The Big Bang Theory: Season 6, Episode 8

The 43 Peculiarity (15 Nov. 2012)

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Leonard feels threatened after hearing about Penny's study partner at school, while Howard and Raj become determined to find out one of Sheldon's secrets.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Penny (as Kaley Cuoco)


Howard has noticed that Sheldon disappears for exactly twenty minutes every afternoon at exactly the same time without telling anyone where he's going or what he's doing. The twenty minutes is listed as free in his calendar. And when Howard and Raj ask him indirectly about that twenty minutes, he evades the question. So Howard and Raj go on a single minded mission to find out where he's going and what he's doing that is so secretive. They try to piece together the evidence they find, but will it lead them to an answer? Leonard isn't joining them in this quest since he's got his own mission. Penny has befriended Cole, a British exchange student in her History class who Leonard is certain is trying to hit on her. Although trusting her somewhat, jealous Leonard does whatever he can to stop Cole indirectly from being her friend (which he equates to hitting on her) so that Penny won't even be tempted. But Leonard himself may be tempted from who to him is an unlikely source. Written by Huggo

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The first time that Penny actually tells Leonard that she loves him, though admittedly it was accidentally. See more »


Sheldon has an eidetic memory, he would not need to write the number 43 down to remember it. See more »


Leonard Hofstadter: I'll be right back.
Sheldon Cooper: You're still here? I thought you were long gone.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Glad to see it going back its roots
16 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Now i have to say over the last few years the big bang theory has taken a turn for the worst , with them all moving on with girlfriends/getting married and so forth , but it was nice to see Howard and Raj team up again to find out what it is Sheldon is doing during his unscheduled time during his day. Needless to say the episode was fantastic some might say the funniest episode since season 3 , me and my girlfriend where in fits of laughter and if your a fan of the older seasons it might be refreshing to note the writers are heading back in the direction we all loved from the previous seasons.

I wont bother including spoilers for the episode , it was very funny well thought out and the best episode of the season!

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