The Big Bang Theory Bonding Moments
We learn a lot in The Big Bang Theory. Not only does the intro in “The Explosion Implosion” reveal Howard and Bernadette’s baby, but we get to see Sheldon and Howard bond, Leonard’s mom and Penny bond, and Raj and Bernadette bond.
The most significant character arc resolved with Sheldon and Howard bonding over the absentee fathers. Together, they build a rocket, destroy it, and then Sheldon hits the open road with his new driver’s license.
Surprisingly, Sheldon even comforts his friend by telling him he’s a good teacher.
Penny Makes A New Friend…
Next, we get to see a new relationship between Penny and Leonard’s mom. When Penny’s Mother-in-Law calls on Skype, Leonard jets out of the room. The two women start to chat and become friends.
The next time her Mother-in-Law calls, it’s just to speak with Penny. Unsure of this new friendship, Penny decides to open a bottle of wine and give it a shot. This friendship upsets Leonard, but only for a moment.
Leonard gets approval from his mother, through his wife, Penny.
Raj And Bernadette Grow Closer
Finally, Raj finds his place with Bernadette. At the beginning of the episode, he’s trying to comfort Howard, but he can’t relate as Sheldon can. This upsets Raj, so he lets the duo build a rocket on their own.
Later in the episode, we see Raj helping Bernadette sew and adjust women’s clothing into men’s clothing. “Maybe he’ll be rough and tumble, or maybe he’ll be sweet and sensitive,” said Raj about the newborn.
“Maybe he’ll be all of those things, like me,” said Raj, in front of his sewing machine. “You bet I am [rough and tumble], b*tch,” replied Raj. A moment later, he said, “But I’m also sensitive and regret saying that…”
With Howard out working on a project with Sheldon, it’s good to see Raj finding a way to help out the group. In the past, he and Stuart helped out Bernie and Howard with the first baby, so maybe he’ll continue to be a progressive third wheel.
Do you think Raj will find a wife and family of his own this season?