Sheldon Tells Leonard He Agrees With Him…
Whether or not he wants to admit it, Leonard has always wanted Sheldon’s approval. After nearly losing his job by whiffing a radio interview, Leonard needs Sheldon’s help to recover from the incident.
“I know you’re mad, but I have to write a statement that says the Physics community is close to a breakthrough. Since you actually believe that, I could really use your help,” pleaded Leonard.
“I can’t, because I think you were right,” said Sheldon to everyone’s surprise.
The Reward Is Only “Bittersweet”
Sheldon then explained that not all science pans out. The community has been hoping that super symmetry was true for decades, but nothing has been proven. Sheldon confirmed, “Maybe our last big idea is simply wrong…”
Leonard then understands why everyone hates him, since he called their career a dead-end. “Now, after 15 years, you finally get to hear me say, ‘You were right,’” said Sheldon with a sigh.
Given the fact he may lose his job, the news is “bittersweet.”
For The Love Of The Game
In the end, the group has a few drinks and comes to a solid conclusion. Penny invites Raj and Howard over to cheer up the duo, but that plan backfires. However, Howard eventually comes up with the idea to go say hello to their favorite physicist.
Unfortunately Richard Feynman has died, but even at his gravesite, they realize why they got started in the first place. Much like a baseball team with a losing record, the joy comes from the journey and for the love of the game.
In the final scene, Leonard still hasn’t quite cleared everything up with the Dean, but it’s likely that he will be able to off-camera. His drunken email to her was awkward, but from the right place.
The Dean has let some other things slide with this group, so perhaps there will be a way for Leonard to make things up to the department. If he’s really lucky, he may inspire everyone with his Physics realization.
What do you think of Leonard and Sheldon’s “love for the game”?