Themes on THE BIG BANG THEORY seem to be maturing, right along with Bernadette’s pregnancy.
Last week, Bernadette learned that someone at the office had let out the news that she was pregnant, something she was keeping secret for fear she would be taken off leading an important project. Then Penny confessed it was she who had accidentally let the news slip. There was tension between the two at first, but they healed the rift as Bernadette confessed she had felt insecure, always being at a disadvantage because of her size and cuteness.
Then Howard had the encounter with the military he had been fearing, meeting a Colonel who said the Air Force was very much interested in their new technology. With Leonard and Sheldon at his side, he expressed doubt about the military’s use of the technology and the colonel said it didn’t matter; they would use it. When the Colonel said they’d had another team look at it and they thought they could develop it in a shorter time span than Howard’s team thought they could, Sheldon blurted out they could halve the time.
This week picks up the themes again. Howard, Leonard, and Sheldon work overtime to give birth to their military project on time, prompting Sheldon to consume an energy drink to stay awake — oh, heavens! And Raj visits Bernadette on his day off, offering to go with her to the mall to shop for baby clothes or clean out the baby’s new room, but she is reluctant and Raj learns her true feelings about her pregnancy — oh, no! Off on their own, Penny and Amy go to a university mixer party at Bert the strange geologist’s house — oh, my!