Review: The Big Bang Theory - The Bozeman Reaction
by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 19th 2010 1:31AM
(S03E13) This episode really could have been Sheldon's one-man show on Broadway. He was definitely the star this week, and everyone else was basically there to help set-up jokes. Sheldon is by far my favorite character, but I'm not sure how I feel about this. When I was writing out my favorite quotes this week, every single one of them involved Sheldon, and while he was hilarious, I love Big Bang Theory as an ensemble.
With that said, I did enjoy this episode a lot. Sheldon is the best when he's put in stressful situations, and there aren't very many situations that are more stressful than being robbed. Although he took everything to a quirky extreme, Sheldon behaved in pretty much the exact same way I would think I would behave if I found myself in that situation. I would be afraid of every noise, barricade myself in my room, and failing all of that, I would totally pick up and move-- although I doubt I would ever attempt to move to Montana.
I actually think it would have been interesting if Sheldon ended up staying in Montana for an episode or two. He's so co-dependent (the man doesn't even drive, after all), that I would kind of love to see him in a completely new environment, having to make his way around without anybody's assistance.
As we saw through Sheldon's eyes, it appears as though Leonard and Penny are still going strong. I'm still curious about their relationship; we need a storyline that focuses exclusively on them and doesn't involve a fight. I really want to see these guys together a little bit more, because while they seem to be in a comfortable and stable relationship, we don't really see where it comes from, or what makes their relationship work.
Speaking of relationships, I was a little disappointed not to see Bernadette this week. She's becoming one of my favorite characters, and her relationship with Wolowitz actually interests me more than the Leonard/Penny pairing. Mainly, I'm still confused about the base system that she employs, and whether or not that's just a clever way to keep Wolowitz at arms length (and above the bra).
Some of my favorite lines from this week:
Sheldon: "You know, the more I think about it, the 'mobster sauce' couldn't possibly contain chunks of mobster."
Leonard: "And why is that?"
Sheldon: "It was listed under 'Seafood.'"
Leonard: "Maybe they were mobsters who 'slept with the fishes.'"
"I'm not crazy; my mother had me tested." - Sheldon
"My new computer came with Windows 7. Windows 7 is much more user-friendly than Windows Vista. I don't like that." - Sheldon
"The four of you are three of my closest friends, and one treasured acquaintance." - Sheldon
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