“Oh, hello,” said Sheldon Cooper. “I’ve been thinking about it, and I suppose I could help you with your research.” For a moment, it looks like Sheldon has gotten past his insecurities and learned to make friends.
About a second later, of course, Sheldon Cooper shows he hasn’t changed a bit. “Let’s do it here; in the evenings; after everyone else has already gone home,” said Sheldon, clearly embarrassed to be working on the project.
The rest of the episode, Sheldon tries to sneak around with Bert.
Sheldon Cooper Asks Penny For Advice
“I’m working with Bert, but I don’t want anyone to find out,” said Sheldon to Penny, later in the episode. “This is serious. My reputation is on the line. What are people going to think when they see us collaborating?”
For Sheldon Cooper, the problem isn’t Bert. Instead, the problem is geology in general. The physicist thought long and hard about his profession, so he doesn’t agree with others who have chosen a different field.
Unfortunately, this all blows up in his face.
Sheldon Misses His New Friend Bert, But…
Later in the episode, Bert walks up to Sheldon and the gang and spills the beans about their collaboration. Because Sheldon left a coat in Bert’s office (with his name sewed into it), it was clear that they’re working together.
Surprisingly, the problems with this collaboration were all built up in Sheldon’s mind. But, when Bert finds out how Sheldon feels, he doesn’t want to work with someone who doesn’t want to work with him.
Then, Leonard goes to work with Bert and to learn more about being rude to Sheldon. In the end, Sheldon Cooper is upset that he screwed things up and he misses working with his new friend, Bert.
At this point, it doesn’t look like Sheldon has learned very much at all. Perhaps this experience will help make friends in the future though, especially since he screwed things up in the end.
Do you think Sheldon Cooper will ever be sincere with his friends?