The Big Bang Theory

The Military Miniaturisation

Series 10 - Episode 2 The Military Miniaturisation

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Review

Now that Penny and Leonard are married (again), The Big Bang Theory clears the lab of all extraneous personnel and focuses on Howard and Bernadette. Arguably the series’ least likeable couple (though it has to be said they’re reliable providers of the funnies), they are now handed storylines that could generate more sympathy.

Howie is again visited by a menacing military man (Breaking Bad’s Hank!) over his invention, while Bernie is upset by someone blabbing to her work colleagues that she’s pregnant. (As a microbiologist, she ought to have declared that herself, but we’ll overlook that!)

It’s a tighter, more recognisable formula than last week’s outing, with a one-liner-packed script, and Sheldon’s pathological inability to let a mistake go uncorrected is potently manifested.

Summary

Howard has a meeting with Colonel Williams, a representative from the Air Force Department of Material Command, about the gyroscope he invented with Leonard and Sheldon. Penny accidentally reveals that Bernadette is pregnant to their colleagues at work. Dean Norris 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
Col Richard Williams Dean Norris
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