The Big Bang Theory Season 4 Episode 21

The Agreement Dissection - All Season 4 episodes

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Directed by: Mark Cendrowski

Story by : Bill Prady & Dave Goetsch & Eddie Gorodetsky

Teleplay by : Chuck Lorre & Steven Molaro & Eric Kaplan

Original air date: April 28, 2011

When Leonard takes a shower with Priya while Sheldon experiences an event of force majeure, he gets charged with two violations of the roommate agreement (Leonard denied access to the bathroom when Sheldon had to urinate and Leonard was not the only person in the shower). However, before he can get too far, Priya uses her skills as a lawyer to nullify the charges, due to the agreement’s vague wording, much to Sheldon’s dismay. When the guys take advantage of Priya’s skills in order to eat Greek food (which Sheldon does not like at all) on pizza night, Sheldon seeks shelter at Penny’s, who invites him to join her on a girls’ night out with Amy and Bernadette badmouthing Priya. After the girls have some cocktails and Sheldon mentions he had learned to dance at cotillion balls as a child, they decide to take Sheldon dancing. After dancing, Sheldon takes an intoxicated Amy back to her apartment. Amy tells Sheldon not to give in to Priya’s law skills, just like a monkey would defend his territory. She then proceeds to kiss him and then rushes to her bathroom to vomit. The next day, Sheldon presents an overhauled version of the roommate agreement to Leonard and asks him to sign it. When Leonard shows his reluctance, Sheldon activates a “self-destruct sequence” on his laptop; If Leonard does not sign the agreement within a minute, an e-mail will be sent to Priya’s parents informing them of their relationship. Leonard accuses Sheldon of bluffing and blackmailing and does not see any harm in Priya’s parents knowing. Priya, however, knowing that her parents do not approve her dating an American, tells Leonard their relationship is over if he does not sign the new agreement. After a failed attempt to cut the power supply from Sheldon’s laptop, Leonard gives in and Sheldon aborts the program. Later that day, Sheldon speaks with a hungover Amy via webcam and thanks her for the advice that she gave him the night before. They agree to treat their relationship like a “crashed computer” and “restore” it to the last point it worked for both, thus deciding to move forward from the entire evening’s events. Meanwhile, Leonard, not knowing how strict Priya’s parents are, argues with her about whether or not she is ashamed of him.

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