Jump to content

FJ Reviews & Recaps

  • entries
    488
  • comments
    466
  • views
    84,940

Contributors to this blog

  • crazyforkate 304
  • Maggie Mae 97
  • jinjy2 35
  • MarblesMom 33
  • Curious 9
  • GolightlyGrrl 8
  • kunoichi66 2

Worldly Distractions: The Big Bang Theory 8.17 - The Colonization Application


crazyforkate

380 views

blog-bbtlove.jpgbbtlove

 

Hey, y'all! I apologize for the sketchy updating - this is only the most crucial week of my life, plus I have a work schedule from the fringes of hell. I sure could use a good, funny sitcom to make me feel better. But I guess The Big Bang Theory will do.

Leonard tells Penny of a recent triumph at miniature golf, describing it in incredibly glowing terms. Sheldon and Amy have come to a huge decision about their relationship. They're getting - a turtle together! Actually, that's about the best step forward this relationship could have. The couple who turtles together stays together. They plan to dress him as a cobblestone for Halloween. So I'm already smiling at the opening credits.

Emily tells Raj that she murdered her roommate, which may or may not be a joke. She has to check on a patient, so she leaves Raj alone in the apartment. And then we never heard from Raj again.

Amy and Sheldon go to pick out their turtle, but can't come to a decision. As they're cooing over a potential turtle, Sheldon casually drops that "Daddy" has applied to be the first person on Mars. Amy is outraged - not that he wants to go, but that he didn't tell her. Truth-telling seems to be a big thing on TV this week.

Leonard tells Penny that he bought her a dirty Valentine's present, which he was too embarrassed to give her at the time. It turns out to be a body paint kit. Leonard is a bit shy, but they decide to go ahead with it. They also decide to make another trip to the store down the line...together.

Bernadette tries to do their taxes, but it's a bit difficult because Howard keeps trying to write off Lego. He gets a call from Raj, who is still alone at Emily's and bored. He casually looks through her nightstand, and accidentally jams the drawer. Trying to fix it, he instead breaks it further. When Bernadette hears what happens, she remarks that they'll really miss Emily.

The body paint turns out to be a disappointment, which leads Penny to conclude that they have a boring sex life. However, it does sound like they're getting old - as people tend to do.

Sheldon comes home, with a bitten finger and no turtle, and a fight going on with Amy, about Mars. He should have told, he shouldn't have told, blah blah blah, move on. Amy tells him to Go to Mars, a rather abrupt dismissal. To comfort her, he plays the Star Trek theme on his nose. Amy is not mollified.

Howard tries to help Raj figure out how to fix it, but it's not going to work. Sheldon pours Amy a hot beverage. He also shows her his application video, which is admittedly quite clever and awkward all at once. I'd send him out as a representative of our species, sure. Also he throws a pie in Leonard's face, so I basically want to marry him by now. Highlight of the episode.

Penny cleans body paint out of Leonard's eye. Raj unsuccessfully tries to repair the drawer. Bernadette suggests that he deserves this for snooping. Emily walks in and is rightly angry. At home, Howard and Bernadette listen in on the argument.

After a marathon session, Penny and Leonard manage to coat the entire sheet in paint. They don't want to throw away the expression of their love, so Penny decides that they'll give it to Sheldon and tell him that Shatner painted it. I have to say, they are really throwing in the timely stories here. Amy tells Sheldon that she thought they were planning the future, turtle and all, so this is especially hurtful right now. He offers to withdraw his application. They finally decide that Amy will apply, too, and they will go to Mars together. They'll even have a family there, so the kids can be Martians. It's the most romantic thing I've ever seen on this series. They decide to remake their video, and this time Amy can pie Leonard.

Emily forgives Raj for some reason, and they have sex. Yay! They agree that it was their first fight and they'll move on from it. Emily also asks if he looked in the closet. She falls asleep, and Raj wonders...

Tribute to Leonard Nimoy, but it flashes by so quickly you can't even read it. Damn.

So. What did I love? Howard and Bernadette listening in on the argument. Amy and Sheldon and the turtle, then the ending with the agreement to go to Mars together. Everything else? Ehhh. It was a fun episode, but not rolling-on-the-floor, and not a particularly emotionally resonant one, either. It worked. As for me, I'm off to paint a turtle to look like a cobblestone.

FJ Discussion Thread

0 Comments


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Posts

    • Smee

      Posted

      On 5/22/2024 at 4:36 PM, medimus said:

      A homeschooling, mommy blogger with 11 children who converted from evangelicalism to one of the above latin mass only, skirts only, mothers stay trad catholic groups (I forget which one) is Celeste of Joyouslessons.

       

      I read 'joyous lessons' as 'joylessness' first.

      20 hours ago, Jana814 said:

      I’m always fascinated when someone who was raised not religious & becomes extremely religious. I know 2 people who were raised not very religious Jewish & became very religious.

      I was raised atheist and became very religious in my teens. I was a deep thinking philosophical kid with big emotions, cracking under the pressure of adolescence in an extremely academic environment; Christianity offered me something to help answer the 'why' of it all (although even then, I always believed in the scientific account of the 'how'). I am also - although I didn't understand or have the label for it then - asexual, and the whole notion of no-sex-before-marriage was oddly reassuring to me, like a 'safe' way to date and fall in love with church boys who weren't supposed to want to touch me sexually (spoiler alert: they still did). While I was at university I worked for a Christian organisation and led the youth group at my church, then I got married and moved to a country town where I knew nobody, and the church community was my first 'in' into the community. I was a stay-at-home mother who spent my days going to church playgroup or hosting bible study with other stay-at-home mothers. Regardless of what's happening inside or what your private prayer life is like, when your social group is all religious it helps keep you religious. It's only in the past few years, with my kids all at school, my divorce finalised, working in secular arts organisations, plus time on more forums like this, that I've become a much more liberal Christian who doesn't let it dictate my entire life. 

      • Love 3
    • marmalade

      Posted

      1 minute ago, Coconut Flan said:

      Looks like that's the Justice Dept response to the Duggar appeal not the Supreme Court final.  Reddit was a bit ahead of themselves.

      Yeah, the conclusion states that writ SHOULD BE denied. This is the Fed's response to The Felons plea. Remember, they were granted an extension until 5/24, so this makes sense.

      • Upvote 2
      • Thank You 1
    • Coconut Flan

      Posted

      Looks like that's the Justice Dept response to the Duggar appeal not the Supreme Court final.  Reddit was a bit ahead of themselves.

      • Upvote 2
    • ADoyle90815

      Posted

      • Upvote 1
    • JermajestyDuggar

      Posted

      28 minutes ago, justpassingthru said:

      And yet Amy gives no fucks. 

      I think that’s pretty standard for the vast majority of people who make 7 figures. Most people don’t make that kind of money without stepping on some necks to get there. 

      • Upvote 1
      • I Agree 4


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.