Raj Koothrappali Finally Has A Girlfriend On Big Bang, But…

Raj Koothrappali’s Latest Decision On TBBT Reveals More Than You Thought

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-28    2 min read

“Sorry things worked out like that,” said Bernadette to Raj Koothrappali. In “The Tesla Recoil,” it looked like Raj finally got a girlfriend. But in an effort to protect his friend, he had to make a decision that made him single once again.

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS

Most of the time Raj Koothrappali is on-screen in the latest episode, he’s in bed with his new girlfriend Ruchi. By the end of the episode, he’s in bed with Bernadette eating ice cream and discussing his feelings.

This happened because his girlfriend was trying to double-cross his friend.

Raj Koothrappali Sees Something Ominous About Ruchi

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS

Over the years, Bernadette has been a pretty cutthroat character when it comes to her job. Because she looks like a wandering child due to her height, she’s got somewhat of a complex that causes her to keep herself looking professional.

In addition, she’s ruthless when it comes to climbing the corporate ladder. With a second baby on the way, she’s very aware that others are going to try to take her projects and her job.

In this episode, Raj’s girlfriend Ruchi is one of these cutthroat newcomers.

A Tough Decision For Raj On Big Bang

The Big Bang Theory | Photo Credit CBS

Unfortunately, this puts Raj Koothrappali in an awkward position. For the first time in a long time, he appears to be happy. He’s got a girlfriend that he gets to spend a lot of time with, even if she won’t define the relationship.

But she’s also trying to take Bernadette’s job. In a backstabbing move, she asks Raj to take her to visit Bernadette. In reality, she’s just checking to see how long her competition will be on bed rest.

Since Bernadette and Raj are good friends, he has to call out Ruchi. That leads to the couple breaking up. For viewers, this puts Raj back where he started this season.

Raj Koothrappali was deeply sad in the first few episodes and it looked like Ruchi was going to put an end to that. However, she just couldn’t be trusted and Raj couldn’t do that to his friends.

In the end, Raj cares more about those around him than having a girlfriend.

Do you think Raj Koothrappali made the right decision on TBBT?

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Brock Swinson

http://www.brockswinson.com

Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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