‘Big Bang Theory’ Recap: Can Shamy Survive a Collaboration?

We gave it a C

It’s been a while since The Big Bang Theory writers penned an episode with a bunch of science talk. I guess it was time to write a script that forced me to zone out when things got a little too physics-y. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate that this show continues to stick to its cerebral roots, but sometimes it can get away from you.

Things started out promising. Sheldon tells Amy all about his super secret gyroscope project, redacting the confidential parts by blowing Amy’s car horn. He invites Amy to tell him about her latest projects, giving her permission to blow the horn during the boring parts. Amy is eager to share. She’s working on figuring out where and when awareness takes place.

Cut to Sheldon in the cafeteria. Something remarkable has happened with a plastic spoon! Unlike Howard’s guess that it sang “Be Our Guest,” Sheldon explains that he picked it up without thinking. He somehow connects this moment to missing link in his own research. Could Amy be onto something? He’s never been interested in biology. It’s just grey, squishy stuff. But pair it with physics and you’ve got a fiesta. A physics fiesta.

Sheldon grabs all of his white boards and encourages Amy to collaborate with him. What do you get when you combine Amy’s knowledge in neuroscience and Sheldon’s math calculations? Magic.

Of course there need to be some ground rules. Such as: You can’t use your sexuality to get your way. Sheldon has the final say. Dr. Cooper’s name will appear first in all papers. And he will speak first, too. This is all normal protocol.

Amy throws the ground rules out the window and makes a new list. This is not a competition. There are no stupid ideas. Sheldon concedes, and we are treated to a delightful montage of Sheldon and Amy cheering each other on in the spirit of camaraderie to the kicky tune of “Happy Together” by The Turtles.