Here’s a quick recap of everything you missed in the first four episodes!
Sheldon is a new man, a changed man, a man who can face anything different that comes his way because he did, after all, spend 45 days traveling on a train. He’s seen things. He did not, however, see Penny’s new pixie haircut coming. And that’s a change that took everyone (including the audience) some time to get used to.
Speaking of Penny, she now works as a sales rep for Bernadette’s pharmaceutical company. She and Leonard are also engaged, but their relationship is always on the rocks. They worry that they’re not compatible, especially after Sheldon asserts that his relationship with Amy is the most superior in the group, while Penny and Leonard’s relationship comes in last after Penny and Chardonnay. As always though, Leonard eases any doubt by saying something adorable.
Amy is still trying (and failing) to get Sheldon to be more intimate, and enjoying the perks of having girlfriends. She was even caught in the middle of a squabble between Penny and Bernadette. There was name-calling, three-way calling, and back-stabbing, oh my!
Howard is concerned about Stuart’s growing relationship with his mother. Is he like a new son, or a new lover? Only time will tell. All we know is that Ms. Wolowitz lent Stuart money in order to reopen the comic book store. Phew! I’m glad we haven’t seen the end of that set.
Finally, in the biggest news yet, Raj has a girlfriend, a girlfriend! Emily is the newest addition to the group. She’s getting along with everyone except Penny. Maybe Penny’s Nebraska charm will work on her. That’s all so far. Head over to page two for a full recap of the latest episode.