The Big Bang Theory

The Separation Oscillation

Series 9 - Episode 2 The Separation Oscillation



After the car-crash opener, there are signs that the Big Bang collider is starting to fire again, beginning with a very scary prologue. Leonard and Penny are still divided by trust issues, especially now “other woman” Mandy Chow is back on the scene, while Amy is infuriated by an unrepentant Sheldon and his “charming eccentricities”. Some will be glad to know Fun with Flags is back, and there are a couple of sorely needed “ahhh” moments.

But the episode, minus breaks, is only about 18 minutes long. Is that really value for money when the main cast are getting paid $1 million an episode? And yes, fans do think about such things while the show is only half-powered.


Leonard meets up with the woman he kissed during his trip in the hope of setting Penny's mind at ease, while Sheldon films a special episode of Fun with Flags after his break-up with Amy. Bernadette feels guilty about keeping a secret from Penny.

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
Mary Cooper Laurie Metcalf
Mandy Melissa Tang
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