid. I like the idea of Raj having a relationship, but this doesn’t feel like the right one. 

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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