Howard reminds Leonard of a five year old pact between the two. Effectively, the pact stipulates that Penny has to set Howard up with one of her friends. Leonard has to tread lightly to ask Penny for this favor. A reluctant Penny does find someone, but she may regret it when she and Leonard go on a double date with them. Meanwhile, Raj tries to talk Sheldon into entering a $500 top prize Mystic Warlords of Ka'ah tournament with him to be held at the comic book shop. Sheldon has no interest in entering because, with his eidetic memory, the game is no challenge. Sheldon changes his mind when he learns that Wil Wheaton, number six on his arch enemy list (Wil didn't show up for a scheduled appearance at a sci-fi convention that Sheldon attended in 1995), has entered. Sheldon's goal is to crush 'Wesley Crusher'. During the tournament, can Wil do anything to change Sheldon's mind about him? Written by
Did You Know?
In all the games of "The Mystic Warlords of Ka'a" seen in this episode, no card appears more than once (except when Sheldon responds to "Underworld Guardian" with the same card), thereby emphasizing the ridiculous complexity of this game, which baffles Penny in the beginning. See more
Sheldon describes Wesley Crusher from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as having an eidetic memory. However, it is never established in that series that Wesley has an eidetic memory, only that he learns quite quickly. See more
How about that? Albert Einstein was wrong.
Approaching the speed of light doesn't slow down time.
[Points at Howard and Bernadette
Approaching them does.