Host: How does it feel with your season, how has it been?
Iman: It’s incredible.
Host: How did it go?
Iman: It’s been really good. And I’ve learned so much about myself too, because I’ve never done acting before. Julie Andem is a genius, she brings out sides of you you didn’t know you had. So thanks a lot for that.
Host: You’ve shown a side of Norwegian reality that maybe a lot of people don’t recognize themselves in. Islam that is. And you’ve done it in a really honest way. Do think thats done something to people in Norway? To like, see how that is?
I didn’t review the previous episode (The Geology Elevation) and was tempted not to review this one either. Don’t get me wrong, I liked them. They had funny lines. But I didn’t love them. To me: they just “lacked” something in the writing. Here are the moments that I enjoyed or that stood out to me:
1. Opening scene:
My heart melted with my sweet babies. How sweet it was to see Amy dicing tomatoes and putting them in the pot while Sheldon sat on the sofa and chatted with her. Sheldon seems so comfortable with Amy and Amy is just glowing. They have come a long way and I love it!
Also, I agree with Sheldon. The couch should be on the curbside. It’s hideous along with all the tropical hotel furniture and drapes.
Penny and Amy’s painting.
Need I say more? It was great to see it back and Penny’s face, lol!!! It made me laugh when it was first shown on season 5 and it’s really the gift that keeps giving.
3. Division of Sheldon and Leonard’s stuff:
Did anyone else catch Sheldon’s “our apartment is really shaping up” remark and isn’t it sweet that he is looking for “housewarming gifts”?
But, here comes some of the stuff that irks me about this episode and the previous one; Selfish Sheldon and Jealous Sheldon. Now, to be fair I know Sheldon can be egocentrical. However, I’m not buying the storylines. They feel forced to me and I feel the writers could have had Selfish and Jealous Sheldon with a justifiable storyline. IMO it felt kinda forced and there just to have a plot in an otherwise kinda of flat episode. I don’t mind the characters arguing or selfish Sheldon. It’s just that it has to click or it will feel kinda of gratuitous or even out of character.
Then to irk me more, what is with Leonard’s attitude? I thought he couldn’t wait to be rid of Sheldon and his antics and here he has a chance and he gets all childish like. Out of all the things he could have asked for, the flag. Really Leonard? You know how much Sheldon loves flags. And Sheldon designed it! It’s the apartment flag (Sheldon’s apartment). It was there in his apartment before Leonard moved in. Doesn’t add up.
I felt the same feel with The Viewing Party Combustion. (Please don’t hate, just my opinion).
Maybe it’s just because brings to mind again the freaking question of why in the world Amy and Sheldon are in Penny’s apartment while Leonard and Penny are in Sheldon’s. It just doesn’t make sense to me.
I did like that Sheldon left but took Amy with him. “Come along Amy”.
*Sorry for the minor rant. Don’t mean to offend anyone. Love the show but sometimes the writers kill me.
5. Leonard and the flag toga:
Regardless of my issues with this episode, credit where is due… Johnny Galecki! He is a genius with scenes like these. (Dancing in his underwear and him in the s&m outfit this season jump to mind. And let’s not forget the naughty carrot last season.)
He nailed the flag toga making it eerie and creepy. Sheldon was about to jump out of his skin! And when he removed his underwear, I lost it! LOL!!!
Easy peasy and oh so breezy!
4. Team Baby:
I love Stuart. That being said, it seems weird having Stuart moving back in specially after Howard and Bernie had such a hard time living with him and getting him to move out before. It doesn’t really make sense either. And if Stuart and Raj are such great friends and single, why not just ask Raj to crash at his place? Is this another writers issue? Can’t they find other story line for these very talented guys and awesome characters?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed their banter. There were some hilarious lines between the two. Poor Raj didn’t know what to do with himself. He was losing the identity he has build for himself during Bernie’s pregnancy to have it stripped away by Stuart suddenly. Then Stuart is just so grateful he feels obligated. And these guys are so lovable and sweet. Bernie is lucky to have them. So is Howard because right now they almost seem to be doing more for the baby and Bernir than Howard is. Which leads me to the next thing.
5. Howard’s Role:
Bernadette: Stuart you cooked:
Howard: How did you know it wasn’t me?
Bernadette: There is only 3 people in this house and you’d still be my 5th guess?
Okay Horward, you need to man up. This isn’t the first time people around you have had to carry your weight, dude. What’s up with that? I hope the writers don’t screw up with Howard as a father too. Bernie needs a “Batman”. I’m excited Bernie is having the baby and look forward to seeing them both with this storyline. There is a lot to be explored with it and I hope TPTB do it justice.
6. The Guest:
I enjoyed Theodore (Christopher Lloyd) very much. His few lines were awesome! Such a “hippy dippy” kind of character.
* “Well, if we are rubbing genitals on things, that’s where I shine!”
Can we see him again, please?
7. Favorite scene…
From the moment Sheldon opened the door to tend to an angry Leonard:
“Well powder me in sugar and call me a donut”
(Yes baby, you’re a donut.) Can we say arm and chest porn here? Yum!
The “burns” that followed were so funny, had me rotf! The name of Leonard’s next book anyone? Hahaha
And of course, this set up the most adorable seconds of TV EVER!!!!!:
This made me smile and smile and smile. Awww! Such a sweet moment. Amy deserved to hear that. Because she is precious. Squeal!!! And he thinks she is cute! (We knew that BUT… asdfkjlasdjfiojh) ;) Shamy feels all the way!!!
In summary, not a bad episode. It had some lol moments and great one liners but it something in the writing could have been better.