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Recap / The Big Bang Theory S 4 E 5 The Desperation Emanation

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Leonard is jealous of Sheldon for having a woman in his life. Amy wants Sheldon to meet her mother.

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  • Absentee Actor: The first of two "Penniless" episodes, due to Kaley Cuoco having suffered an injury while horseback riding.
  • Characterization Marches On: In this episode, Amy is definitely not interested in a sexual relationship with Sheldon, but he mistakenly thinks she is. Quite ironic when you consider the many subsequent episodes in which he would be failing to notice her sexual advances.
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  • Continuity Nod: Leonard decides to invoke the 'girlfriend pact' he made with Howard, which was ironically invoked by the latter in The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary.
  • Meet the In-Laws: Sheldon fears the worst when Amy wants him to meet her mother. It turns out that she just wanted to "prove" that she had a boyfriend.

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