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The Recollection Dissipation 

Sheldon reaches his limit when he works on projects with Leonard, Wolowitz and Amy in one day.


Mark Cendrowski


Chuck Lorre (created by), Bill Prady (created by) | 6 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Johnny Galecki ... Leonard Hofstadter
Jim Parsons ... Sheldon Cooper
Kaley Cuoco ... Penny Hofstadter
Simon Helberg ... Howard Wolowitz
Kunal Nayyar ... Raj Koothrappali
Mayim Bialik ... Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch ... Bernadette Rostenkowski
Kevin Sussman ... Stuart Bloom
Joel Murray ... Doug


Much to Amy, Leonard and Howard's chagrin, Sheldon boasts that he can work on their two separate projects in the same time that the three of them are working on one. That's why Amy, Leonard and Howard are pleasantly surprised by Sheldon's efficiency, perhaps not so much in the time management itself, but how clearly he can see things with the projects having spent some time away working on the other. But Sheldon's double duty has its consequences, one of them being that he loses his notebook with all his classified notes, he having no idea where, as he has no idea where he's been for about twelve hours during that time when he would have lost it. With Raj's help, Sheldon is able to retrace his steps for those twelve hours, what end up being very surprising steps in more ways than one. Meanwhile, Bernadette is scheduled to go back to work soon, and she is feeling depressed about it if only because she feels like she's abandoning Halley. Not wanting to burden Howard, she doesn't tell ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

6 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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This episode was taped on March 14, 2017. See more »


[first lines]
Penny Hofstadter: Hey Leonard, if you're not busy tomorrow, I have to do a little reception at work.
Leonard Hofstadter: Oh, I would, but we need to make a push on the air force project.
Penny Hofstadter: Are you sure? We're celebrating our new ADD drug. I mean it'll probably be over in like six minutes
Amy Farrah Fowler: Did you say you guys are working on the guidance system tomorrow?
Leonard Hofstadter: Yeah, why?
Amy Farrah Fowler: Well, Sheldon said that he was going to work with me on our quantum perception projct.
Leonard Hofstadter: We've had this planned for a week.
Amy Farrah Fowler: Well, he reconfirmed with me this ...
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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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Another poor episode
7 April 2017 | by peterhill-84900See all my reviews

The episode felt as it could have have been cut into three. Instead, it's another step down from what was once a brilliant series. Sheldon tries to work on two projects at once, Sheldon forgets an entire afternoon and Bernadette struggles to accept she'll have to go back to work and leave the baby. They're all cut down into small chunks that neither of them is the least bit interesting. The ending is rushed and left me feeling as if I was somehow supposed to have enjoyed it. Once again there are silly lines used just to make the audience laugh, failing to make the viewer on the other side of the screen even chuckle.

The saving grace was Bernadette and Penny being their usual selves but overall, it's time to put this series to bed - permanently.

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