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The Escape Hatch Identification 

When the gang offers a place for Raj to live, it creates unexpected conflict among everyone and an argument between Amy and Leonard's mother.



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Raj has posted on social media that he can no longer afford his apartment and is looking for a cheaper place to live. Independent of each other, both Howard and Bernadette and Leonard and Penny want but don't really want to help their friend by offering him a temporary place to stay - the Wolowitz's garage and Sheldon's old bedroom respectively. After all three parties learn about all that is on the table as options for Raj, the collective decide that the best temporary solution would be for Raj to move into Sheldon's old bedroom. Although most knew Sheldon would feel uncomfortable with the situation - like Raj is invading his space - it is some other comments that Sheldon makes about the issue that places a strain between himself and Raj. Knowing that what he is feeling is irrational, Sheldon turns to Beverly for her professional opinion on why he is feeling the way he is. Beverly entering the fray has unintended consequences for all involved. Meanwhile, Sheldon is thinking about ... Written by Huggo

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9 March 2017 (USA)  »

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This episode was filmed just eight days after the 10th anniversary of the day that the pilot episode was filmed. See more »


[first lines]
Leonard Hofstadter: Aw, man, did you see this post from Raj?
Penny Hofstadter: What? Is it another video of him and his dog lady-and-the-tramping some spaghetti?
Leonard Hofstadter: No, he can't afford his apartment, and he's asking if anyone knows of a cheap place to live. I want to say India, but it seems mean.
[cut to Howard chuckling as Bernadette gets into bed with him]
Bernadette Rostenkowski: What's so funny?
Howard Wolowitz: Raj is looking for a cheap place to live, and I wrote India.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Don't post that. Be supportive.
Howard Wolowitz: Maybe you should be supportive of my hilarious jokes. ...
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Sing it with me!

(Russian song)

Which translates to:

Moscow Nights

Not even a whisper is to be heard in the garden, Everything has calmed down until dawn. If you only knew how dear they are to me, The evenings near Moscow!

The river is moving and (sometimes) not, All made of the moons silver. A song sounds and is not to be heard In those quiet evenings.

Why do you, darling, look at me from the side, Bending your head so low? It is not easy to tell All the things that are in my heart.

And dawn is getting more and more visible. So, please, be so kind: You, also, don't forget These summer evenings near Moscow. See more »


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History of Everything (Instrumental version)
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Instrumental version of series theme song played over the closing credits]
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The Escape Hatch Identification TBBTS10E18 - Lost it's Charm.
27 March 2017 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This sitcom used to be a story of funny conversations between friends/people. The story-line seems lost. Everybody has become mean like Sheldon & it's not funny. Raj is supposed to be a scientist in Caltech, not a hobo. he might be in a financial mess but how can he be homeless? Doesn't make sense. Sheldon was supposed to be Raj's finance Manager, seems like Sheldon is doing a really bad job ! Next, why is Leonard suddenly so rude to Sheldon all the time? It's not that Leonard isn't used to Sheldon's behavior. There doesn't seem to be any logic behind whats happening.

Hope to see some direction in the story in the coming episodes.

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