The Big Bang Theory Review: The Siri Love Connection

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This week's The Big Bang Theory picked up right where it left off last week. Leonard and Penny actually went on a date and are back together. Yay! They are not only perfect for each other, but the show is much funnier when they're an item.

The banter between them is hilarious, but realistic. It makes sense that this time around they'd take it slow and be cautious. Penny has a better understanding of Leonard and his world. "Beta test," anyone?

Fun with Flags

At the same time, Leonard realized he needed to adjust to Penny's world. How about a Gun range? Of course, he had to shoot himself in the foot! And she had to hide his geeky socks at the hospital for him. Perfect for each other, I tell ya!

While Penny and Leonard slowly worked their romance, Raj jumped fast and furious into his with... Siri! In a way, they are the perfect couple, too. Well, if you can consider a relationship between a man and his voice command and respond phone a relationship anyway. Hey, it's a "woman" that Raj can talk to!

At least Siri responded to Raj's every request. What more can a man want from a woman? Oh, right, physical companionship. That was Raj's downfall. His meeting with "Siri" was the end of a beautiful relationship. The Raj we know and love returned with his nightmare meeting with the sexy "Siri" when his tongue failed him. It was fun while it lasted! It would be nice if Raj finally was able to have a real relationship. Could an androgynous woman be the answer to his partnership woes?

This episode was a winner because all three storylines were full of laughs. Even Sheldon and Amy had their moments with the "Fun with Flags" educational video project. It amazes me how Sheldon (or the writers) come up with these crazy ideas. But they work. Amy was a good sidekick to Sheldon. It must really be love for her to agree to do these videos with him and enjoy it. The best part? Amy as a pretzel! Never saw that coming.

I didn't even mind the appearance of Barry Kripke. Usually he annoys me, but not here. His trouble using Siri rang true and cracked me up. He came, provided laughs, and moved on. Perfect!

The Big Bang Theory was just not the same without Penny and Leonard together. In "The Beta Test Initiation," the world righted itself. While I loved their story tonight, Raj and Siri provided the best laughs! Check out tonight's The Big Bang Theory quotes, then come back and share your favorite moments in the comments! Are you glad Lenny is back?

The Beta Test Initiation Review

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The Big Bang Theory Season 5 Episode 14 Quotes

Penny: You mean like a beta test?
Leonard: Well, technically, this would be an alpha test. A beta test requires people that weren't involved in the development of the appli....
Penny: Seriously, do I not get credit for knowing beta test?
Leonard: No, absolutely you should.

Leonard: I missed you.
Penny: You see me all the time. You sure you don't just miss the sex?
Leonard: Well, yeah, the sex with you is pretty great. Have you ever tried it?
Penny: I have. You're not wrong.