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The Closure Alternative 

Amy tries to help a depressed Sheldon find closure when one of his favorite TV shows is canceled. Raj becomes paranoid when he finds Lucy's blog.

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Sheldon has just learned that his favorite television show, Alphas (2011) has been canceled after two seasons on the air. What's inconceivable about the situation is that the second season ended on a cliffhanger, meaning that he will never learn what happened after that. Amy believes that Sheldon's issue is that his compulsive self needs closure. Being a neuroscientist, she believes she can help him break that need. Although he doesn't think he has a problem, he allows her to perform her therapy on him. This process will either cure him, or tear them apart. Meanwhile, Raj finds an on-line blog that Lucy has written, describing their relationship. Although he finds it a little creepy to read it - likening it to reading someone's diary - he can't help but read it anyway. Howard convinces him to use the information contained in the blog for his own carnal advantage with Lucy. And Penny can't understand why Leonard gets so excited by what she considers the little, insignificant things in ... Written by Huggo

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Amy knocks the rhythm "Shave and a haircut", which Sheldon must answer with "two bits" as an example of his compulsive need for closure. Judge Doom keeps knocking on the wall "Shave and a haircut" to find Roger Rabbit in the movie 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' because Toons in that universe can't help finishing the line with "two bits". See more »

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[first lines]
Sheldon Cooper: Oh dear! Penny, have you been recording shows on our DVR again?
Penny: No.
Sheldon Cooper: Answer honestly; this is not a trial. That'll come later.
Penny: Absolutely not.
[quietly to Leonard]
Penny: Help me out here; I can't afford another demerit.
Leonard Hofstadter: Uh, maybe we were hacked. You know, the Chinese have been hacking everything lately.
Sheldon Cooper: Why would the Chinese make our DVR record 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?
Leonard Hofstadter: I don't know... It's a fat guy on a Segway; that's funny everywhere.
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CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #413

Dear Chief Justice Roberts,

The vanity card seen below was written a couple of years ago, but I think it deserves another look. It is my hope that you can see past its rimshot pessimism to the fundamental truth imbedded within. Perhaps it might even speed up your deliberations, grease the wheels, if you will. Speaking of which, a wise man once said, "When sitting on the horns of a dilemma, ask the dilemma to use a lubricant."

Sincerely,

Chuck Lorre CHUCK LORRE PRODUCTIONS, #231

I believe that inherent within the God-given right to the pursuit of happiness, is the equally God-given right to the pursuit of unhappiness. That is why I support gay marriage.

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we live in a world where closure isn't always an op...
26 April 2013 | by (Mumbai,India) – See all my reviews

Waited a long time for this episode.Wish they would make it a weekly show. But this episode was awesome. " You don't know what it's like to feel completely frustrated ,to have a Desire build up within you and be denied any opportunity for release". This dialogue made me laugh a lot.Poor Amy!.Feel a little bad for her!! . Penny is tugged to watch a certain Vampire Show!. Also Raj's attempt to project a more manly image was also pretty hilarious. Sheldon goes bananas over Alphas S3 getting canceled , meanwhile Amy discovers his pathological need for finding closure.And her little experiments drive sheldon Mad!. My rating : 10/10!


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