The Big Bang Theory

The Relationship Diremption

Series 7 - Episode 20 The Relationship Diremption



You wouldn’t think that science-phobic Penny could help boy wonder Sheldon with his dilemma over the compactification of extra dimensions. But the actress’s talent for cutting through jibber-jabber is truly a thing of wonder. The upshot is that Sheldon considers walking away from his beloved string theory – a prospect that ends up in drunken shame.

Raj, meanwhile, decides that he and new flame Emily should double-date with Howard and Bernadette. And what sounds like a terrible idea most assuredly is. It’s a knuckle-gnawingly funny episode, with an invisible cameo from Stephen Hawking. Who knew that a slow, minute-long zoom onto an office door could be so funny, or have such a great pay-off?


Penny tries to help Sheldon when he starts to wonder whether he is wasting his time studying string theory. Meanwhile, during a dinner, Raj discovers Howard once embarrassed himself on a date with Emily. Stephen Hawking guest stars.

Cast & Crew

Leonard Hofstadter Johnny Galecki
Sheldon Cooper Jim Parsons
Penny Kaley Cuoco
Howard Wolowitz Simon Helberg
Raj Koothrappali Kunal Nayyar
Amy Farrah Fowler Mayim Bialik
Bernadette Rostenkowski Melissa Rauch
Emily Laura Spencer
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