‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 6, episode 10 review: 50 shades of Sheldon

The Big Bang Theory“The Big Bang Theory” Thursday night was in many ways all about relationships, and we saw a few rather interesting ones develop between some of the characters. We had Howard finally finding some sort of common ground with Bernadette’s father, and we also had quite possibly one of the strangest storylines involving Sheldon and Amy that we have seen ever since the beginning of the show.

From the standpoint of Amy, it made perfect sense: she came down with an illness, and when she realized that Sheldon was taking care of her using some very intimate methods (such as bathing her), she prolonged being sick longer than she really was. When Sheldon did find out about it, he then decided to discipline her … by spanking her. This may have been the best moment of Amy’s life, and we have a feeling that we are going to be seeing her “deserve punishment” a good bit more often from her in the future. (On a different note, did anyone else think this was a little over-the-top, even for Sheldon?)

The Howard storyline played out just as you would expect, as his planned “fishing trip” with Mike ended up going completely awry thanks to the fact that neither one of them wanted to go; however, they found something to talk about courtesy of how their wives tried to force them into it.

The one part of this episode episode that felt even stranger than the spanking was how Leonard was effectively a ghost for just about all of it, and the same goes for Raj. It was nice to see the focus put elsewhere for a change, even though we have to admit to missing them in action.

What did you think about this episode? If you want to see more on what is coming up on “The Big Bang Theory” a little later on during season 6, all you have to do is click here.

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