“The Space Probe Disintegration” seemed like it was going to be nothing more than an average “Big Bang Theory” episode. Leonard, Sheldon, Amy, and Penny were in the middle of a minor conflict that was barely a blip on the radar for all parties involved. The show’s true power couple, Howard and Raj, were off on their own misadventure. Then things got weirdly emotional, with multiple characters venting their frustrations with certain aspects of their lives. A standard episode became a memorable one just like that.
Oh “Big Bang Theory.” No matter how many haters say you’re lowest common denominator humor, you continue to be funny. Sure, it’s not high-concept comedy like “Community” or “Parks and Recreation.” But eight seasons in, this show is still making me LOL. I don’t care what that says about my taste in network comedies.
When last we left the “Big Bang” gang, Sheldon, overwhelmed by the amount of change in his life, decided to hop on a train and live the hobo lifestyle while he cleared his head. Leonard and Penny might’ve been okay with this decision, but Amy was livid that he just wandered off without doing anything resembling consulting her. As she should be.