Let me just get one thing out of the way: Amy is creepy. And last night’s episode just kept reminding us of that. I don’t get her character, and I don’t get why she’s on the show. At the beginning, she made me laugh A LOT because she was so Sheldon-y. But now I just don’t get what the writers want her to be. I think I’m as lost as they are at this point. Please, if you do like her, tell me why in the comments section. I would really love to know your opinions about her.
So basically, Amy buys Penny a huge painting of both of them as a gift and, of course, Penny is expected to hang it somewhere around the house. The problem is Penny is too freaked out by the gift to hang it. She asks Bernadette to come and see it, and Bernadette agrees with her. Plus, she thinks Penny looks like a dude in the painting. Penny decides to hang it only when Amy’s around and then take it down when Amy leaves, but Amy finds out and ends up hurt. Penny has no choice but to tell her that Bernadette is jealous because she’s not in the painting. Of course, she is. Who wouldn’t be? (Sigh.)
Now let’s get to the good part of the episode, Sheldon, Kripke, and the office. When a theoretical physicist is forced to retire because he kinda lost it, Sheldon and Kripke fight over the office. To solve their problem, they decide to have a dual. They’re both better than each other in something, but they’re both equally bad at sports. So Leonard organizes a one-on-one basketball competition, and they both SUCK at it. Those scenes were the BEST. Any scenes between Kripke and Sheldon are awesome.
Leonard: “You know all those terrible things bullies used to do to us?”
Leonard: “I get it.”
Since neither of them wins, neither one of them actually scores, Leonard suggests that whoever throws his ball higher gets to have the office. The winner? Sheldon.
But it turns out, he’s no winner at all. When he arrives to the office, he finds the retired physicist standing in the corner of the office, naked. Apparently, he’s “invisible.” There’s no thermostat in the office, and if you know Sheldon, you’d know how much that would piss him off. There’s a hole in the wall where Sheldon gets his head stuck. (Very Mr.Bean) There’s a bird outside singing out-of-tune. And there are geologists above his office drilling all the time. Sheldon ends up going insane. AND IT. IS. EPIC.
The Sheldon storyline in the episode was beyond incredible. It was entertaining seeing him go crazy. It really really was because he’s Sheldon, crazy is his thing. But again, the Amy/Penny storyline was a big no-no to me. The jokes have become very redundant.
What about you? What did you love and hate about the episode?