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The Love Spell Potential 

A date between Raj and Lucy takes both of them out of their comfort zones. After a trip to Las Vegas goes awry, the girls join in on a Dungeons and Dragons game, which causes Amy and Sheldon to re-evaluate their relationship.


Anthony Rich


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 7 more credits »


Airs Tue. Jan. 29, 10:30 PM on TBS





Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kate Micucci ... Lucy
David Trice ... Waiter


While the girls are in Las Vegas drinking and carousing, the boys are playing "Dungeons & Dragons". The weekend doesn't turn out quite the way each group expects. The boys are down one when Raj receives a text from Lucy to hang out with her, which he does. Although their date doesn't go quite the way Raj would have wanted, their shared fear may instead bring them closer together. And out of circumstance, the girls are turned away at the airport and thus never make it to Vegas. As they seem to have nothing else to do, Leonard invites them to stay to play D&D with them. While Howard relishes his role as dungeon master, and as Sheldon relishes watching Howard in his role as dungeon master, the girls end up adding their own sensibility to the game. Penny in particular uses it for what she believes is Amy's advantage.. or is it? Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

9 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Love Spell Potential See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In the German synchronized version of the episode, Howard impersonates Leonardo DiCaprio instead of Christopher Walken in one scene. DiCaprio (in movies) and Sheldon are both dubbed by Gerrit Schmidt-Foß. Therefore, Schmidt-Foß also dubbed Howard's version of DiCaprio in this episode. See more »


When Lucy makes her comment about sweat coming out of her head, her mouth is slightly open. In the next shot it is completely closed. See more »


[first lines]
Bernadette Rostenkowski: [to cab driver] Burbank Airport, please.
Penny: Vegas, here we come!
Bernadette Rostenkowski: No husbands, no boyfriends, no rules!
Amy Farrah Fowler: No rules? We're not going to get drunk and have a six-way with the Blue Man Group are we?
Penny: No.
Amy Farrah Fowler: So there are some rules.
Bernadette Rostenkowski: Fine. No husbands, no boyfriends, some rules.
Amy Farrah Fowler: Thank you.
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Crazy Credits


Vitreous humour. Apparently that's what I've been seeing in my peripheral vision. My optometrist calls them floaters. He said it happens with age and not to worry about it. I worry about it. Maybe I'd feel better if he told me that what I was seeing was pixies, tiny magical creatures that only appear to a special few. But no, I'm seeing floaters, as in, "Hey Sarge, we just found a floater in the stream." Speaking of streams, I'm due for a general checkup with my MD - which means a prostate exam. I can't wait to hear what descriptive medical term he has for that charming, age-related problem. Probably something technical, like spongy, as in "Hey, Sarge, I spilled my coffee in the squad car. You got any paper towels, or something spongy?" See more »


References ...and justice for all. (1979) See more »


History of Everything
Written by Barenaked Ladies
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
[Series theme song played during the opening titles]
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One of the worst episodes ever...
13 May 2013 | by daniellieparkerSee all my reviews

Please, don't get me wrong; The Big Bang Theory (TBBT), like any show, has some great episodes as well as bad episodes. If I ever questioned myself about how much I like TBBT it happened in this episode. It seemed producers' brains had left the room. Some people said they were going back to their origins... people were wrong. After 6 years on air, a little bit of "evolution" should be expected... they are getting too old to play nerds and some activities just doesn't suit them anymore. If that is how grown-ups look like playing RPG's, I'm glad my chromosomes never had any interest in joining "brave and heroic" groups made of cards and dice.

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