‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 8, episode 17 review: Are Raj and Emily no more?

Raj -Thursday night’s new episode of “The Big Bang Theory” was ripe with a variety of interesting storylines; some were completely random, but others may be a little more significant to the story long-term.

In the random department, we had Leonard deciding to put himself out there, and paint with Penny using their bodies. It’s a big step for the two of them! Also, these two used that in order to prove that they are not old people, and can still do a variety of crazy things. Eventually, they did pull it off … and we got at least a few laughs out of it.

On a more serious note, Sheldon managed to convince Amy to travel to Mars with him on a proposed colonization trip … but not after some fighting. These two went back and forth, mostly because he hid his application from her at first, and even made a video. At the same time, they were almost considering taking a major step forward and buying a turtle. To them, that’s an enormous move in the right direction.

Now, we turn to Raj, who made a classic mistake in this episode: Deciding that it was going to be a good idea to snoop through Emily’s apartment while she was away. Was this a complete deal-breaker for the two of them? We were certainly worried about it. We did like that they managed to work it out in the end, but with a nice little move by Emily to get a little revenge on him by acting like there was something horrible in the closest. Grade: B.

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