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Recap / The Big Bang Theory S 8 E 1 The Locomotion Interruption

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In the season eight opener, Leonard and Amy go on a trip to Arizona to get Sheldon back. Meanwhile, Penny tries to get a job at Bernadette's company.

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  • Bait-and-Switch: While stuck in a car, Sheldon asks Amy to plug her ears so he can talk to Leonard in private. He then tells Leonard he's interested in a sexual relationship with Amy. A few beats later, he reveals it as a ploy to see if Amy really can't hear them, and then moves on with his true intentions.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: When we first see Sheldon, he is only wearing a shirt and briefs because his pants were stolen along with the rest of his luggage.
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  • Important Haircut: Penny sports a shorter pixie haircut as part of a new adult look. Sheldon, of course, hates it.
  • New Job Episode: With Bernadette's help, Penny applies for a job as a pharmaceutics representative.
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