) overcome his selective mutism after he had his heart broken by former flame Lucy (Kate Micucci).
This season, Raj has been testing the dating waters but has yet to find any success.
During the episode, titled "The Locomotive Manipulation," Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) are charged with caring for Raj's (Kunal Nayyar) dog and have to rush her to the vet after a nearly fatal mishap.
Amy finds out about his blabbing when their work friend Bert mentions he knows about it, and an evening of silent treatment later, Sheldon finally understands why his indiscretion upsets her. The next day at lunch, he tells Leonard, Howard, and Raj that he knows she’s upset because of the widespread knowledge of their sex life … She’s surprised, and not totally happy, because it makes her wonder why she had to wake up at 4 a.m. • “I have six children, five of whom are married and self-sufficient.
finally serves up a Raj story line that gets at the root of his romantic woes. Let’s put some of the narrative heavy lifting on Raj’s shoulders.
It boils down to one simple fact: He’s a very, very spoiled man. The character has always promised he has the potential to carry it.
Sure, we knew Raj’s wealthy parents paid for his pricey gadgets and other non-essential goodies, and we knew he’s never mentioned any money concerns, save that time his father threatened to cut him off in season eight’s “The Graduation Transmission.” But in this week’s episode, when Raj’s father tells him that he no longer even attempts to arrange a marriage for him because a grown man with a steady job who still expects his parents to pay for his life isn’t exactly the love connection the ladies are looking to make, well, even the un-self-aware Raj has an aha moment. When his friends point out that he makes the same amount of money as they do, and could therefore pay his own expenses, they try to help him plot out a rough budget. As for the aforementioned Shamy, they deal with another of those aforementioned roadblocks in tonight’s episode, as Sheldon learns an important lesson about privacy and which intimate details of a couple’s life should and should not be shared with friends, acquaintances, or the lady who cuts the crust off your sandwiches in the work cafeteria.
Fingers crossed for an uptick in the quality of Raj’s romantic pursuits, especially given those rumors about an imminent two-season renewal for . ), there will be a need for many more stories, and there will only be so many more roadblocks to the inevitable Sheldon and Amy marriage.