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The Big Bang Theory

  • 2015
  • Season 9
  • 24 episodes
  • Sitcom
  • Drama

Summary

In Season 9, Penny struggles with Leonard's confession that he kissed another woman, Sheldon films a special episode of Fun with Flags, and the guys' skills are tested by a flat tyre.

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Episode 13: The Empathy Optimisation

Summary

After being forced to deal with a sick Sheldon, the rest of the gang try to treat themselves to a Sheldon-free weekend. Comedy, starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco

Review

Recovering from flu, Sheldon can’t understand why his friends are mad at him – flashbacks reveal his greater-than-usual insensitivity. “It’s called empathy and it’s something you should work on,” explains happy-to-be-away girlfriend Amy via video call. Considering this a personal challenge, Sheldon practises his remorse, while the others plan a party-bus trip to Vegas without him…

Big Bang seems refreshed after its mid-season break, hitting its cues with greater zest than earlier in the season. A little more for Kevin Sussman to do as hangdog Stuart and Raj’s surprising party trick don’t hurt, either. Next week, prepare to meet Sheldon’s fabled grandmother or “Meemaw”.

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Credits

Cast

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Leonard HofstadterJohnny Galecki
Sheldon CooperJim Parsons
Howard WolowitzSimon Helberg
Raj KoothrappaliKunal Nayyar
PennyKaley Cuoco

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DirectorMark Cendrowski

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