The Big Bang Theory

The Retraction Reaction

Series 11 - Episode 2 The Retraction Reaction



After last week's life-altering developments, tonight it's business as usual in The Big Bang Theory, at least where the scientific community is concerned. Leonard is interviewed by Ira Flatow (a real-life radio journalist), and his negative attitude towards science in general and his branch of physics in particular leads to a dressing down from Mrs Davis (Regina King) in Caltech HR.

On the other hand, Bernadette and Amy bond over their personal success in microbiology and neuroscience respectively - and the fact that they have to hide this from their immature other halves. Such discussions are the reason the show has staying power, mingling grist with the gags.


Leonard angers the university - and the entire physics community - when he gives an embarrassing interview. Amy and Bernadette bond over having to hide their success from Sheldon and Howard. Ira Flatow and Regina King guest star.

Cast & Crew

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