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The Dependence Transcendence 

Bernadette confides to Raj she isn't sure if she's ready to be a mother. Penny accompanies Amy to a university mixer, and Sheldon goes to unusual extremes to assist Howard with his military project.



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With only two months to complete the contract for the Air Force, Howard, Leonard and Sheldon are working around the clock. Sheldon in particular is feeling sleep deprived as someone who doesn't drink coffee to stay awake. Feeling delirious, Sheldon, during one of the guys' working sessions, is lured to the dark side by the hallucination of one of his idols, the dark side being an energy drink. Sheldon is affected negatively by the experience, probably partly by the stimulants themselves, but also by the thought of what those chemicals are doing to his system. But what may be most negatively affecting Sheldon is the core reason why he is feeling so tired. With Howard at work, Bernadette is left to spend the day with Raj, who suggests they start preparing the baby's room. Slowly, Bernadette lets Raj know in no uncertain terms that she is concerned that her maternal instincts have not kicked in as she is less than excited about being pregnant. Unable to reassure her, Raj calls in who he ... Written by Huggo

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3 October 2016 (USA)  »

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Title Reference: The title refers to Sheldon's perceived perception of his dependence on energy drinks. See more »


[first lines]
Howard Wolowitz: It's pretty late. Think I've got time to run some more simulation on the cooling system?
Leonard Hofstadter: Sure. I'm still figuring out the thermal-acoustic expander.
Sheldon Cooper: Well, while you do that I am going to pump cerebral spinal fluid through my brain cells to remove the metabolic byproducts of the day's thoughts.
Howard Wolowitz: What?
Sheldon Cooper: It's called sleep, and it's my bedtime. Nighty-night, y'all.
Howard Wolowitz: Hey, hey, hey, you're not going anywhere.
Leonard Hofstadter: We only have two months to deliver this to the Air Force because of you.
Sheldon Cooper: I know.
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Every now and then I feel the need to remind viewers that this show is filmed in front of a live studio audience. It is their laughter you hear on your TV. There is no "laugh track." We do not add artificial or "canned" laughs. If something isn't funny our job is to make it funny, not pretend it is. If anything, on occasion we will actually tone down studio audience laughter because it drowns out the dialogue. We have also been deleting their "oohs," "ahhhs," and "ohhhs" because it triggers Nickelodeon flashbacks in Steve Molaro. See more »


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