Show: The Big Bang Theory
Title: The Loobenfeld Decay
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* Leonard: Are you worried about your safety?
Sheldon: No, I imagine if you were going to kill me, you’d have done it a long time ago.
* Howard: It’s ok. It’s your Millennium Falcon. You and Chewbacca do whatever you want to do. Me and Princess Leia here will find some other way to spend the evening.
Synopsis: Leonard and Sheldon enter their building discussing all the terminators. As they go up the stairs, they hear some very bad singing and aren’t quite sure what it is. Penny comes down the stairs and the singing stops. Penny tells them that she got invited to be in Rent. As she leaves, she continues the bad singing. Sheldon is impressed and afraid of Sheldon’s lying. That night, Sheldon goes to Leonard’s room and does the triple knock in the middle of the night. Sheldon tells Leonard that he is uncomfortable being included in the lie to Penny. Leonard tries to teach him about friendship protocols. He only sort of gets it. Not much later, Sheldon is back knocking at his door. The next day, Sheldon goes to Penny’s and does his triple knock. He tells her about the symposium and why it was a lie. She’s pissed. He tells her another lie. He told her that they were actually going to participate in one of his cousin’s intervention. His lie is so convoluted. Penny comes over before her performance. She gives a weird speech. Then she gives him a hug. Raj and Howard pop over and try a group hug and she stops them. Howard and Raj are both upset that they were not invited to the symposium. As they storm out, Penny stops them. She wants to tell them the truth. Sheldon and Leonard are dealing with a family crisis. Penny gives Leonard another big hug. Even though there is not cousin to hold an intervention for they all decide to go to Long Beach to do the murder mystery on the QE2. They’ve returned and Sheldon wakes Leonard up again. Leonard kicks him out in frustration. The next morning, there’s a stranger in the apartment. He says he is Sheldon’s cousin Leo. Turns out the guy is a research assistant in the physics lab. There is a knock at the door and its Penny. Sheldon introduces Penny to “Leo.” Leonard asks how her showcase went. By the end only two people were left. Meanwhile, Leo goes off on a tangent. Leonard tries to get her out of this situation, and she invites him over for coffee. She also has video of her performance that she is going to show him. She’s excited to watch him watch her performance. Sheldon and “Leo” are still arguing. Later, Penny is sitting on the couch and “Leo” is there too. Leonard gets a bit jealous and asks how long he’s going to be staying.