The Big Bang Theory

The Allowance Evaporation

Series 10 - Episode 16 The Allowance Evaporation



A date night generates surprises for Amy when Sheldon admits to betraying a confidence – and reveals a secret that he withheld from her. (Something else Sheldon will need to work on.) And after having his family allowance withdrawn, Raj is made to realise by his friends just how spoilt he is.

Neither plotline is what you would call stimulating, and if this is the final series (renewal hadn’t been confirmed at the time of writing), the writers really shouldn’t be treading water. Perhaps their attention is diverted by talks of the prequel series, Sheldon (Big Little Lies’ Iain Armitage has been cast as the junior prodigy). Even so, there needs to be a lot more bang for the actors’ buck.


Amy is furious when she learns that Sheldon has shared intimate details of their relationship with his colleagues at the university, prompting their first fight since moving in together. Raj considers trying to live without financial support from his father, who thinks he is spoilt.

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
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